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 appearing 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.
Bed Bug Prep
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.