New Videos Offer Free Training on Bed Bug Prevention in Healthcare

Atlanta-based pest-control company Orkin Commercial Services, has posted a series of free, online videos that help health care providers identify and prevent a bed bug infestation—an increasing problem in health care facilities.

The videos are taken from Orkin’s presentation at the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) Annual Conference, “Pulling Back the Sheets on the Bed Bugs Controversy.”

In the videos, Orkin entomologist William Lawrence, Ph.D., B.C.E., explains the basics of bed bug behavior; options for monitoring, prevention and treatment in health care facilities; and how the health care industry can develop a plan to protect against bed bugs.

“Bed bugs have staged a real comeback over the past decade, and health care professionals are eager to find comprehensive information on how to help prevent them,” said ASHES Executive Director Patti Costello. “We asked Orkin to share their insights at the ASHES conference so health care professionals could gain a better understanding of the practical issues and solutions surrounding these persistent pests.”

“Orkin works with thousands of health care and long-term care facilities, and from our experience, early detection is vital,” said Dr. Lawrence. “Bed bugs are extremely difficult to control once established in a facility, so continuous inspection and monitoring are fundamental parts of any program.”

Health care professionals can access the educational videos in the Health Care section of orkincommercial.com, under the Solutions tab. Following the AHE Annual Conference, Orkin also distributed a complimentary white paper with additional bed bug management recommendations, available for download at www.ahe.org and on www.HealthCarePestControl.com, an online resource center for health care pest management.

About ASHES

The Association for the Healthcare Environment is the premier professional association for environmental services, housekeeping, waste management and textile care professionals in the healthcare industry. AHE provides educational programs, opportunities to network with peers on a national level, recognition for personal and professional achievements, as well as affiliation and collaboration with the American Hospital Association on public policy and advocacy issues related to environmental services. See www.ahe.org for more information.

About Orkin, LLC

Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/ facilities management, schools and institutions. Learn more about Orkin on our Web site at www.orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL). To learn more about Orkin Commercial Services, visit www.orkincommercial.com.

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