Pests in healthcare facilities

Healthcare facilities are complex environments in which to perform pest management services. Pest professionals must exercise a healthy dose of sensitivity when designing and implementing a pest prevention and management program in hospitals, nursing homes, urgent care clinics, doctor’s offices and research facilities.

Why are healthcare facilities, which place a premium on stringent sanitation protocols, at risk for pest infestations from flies, bed bugs, cockroaches and ants? These facilities, which often operate 24 hours a day and have people and supplies coming and going, offer an abundance of food, water, harborage and opportunity for pests.

The Sprague Pest Experts use treatment protocols rooted deeply in Integrated Pest Management philosophies. These treatments offer effective prevention and control but leave a smaller environmental footprint. Some of the IPM protocols Sprague technicians deploy in healthcare facilities include:

  • Gel bait applications to cracks and crevices
  • Dust applications to wall voids
  • Mechanical traps for rodents
  • Tamper-proof bait stations for crawling insects
  • Bio-remediation treatments for kitchen and wet area drains
  • Good sanitation practices


If your healthcare facility needs a pest checkup, call the Sprague Pest Experts to schedule an “office visit” and we can prescribe a cure for your pest issues.

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