Bed Bug Control

 

Bed Bug Information

Bed Bug infestations are growing in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, school, dormitories, and even in trains, buses and cars. The potential for spreading and getting bedbugs has dramatically increased as people come together and travel more and more. This pest is carried from one place to another in luggage and on clothing. People who travel and frequent hotels or motels run a greater risk of contact with bedbugs and may eventually bring these bedbugs home with them. With people living and working closer together in urban areas, there is a greater opportunity for bedbugs to find their preferred hosts, people and thrive.

Bed Bug Tips from Pestworld

Suspicious Bites

Often the first sign of bedbugs is not an actual sighting of the insects but of the symptoms, specifically bites.  Unlike flea bites that occur mainly around the ankles, bedbugs feed on any skin exposed while sleeping (face, neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs, etc.). The welts and itching are often blamed on other causes, such as mosquitoes. Infestations may go unnoticed for a while, and can become quite severe before being detected.   If the affected individual has been traveling, or has acquired used beds or furnishings before symptoms started to appear, the likelihood of bedbugs increases. If you wake up with itchy bites and welts that were not there before going to bed then bed bugs could be a likely suspect.

Bedbug bites can sometimes be described as a red raised bump or  welts and are often accompanied by intense itching.  The red bumps or welts are the result of an allergic reaction to the anesthetic contained in the bedbug’s saliva, which is injected into the blood of its victim while blood is simultaneously withdrawn.  Though bedbug bites can happen singly, they often follow a pattern of a grouping of three to four bites.  These patterns of bites are caused when a bed bug is disturbed in feeding by movement and then resumes feeding at a later time.  On the other hand, it is important to recognize that not all bites or bite-like reactions are due to bedbugs. If you suspect bedbugs, please contact the  Walker Pest Management specialists.

Most Common Causes

  • Carry-on bags and luggage
  • Sleepover guests
  • Hotel Furniture
  • Used furniture (i.e. mattresses or sofas)
  • Infested trucks used for moving
  • Neighboring units with bedbugs

How To Avoid

  • Inspect carry-on bags regularly
  • Upon return from travel, wash clothes
  • Minimize clutter in homes
  • Become aware of neighboring units
  • Minimize contact with those infested
  • Avoid all used furniture
  • Avoid refurbished mattresses
  • Avoid low-end hotels and motels
  • Avoid unmaintained trucks used for moving

 

Treatment

Bed Bug Thermal Heat Treatment EquipmentWalker Pest Management uses the latest in Thermal Heat Treatment equipment from Temp-Air  to make sure all bed bugs and eggs are killed when treating. Specialized heat treat equipment is positioned throughout the home or apartment and linked to a central computer that monitors temperatures throughout the residence. By bringing up the temperature of the air in the structure we can reach the point at which the eggs and insects die. This will kill other insects in the home as well, not just bed bugs. Using this method saves you, the customer money because you no longer have to throw out your bedding, couches or other furniture which bed bugs easily infest. This can be a savings of thousands of dollars. Using Thermal Heat Treatment kills bed bugs in furniture, closets, clothing and even bed bugs hiding in the walls. If you have had a bed bug treatment using old chemical treatment methods and continue to have problems, or you have had to have multiple chemical treatments and they are not working, stop wasting your money. Call us for a free inspection and quote.

To view a video example of a Thermal Heat Treatment for the remediation of bed bugs press play below.

For more information, or to set up a Free Bed Bug Inspection please call 866-442-7378 or use the Contact Form to schedule by email.

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