Those Nasty Contagions

Infectious waste is an issue The technicians from Advance Bio-Treatment face infectious waste in our cleanup situations. Let’s face it, staph, MRSA, cellulitis, etc., are nasty infections and they are contagious. There are over 30 strains of staph but Staphylococcus aureus is the one that is the most common. The spread of staph can be through direct contact with another person who has it, as in a pus infected draining wound or sore. Even days after the infection has cleared you could still become infected by coming in contact with contaminated items. People who are at a higher risk are those with weakened immune systems, having chronic health issues, hospitalized. Also, daycares, prisons, dorms, gyms, pose a higher threat of spread of infection due to the high number of people and the quick spreading strength of the bacteria. Its a good idea not to use the towels, sheets, clothes etc.,…

Who Commits Violent Crimes?

Violent crimes are difficult to understand Family members are left shattered emotionally with many questions that may never be answered. Crime scene cleanup is a job for the compassionate professional who can work quickly and efficiently. Family members may be present and need to be handled with empathy and compassion. While the potential for violence exists within each of us to a degree there are some minds that are more inclined to commit these acts than others. What kind of mind commits these violent crimes? What drives people to commit violent crimes? Dangerous and aggressive, showing little remorse, learning nothing from past mistakes, the Socieopath on the surface can appear to be of above average intelligence and friendly personality. The socieopath personality can be charming and poised, calm, untruthful and insincere, self centered and egocentric. Behind a Socieopath A socieopath is characterized as someone who has no emotional response after…

Characteristics of Organized Crime

In the scope of the crime scene cleanup business we come across situations that could be the result of organized crime activity. Organized crime exists in all societies across the world to the extent that international security is at risk as well as local economies. Those who are involved in organized crime do not work alone and their work is not without purpose. Some groups specialize in a specific area such as illegal drugs or prostitution. Common structure of an organized crime group is hierarchy, similar to corporations which have a CEO, and levels of authority underneath. Groups such as the Columbian Cartel operate under a similar hierarchy under which tight control is maintained. In 1993, Pablo Escobar, founder of the Medellin cartel, was shot to death by police at his hideout in Medellin, Columbia. At the time of his brutal death, he was said to worth an estimated $2…