When it comes to bed bugs, you know when you have become a victim. From the itchy bites to the blood-stained pillowcases, bed bugs are not very good at hiding their tracks. As soon as you noticed them, you may have tried to do the extermination by yourself. However, you probably came to realize that bedbugs are extremely difficult to get rid of. There is a specific process to go through for the bugs to be out of your hair. And while some people can get rid of the problem themselves, it usually takes an expert to get the job done. If you are struggling with bed bugs, our extermination team at Quality Pest Control is here to help you. For some insight into the bed bug extermination process, keep reading.
First things first, your home is going to need some inspecting, or more specifically, the beds are going to need to be checked out. Every bed bug problem is different than the last, meaning every extermination process is a tad bit different. During the inspection, our team will check out the infestation and determine a few key things, such as how big the infestation is and what treatment may be best. When we know more about the extermination plan, we will sit down with you and let you know what we are going to do and make sure you are okay with that.
One of the usual methods used for large-sized infestations is heat treatment. This method involves turning up the heat in a building to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re concerned that your AC unit may break being turned up that high, don’t stress it. We bring in our equipment to get the structure to get that hot. We do this by placing little thermometers around the home and monitoring them to ensure the temperature is high enough in each room of the house. Before we start, we will speak with you about your furniture and ensure anything at risk because of the heat is cleaned another way or moved. If you want to kill the bed bugs and eggs slowly, the temperature needs to be as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit. If you choose to kill them immediately, the temperature needs to be at 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on your unique situation will determine how high the temperature is and which method we go. Regardless of how quickly the bed bugs die, we will still do this treatment for about 6-8 hours to ensure everything is good to go. Once we finish, we place preventative insecticide in every room around the doors so you can avoid another infestation. We also will give you tips in the future on how to prevent another bed bug infestation.
The other method is the insecticide treatment. The insecticide method takes a little bit longer, but it is effective. Depending on the size of your infestation and personal preferences will determine which route you decide to go. This process starts with an inspection as well; however, our team will be informing you a little bit more about the insecticide than the temperature. We will use insecticides for three different categories. One will be used in areas that people touch frequently, one is for small cracks, holes, and crevices in the home, and one for areas that tend to collect dust.
Usually, this process will take 2-3 visits to your home, about 30 minutes to 2 hours per room. The reason being is that it takes a lot to kill bed bugs and know they are gone for good. Our team will let you know when you can enter the room again and resume life as usual. We all will prepare you before we come, so you know what to do with kids, pets, and furniture.
Contact Quality Pest Control Today to Get Rid of Your Bed Bugs!
Bed bugs are a true pest to have around. They can bite and are near impossible to get rid of unless you have the help of an expert. To learn more about the bed bug extermination process, or to have one of our team members come out to your home, reach out to our team at Quality Pest Control at (954) 842-9411.
It’s fair to say that all bugs are pretty horrible to deal with; however, bed bugs take the cake. These little critters are very sneaky and can be hard to get rid of at times. They tend to hide in the most inconspicuous of places making them able to multiply at alarming rates, and since these creatures are nocturnal you probably won’t even know they exist for some time. Similar to other pest infestations, you will not always know that you have a bed bug infestation until the infestation is considerably large. The trick to dealing with them efficiently is to know all of the signs that they have entered your home so that you can stop the infestation before it becomes too large of an issue. This is where Quality Pest Control comes in. We know all of the signs to keep an eye out for so that you can hopefully stop the infestation from growing larger, although, no matter how big or small of an infestation you are going to need professional help to get rid of these pests for good.
How to Tell When There’s a Bed Bug Infestation
Some of the signs of a bed bug infestation may seem obvious at first; however, some of the signs can be interchangeable with other types of pest and rodent infestations. Due to this, it is important to know as many signs as possible to rule out other kinds of pests. Whether you have bed bugs or not, Quality Pest Control can get rid of any pest problem you have.
. Blood Stains
Since bed bugs need blood to survive, they will usually come out of their hiding place once or twice a week to feed. Although they can live up to a year without a host, they are selfish and prefer to get more blood throughout the week. After a bed bug is done feeding, they will crawl back into their hiding place leaving behind a trail of bloodstains. These stains are usually found closer to the edge of the bed as most bed bugs like to hide in the headboard or box spring of the bed.
. Itchy Bites
This sign of bed bugs is a tricky one as many other pests can cause itchy skin. Compared to the other kinds of pests that like to bite, bed bugs have a unique way of getting blood from humans that can help you pick their bites apart from others. A bed bug bite will leave redness in the area and will be in a diagonal zig-zag line on the skin. These bites are smaller in the size and tend to lay flat on the skin similar to how a scratch would. Bed bugs typically bite the same area and will do so in a line format, opposite of how fleas or ants would bite. They also tend to go for areas of the skin that are out in the open as opposed to areas that are underneath your blankets and comforters.
. There’s an Odor
Like most pests and pest infestations, after the problem gets rather large and odor will begin to constantly linger in the air. Every infestation has its unique odor and this rings especially true for bed bug infestations. These bugs emit an odor that has commonly be compared to a wet towel and a dirty locker in a locker room. If you are starting to notice this scent particularly in your bedroom then chances are that you have a sizeable bed bug infestation. It’s important to keep this scent in mind as soon as you are suspicious since the scent will only get stronger as the infestation gets bigger.
For all of your bed bug issues, Quality Pest Control is here to help. Our team of experts has handled plenty of bed bug cases successfully and will be able to handle yours as well. We know all of bed bugs tricks and how to get to all of their hiding places. After we are done with our extermination process you can be sure to get a good night’s sleep free of the stress from the horrible pests. If any of the above signs are present in your home, then it may be time to give one of our team members a call. When it comes to pests it’s always better to call and be safe than sorry. Reach out to us today at (954) 329-0264 to hear more about our bed bug services.