Fight the urge on this one. There are many who when they discover bed bugs run off and buy a "mattress cover". This is not only a waste of money it also doesn't do what they are marketed to accomplish. Most of the marketing for mattress covers implies that they will prevent bed bugs. This is a farce. Though some mattress covers may be able to contain bugs larger than a certain size within the cover once sealed they cannot and will not prevent an infestation nor that the infestation will happen at the bed or the mattress. These things can be pretty pricey as well ranging from $5.00-80.00+. Not a good investment since the problem is not affected and often causes the bug to multiply more efficiently. Please find professionals who can team with you to eliminate these pest. The above picture was taken just prior to Heat Treatment. The wet stain was because the family sprayed the mattress because they found bugs and bought a mattress cover to solve the problem. Bugs were in other places than the bed and reinvested the bed and the mattress cover. As we removed the cover we found a live bug under the cover. Yummy.
I hate Bed Bugs
The Bed Bug Division on Thumbtack
The Bed Bug Division is pleased to announce that our full service heat treatment services are now featured on Thumbtack. We are excited to be here and seeing that we will be able to help more people this fits with our mission statement to eradicate bed bugs from this world. Click the Link Below to see our new profile on Thumbtack.
Can Bed Bugs infest Businesses?
Bed Bugs can and will infest places of work. We have inspected and treated office buildings for bed bugs and having a good plan is in order. It is absolutely imperative that those who have any bed bug problem in their place of business seek immediate attention to remedy the problem. Not only can a bed bug problem grow rapidly throughout the building but having them spread to individual homes can create an even larger problem of liability and fast return of the bed bug problem. Employees will take time off to discover what the spots (bite marks) are on their bodies. Businesses need to eradicate first then set in motion a prevention plan that includes both treatments and education. One building we dealt with was a call center. They had a high turn over rate and workers traveled often. This presented a problem continual exposure of employees to bed bugs. A treatment schedule and plan was set in order to keep them from infesting the business. Recently the Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO) Manhattan office building was shut down to take care of a serious bed bug problem. Great expense will now be their lot not including financial but also productivity loss. With $1.97 Trillion in assets under management a single second of mis-management could equal Millions. If you have found this post and you or business has a problem please reach out to us.
Here is the thought process of many who get bed bugs: 'Gee that looks like a bed bug no problem, i'll just get rid of them real quick my self? I'll just snag me some rubbing alcohol and some (DE) diatomaceous Earth from Home Depot to just spread around. That'll take care of it Right?.............Uhmm.......NO! WRONG!
Maybe i can just haul this stuff to goodwill then they will be gone...........Uhmm...Please don't do that.
We just eradicated for a family who thought they could easily eliminate them with this thinking only to find their own do-it-yourself project was not only ineffective but had made it terribly worse.
Please Please don't do this. Go to any site were bed bug specialists reside they will tell you please don't by some crap product to waste time and effort on products that the bugs will become immune to and will push them to infest worse in deeper places of the home. Don't move anymore furniture to the street corner which will not solve the issue and may give it to someone else.
Don't Use Bed Bug Bombs or any of these silly products. Heat is what the pros use.
Your local pest control company will not be the Man for the job on this one. If you find a bug or are receiving bites in a clusters or in a line Call one of the few companies in the State of Arizona that specialize in bed bug extermination.
Spare your friends and family from the Spread of bed bugs now by having the pros eliminate these things the right way. You will save time and money and will be able to sleep again.
Bed Bug Nests
How do bed bugs multiply so fast?
Its simple. Once two bugs mate the female leaves the nest to steer clear of the males and she will then lay up to 5 eggs per day for the duration of her life. Once eggs hatch they will obtain a blood meal and each feeding will carry the bug to the next stage of its life cycle. Bugs will hitch hike on anyone or anything. Bugs gain immunity to pest control products over time and they will run and hide in unlikely places to avoid products then will emerge later.
How can I avoid getting bed bugs?
What are the top ten bed bug infested places to avoid? Should I be leery of any certain establishment and their potential bed bug issues? The answer is Yes to both. You should avoid and or be skeptical of certain types of places. The Travel Channel Made a list of the worst places for bed bugs and they are pretty accurate. Here they are in no particular order: Movie Theaters, Plains Trains and Buses, Public Libraries, Retail Stores, Daycares Schools and Colleges, Places of Worship, Laundry Facilities, Business Offices, Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Consignment Thrift shops and Yard Sales. To read the the full article click here. To avoid acquiring bed bugs one must not be naive to their existence and prevalence bed bugs are any were people congregate. Higher traffic areas will be higher risk. Some of these places may not always be outright infested but are more of a drop off and hitch hike zone for bed bugs. Individuals who live in infested homes and spaces visit and some bugs get off and crawl onto a new host or into a bag to be taken home where they will inevitably infest. Avoid resting bags down on floors. In hotels always raise luggage on luggage stands. Inspect the room and mattress thoroughly. Insist on staying at hotels were occurrences have been low and the hotel has a systematic approach to prevent and eradicate bed bugs. One place to check is the bed bug registry online. Launder clothes and inspect luggage after hotel stays. If you have contracted bed bugs you will need the help of professionals. If you want to sleep tight again you will need a thorough and accurate inspection, proper game plan, and execution of bugs in a timely matter with a solid warranty. If you need a complimentary inspection please call us A.S.A.P.
Bed Bugs the EPA and the CDC
CDC EPA Statements and Myths Page
We have heard many quotes from other companies and worst of all the news media speak for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the Center For Disease Control (CDC) and say that Bed Bugs are of no concern to public health and that bed bugs have no detriment to individuals or society. This is of course is opposite of the EPA's verbiage. In Fact here is the link to a joint statement from the two stating concerns of this pest. Here is one quote from the post: "Bed bugs cause a variety of negative physical health, mental health and economic consequences. Many people have mild to severe allergic reaction to the bites with effects ranging from no reaction to a small bite mark to, in rare cases, anaphylaxis (severe, whole-body reaction) (2). These bites (Photo 2) can also lead to secondary infections of the skin such as impetigo, ecthyma, and lymphanigitis (3,4). Bed bugs may also affect the mental health of people living in infested homes. Reported effects include anxiety, insomnia and systemic reactions (1)." Though there is no known transmission of disease at this time many are concerned that at any time this pest could begin to cary disease. Bed Bug Myths are out there here is the Page from the EPA outlining myths.
Bed Bug Bombs, do they work?
Lets let you down softly, Nope they don't.
Bed bug bombs are absolutely useless! In fact they will make the problem worse every time they are used. The bed bugs end up hiding in abnormal places and actually become more heavily infested. We have had to come in and rescue the home or business owners on numerous occasions who have used ineffective chemicals and bombs for months.
How come bed bug bombs don't work?
A fog is emitted from an aerosol can that inhaled by the bed bugs thus killing them. The problem is that the fog cannot penetrate all areas of infestation and bugs end up migrating deeper and farther into your home and furniture where they wait until the treatment has subsided. After the bugs re-emerge they re-surge stronger than ever many having new locations to infest. In order to eliminate this problem Heat is necessary. Our Process for Heating penetrates all the nooks and crannies to reach the bugs and inflict death. If you need Help contact us immediately.
Bed Bug Division
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