Bed bugs are a major challenge to property owners and the pest control firms that service them. They pose the risks of health department involvement, lawsuits, and public relation nightmares.
Bed bugs can and will spread throughout a building if not treated. In the case of apartments, a policy needs to be implemented to deal with the inspection of a building without alarming the other residents.
How do you identifying bed bugs? A bed bug looks like a red or brown tick. They can be seen by eyesight. They are normally located on corners of mattresses and sofa cushions, where the head and shoulder areas rest.
If you think you are suffering from bed bug bites, or if you have seen a strange bug or other signs, these photos of bedbug bites will help you determine if you have them.
Treatment Requires Preparation
Successful bed bug control requires cooperation between management, the exterminator, and, most all, the resident. An intensive heat treatment and/or chemical application must be performed with nothing left untouched.
Our heat treatment process requires much less preparation than if chemicals are used as part of the solution, because extreme heat is 100% effective in killing bedbugs and their eggs. An on-site property inspection will determine which solution will best meet your needs.
Where do bed bugs come from? A new move-in, or visitors, even used furniture or clothing.
Once a problem has been identified, be proactive so that other buildings do not become infected. A resident’s first reaction is to discard items in dumpsters and they end up in other units. Try not to alarm residence but somehow make them aware what to look for when bringing any items into their unit.
Resident preparation is important and perhaps the most difficult task of all. Usually, when chemical treatments are used, all clothes and bedding have to be washed in hot water and dried on high heat. For those situations, we can supply you with preparation information prior to the chemical application service.
The exterminator should supply information after each service (i.e. How many and where bed bugs are located. What was the preparation needed to service the account, the condition of the unit and, what to expect after each treatment).