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Bed Bug Control: Choosing Pest Agent for Fast & Efficient Pest Control

Avatar of author Ismael Girard
Ismael Girard
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Introduction

Bed bugs are small, oval bugs that become brownish and swell after feeding. They prefer to feed on humans, producing itchy, red bumps on exposed skin. Unlike other pests, bed bugs cannot fly and instead move quickly over floors, ceilings, and walls.

To successfully win the battle against bed bugs, we must recognize their presence early. Indications of an infestation include:

  • Reddish spots on mattresses and upholstered furniture
  • Dark spots that are about the size of a period—these are bed bug excrement
  • Tiny, pale-yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger
  • Live bed bugs in the seams and folds of your mattresses, couches, and cushions.

The Challenges of Residential Bed Bug Extermination

bedbug exterminator cleaning a room

Bed bug infestation in homes presents a unique set of challenges. These insects aren't only hide in the most tiny areas, but are also quite resilient, making it especially hard for you to get rid of them on your own.

This is where Pest Agent steps in!

Why Professional Pest Control is Essential

If you've ever had the misfortune of dealing with bed bugs, you'll agree that they're a pain in the butt.

A pest control company provides the most feasible solution to tackle bed bugs. Specialists use a number of methods and equipment, including heat extermination and potent pesticides, inaccessible to the average homeowner due to safety reasons and regulations.

This arsenal, coupled with their expert knowledge and experience, guarantees an efficient and comprehensive extermination process.

Why Diy Bed Bug Control Methods Just Won't Cut It

It's important to understand why DIY bed bug control methods fall short. These typically include the manual removal of bugs, eggs, and larvae from the infested site, hot water washing of clothes and bedding, and using home-made or over-the-counter sprays.

  • Manual removal isn't always successful due to bed bugs' knack for hiding in small crevices.
  • While bed bugs can't withstand high temperatures, washing infested items in hot water only works if a temperature of 60°C is reached and sustained for at least 30 minutes. However, not all items can endure this heat.
  • Sprays and insecticides available to the public are usually less potent than professional-grade variants, making them less effective over time.

Pest Agent's Bed Bug Control Options

20% of people have had or known people with a bedbug infestation, according to Cleango. But with the help of our certified exterminators, we can employ different strategies to remove bedbugs quickly — And forever. Let's dive into our options available.

Heat Treatments

A popular and efficient technique in bed bug control is the thermal extermination. It involves elevating room temperatures to levels that are inherently lethal for bed bugs. The targeted temperature is typically around 45-50°C (113-122°F), which must be sustained for a specific duration to confirm that every hidden bug is killed, including their eggs.

For more substantial issues, they're generally combined with other methods to guarantee results.

Steam Treatments

Steam extermination makes use of hot water vapor to kill off the pests, including their eggs. It's a way that's extremely effective on infested items like mattresses, box springs, and covered furniture.

Keep in mind, however, as good as steam is in killing bed bugs, its range is relatively limited. Therefore, a thorough application is key to optimal results. Without meticulous application, bugs hiding within furniture may escape the lethal temperatures.

Freezing Treatments

This technique uses rapid freeze systems that instantly kill bed bugs at all life stages. It's environmentally friendly, and it doesn't rely on chemicals to work. This technique is best for treating infested smaller items such as books, shoes, and clothing.

Chemical Treatments

Insecticides are divided into three types — each one targeting a different area where bed bugs are known to hide. A professional service makes certain that the correct pesticide is used in the right amounts, safeguarding the health of those who live or work in the treated areas.

We have contact insecticides that kill the bugs instantly upon contact, residual insecticides for treating hiding spots, and there are also insect growth regulators that prevent the bugs from reaching maturity.

The Importance of Multiple Sessions

Even the best in the business understand that a single visit rarely provides long-term relief from these persistent pests. Multiple extermination sessions make sure that newly hatched eggs (which are often resilient to the first visit) are eliminated, netting you a bug-free house in time.

Waging war against bed bugs takes time; you might wonder, how long does bedbug extermination take? It requires persistence and help. Remember, achieving a clean bill of health for your place is our primary goal.

Our Bed Bug Extermination Process

1. Next-Day Inspection

After receiving your call or filled out form, we advise you on how to prepare for your bedbug inspection and arrange for an immediate visit. Our first priority is to make certain of the problem before we develop a solution. Our trained exterminator will check hiding spots in furniture, mattresses, electrical outlets, and covered items.

2. Get a Free Quote

On completion of the inspection, we provide a free, no-obligation quote detailing the bedbug treatment pricing. Carefully tailored to guarantee its efficiency, we decide on using heat or insecticides based on the extent of infestation. Our quotes are transparent and without any hidden costs.

3. Receive a Customized Plan

Each bed bug problem is unique, necessitating a customized approach. Our services range from pesticide sprays to thermal extermination, which are quite effective in killing bed bugs at all stages, including the notoriously resilient eggs.

This customization approach ensures that the bedbugs are eliminated in the best way possible. Another aspect of our process involves educating and advising homeowners about bed bug management to keep them away.

4. Follow-up Services and Guarantees

Our relationship doesn't end with one service. We provide detailed guidance on what to do post bedbug treatment and schedule follow-up inspections to ensure no resurgence.

It's all part of our guarantee of long-term relief from these pesky insects. Also, our holistic approach includes offering advice and strategies to prevent future problems. We make sure to leave no room for the bugs to thrive in.

Why Choose Pest Agent?

Get Matched With The Nearest Bed Bug Exterminator

When bed bugs lurk within your furniture and mattresses, you'll need fast control measures. That's where we come in.

Our network extends nationwide, connecting you with a local pest control professional — an exterminator immersed in effective bed bug treatments.

After your call or complete our form, we ensure to have the specialized help arrive at your door the same day or the following one, tackling the problem directly at its source.

Enjoy Competitive Rates

Our service won't burn a hole in your pocket. We understand that high-quality, practical solutions should also be financially accessible for a most extensive number of people.

Dealing with furniture affected by these pests or vacuuming tirelessly to rid your mattresses and box springs of them, shouldn't drain your resources. That's why we ensure our rates are competitive, offering the best cost-benefit in the market.

Benefit From Human and Pet Safe Techniques

Your health and that of your loved ones, including your pets, is vital to us. We know that certain pesticides can endanger the well-being of inhabitants long after the bugs are gone. Hence, our process isn't only effective at eliminating the blood-hungry tenants hidden in your electrical outlets, mattresses, and items around your bed, but also safe.

All sprays and insecticides used for bed bug control are compliant with health regulations, ensuring your home returns to being a safe haven post-extermination.

Our Methods Are 100% Environmental Friendly

Aware of the impact that certain pest control solutions can have on the environment, we're committed to eco-friendliness.

Like mentioned earlier, our heat extermination strategy is enough to kill the bugs and their eggs without releasing harmful gases. From the heated water on your linens and clothes to the vacuuming of your infested rooms, our process leave no harmful chemical residue around.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the signs of bedbugs that necessitates professional pest control?

Look for small, itchy bites, tiny blood spots on your bedding, or seeing the bedbugs themselves. These signs indicate a bedbug problem that requires professional extermination efforts.

How long does the typical bedbug extermination process take with Pest Agent?

The extermination process varies, but it usually requires several treatments over a few weeks to ensure complete eradication of bedbugs at all life stages.

Are the chemical treatments used for bedbug extermination safe for children and pets?

Yes, all chemical treatments used are regulated and safe for both children and pets, with the wellbeing of your family and pets being a top priority.