Intolerable hospital patients

Going to the hospital is already a stressful situation, and it can be even worse when you find out that you’ve been exposed to bed bugs there. 

A hospital, with the constant movement of patients, employees, staff, and visitors offers many opportunities for the introduction of bed bugs. 

The bedbug can live without blood — its food source — for up to 18 months. “Females can lay up to 4 eggs a day in hidden locations; up to 5 to 10 a week and up to 500 in her lifetime,” according to Eisenberg.

Sighting bedbugs in your hospital facility can affect the reputation and defame a brand.

Dealing with a possible bed bug infestation in a healthcare facility is a delicate situation. It must be made clear that a bed bug problem can happen to anyone and anywhere. Also, rectifying the situation is contingent on the cooperation of all parties. Help your employees, patients, and residents feel comforted by the fact that your healthcare facility has a bed bug control plan in place.

Northern Ireland hospitals record 3,000 incidences of rats, mice and insects

Pest controllers were called out hundreds of times to Northern Ireland hospitals last year due to infestations of rats, mice and bedbugs

By Ralph Hewitt  

December 26 2019

Pest controllers were called out hundreds of times to Northern Ireland hospitals last year due to infestations of rats, mice and bedbugs.

Rodents and insects were spotted in A&E departments, hospital wards and even kitchen and dining areas.

In total more than 3,000 pest sightings were reported at hospital facilities during the last three years.

The Belfast Trust, the biggest health trust, recorded the highest number of pest sightings – 1,381 across the three years.

The South Eastern Trust had a further 588 reports, while the Northern Trust had 524 sightings.

The Western Trust had 429 sightings, while a further 93 reports were recorded at the Southern Trust.

Mom says bedbugs found at Hendersonville hospital

  • Nancy Amons
  • October 22, 2019

HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Bedbugs in a hospital room?

One mother, who just had a baby in a Sumner County hospital, said bedbugs bit her 11-year-old daughter in the hospital’s labor and delivery suite.

The mom said the suite had a couch on it and she said that’s where she saw the bedbugs that she said bit her daughter.

Jamie Turner had just given birth to her third child on Oct. 16 at TriStar Hendersonville Hospital. That’s where she said she took a picture of a bedbug crawling on her 11-year-old daughter. She said the girl was sleeping on the couch in the same room where she had just given birth.

“I thought it was very disgusting to see the bugs there, period,” said Turner. “I just had a baby and that’s one of the things you wouldn’t think of to run across, to have bedbugs in the room with a newborn baby.”

You can see bumps in her 11-year-old daughter’s face. There are marks on her arm too.

“She was complaining about itching,” said Turner.

With bed bugs come a multitude of business challenges, including employees and patients returning to their homes with bed bugs, cost of treatment and the impact bed bugs can have on your brand. Although bed bugs don’t transmit diseases to their victims, they can put patients at risk. The presence or even the suspicion of bed bugs can be very stressful. Bed bugs can also leave an itchy welt on their victims, which may become infected and pose a threat to sensitive patients. 

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The Termirepel™ insect repellent spray is an easy to use product and compatible with most of the surfaces.

The liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of hospitals, ceilings, storage rooms, doctor’s cabin, pharmacy, washrooms, canteens, etc. to repel bedbugs and other insects from the area required.

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Combating the locusts invasion

Locusts are related to grasshoppers and the two insects look similar. However, locust behavior can be something else entirely. Locusts are sometimes solitary insects with lifestyles much like grasshoppers.

But locusts have another behavioral phase called the gregarious phase where they move with other locusts collectively and attacks on crop field.

Locusts are found on all continents except Antarctica and North America. They are most common in Africa and Asia.

Locust swarms devastate crops and cause major agricultural damage and attendant human misery – shortage and starvation. Locust outbreaks have the potential to affect the livelihoods of one in ten people on the planet.

Desert locust plagues may threaten the economic livelihood of one-tenth of the world’s humans.

Desert locusts affect 20 percent of the world’s land surface, scientists say.

Desert locusts live in barren regions that see rain only rarely. They eke out an existence alone when times are tough. When the rains come, they breed like crazy. Then things dry up, and hordes of locusts are forced to gather around diminishing patches of vegetation.

These massive swarms travel as many as 160 kilometers (100 miles) a day.

The recent invasions can give you an idea about the same:

Locust invasion destroys crops in northwest India

A massive locust invasion has destroyed thousands of hectares of crops in northwest India, authorities said, with some experts on Friday terming it the worst such attack in 25 years.

While officials have attempted to tackle the swarm with pesticides, farmers have deployed drums to drive away the insects, with videos showing schoolgirls banging on steel plates — due to local beliefs that loud noise repels locusts.

More than 5,000 hectares (12,000 acres) have been devastated in one district alone, Parmar said.

Invasion of Locusts damages Wafra farms in Kuwait

Swarms of Locust invade Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Despite the attempts of the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to fight the swarms of locusts coming from Saudi Arabia towards the Wafra farms, it looks like the yellow locusts have won the battle and caused heavy material losses to many farms, reports Al-Qabas daily. The swarms invaded the farms about three days ago and destroyed tomatoes, cloves and other products and even attempted to invade the ‘hydroponic farms’ causing material losses that could have negative consequences on the vegetables and cattle market due to hike in prices of products.

‘Avoid using pesticides for killing locusts in Jaisalmer’

TNN | May 30, 2019 

JAIPUR: Chief wildlife warden of Rajasthan has written to the state agriculture department to avoid using pesticides for killing locusts in Jaisalmer which in turn is harming the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) which regularly feed on these insects. 

The wildlife department is also taking the help of scientists from Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to find a pesticide which just targets the locusts and doesn’t harm any other animal or bird. 

The letter (a copy of which is with TOI) states that pesticides being sprayed in Jaisalmer district to kill locusts has become a threat to the GIB particularly in Ramdeora, Lokarki and nearby areas since the state bird regularly feeds on this insect thus there is a threat to the health of GIBs which consume them. 

The letter further urges that not only the use of harmful pesticides should be avoided but suitable taxa-specific biopesticides may be utilised for overcoming the locust’s problem without affecting the GIB.

Spraying with solutions of arsenic and overturning the soil can destroy the eggs but this is extremely lethal.

We need a solution that can be both effective against the locusts and also safe for other animals, humans, and the environment.

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Being low toxic, it does not harm the soil and environment. Termirepel™ can be added to a thin agricultural film to protect plants and other crops.

Our product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like the tree guards and fences, agricultural films and mulches, irrigation pipes, wires, and cables, etc. to keep these insects away from the trees and crops.

The liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and be applied on the concrete fence around the gardens, farms, and buildings. The liquid concentrate can be applied to the interior and exterior of storage rooms used to store grains and other agricultural produce.

The product available in the form of lacquer can be used as a direct application and can be applied on the tree trunks, wooden fences around trees, crops, and farms, already installed pipes and polymeric parts from agricultural equipment like motors, tractors, etc.

To keep the locusts at the bay TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be sprayed.

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