Treating Bed Bugs
Bed Bug Treatment
You’ve got bed bugs? We’ve got answers. According to the news, bed bugs are everywhere. Click onto a news website, watch the news on TV or pick up a newspaper, and you’re likely to see or hear a message delivered in tones that are fraught with fear: Bed bugs are back! They’re everywhere! What can we do? The funny thing is, for several decades when parents would put the kids to bed, they would say things like “Sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Aside from entomologists and pest professionals, very few people knew what bed bug were, or if they even existed. Today, we all know. These appleseed-sized, blood-sucking insects have come roaring back, and people are worried – frightened, even.
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) largely disappeared from developed parts of the world in the 1940s, mostly because pesticides knocked them out. Since then, two things happened: Bed bugs, over time, acquired a resistance to pesticides, and international travel made it possible for bed bugs to hitchhike from parts of the world where they had not been eradicated to here in America. Bed Bugs are excellent hitchhikers, too. Not only can they travel around the world, but they’re very good at moving from place to place – from a hotel room to your bedroom, or from that used piece of furniture you picked up at a garage sale to the rest of your house. Once bedbugs get inside your home, they begin multiplying; one female bed bug will lay one to five eggs a day, or an average of 120 eggs in its life. Upon hatching, those juvenile bugs, or nymphs, will reach adulthood in three weeks, seeking out blood meals – from you and your family, while you’re sleeping, by zeroing in on the carbon dioxide you exhale – and laying eggs, lots of them. Even without doing the math, it’s easy to see how this can turn into a big problem in short order.
Nu Era Pest Control offers several bed bug treatment options. Steam One option for treating bed bug infestations is by directing hot vapors, or steam, on or into wherever bed bugs and their eggs might be lurking. Our technicians will take great pains to treat every surface, cranny, crack and crevice with bed bug-destroying steam, making sure that no bed, piece of furniture or other object in a targeted room is left untreated. Conventional Pest Control Sometimes the most effective bed bug control can be achieved using specially selected materials that will have a residual, or longer-lasting, effect. These products may come in the form of applied liquids or dusts, and will be judiciously employed with you and your family kept foremost in mind. Inspection Some people would prefer to have their homes, businesses or properties monitored for bed bug activity on a regular basis. Nu Era Pest Control offers an inspection service where we’ll come out periodically and go over your premises, so that any bed bug activity is caught and treated before it can develop into a serious infestation. Any of these treatment options can be used independently, or in combination with any other treatments.
Remember that bed bug treatment is a partnership between you and your pest control provider. Whichever bed bug treatment option you choose, keep in mind that as much as you need us, we need you, too. Your Nu Era Pest Control representative will present you with a detailed set of instructions that need to be followed rigorously, so that our treatment program for your bed bug infestation can achieve maximum effectiveness. These instructions will start with all the tasks we’ll need you to perform before treatment can begin. Once treatment is concluded, you’ll be informed about all the things you must do to keep bed bugs from re-infesting your home, business or property.
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