Hospital Animal Control

Real Expertise in Hospitals

In healthcare, the standards are extremely high for cleanliness, safety and aesthetics. Your patients, visitors and staff – and compliance officials – expect nothing less than a sanitary environment, so nuisance wildlife is simply not acceptable. Our professional, licensed technicians are experienced in wildlife removal and control at hospitals. Contact us immediately if you have a wildlife problem.

Protecting Your Bottom Line

Your reputation is everything. If your facility is not clean and safe, your accreditation is at risk. Nuisance wildlife is a liability for you. We understand. Our fast response time and expertise with hospitals ensure that your wildlife problem is handled efficiently and effectively. Call on us to protect your patients and staff – and your bottom line.

Wildlife Control for Hospitals
Bat Control

A bat infestation at a hospital is a serious problem that should not be taken lightly. Even in small numbers, bats can create tremendous liabilities for medical facilities.

Bat roosts often contain an accumulation of droppings and urine, called guano, which can cause significant odor problems as well as health issues. In addition to the bacteria that often accumulates in bat roosts, there are fungi that can propagate and infect humans. Also, bat droppings act as a food source for cockroaches and other insects inside walls.

But the most serious disease concern with regard to bats is rabies. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most common way for people to get rabies in the United States is through contact with a bat.1 It is not uncommon for bats to find their way into the interior spaces of the structures where they roost, which creates a significant danger of exposure through a bite or scratch.

Bats can exploit what seem to be insignificant gaps, cracks or imperfections in the exterior of a hospital building to enter the structure and roost. Often, the only clue that bats are present is when a bat is found inside the building. Because bats are colonial, they often congregate in large groups. With patients, staff and visitors in the same structure, a colony of bats is a big problem.

All bat species are protected by state and federal regulations, and they must be mitigated in accordance with the law. In some states, a special permit or license is required, so using a professional to handle a bat problem is a must.

Your first step should be to call Trutech® to assess the situation.

Solutions

Bat removal is a delicate procedure and should only be done by trained professionals. If removal procedures are not done carefully, bats can enter the building in great numbers, causing a serious emergency and safety risk to patients and staff.

Our full-service bat removal program is designed to humanely evict bats, implement bat-proofing repairs, clean up accumulated droppings and provide sanitization of the space.

To start, our professional technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your facility, assessing where bats are causing problems, as well as any areas where they may be able to enter the structures.

We remove the bats from the hospital by first eliminating any potential entry points by sealing or screening them off. We then install a one-way “bat valve” so they are unable to return to the roost once they leave to feed.

There are specific times of year when bats can’t be removed. These “blackout dates” are in place to prevent juvenile bats – flightless and dependent on their mothers for food – from being trapped inside the structure, where they will die.

Trutech® biologists are experts in bat removal and exclusion, and we offer a renewable warranty on our bat removal service. We also perform any necessary clean-up, sanitization and insect treatments needed to mitigate the waste bats leave behind.

1https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats/education

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Honey Bee Control

Honey bees and other stinging insects can be a significant problem for hospitals. Honey bees build hives in the many crevices and voids in buildings, parking facilities and landscaping, and may establish a hive in an unwanted location, endangering people and property.

If a hive is nearby, there may be hundreds of bees in the area, posing a real problem for already compromised patients, their visitors and staff.

Honey bees can also swarm – a normal process that allows for new colonies to be established – and cause an immediate problem if the swarm lands in an inconvenient place. This is a common problem in spring and summer and usually happens with little warning. Left undisturbed, the bees will eventually move on, but until they move – or are relocated – they present a direct liability to the medical facility.

When a bee problem presents itself, time is of the essence. Don’t wait till the situation is critical before reaching out for help.

Solutions

Honey bee removal is a delicate task and must be done properly. When planning bee treatment and hive removal, our teams consider the time of day, your patient and visitor traffic patterns, your workers’ schedules and other variables to minimize your liability during the process.

Because honey bees are beneficial to the environment, under certain circumstances, they are protected by the EPA. Our trained professionals understand the regulatory guidelines pertaining to bee removal and treatment – as well as your liability concerns – and can help you navigate a workable solution.

Our technicians assess every situation and provide you with options, along with cost comparisons. While live honey bee removal is preferred, it is not always possible. When feasible, our teams will work with our network of local beekeepers to relocate the hives.

Because bees often return, our team is focused on providing a permanent, quality solution to your bee problems.

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