Healthcare Environmental Services Begin Bed Bug Report
As bed bugs infestations continue to rise and news prevalence increases, the health care industry can no longer ignore the elephant-in-the-room. The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) and Orkin, a pest management firm, have partnered to create a white paper to answer questions and address bed bug concerns related to the health care industry.
“Concern about bed bugs has grown steadily over the past decade alongside the bed bugs resurgence,” said ASHES Executive Director Patti Costello. “We asked Orkin to provide some insight to help our members better understand the practical issues and solutions surrounding these pests.”
The report will be distributed at the Annual ASHES Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition in Reno, NV on Sept. 21 and 22. The report will then be available for download at www.ashes.org.
The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) is the premier professional association for environmental services, housekeeping, waste management and textile care professionals in the health care industry. ASHES 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.ashes.org for more