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 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.