Bed Bugs Information
EFFECTIVE BED BUG PROGRAM
We specialize in bed bugs services and can offer you pricing that is a lot lower than our competitors because we have made it a point to stay on top of the lastest methods/chemicals that are being used in the industry and have trained our employees in the proper treating methods. A one time treatment for these types of pests is not adequate. The keys to a successful bed bug program are as follows:
In order to have an effective control program, we must have cooperation from ALL MANAGERS AND TENANTS.
Habits: Bed bugs harbor in cracks and crevices during the day and come out to feed at night. Typically they can be found around mattress buttons, and bedding, in box springs or their coverings and in any crevice of a wooden bed frame, such as where members join. Other places to check are wall hangings such as picture frames, night stands, stuffed furniture, baseboards, floorboard cracks, behind loose wallpaper, hem of drapes, light switches, door and window frames, paneling, conduit, etc.. In heavy infestations, bed bugs may be found in wall voids, attics, and other enclosed places. They will crawl considerable distances to obtain a blood meal.
They can be introduced into a structure via used furniture or in belongings of someone who has been living in a bed bug infested situation. Adults can survive for over one year if they are well fed and they can feed on other animals, if humans are not present. When the temperature falls below 61F/16C, adults enter semi hibernation and can survive for months. They can travel in halls from apartment to apartment.
Bed bug infestations have been found in transportation vehicles such as boats, trains, airplanes, and buses, as well as in movie theaters where they typically harborage in seats and associated frames.
Besides the characteristic obnoxiously sweet odor, the other primary clues to an infestation will be the presence of bed bugs and/or small reddish brown fecal spots here and there on surfaces.
A thorough inspection is indispensable. Treat any bed bugs with an appropriately labeled pesticide. Great care should be taken when treating mattresses, box springs and upholstery to keep pesticide exposure to the customer to a minimum: allow for thorough drying before reuse. Infant’s and infirmed person’s bedding and bed frames should not be treated. They should be replaced with uninfected items.
If bed bugs are found in a room, all adjacent rooms to the infested room must be available to be inspected. This means the rooms on each side as well as the floor above and below it.