With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus in the United Kingdom, Quick Pest Control has now started to offer antiviral disinfection treatments across the UK. These treatments are carried out using a certified chemical which is specialised in killing viruses.
How this Chemical affects Coronavirus
Coronavirus are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome. The PX-formulations have been tested against Adenovirus and Murine norovirus in accordance with EN14476, the European standard for demonstrating virucidal activity of a disinfectant, against the enveloped Vaccinia virus.
According to EN14476:2013 + A2:2019, testing the efficacy of a disinfectant against Adenovirus and Murine norovirus, allows the product to claim efficacy against enveloped viruses including Coronavirus, Influenza virus, Hepatitis B and C and Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
PX-formulations are therefore claimed to be effective against enveloped viruses, including Coronavirus, at a dilution of 1:10 when subjected to a 5-minute contact time.
Precautions When Carrying Out Liquid Chemical Treatment
The premises must be vacated when carrying out the treatment. After the treatment has been carried out, no one should enter the premises until the chemical dries up (2 hours).
- If someone has accidentally inhaled the chemical, remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
- If someone has accidentally made skin contact with the chemical, wash the area with plenty of soap and water. Take off immediately all contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
- If someone has accidentally made eye contact with the chemical, immediately rinse with water for prolonged period while holding the eyelids wide open. Get immediate medical advice/attention.
- If someone has accidentally ingested the chemical, Do NOT induce vomiting, rinse mouth, drink plenty of water. Get medical advice/attention.