While there is no magic pill that will stop COVID-19 there are steps facilities can take to improve work place health and safety. Janssen Pest Solutions Commercial Sanitation Service is one of these important steps. Our trained staff will apply an EPA registered Disinfectant to all common touch surfaces. The Product we use has been approved to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 the cause of COVID-19 as well as kill many other bacteria and viruses.
THE ADVANTAGES OF A DISINFECTION SERVICE:
Nisus DSV is a broad spectrum disinfectant, sanitizer, virucide, mildewstat, fungicide and deodorizer that is labeled to kill dozens of strains of viruses and bacteria. It effectively disinfects residential and commercial sites of possible labeled viruses and bacteria.
DSV is also labeled to kill the following pathogens on hard, nonporous surfaces:
• Human Coronavirus* • Hantavirus • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) • Hepatitis C Virus (HCV Herpes Simplex) Type1 Virus (ATCC VR260) • HIV-1 (AIDS Virus) • Influenza A/Brazil Virus • Influenza A H1N1 Virus (Strain A/PR/8/34 and ATCC VR-1469)
Many people my not be aware that disinfectants are actually pesticides and as such the product labeling is required to be followed. Every disinfectant that has been approved by EPA has a label that states the time required for the treated surface to remain wet, known as contact time. This contact time is the minimum amount of time the treated surface must remain wet to properly disinfect the treated surface. Additionally the label must specify a contact time for the type of surface treated and what to do following the treatment. Below you will see a list of contact times for popular disinfectants available from local retailers.
When working with products that are EPA registered, terminology matters. EPA must test the product on different surfaces and on specific micro organisms such as bacteria and viruses. See below to understand the differences in common cleaning terminologies.
The removal of dirt and debris from a surface.
The removal or elimination of listed bacteria and micro-organisms from a surface (typically 99.9 %). Note that sanitizing is primarily focused on bacterial pathogens with limited effectiveness on viruses.
The removal or elimination of all listed viruses and bacteria (100%).
Disinfecting wipes may be good enough as long as the label directions are properly followed. We have found that most commercially available disinfecting wipes require a contact time of between 3-10 minutes to disinfect. It is also important to use the EPA website to determine if the active ingredient and dilution rate of the product is labeled to kill SARS-CoV-2 and the correct contact time and surfaces it will treat. Additionally frequent applications are required using wipes to ensure the correct contact time is achieved, meaning several wipes of the surface to maintain a constantly wet surface.
You see fogging machines all over the news right now to "disinfect" surfaces. While they are impressive to see, they are generally not a recommend application device for disinfecting surfaces. Most misting machines deliver a fine to ultra fine mist that once the treatment surfaces has been contacted quickly dries, leaving no time for the product to properly disinfect the surface. Most disinfecting product labels encourage the use of application equipment that has large droplets. These larger droplets require more time to evaporate thus helping to ensure the treated surface remains wet for the required contact time and properly disinfecting the surface.
Covid-19 is the name of the disease and not the name of the cause. SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the virus that causes COVID-19. Our product is labeled to kill many harmful pathogens such as:
Our service will eliminate SARS-CoV-2 the cause of COVID-19. Once the service is complete, the treated surfaces will be disinfected. This does not mean that someone with COVID-19 will not infect others. Currently there is no vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, once the disinfection is complete these surfaces are susceptible to harboring pathogens. It is important that all employees follow CDC guidelines and disinfecting services be conducted on an ongoing bases to reduce the number of pathogens in the work environment.
Simply put, NO. There is no cure for SARS-Cov-2 or COVID-19. Our disinfection service reduce the number of pathogens in the work space, but in no way guarantees that it will stop the spread or prevent the contraction of COVID-19.