Bedbug Treatments

Bed bugs are a major challenge to property owners and 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.

 

Identifying Bedbugs

Bedbug: Photo Coutesy of CDC/ CDC-DPDx; Blaine MathisonHow 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 chemical application must be performed with nothing left untouched.

Where do bed bugs come from?   A new move-in, or visitors, even used furniture or clothing.

Bedbug Feeding: Photo Coutesy of CDC/ Harvard University, Dr. Gary Alpert; Dr. Harold Harlan; Richard Pollack. Photo Credit: Piotr NaskreckiOnce 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. Normally all clothes and bedding have to be washed in hot water and dried on high heat. We can supply you with preparation information previous to the 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).

Eliminate Bedbugs Now!

If you want to know more about bed bug control, feel free to call us at (317) 545-7378.