Bed Bug Services
What bed bug services do you perform?
We offer two types of service – conventional, chemical-based treatment, and heat treatment.
There is no doubt that heat treatment is superior to chemical-based treatments. However, heat treatment is more expensive that the conventional methods.
We know that in these tough economic times, not everyone can afford to pay for heat treatment, so we offer more economical, chemical-based services as well.
What’s involved with the conventional, more-economical method?
Proper service requires that ALL possible harborages are treated. This usually requires the complete cooperation of the customer to access all areas that need to be treated.
One service WILL NOT eliminate bed bugs from your home. A typical bed bug management program consists of an intensive initial service followed by a number of follow up visits over a period of several months.
These follow up visits are necessary to ensure a maximum level of control.
In rare cases, total elimination of bed bugs may not be possible through our regular program. We will work with the customer to design custom treatments to give the best control possible.
What about your heat treatment?
We have contracted with an experienced and reputable company that has successfully performed hundreds of bed bug heat treatments. In virtually all of these treatments, the bed bugs were totally eliminated in just one treatment! This enables us to offer you tremendous “peace of mind” assuring that you can go to bed that night knowing that there are NO MORE BED BUGS!
Either a propane-fired heater or electric heaters are used to raise the temperature of your home, apartment, or other dwelling to a target reading and then maintained for the proper time to kill all bed bugs (and other pests as well). Once the equipment is removed and your belongings are returned to their former locations, you can rest assured that your home is bed bug free.
What’s involved in “prepping the home”?
Setting up the heaters, fans, and/or ductwork.
Placing monitors to record temperatures.
Monitoring the progress of the treatment.
Removing the equipment and replacing household goods.
What to Expect After Conventional Service Is Performed
You are very likely to continue seeing bed bugs following the initial treatment. In fact you may experience an increase in activity and see more bugs than you did before the treatment was made. With each service you should see fewer and fewer bugs. Bed bugs are capable of getting into many environments that are inaccessible for treatment. For example they may be located under carpeting, between or beneath floor boards, behind baseboards and crown molding, beneath window frames or door frames just to name a few.
Bed bugs will also continue to exist in much greater numbers in environments that are crowded with personal belongings. Items stored underneath beds, closets that are filled, stacks of papers, boxes filled with items, are a few examples of the type of conditions that will allow these insects to survive for longer periods of time in greater numbers.
Repeat visits will be necessary to achieve a high level of control. The extent to which populations can be reduced and the speed in which populations are reduced is dependent on a variety of factors.