Pest Management Services for the Healthcare Industry

In pest control, like in healthcare, success starts with science. That’s why you need an expert.

At Orkin, we believe the more we know about pests and why they do what they do, the better we can do what we do. And in sensitive healthcare facilities like yours, it takes a scientific approach.

That’s why Orkin’s Healthcare Precision Protection™ protocols are based on extensive research and designed to comply with proven practices recommended by healthcare thought leaders including the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), Health Care Without Harm, and Practice Greenhealth.

When you choose Orkin, you won’t get a cookie-cutter program. We’ll start with a comprehensive, on-site inspection and design your Healthcare Precision Protection™ program to meet your needs.

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Just like patients, no two healthcare facilities are alike. That’s why your Orkin Man will start with a comprehensive inspection to understand the unique pest pressures your facility faces. Then, based on his findings, he’ll work with you to build a protection plan – just for your facility – that puts our scientific methods to work. Our standard Healthcare Precision Protection™ program includes insect and rodent control.

You can also choose to add our Gold Medal QA™ package, which provides an additional layer of quality assurance and detailed documentation to help you meet and exceed the needs of the Joint Commission. This higher level of quality assurance protocols includes:

  • Annual audits by Orkin’s Quality Systems Team – Our team of experts makes sure your program is as effective as possible.
  • Vendor Inspection Program (VIP) – Orkin will provide inspections of your key vendors to help ensure that they adhere to pest control protocols as stringent as your own, helping to prevent pest infestations from arriving in your vendor shipments.
  • Free staff IPM or bed bug training – Keeping pests out of healthcare facilities requires collaboration with your staff, so we will conduct one free on-site IPM training or one free on-site bed bug training each year for you and your team.

In addition to pest control, your program might include other services such as:

Exclusion – Pests can enter your facility through doors and small cracks. Orkin will work with you to seal potential pest entry points and help protect your building by making it less attractive to pests.

Actizyme® Floor and Drain Cleaner – A low-impact answer to grease and grime, Orkin Actizyme® Floor and Drain Cleaner is a professional cleaning solution that uses a unique blend of naturally occurring enzymes and beneficial bacteria to break down even the toughest grease and grime.

Bed Bug Control – Bed bugs are a growing problem in healthcare establishments, but Orkin can help prevent them from hurting your reputation for outstanding care. To address bed bug infestations, Orkin will implement an aggressive strategy that includes a comprehensive inspection of areas of concern, treatment of infested areas and follow-up inspections.

Bird Control – Birds can be a major nuisance and cause expensive property damage to buildings, roofs and ventilations systems. Even worse, they can spread serious illness to your staff or visitors/patients. Our Bird Control program can help protect your healthcare facility from this difficult problem.

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An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program can help protect your patients and your facility from all kinds of pests while minimizing the need for chemical treatments. Our A.I.M. approach to IPM focuses on an ongoing cycle of facility maintenance, sanitation and prevention measures to help keep pests away day in and day out, ensuring maximum protection with minimum exposure.


Orkin is a member of the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM), Argentum and the National Environmental Health Association. Orkin has collaborated with AHE since 2005 to help guide environmental services professionals on best practices in healthcare pest management.

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Recognizing Excellence in Healthcare Pest Management

We partner with The IPM Institute of North America and AHE to present the annual IPM Partner Awards, recognizing Orkin’s Healthcare Precision Protection™ customers for outstanding commitment to their IPM partnership with Orkin, judged on: vigilant sanitation, thorough pest documentation by staff, prompt adherence to recommendations, and staff participation in IPM training. Since its inception in 2004, the annual awards have recognized dozens of facilities across the United States and Canada, and have been covered by a number of healthcare publications.

We’re excited to see so many facilities using IPM as part of their sustainability initiatives. By using non-chemical methods of prevention first, [IPM Partner Award] winners are creating the cleanest, healthiest environments at their facilities.

Thomas Green, Ph.D.
President The IPM Institute of North America

Orkin Commercial Services Triple Guarantee

  • 2 x 24 Response Guarantee

    When you see a pest, you need service right away—365 days a year. Orkin makes it easy with a direct priority line to our national customer service department and to your local branch. We’ll respond to your request within two hours and if needed have someone on-site at your facility within 24 hours—guaranteed.

  • Reimbursement Guarantee

    Should your organization be fined by a regulatory agency due solely to a pest infestation, Orkin will reimburse you for the amount of those fines that are paid. (See customer agreement for details.)

  • 360° Satisfaction Guarantee

    With Orkin, your satisfaction is guaranteed on all sides with three unique 60-day guarantees:

    • 60 day complimentary service if you are not satisfied with the way we begin your service
    • 60 days complimentary service if you’re not satisfied at any time thereafter
    • 60 days complimentary service by another provider if you’re still not satisfied.

National Accounts Program

Does your business have multiple facilities around the country? Orkin is the preferred vendor for a number of major national brands and services thousands of multi-facility companies in the United States and Canada.

Call 1-866-949-6097.