By Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA - Parasitic Yellowjacket, CC BY 2.0,
Bee Species
July 14, 2016
By Katja ZSM - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
July 7, 2016

Bed Bugs

Once thought of as a problem mainly at hotels, bed bugs are infesting more places nationwide.  Hospitals, colleges, and apartment building are just some of the locations dealing with the increased concern. What makes bed bugs so challenging to control is their multiple modes of transportation. They can easily walk on their own, but they also enjoy hitchhiking in suitcases and in personal belongings. When they get indoors, early detection is necessary to help prevent an even larger problem.

Bed Bugs are extremely difficult to exterminate. Proper identification, planning, and quick and decisive actions are required. Our method of extermination is thermal remediation treatment. A preparation checklist will be explained by our “Biotechnician” in order to have residents prepared for the scheduled treatment day. On treatment day, the home will be heated to an average temperature of 133 degrees Fahrenheit, and will be maintained above 118 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of 4 hours. A chemical barrier can be applied around all trim and crevasses to better ensure lethality of the treatment. Monitoring stations are placed to help monitor where, if any, bed bugs are still present.