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Pest control for healthcare companies

With over 50 years of experience, we are the experts in pest risk mitigation for hospitals, surgeries and nursing homes, helping to protect staff, patients and equipment.


Healthcare facilities must maintain a zero tolerance policy against pests, not just to adhere to regulations, but also to safeguard their operational procedures, reputation, and in the interest of protecting human health. The presence of pests in a healthcare environment can contaminate medical supplies and equipment such as dressing materials, intravenous drips, syringes and catheters. Pests also impact hygiene sensitive surfaces through feeding, droppings and the shedding of skin or tissue. The risk to patients’ healthcare is clear. There’s also significant potential for complaints, adverse publicity, loss of revenue and damage to reputation.


Pest control methods for healthcare facilities

We understand that pests can pose serious health risks to patients, staff, and visitors, which is why we offer comprehensive pest control services tailored to meet the unique needs of healthcare facilities. Our team of pest control experts has extensive experience working with hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities to protect them from the risks associated with pests. We utilise the latest pest control methods and technologies to ensure that your healthcare facility remains safe for everyone.

Regular inspections and risk assessment

This is the first step in any pest control program. Pest control experts can identify areas of concern and potential entry points for pests, such as cracks and crevices, and develop a customised pest management plan for the facility.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Our IPM program focuses on prevention rather than treatment. It involves identifying and eliminating the root cause of pest infestations rather than simply treating the symptoms. Our experts work with healthcare facilities to develop customised IPM plans that address the unique pest control needs of each facility.

We offer digital pest control solutions to healthcare facilities. Our remote monitoring and control systems can detect and capture pests and provide real-time alerts to our pest control experts, allowing us to respond quickly to pest infestations and prevent them from becoming a larger problem.

The Lumnia range of ILTs uses LED technology to attract and capture flying insects. They are designed to be discreet, energy-efficient, and easy to maintain, making them an ideal solution for healthcare facilities where hygiene and patient comfort are of the utmost importance.

Birds can be a nuisance in  healthcare facilities (particularly in common outdoor respite areas) and can carry dangerous diseases. Our bird control methods include bird netting, spikes, and exclusion techniques to prevent birds from entering or nesting in your facility.


What to expect from Rentokil

When it comes to pest management in the healthcare industry, Rentokil Pest Control offers a comprehensive and personalised approach. We understand that maintaining a clean and healthy environment is essential for healthcare facilities, and we work closely with each client to create a tailored solution that is safe, effective, and eco-friendly.

Here's what you can expect when you choose Rentokil as your  pest control partner for your Healthcare facility:

Ongoing support and monitoring

We provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure long-term pest prevention. Our team of experts is always available to provide advice and assistance whenever needed.

Global reassurance

Rentokil ensures high-quality, consistent solutions across all Australian customer sites. With operations in over 80 countries, we work to rigorous Standard Operating Practices and service solutions that support local laws and regulations.

Sustainable solutions

Our solutions are designed to be effective whilst minimising the impact on the environment. We also use integrated pest management (IPM) techniques that focus on preventing pest problems before they occur, minimising the need for pesticides.

How we deliver

Integrated pest management

Rentokil employs a five-stage approach to pest control, focusing on strategic preventative measures rather than a tactical reactive program.

Design and construction

Pest control starts with the design and construction of the building; the internal and external layout as well as construction materials. The design and construction in itself should prevent harbourage of pests - deny access through doors, windows, vents, pipe work, drains etc. and minimise risk of access during business operations.

Pest control practices and training

Rentokil plans the actions needed to prevent a pest infestation, including physical, cultural and chemical methods and will provide recommendations to specify:

  • physical controls: maintenance of buildings to prevent access;
  • cultural controls: change operating procedures to prevent infestations, specify the frequency of monitoring, responsible persons, monitoring activities, reassessment and document of activities; 
  • sanitation controls: removal of food sources such as waste, spills and inappropriately stored food; removing harbourage;
  • chemical controls: how to remove pests with safe and approved pesticides suitable for use around businesses storing, preparing and displaying fresh and packaged foods and where members of the public are present;
  • an inspection regime to detect the presence of pests as early as possible, around and in buildings, in fittings, equipment, stored and displayed products and incoming supplies;
  • training of personnel;
  • document the control measures specified; to be made available for a review team and auditors/ inspectors

 

Pest monitoring and maintenance

Implement the control measures that provide the most effective results and ensure safety:

  • appoint trained personnel to be responsible for each area of the control measures. This can include appointment of internal or external experts for monitoring pests;
  • Assign adequate resources to implement the measures;
  • Implement the control measures and inspection regime according to plans;
  • Record actions and results in accordance with standards and legislative requirements

Response to pest outbreaks

In the event of a pest outbreak, clear identification of the pest is essential to determine the most appropriate control methods and preventive actions needed to avoid re-infestation. 

  • Pest species - Different species of closely related pests have different behaviour and biology that will require tailored treatment for best results
  • Origin - Has the pest been introduced in delivered goods or gained entry due to structural defects, poor maintenance, poor hygiene, decaying goods etc.
  • Potential damage - Does it pose a food safety risk to fresh, prepared or packaged goods; can it damage equipment, fittings or building structure
  • Potential harbourage - Conduct an inspection of the building and surroundings to identify harbourage places
  • Quantity - Estimating the quantity of pests will provide an indication not only of the extent of the problem but how long they have been established on the premises
  • Conducive conditions - Pests could be present due to supplier or transport issues, or environmental conditions which encourage or trigger pest infestations

Evaluation of the pest control program

Evaluate the effectiveness of the pest control program, this can include:

  • examining pest control operations;
  • reviewing operating procedures to reduce food sources, harbourage and contamination;
  • review preventive maintenance procedures;
  • documentation of the review;
  • recommend changes and improvements to the IPM program;
  • implement the recommended changes to the IPM program

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About Rentokil

Our mission is Protecting people, enhancing lives. We do that by creating groundbreaking pest control innovations, by making our service solutions more sustainable and by making a positive impact in communities where we live and work.