Spend Time Treating Patients, Not Pests
Harrison, Ron, Behavioral Healthcare
Integrated pest management programs are essential for long-term success
Pests such as insects and rats are more than just an annoyance-they're a threat. They can carry diseases that can aggravate your patients' health, jeopardize food safety, and raise concerns with health inspectors. To wage the battle against pests-and win the war-Healthcare facilities across the nation rely on integrated pest management (IPM)1 an environmentally conscious approach that incorporates nonchemical treatment methods.
Unlike traditional pest control methods, which rely mainly on regular and extensive use of pesticides to create a "pest barrier," IPM is a holistic approach that emphasizes …
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Publication information: Article title: Spend Time Treating Patients, Not Pests. Contributors: Harrison, Ron - Author. Magazine title: Behavioral Healthcare. Volume: 27. Issue: 5 Publication date: May 2007. Page number: 30+. © 2009 Vendome Group LLC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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