Providing the best possible care to your residents and staff is the number one priority in an assisted living community. In the healthcare industry, cleanliness is of utmost importance. Eliminating the spread of diseases and infections is essential to providing residents with a clean, disease free atmosphere. Diseases and infections are often spread by rodents and other pests. Cleggs can help eliminate any pest problems you may have at your assisted living facility with discreet inspections and effective pest control treatments.
With over 50 years of experience, we know a thing or two about getting pests out of your facility and how to keep them away. We will take care of the pests so that you can focus on caring for the residents of your community. Call us today or contact us through the form below to learn more about our pest control solutions and to schedule an inspection.
Preventative Measures for Pests in Assisted Living Communities
As an owner, manager, or employee of an assisted living or retirement community, there are certain things you need to do in order to maintain facilities that are free of any unwanted pests. Once a pest control professional has developed a plan for keeping pests at bay, all staff should adhere to these standards and do their best to work as a team at keeping these pests away. Please make sure you:
- Identify any holes to the exterior and seal them
- Immediately clean up any spills
- Empty garbage cans at the end of each day
- Keep facilities and residents’ rooms clean
- Trim any foliage that is within five feet of the building
- Keep exterior dumpsters away from the building
- Maintain a clean and dry floor
Once these procedures have been established, it is important to communicate them with all team members. Getting everyone on the same page will be a huge factor in keeping pests away. Developing a plan to report pests seen is another good strategy.
Common Pests to Look For in Assisted Living Communities
There are a few pests that are typically common in residential areas, such as assisted living communities and apartments. Once you know what they are and what to look for to spot traces of activity, it will be easier to report them to your pest control professional so they can advise proper treatment.
Mice and Rats:
These pests love to find any dropped food and crumbs and create nests close by. If you see small droppings, this is a direct indication that a rodent is present. Setting out traps and contacting our team should be done at the first sighting.
Unfortunately, bed bugs are very common in retirement communities. If you see small bumps on residents’ skin or they are itchy and not sure why, look next at their bedding. There may be bloodstains, molds of insect skins, and even a strong smell. Bed bugs can also exist in couches or even in the walls. If you suspect there may be bedbugs in your retirement community, call your pest control heroes to get rid of these nasty bugs immediately!
No one wants to see these pests crawl by! They find their way through small cracks and broken seals of windows and doors, and they are specifically drawn to areas where food is present. Cockroaches are most active at night, so keep an eye out for them at all times.
Along with the sanitation aspect, seeing bugs and rodents just makes people uncomfortable. We know that you want your residents and their families as comfortable as possible in your facilities, and we want that as well. Give us a call or fill out a request online to schedule a time for our professionals to come out and perform an inspection.
Why Choose Cleggs?
Serving our friends and neighbors across NC for over 50 years, Cleggs is more than just a business; we’re a family. We want to serve our clients well and build a lasting relationship with them. Just as you want the best for your residents, we want the best for you! If you are having pest issues or want to keep your defense up, Cleggs Pest Control has a plan for you. We are always willing to develop treatment plans that work best for our clients and can give advice on things you can do to keep pests away too. Our passion is people at Cleggs, and we would love to add you to our family!