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.
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.
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.
A Bed Bug Heat Treatment isn't cheap but is worth being finally rid of those blood sucking pests. The answer is it Depends. If the bugs are physically in 2 or more areas of the home (not where you think they are, e.g. "their only in one room"), then the answer is: Now is the time to bring the heat. If they are physically in only one room and the infestation is manageable and small then it is possible to eradicate by heating just that room with supplement treatment around the home via treatment product. Although spray treatments are available they would almost never be recommended because bugs and eggs are resistant to chemicals and often deeply hidden from the treatment thus re-infestation is inevitable. Spray treatments are a gamble and the tenant will continue to be bit during the 6-12 treatment time. A heat Treatment on the entire structure is the only treatment with a one year warranty. The Picture on the left was taken near the ASU Dorms in Tempe AZ. The Pic Below was taken in Mesa AZ outside the door of an infested room. Don't let it get this bad Call us Now. Or reach us via our Contact us Page.
Bed Bug Treatment Types in Perspective
Each of the treatment types listed has pros and cons and varied cost levels.
DIY Do-It-Yourself bed bug treatments can range from zero dollars to a few hundred dollars all on a gamble that the bugs will be gone. We have known many people who have easily spent hundreds to thousands of dollars only to discover............ "their back"! Due to the above list of bed bug traits these do-it-yourself treatments may disrupt the bugs for a time but have little effect on them in the long term. Bugs are left alive which then mate and re-infest the home. We obviously hope you are lucky in your own treatment adventures.
Professional Treatments on the other hand move you into the upper echelon of treatment types designed to accommodate infestation levels, effectiveness, and cost. Do not get upset when professionals offer solutions that guarantee complete eradication this is their job. Chemical Treatments are typically only effective when the infestation is small, locational, and when affordability of treatment is a factor. Though success has occurred with this treatment type it is never guaranteed and the success rate is low. Family's will continue to be bit during the multi-visit multi-week treatment. Typical cost $95-$1,250 depending upon size/scope and repeat visits but typically on the lower half of $350-$700.
Spot Heat and Spot Freeze are virtually the same in effectiveness with Freeze beating out spot heat in safety. The Cryonite freezing is a bit safer for belongings. Again this is more locational so if living bugs are walking around the home and left alive they will mate and re-infest. Hotels with bed bug monitors often hire these forms of treatment because problems are discovered early, having known areas, and are small in scope. Treatments range from $65-$500
Gas and Fumigation are typically used when a higher success rate is needed for eradication. Though the success rate is higher then spot heat/freeze and chemical this form of bed bug removal is also not guaranteed. During this treatment Gas replaces oxygen in the home suffocating the bugs and eggs to death. This is typically a 2-3 day affair. And often costs the same or more than a heat treatment. Note: A misconception is that there is chemical used in the home it is a gas vapor that dissipates upon completion. The pros are you get to keep all your belongings with a high success rate. The cons are, it is not guaranteed, takes 2-3 days to complete and may cost more than heat. There is no residue left in the home with this treatment type. Ranging from $1,200-$8,000 for homes.
Heat Treatments on the entire area are very effective. The structure is safely brought to a high temperature. At a sustained level heat permeates every crack of the home and bugs and eggs are cooked in place. This method is guaranteed by professionals, is typically the same cost or slightly cheeper than a fumigation, it takes one day to complete, all belongs may be kept, zero fumes, zero odor. Ranging from $650-$5,500
Heat and Gas are typically used when a severe infestation has occurred in a large treatable area. The cost and time for this treatment is high and is typically seen as overkill. since the bed bugs will be dead typically by one or the other method. Ranging from $1,400-$8,500
If you live in any of these Arizona Cities and you have a bed bug problem please contact us immediately.
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Here are a few questions to ask your self to ensure the company you choose is safe. Are they licensed and insured? Do they Have Pre Treatment steps for belongings and heat sensitive items? Are they Heating to levels that are to High? Do they require Heat sensitive items to be removed? Is the temperature brought up smoothly to avoid overheating? Do they have knowledge and experience calculated in years? Do they Warranty their work. If you wish to learn more about our bed bug heat treatment and you live in or near Phoenix AZ feel free to contact us here.
Notes: From last weeks Chandler and Scottsdale Bed Bug Heat Treatments
A few phrases we hear all the time from customers are these: "The bed bugs are only in one room." "Only my roommate was bit so can't we just treat that bed?" or "I only get bit on my couch, do I have to throw this couch away?" "We just threw away all the beds we are still getting bit." "This is a brand new Bed." I'm sure by now you can see where this post might be going. All these phrases contain faulty logic about these pests. Look at the adjacent image.--> of a home recently treated in the Chandler Gilbert area. This is a white chair in an office 15 ft from the room where the bed bugs were last sited. Fifteen Feet Away! You can see the dead bed bugs laying on this chair. Bed Bugs were also found dead near family room couch 35' ft away and in the window sill of the master bedroom about 40' ft away. These dead bugs were found after the heat treatment was completed. For this home bed bugs were "only seen in one room". Bed Bugs were hidden from human view until the treatment was completed. This is why we only Give our 1yr warranty when the entire structure is treated. "My roommate is the only one bit". First of all this does not mean she was the only one bit (note previous post about bed bug bites) because some people have absolutely zero reaction to the bites so they could be getting bit and never have any marks or signs of bites. This phrase also does not make this roommate the guilty party for bringing the bed bugs home nor does it mean they are contained in one room. If you have been getting bit for more than a few days or weeks most likely there are bed bugs in other places of the house by now and it only takes a few to inbreed and rebuild a nest in the home. Next: New furniture. New Furniture is never a deterrent to bed bug infestation nor does it mean that it was not existent upon purchase.....though we are always grateful to hear of your new purchases :-)! Throwing away furniture has 2 problems one is that bugs are in other places than just the items you threw away and secondly the furniture containing the infestations are transferred providing free rides for bed bugs seeking new hosts. Many Goodwill Stores have been shut down due to these types of donations. In Conclusion if you have been bit or have seen bed bugs chances are they are not in one place. Secondly avoid donating furniture or leaving furniture to others (find a way to burn it) spare others the grief. Be careful picking up furniture at donation centers like Goodwills or Salvation Army sites. Heat Treatments on the entire structure is the only guaranteed bed bug eradication method. Click Here to Contact Us or Click Here to see Why choosing the Bed Bug Division is Right for you.
First of all neither Filthiness nor Cleanliness is the cause your bed bugs. It has nothing to do with that. You just happened to be in a place where bed bugs were living doing their thing. Someone brought them home via their own person, or belongings such as luggage, purses, gym bags, laptop bags, or other items set close to sleeping areas or public infested areas. Hotels, Motels, Movie Theaters, or other public places become grand central station for dropping-off, picking-up and shipping-out these loathsome creatures. Thrift stores have been a place where some people have dumped their unwanted furniture containing bed bugs you find a deal and take home your treasure only to discover in matter of days or weeks you've got a BedBug Problem! If this is part of your bed bug story please call us. We can help. We offer a full range of bed bug treatments including the highest level of bed bug extermination, a Bed Bug Heat Treatment. If you have been bit and irritation or rash persists seek medical attention immediately. Getting Rid of Bed Bugs is Not a DIY project it requires professional help if you want them gone. Call Us NOW!
Phoenix Ranks in the Top 50 for having the Most bed Bugs. The Pandemic is moving steadily throughout the valley. Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Glendale, Apache Junction, Avondale, Guadalupe, Maricopa, Pretty Much all of Maricopa County has seen many homes fall victim to this horrific pest. If You have these pests in your home you have probably seen that to get rid of bed bugs once and for all it is NOT a DIY Do-It-Yourself projects the bugs have abilities that even most pest control companies are not aware of if they only perform chemical treatments for the bed bugs. Heat is the Best way to save belongings, Time, energy and offering the ability to get back to your own bed. If you have a problem or even Think you might have a bed bug Problem CONTACT US ASAP! We offer a full range of treatment types including the highest and Most effective form of bed bug treatment, HEAT.
These Bed Bugs were found during one of our routine inspections in Phoenix Arizona and Mesa Arizona. Both were Caught and Killed on the Ceiling. This Brings up the topic of what in the world would a Bed Bug want with the ceiling? To answer this question it's important to know how they locate their host. It's simple, Bed Bugs find their nightly blood meal via heat and Carbon Dioxide. The Ceiling is a natural path to finding your carbon dioxide cloud. Once they are above you they fall from the ceiling to land upon their host and start feeding. This occurs more often when the bed bug nest is not near a place of feeding. Bed Bugs this size also clue us in that these bed bugs have been there a while.
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