Since Bed Bugs are extremely shy, sneaky and wary and feed during the night, it becomes harder to notice their presence. If the host’s skin reacts heavily to the substance injected by Bed Bugs during their feeding, then the person is likely to get alarmed and search for the cause. On the other hand a few people have no reaction on their skin to a Bed Bugs’ taking a blood meal from them. It becomes harder for such people to become aware of the problem at it’s early stage.
The foremost sign of Bed Bug presence is their Black feces or excrements. These may appear as extruded black dots on surfaces where this substance is not absorbed such as on wood. On the other hand these, initially, fluid excrements would burst into fabric fibers and would not be extruded on materials such as sheets, etc.
Bed Bugs excrements are often found near points of entry and exit to their hiding places such as holes and slits. On mattress tufts and seams we are likely to see and reddish brown spots indicating a Bed Bug was crushed there.
|The insecticides are applied to key areas where Bed Bugs may hide and nest. That covers all basis for current pest and repels future infestations.
||Bed Bug Extermination using Heat involves heating almost the entire structure to almost 115 degrees Fahrenheit for extended period of time.
|It is easily verifiable as to where the treatment has been applied and if some areas have been missed.
||It can not be determined after the fact if heat treatment had reached to a certain part of the structure or not.
|The insecticide and it’s residual effectiveness lasts for several months resulting in Elimination of even any new arrivals of Bed Bugs.
||The Effectiveness is immediately withdrawn when the treatment process is stopped and heat equipment removed.
|Application is NOT General in Nature i.e. application is only targeted areas and surfaces
||Application is GENERAL and affects most articles regardless of the need
|Preparation for client is selective and limited to areas under and near the bed and couches
||Preparation for the treatment requires a lot more from the client in terms of removing heat sensitive items or heat proofing them in several ways
|Insecticide application is more affordable.
||Many Times MORE EXPENSIVE.
|What is the value of using Bed Bug proof coverings for my mattress and box spring ?
The Box Spring and mattress covers come in different make and models with varying characteristics. Some are hypo allergenic and others are not. Point is simple, these coverings reduce the number of typical points on a mattress or box spring where the bed bugs can hide and nest!
While these covering would prevent Bed Bugs from nesting in mattresses and box spring, but not against the threats of nesting in the bed frame, nearby baseboards or night tables, etc.
Hence, we recommend their use as a complementary mechanism to our services if client so chooses. We do not require their use.
How useful is it to apply steam to my bed components to get rid of Bed Bugs ?
The effectiveness of using steam cleaners or hot water to clean mattresses is questionable. If you could apply steam directly to Bed Bugs and their eggs, the heat would definitely kill them. But the problem is that most of Bed Bugs and their eggs are in crevices, slits, holes and gaps in our bed frames. Heat would be immediately absorbed by the mattress and would cause other issues such as dust mites, etc. While Blankets, Comforters and Pillows are at lower risk of harboring Bed Bugs, these items can be sanitized following manufacturer guidelines.