Western Pest Services launches sanitation service

Western Pest Services' PurClean disinfectant kills 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses on hard, nonporous surfaces. Photo credit: Western Pest Services

Western Pest Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, announced a new service intended to help businesses quickly kill a large spectrum of pathogens to help stop the spread of viruses.

Any time high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, countertops and seating in public places, are not disinfected, it creates the perfect stage for harmful viruses to spread rapidly. Large-scale sanitation for businesses where people are eating, shopping and working is crucial for keeping these establishments as disinfected as possible. Western PurClean is an effective treatment for reducing the risk of such transmissions from occurring.

Click here for all of Hotel Management's COVID-19 coverage

Western PurClean is labeled for use by the Environmental Protection Agency on its List N of products that meet the criteria for use against SaRS-CoV-2, the causal agent of COVID-19. When applied properly and at full strength by Western technicians, this disinfectant kills 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses on hard, nonporous surfaces and sanitizes soft, porous surfaces.

“The product we are using here is proven to be effective against canine and feline coronaviruses, as well as multiple influenza strains, with incredibly low levels of toxicity,” said Shannon Sked, board certified entomologist for Western Pest Services. “The ability to use something that is proven to disinfect hard surfaces and sanitize soft surfaces with almost no environmental or irritant impact is a great option for businesses wanting to keep safety top of mind.”

In addition to its proven sanitizing and disinfecting strength, PurClean’s ingredients are defined by the EPA as the lowest level of toxicity: Category IV, defined as “practically nontoxic and not an irritant.” It also contains no ozone-harming compounds, so it is safe for the environment, and is rated “no rinse required on food contact surfaces” by NSF International, so it is safe for use in any establishment.

“This product has been around for years to clean commercial facilities after certain pest-management services,” according to Sked. “We are thrilled that we can now shift this product to serve the general public in this unprecedented time.”