In today’s world, the threats of infectious disease are significantly increasing and threatening many buildings and common areas. Diseases such as Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) are quickly emerging in spaces such as shopping malls, banks, and hospitality settings. Unfortunately, non-medical facilities have become the new hang-out for these infectious diseases. There are several factors to why these diseases are emerging & re-emerging: Many of these pathogens are a results of human behavioral practices in work and everyday life. Our interactions with our environment have significantly increased over the years. We’re traveling from the heart of the city for work, then to our home in suburbs. As a result of our advancements in technology, we’re able to fly from country to country in a matter of a day or two, allowing these pathogens to spreads to a vast amount of areas very quickly. The varied use of antibiotics has created pathogens that are incredibly resistant. As a result, this hinders much of the progress made against infectious organisms. Drugs that were once able to control these diseases are no longer effective. Climate change is another contributing factor to why these diseases are emerging. Due to an increase in climate and change in habitats, bugs (specifically mosquitos) are moving to new areas. Mosquitos are a huge contributor to transmitting diseases. Identifying the risks as early as possible and taking preventative measures is the best thing you can do to keep infectious diseases from spreading in your building and community. For more information on how to control the spread of pathogens, visit: woodard247.com/nVIRO-shield.html. Curious about how our nVIRO Shield® system works? The system is applied using an electrostatic mister, which lightly coats every surface in an environment with these protective agents, killing bacteria immediately. Within minutes (if treating a few hundred square feet) or hours (if treating several thousand square feet), an entire area can be treated. The product is completely safe for humans and pets, and can be used to treat against all pathogens, including those that are resistant to antibiotics. About nVIRO Shield® Woodard’s nVIRO Shield is a process used to combat the spread of coronavirus and other emerging viral pathogens. This cost-effective solution comprises EPA-designated safe ingredients that are non-toxic, fast-acting, allergen-free and safe for people and pets. Due to its patented spray technology, nVIRO Shield reduces human error. nVIRO Shield has shown to be effective against emerging viral pathogens similar to SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. If you’re interested in learning more about the Woodard nVIRO Shield® system or would like to schedule a treatment for your home or business, complete our free estimate request form or call 314-961-9102!