Phoenix Bed Bug Extermination
Are you having problems sleeping? Do you find yourself itching and waking up in the middle of the night for no reason? Are you noticing welts on your skin? Maybe you are having bed bugs. Bed bugs are troublesome household pests that feed on human blood, just like mosquitoes, ticks, or fleas.
According to the National Pest Management Association, bed bugs can reproduce incredibly fast. A pregnant female bed bug can reproduce over 300 adults and 1000 new eggs in just 3 months.
Bed bugs may enter your home or office through contaminated clothing, luggage, or furnishings. Their bites may cause infection, rashes, blisters, itchiness, scabies, and allergic reactions. Additionally, they tend to stay close to hosts, living in or near beds or furniture in clusters of adults, juveniles, and eggs.
Contact us today to get your home or workplace checked for bed bugs!
Bed Bug Health Risks
A bed bug problem is more than a troublesome sleep annoyance or discomfort in bed. Bed bugs can transmit and carry infectious disease, and they can cause itchy bites and welts on your skin that can get infected or cause allergic reactions. Their blood-sucking capabilities can expose you to bloodborne illnesses and allergic reactions, and secondary infections from their bites may cause ecthyma, impetigo, and lymphangitis.
What Bed Bugs Look Like
Bed bugs are small, brownish, oval insects. Adult bedbugs are flat-bodied, and are about the size of a watermelon seed. These tiny crawling pests get their names clearly because they like to make their homes in our beds, where they can and will inflict maximum damage to human skin and health. Bed bugs are most active at night when you sleep. Their bites are painless, so when they bite you, you would not feel the pain of the sting, but you will typically notice itching, bleeding, and skin welts afterward.
Bed Bud Extermination Service
Since bed bugs reproduce very rapidly, the best protection is always early detection. Since all species of bed bugs are tiny and nocturnal, they can be hard to see except by professional pest controllers who are trained in spotting evidence of bed bug infestations. At Phoenix Pest Control Proes, we offer these inspections, which will help you prevent or safely exterminate any bed bugs that may have gotten into your home right away!
Here are the treatment plans we recommend. We are certified to use each of these treatments, which are safe and efficient for bed bug removal and control:
Bed bugs have a thermal death point ranging from 115-135°F. If safe to do so, we recommend the professional use of heating systems to superheat all affected areas to 135°F, while using sensors strategically placed throughout the affected areas to ensure that temperatures in all areas reach or exceed this thermal death point for at least 1 hour. Our heating equipment can reach this heat point safely and effectively, without damaging your household furniture, electronics, walls, and materials.
Our high-power steam cleaning units can reach steam temperatures up to 250°F. These steam temperatures are more than high enough to not only sanitize contaminated furniture and flooring, but also to achieve thermal death point on immediate contact with any bed bug at any stage of life.
Diatomaceous Earth Treatment
Diatomaceous earth use can be an effective bed bug treatment, since it acts as a bed bug dessicant by sticking to bed bug exoskeletons and reacting with their waxy outer layer that causes them to dehydrate. A bed bug that comes in contact with diatomaceous earth will desiccate and die in 2-5 days.
Bed Bug Prevention
Proper bed bug control and prevention needs a keen eye. In order to keep themselves alive, bed bugs seek close proximity to their human hosts. Preventing bed bugs requires preventing infestations and stopping them early, as soon as they happen. That is why immediate bed bug prevention and control is necessary if you suspect you have bed bug problems!