Superbug Cleanup

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A superbug is a strain of bacteria that are resistant to most antibiotics commonly used today. Viruses and bacteria can live two or more hours on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. Frequent handwashing will help reduce the chance of contamination from these common surfaces. Resistant bacteria that cause MRSA and C-Diff are just a few of the most common superbugs. A professional cleaning service can properly disinfect decontaminated areas and restore the area to a safe environment.

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
A bacterium that causes infections in various parts of the body. The symptoms of MRSA depend on where a person is infected. It typically causes mild infections on the skin, causing pimples or boils but it can also cause more serious skin infections or infect surgical wounds, bloodstream, lungs, or the urinary tract.

C-Diff (Clostridium Difficile)
Clostridium difficile, often called “C. diff,” is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Illness from C. difficile most commonly appears in older adults and typically occurs after the use of antibiotic medications. C-diff affects about 500,000 Americans a year, contributing to 15,000 to 20,000 deaths.The most common signs & symptoms of mild to moderate C. diff infection are:

  • Watery diarrhea three or more times a day for two or more days
  • Mild abdominal cramping and tenderness

In some cases, infected individuals are unable to relieve themselves in a bathroom which ultimately infects the entire space where they have been confined.

Scabies
Scabies is a skin condition caused by microscopic mites burrowing in the skin and laying eggs. We treat this using an Ultra Low Volume fogger and Permethrin in a 40x concentration. This combined with a thorough cleaning is effective to remove the mites.

  • Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin disease caused by an infestation by an itch mite.
  • Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission.
  • A severe and relentless itch is the predominant symptom of scabies.

Bed Bug Prep

Bed bugs are a common misfortune among apartment residents, home owners, etc. The pesky bugs are difficult to get rid of, causing major headaches for everyone involved. Our discreet services will alleviate the stress due to the extensive preparation that is oftentimes required before an exterminator can come on-site to treat the area. In order to be certain bed bugs are present, look closely at where a person is sleeping. The bugs can be found on a bed, sofa, arm chair, etc. Bed bugs are flat and oval and have a reddish-brown color.***Disclaimer: STERI-CLEAN® is not an extermination company; we work closely with local exterminators to properly prepare for treatment.

Below are three actionable steps taken to clear a space for treatment.

  • FURNITURE: Empty drawers and move large pieces of furniture away
    from walls and baseboards.
  • CLOTHING: Remove all affected clothing and take to laundromat or dry cleaners.
  • HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Remove clutter and take out all items that could melt or explode under potential high heat treatment.
  • Superbug infections are resistant to antibiotics.
  • Superbugs can be picked up from doorknobs, toilets, homes, offices, etc.
  • MRSA: It is a type of bacteria that cannot be treated with common antibiotics. It can infect a wound and spread to surrounding tissues and your blood.
  • C-Diff infections can cause life-threatening diarrhea. About 14,000 people a year die from it, most of them older adults.

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