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Pinto suggests that the kinder, gentler pesticides available now, as well as more conservative pest control methods (such as using bait traps for specific infestations instead of all-around, periodic preventative spraying) are less effective at keeping bed bugs--and likely other pests--away.
Nursing homes are expected to follow the same infection control rules as hospitals - washing hands, keeping bed linen clean and ensuring food is prepared in hygienic conditions.
Work on intermediate care is also vital in Coventry as the super- hospital plan depends on keeping bed numbers down to ensure it is affordable.