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Bedbugs and their Control
Yes, There Is Such a Thing as a Bed Bug
Almost everyone has heard the little bedtime rhyme:
Don't let the bed bugs bite.
But for many years, that was all most people knew about bed bugs. Indeed, a lot of people wondered if there even was such a thing as a bedbug.
Bed bugs (sometimes called "bedbugs;" either form is correct) are small, parasitic insects that feed upon human blood. Once thought to be nonexistent in North America, bed bugs have been coming back with a vengeance in the past few years.
Some experts attribute the rapid comeback of the bed bug to increased international travel, while others believe it has more to do with changes in the way pest control is done nowadays. Older exterminating methods relied on residual sprays, which may have kept the bedbug populations down even though the sprays were intended to control other insects such as cockroaches.
Most likely, both factors have contributed to the bedbug renaissance. One thing, however, is certain: A lot of people are losing sleep over bed bugs. They can cause serious rashes, itching, and bleeding. They also impart a putrid smell when present in large numbers, and may cause allergic reactions in some people.
How Bedbugs Spread
In big, densely-populated cities like Dayton, bed bugs can spread very quickly. They've been known to travel on public transportation, for example, hitch-hiking on passengers and their clothing and belongings when they travel in taxicabs, commuter trains, buses, and airplanes.
Although commonly thought of as urban pests, bed bugs also are found in suburbs and small towns throughout Ohio and most of the United States. They're also found across all socioeconomic classes. They are equal-opportunity parasites.
In apartment buildings, condos, hotels, and other multiple dwellings, bedbugs can rapidly infest adjoining rooms or suites by traveling through walls and conduits; so treatment of adjacent areas is usually required for effective bedbug control. This often requires close cooperation between tenants and neighbors. (Luckily, our environmentally friendly, "green" approach to bed bug control and our earthy-friendly products make this part of the job a lot easier.)
Bed bugs are among the most difficult insects to control. There's even a bed bug control blog. Their small size, secretive habits, and prolific reproductive potential make them a challenge for even the best exterminators.
A typical bed bug job will take several hours and consists of a detailed, meticulous treatment of almost every crack, crevice, nook, and cranny in the affected rooms -- as well as all of the furniture. Special preparations on the customer's part are required, as well. The room should be thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed and all bedding, carpeting, clothing and other textiles in the room washed or cleaned in the manner most appropriate for the individual items.
As with all the work we do, we approach bed bug control with the environment in mind, using only the most earth-friendly products and application methods. All of the insecticides that we use are EPA-registered, are the most environmentally-responsible materials available that will be effective, and are applied with surgical precision.
Heat Treatment for Bed Bug Control
For those who prefer a totally non-chemical approach, Z-Best Pest Control offers heat treatment for bed bug control. This new option completely avoids the use of chemical insecticides.
A lot of people think that heat treatment means burning the bed bugs. It doesn't. What it means is raising the interior temperature of your home to a high enough level, for a long enough time, to disrupt the bed bugs' metabolism and cause them to die. How long it takes depends on how hot we can get the house, which depends on several factors. Large houses take a little longer, as do poorly-insulated houses in the winter. The hotter we can get the house, the less time it takes to kill the bed bugs.
We do this with specially-designed heaters capable of delivering much more heat than a typical home furnace, along with fans to distribute the heat throughout the home. This equipment is designed only for treating bed bugs and it allows us to precisely control the heat for maximum effectiveness.
Special Considerations for Heat-Only Bed Bug Control
Using only heat for bed bug control completely avoids the use of toxic chemicals. But it does have its trade-offs.
The first thing you need to consider is whether you're willing to do the extra work involved to prepare for a heat-only bed bug control job. You really have to do a good job with the preparations because unlike conventional bed bug control, there will be no residual insecticide to kill the stragglers. That means that anything that will get in the way of the heat properly raising the house's core temperature can cause the job to fail.
The second thing you need to consider is that because no residual chemicals will be used, your home will be more susceptible to re-infestation. So you have to be really careful about traveling, receiving guests, buying used furniture, or anything else that might re-introduce bed bugs into your home.
As long as you're willing to make the preparations and take the precautions, however, heat treatment provides an effective, totally chemical-free way to rid your home of bed bugs.
For more information about bedbugs or to schedule a confidential, on-site consultation anywhere in Dayton or Ohio's Miami Valley area, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.