Vikas Sharma, Founder, Pest Shields said: “There are several ways in which pest management service providers can use green or herbal solutions in a hospital. Implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies that rely on a combination of physical, cultural, and biological controls to reduce the need for pesticides.
IPM is an approach to pest control that seeks to minimise the use of pesticides by using a combination of physical, cultural, and biological controls. It is particularly important in hospital pest prevention because these areas are sensitive environments where the use of pesticides can pose a risk to patients, staff, and visitors.”
Benefits of IPM
Some benefits of IPM in hospital pest control suggested by Sharma include:
- Reduced risk of exposure to pesticides: IPM uses a variety of pest control methods that are less likely to expose people to chemicals.
- Increased sustainability: IPM relies on natural and non-toxic pest control methods, which are more environmentally friendly than traditional chemical pesticides.
- Improved efficiency: IPM strategies are designed to target the root causes of pest problems, helping to prevent infestations from occurring in the first place. This can save hospitals time, money and resources that would otherwise have to be spent on reacting to pest issues.
- Enhanced public image: Hospitals that adopt IPM practices can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and the health and well-being of their patients and staff, improving their public image and reputation.