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.
How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
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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Are Bed Bug Heat Treatments Safe?
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.
Bed Bug Treatment Phoenix
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.
Phoenix Mesa AZ Bed Bug Problem
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.
Bed Bug Treatment Types
Heat Treatments the Best Bed Bug Killer
There is a wide range of differences between Bed Bug Treatments and each will vary in it's cost, property loss, and bed bug killing effectiveness.
The most common but not guaranteed bed bugs treatment is Chemical. Chemical Bed Bug Treatments have the single benefit of being inexpensive per treatment. We do not recommend these. The problem is that it takes multiple treatments and you never no how many, often times 4-8. Bed Bug Eggs are Chemically impenetrable by most treatment products and chemicals. Bed Bugs and their nest oftentimes live deep within a couch or bed mattress making the bugs difficult to reach. The outcome is that the bugs sometimes are not reached by chemical and the eggs are unharmed and continue to hatch. This is why chemical treatments are a gamble if they work then you saved money, if they don't work then you get bit physically and financially and you will need another type of treatment costing more money. Not to mention you will get bit during this 6-14 week process and have heavy chemical sprayed on your bed and home that will soak in and dry for a few hours then you sleep on that. We are okay with this if you are okay with this. But as a general rule we are not okay with this. Other variations of chemical bed bug treatments are bed bug dust and bed bug spray or sprays that are sold through your local do-it-yourself pest control distributors as well as online gimmicks. All of these produce the same outcome. The bugs die and go away for a while but a few eggs or bugs remain and begin to build the nest again and you may start to see a few show up around 3 weeks after the last treatment. Oftentimes the home owner will end up needing to throw out couches and beds. This will slow the bugs but wont stop them. After you have tried everything call us and we will guarantee our Bed Bug Heat Treatment se Heat Below.
Fumigation Bed Bug Treatments. A Fumigation Bed Bugs Treatment has the same problems as chemical because after-all a heavy chemical in a gaseous state is used in your home. A circus tent is used to drape your house and a gas is filled into the home. Fumes are a bit more effective then a traditional chemical bed bug treatment because fumes penetrate a little bit deeper to kill the bed bugs. The down side is that this is far more expensive, not guaranteed, may take multiple treatments, and not very discreet. We do not recommend a fumigation bed bug treatment.
Steam Bed Bug Treatment. A steam treatment is very effective at killing bed bugs and their eggs BUT only if it can directly contact them. The problem is that the moisture that is left as a residue from this treatment provides an even better mating and breeding ground. Steam doesn't always reach the bugs or eggs and they will continue to hatch. One of the biggest downfalls of Steam is damage and loss to property. The steam is blasted at an extremely high heat and can destroy belongings quickly. Steam Bed Bug Treatments are also not guaranteed and we do not recommend them. Steam treatments should not be attempted without the correct equipment.
Heat is the best way to kill bed bugs. The structure or site is heated to a temperature and then sustained for a time killing all bed bugs, and bed bug eggs. This treatment is completely safe for all belongings and you get to keep all your furniture with this type of process. Heat penetrates every nook and cranny killing every bug and egg in its wake. Since all eggs and bugs are eliminated they cannot come back. We guarantee our work for one year. What is more green than heat? This is the environmentally and family friendly bed bug treatment out there and you get to keep all of your furniture. Their gone in one day guaranteed. We also send a bed bug sniffing dog to verify complete eradication of the bed bugs. If you are plagued with a bed bug infestation and have tried many of the above options already contact us now and stop wasting any more time, money, and getting bit. Even though we offer Chemical treatments we only recommend Bed Bug Heat Treatments. This is absolutely the best way to kill bed bugs.
Here is an ABC 15 News Report on Bed Bugs. Our Bed Bug Division recommends that each person who is infected with the plague of bed bugs would definitely seek affordable options first. Further we warn that the failure of do-it yourself chemical treatments will prolong removal of the bugs and increase the overall cost of complete eradication. The problem with trying to solve a bed bug problem on your own is that the eggs are chemically impermeable to most chemicals, Bed Bugs are small and are sometimes not reached by powders and liquids, the females are laying up to 5 eggs a day and these pests have an exponential inbreeding mating potential. Definitely try it yourself but when you find that it is not working and you've tried everything, and you've already shopped online to buy some gimmicky bed bug product and found that it also does not work then call us. We perform a professional All Natural Heat Treatment that eliminates all bed bugs and eggs in one day. Our Service comes with our One year Guarantee if the entire structure is treated. Our crew is knowledgeable, clean cut and efficient at bed bug eradication. We also send in the K9 Canine Bed Bug dog sniffing crew to ensure elimination.
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