Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.
A phrase we’ve been hearing since we were children.
It probably meant nothing to you until you got bit by a bed bug or they got into your luggage and you brought them home with you.
1 in 5 Americans has dealt with a bed bug infestation or they know someone who has dealt with bed bugs.
Once you notice a bed bug problem, it’s important to call an exterminator right away.
Continue reading to find out what to expect from a bed bug removal service.
Be Prepared for the Exterminator
We can’t properly do our job until you get rid of any problem areas that may be hiding the bed bugs.
While it might be your first instinct, don’t be tempted to throw everything away. This can spread the issue to other people. If you do have to throw something away, make sure you destroy it or label it so that no one else will want to take it home with them.
Make sure to regularly wash and heat-dry all the washable fabrics in your house. Blankets, sheets, and any clothing that touches the floor needs to be taken care of this way.
Routine vacuuming can help reduce the volume of bed bugs in your home. Make sure to clean out the vacuum regularly and dispose of the contents immediately in a sealed bag.
Put your pillows and mattresses into protective cases that prevent entrance/exit from bed bugs.
Bag up any small fabric items that cannot be washed to prevent the bed bugs from spreading. Bed bugs can live for a long time, so keep them in the bag for as long as your exterminator tells you to.
Check out this in-depth guide on preparing your home for bed bug extermination.
When the Bed Bug Removal Service Arrives
When we arrive, we will start our process to rid your house of bed bugs.
Our service provides the following:
- Inspection: We inspect the property thoroughly to diagnose the problem.
- Identification: We identify exactly what we are dealing with and figure out how to handle it.
- Environmental modification: We make any changes that need to be made to the environment prior to material application.
- Material application: We apply any chemical material that we need and use any non-chemical tools that we need to help you get rid of your problem.
Our process ensures that you get the best customer service that we can offer you.
Bed Bug Treatment Options
When it comes to bed bug removal, there are a few different options.
Watts’ Pests uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to deal with bed bug infestations. This means that we use a combination of chemical and non-chemical tools to treat homes and businesses for bed bugs.
Fumigation involves tenting the entire property and emitting a fumigant gas into the house. The gas penetrates every surface, including walls and floors, to kill the bed bugs and every other insect in the building.
This option involves all living occupants (plants included) having to stay away for several days during and after the process.
Insecticide treatments include sprays, dusts, and liquids. These are applied topically to the house and the items inside.
Insecticides are applied first to the infested area in the home, usually the bed. They are then applied to the baseboards, behind electrical outlets and switches, etc. Anywhere that the bed bugs might be hiding.
No one can be in the property while the process is taking place, so it is important to have somewhere to go for a few hours. They can access the property several hours later.
This treatment type uses high-temperature steam to reach inaccessible areas and furniture. The heat of the steam kills the bugs.
This is handy for mattresses and upholstery that cannot be easily thrown in the washer and heat dried in the dryer.
Steam treatments work well with insecticide treatments because they coax the bed bugs to the surface where they come into contact with the insecticides and die.
Unless paired with an insecticide, there is no reason to be kept away from the home for an extended period of time.
Heat treatments have been around for a long time. They are becoming increasingly popular when it comes to chemical-free treatment. It isn’t hazardous to the environment like other types of bed bug extermination.
When fumigation and insecticides are not something that you want to use in your house, heat treatment is best for you.
Heating the house to a temperature that kills the bugs is the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs. The heat can get into all of the places that fumigation and insecticides can’t.
Heat treatment doesn’t require the occupants to stay away from the home for an extended period of time after the treatment. The heat treatment is focused on the infested part of the house and the rest of the house remains operational.
Heat treatment works regardless of what the weather is that day.
Got Pests? Get Watts!
Watts’ Pests is a family-owned and locally-operated business created with you in mind. It’s our mission to protect property owners, their families, and their investments in the best way we know how to.
Contact us today to see how we can help you. We’ll have your home or business back in order in no time at all.
Don’t Wait Until Your Problem Is out of Hand
The sooner we can get in there and exterminate the bed bugs, the sooner we can all get a good night’s sleep again.
Remember when you use our bug removal service, you’ll be pest-free, or we’ll waive the fee.
We won’t stop until the last bug is gone.
Call about our bed bug removal service in Mesa, AZ today!