Why Pelican Solutions?

After an oil tanker collided with a fuel barge on the Mississippi River near New Orleans in July 2008, a salesperson decided to help with the cleanup effort and tested the eco-friendly product he was in town to sell on an oil-encrusted brown pelican. Such bird cleanings typically required a dozen washings with mild detergent, but after one spray of this salesman’s product, the oil slid off the pelican and it flew away to safety in less than 30 minutes. Researchers remembered the story of this New Orleans miracle, and after further refinement of this water-based, non-toxic, environmentally benign product, named their company Pelican Solutions.

Welcome to Pelican Solutions

Pelican Solutions represents a breakthrough in the long-range reduction and removal of micro-bacterial organisms, offering a range of all-natural, non-toxic products that have been proven safe and effective across multiple platforms and applications.

Pelican Solutions promises a revolutionary and practical program for your business, advancing a healthier and more productive workforce with less exposure to infection, stronger business profitability through lower liability exposure, and a cleaner, greener environment at both the macro and micro levels.

We are your LOGICAL Solution to a safer, healthier, more financially successful future, and we invite you to explore this site to learn more.



News & Views from Pelican Solutions: Heinz Field Adopts IPS™ Treatment Protocol

Heinz Field, home field of the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers football teams, has adopted the IPS™ treatment program from Pelican Solutions for its locker room and other facilities.  IPS™ also has been adopted for use at the Steelers’ training facility on the South Side of Pittsburgh, apart from Heinz Field.

IPS™ safely and comprehensively cleans, tests, and teaches.  It is not a cleaning service – it is a complete program that provides users with the right tools to measure and maintain a consistent and high standard of clean long-term, safely and affordably. IPS™ uses non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products – applied using technology that creates a protective barrier to prevent the growth of pathogens.  The Pelican Solutions team works to support IPS™ users in achieving the shared goal of preventing pathogen-based outbreaks.  IPS™ is focused on infection prevention – making sure a high standard of clean is maintained and performing the ongoing testing to measure bacteria levels.

Professional and collegiate sports franchises have special reasons to safeguard the ongoing health of their athletes.  That is why Pelican Solutions is so excited to be providing its advanced IPS™ treatment protocol at Heinz Field.


News and Views from Pelican Solutions: Contaminated Endoscopes Suspected Cause of Two Deaths at UCLA

Contaminated endoscopes used on a number of patients at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles recently led to an alarming number of serious infections, as detailed in this story.

The nature of infectious diseases are changing.  The time has come to re-examine, re-evaluate, and replace the current standards of cleaning.  A better, more naturally based, non-toxic, and longer-lasting option exists, and could alleviate or eliminate the types of issues now being faced at UCLA.

News & Views from Pelican Solutions: Old Cleaning Standards Won’t Make the Team

Professional hockey players contracting the mumps.  Professional football players becoming infected with the MRSA virus.  It may be only a matter of time before college and scholastic teams start showing signs of bacterial infection, as well.

What has changed?  Why do some of the world’s best-conditioned athletes continue to be hampered, sidelined, and sickened by these issues?

Part of the answer may lie in the fact that standard cleaning practices and standards simply do not adequately address the problem any longer.  Authorities such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued protocols regarding cleaning that set a standard of “visibly clean” as the benchmark of knowing when a facility has been sufficiently sanitized.

Here’s the problem – bacteria cannot be seen.  That makes the “visibly clean” threshold a flimsy standard, at best. Read more »

Return of Eradicated Diseases Means Rethinking Cleaning Standards

What is happening in the United States?  Diseases we thought had been eradicated — because they had been, for all intents and purposes — suddenly have sprung up again, causing some troubling questions about vaccinations, exposure, and prevention.

Multiple players on several National Hockey League teams contract the mumps.  The mumps!  A disease that had not been seen in decades, now creeping through locker rooms and training facilities, affecting some of the best-conditioned athletes in the world.

Disneyland, “The Happiest Place On Earth,” has served as the platform for the reintroduction of measles among scores of children, even reaching as far as Mexico and Arizona, where health officials have declared the situation approaching severe levels, as seen in this story. Read more »

Special Update: Pittsburgh Penguins Hire Pelican Solutions to ‘Better Clean and Sanitize’ Facilities In Wake of Mumps Outbreak

An article in the Dec. 18, 2014, edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review describes how the Pittsburgh Penguins professional hockey team has hired Pelican Solutions to sanitize its home arena, the Consol Energy Center, in the wake of several players contracting the mumps. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.   

The Penguins are taking a proactive approach by using our IPS Program to monitor and treat their facilities, and to provide a safer environment for their players, employees and fans. For more information please click the IPS link on the right or call 1-412-527-7679. 



News & Views from Pelican Solutions: Don’t Pick Up These Hitchhikers

Prudent decision-making behind the wheel says to never pick up hitchhikers.  Why let a perfect stranger into your car, with access to your money, your vehicle, even your life?  It just doesn’t make sense to invite that sort of trouble.

But there’s a hitchhiker stalking us – and they’re especially numerous and prevalent this time of year.

They’re fruit flies, which become tremendously abundant in number from August through October, as fruits and vegetables become ripe and mature.  Shoppers unwittingly bring produce inside their homes, occasionally giving fruit flies in various life stages a free ride inside, as well.  Read more »

News & Views from Pelican Solutions: No Reason to Stick Around

The fruit fly offers a truly bothersome dichotomy.

It’s tiny, barely large enough to notice, as it flits around.  Yet it’s one of the most destructive and costly forces for anyone working in the food service industry to deal with.  The challenge comes in addressing this puny pest before it ruins one’s produce inventory, leading to wasted purchases and higher costs.

Studies conducted in 2013 at Purdue University and the University of Kentucky indicated that the secret to controlling the fruit fly population is to control the environment where they like to congregate.  Fruit flies are attracted to food sources as indicated by odor and sugar residue from beverage machines and drains, as well as by the odor of grease, and rotting fruits and vegetables.  Read more »

News & Views from Pelican Solutions: H1N1 Virus Makes a Resurgence in 2014

Federal health officials recently reported that a resurgence of the H1N1 strain of flu virus this season contributed to nearly 10,000 hospitalizations in the U.S.

More than 9,500 influenza-related hospitalizations were reported this season, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with nearly two-thirds of cases occurring among those between the ages of 18 and 64. Among those hospitalized, 88% reportedly had the deadly H1N1 virus, the same flu strain that the World Health Organization initially estimated was responsible for 18,000 deaths worldwide during 2009′s flu pandemic. Read more »

News & Views from Pelican Solutions: MRSA Makes Itself at Home

A new study from the Columbia University Medical Center states that the antibiotic-resistant “superbug” MRSA virus – long thought restricted to hospitals, athletic facilities, and military bases – has now extended its reach into American homes.

An article posted by HealthDay magazine reads, in part, that the Columbia researchers “found evidence that people’s homes were ‘major reservoirs’ of a MRSA strain called USA300 — which is the chief cause of community MRSA infections across the United States.”  The study examined 161 New York City residents who contracted MRSA infections between 2009 and 2011, with results of the research concluding that the virus has become endemic in households. Read more »