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Healthcare

Healthcare 2017-08-27T13:14:07+00:00

Landmark knows that pest management in healthcare facilities differs from control practices in other institutions. The effect on patients in various stages of debilitation and convalescence requires that an Integrated Pest Management-based approach be taken. The EPA states “IPM can reduce the use of chemicals and provide economical and effective pest suppression.”

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Landmark Pest Management employs a strategy that focuses on long-term prevention and suppression of pest problems through nontoxic means such as sanitation, structural improvements, cultural practices, and biological controls. Pesticides are used only as a last resort.

Landmark’s Integrated Pest Management program reduces reliance on pesticides by delivering research-based green technologies and targeted methods that remove what pests need to survive; access to food, water, warmth, and harborage. We first employ pesticide-free methods such as insect traps, light traps, air curtains, structural exclusion, and habitat modification. Preferred green methods include natural products such as silica, dust formulations applied to inaccessible wall voids, and targeted bait gels applied to cracks-and-crevices.

Landmark ensures a clean, pest-free environment with 24-hour monitoring designed to catch emerging issues before they become a problem. Our technicians analyze and diagnose infestations, eliminating them at their source. We look for areas that are vulnerable to pest intrusion, identify and prevent breeding sites, and inspect source locations including kitchens, employee break rooms, drains, decorative plants and foliage brought in from outside. Our detailed reporting helps you streamline processes and make maintenance improvements.

The New York State Attorney General has stated that “IPM will reduce pesticide exposures to patients and hospital staff and thus protect health. Additionally, adoption of IPM will save money. Any approaches that sensibly reduce the use of pesticides will help to contain hospital costs.”

Training Hospital Staff about Pest Control in Illinois

Landmark’s staff of biologists, entomologists, and epidemiologists understand the potential for pests to spread pathogenic microbes. Because a single fly can transmit a variety of illnesses ranging from staphylococcus to hepatitis, our Integrated Pest Management program features a zero tolerance policy for pests in sensitive healthcare environments.

Every program includes training regarding best practices for containment and response when pests infiltrate. We provide training materials and conduct education sessions so that your organization will have lean, systematic processes in place when pest issues arise.

Bed Bugs in Healthcare Facilities

The number of people with bed bug infestations at home is increasing and when those people check in to healthcare facilities, their bed bugs check in too. That’s why we offer the most comprehensive response to bed bugs in our industry.  Our discrete rapid response will have a technician to you in as little as one hour. We respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our treatment protocol is informed by the latest scientific studies and is proven effective through private field research. Our success rate is second to none. Rest assured, we stand behind our service with a 30-day Bed Bug-Free Guarantee.

Nuts About Pest Management

We admit it. We’re more than a little crazy about safety. It’s the reason why protecting public health by engineering the ecology of your building is our mission. Did you know that nut products are used in many pest control formulations? Because of the growing prevalence of nut allergies and sensitivities, all Landmark treatments are peanut and tree nut-free.

Environmental safety is key to patient health. Your medical facility is built on the strength of the community it serves. Beyond brick and mortar, it’s a Landmark.