I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
November 3, 2015
Did you recognize the signs: black fecal matter in the seams or on the corners of your mattress, mosquito-like bites that were in a cluster or line on your skin, blood stains on your pillowcases and sheets? Or, maybe you saw these oval shaped, rust-colored bugs walking around on your bed. You have bed bugs. Great! Now, what do you do?
If you knew how to detect those bugs, we're guessing that you also know that a heat treatment is the best way to rid your home of these blood-eating insects, but filling a home with heat is a scary proposition. What about wallpaper glue melting? What about photos being ruined? What do you do to protect your televisions and computers? Let's see if we can put your mind at ease. After all, having bed bugs is stressful enough on its own.
Will my belongings be safe?
We get this question a lot and it comes in a lot of different forms. Some people are worried about sensitive items like paintings, stored food, and clothing. Some are worried about pets. We actually got a question recently, through the contact form on our webpage, from a woman who wanted to know if she needed to worry about the fish in her fish tank. This is a great example of the complexities that are involved in doing a heat treatment, but we've done a ton of heat treatments and there isn't any question that will stump us. In the case of those fish, they had to find a temporary home away from home while the treatment was being done.
Can I do a heat treatment myself?
Heat remediation is not a do-it-yourself project. It is no easy task to heat a home to a sustained temperature of 120 degrees. It requires specialized equipment and specialized training to make sure the home and all the belongings inside are safe.
Do you use chemicals?
Often, we are able to do a heat treatment without the use of any chemicals. At Action, we have trained K-9 inspectors that help us locate infested areas so that we aren't going into your home blind. We know where the bugs are, and we know how to keep them from escaping. The benefit for you is that you don't have to worry about leftover chemical smells, and you can get right back into your home after the treatment is done.
When you're ready to move forward with your heat treatment, let the expert technicians here at Action Pest Control walk you through all the details and get you back into your home within the day. With Action, your home, your family, your pets and your sensitive belonging will be safe, and those bed bugs will be gone. Guaranteed.
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