At Sprague, we understand the importance of maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for seniors in living facilities. Unfortunately, pests like rodents, bed bugs, and cockroaches can easily invade these spaces, posing serious health risks. Unaddressed pest infestations can lead to physical injuries, diseases, and psychological distress.
Unchecked pests in senior living facilities heighten the risk of physical injuries. The elderly are more vulnerable to falls and are more likely to need a mobility assistance device, and pests like rodents and cockroaches can leave droppings or chewed materials on floors, creating tripping or fall hazards. Bed bugs can cause itching and discomfort, leading to scratching and other potential skin irritations.
Unchecked pests not only pose a threat of disease transmission but also increase the risk of spreading harmful illnesses among residents. Cockroaches, with their proximity to garbage and human waste, can easily disseminate diseases such as salmonella. Additionally, rodents can carry highly dangerous diseases like hantavirus, and their droppings and hairs can serve as allergen sources for sensitive individuals.
Pest infestations can inflict psychological distress on residents. The shame, disgust, and embarrassment associated with pests can lead to social isolation and a diminished quality of life. Just their presence can cause psychological distress and anxiety, resulting in sleeplessness and other health problems. Furthermore, residents may experience anxiety and fear due to potential health risks posed by pests.
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To prevent unwanted pest infestations, Sprague protects senior living facilities with our comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. The foundation of our program begins with regular inspections, identification of potential risks, and proactive preventative pest control measures.
Unchecked pests in senior living facilities pose significant dangers to residents’ health and well-being. The physical injuries, health risks, and psychological distress caused by pests can severely impact seniors’ quality of life. By implementing comprehensive pest control strategies and preventative measures, senior living facilities can ensure the safety and comfort of their cherished residents.
Contact Sprague today to safeguard your facility and residents from pests.