At one point, bed bugs had come close to becoming a thing of the past. However, they're now far more common than people realize. Thanks to international travel and a surge in used furniture purchases, bed bug populations have seen a rise. In addition to being found nearly anywhere, bed bug populations can double every 18 days if not controlled.
To make matters more complicated, they're incredibly small and hard to see. In most cases, at all six stages of a bed bug's life, you can find them near the bed, hence their name. It certainly doesn't help matters that they have become increasingly resistant to conventional pesticides and other similar treatments. Fortunately, the bed bug experts here at Impact Pest Management have developed comprehensive solutions to effectively eradicate bed bugs from any home or business.
Our Bed Bug Control Process
Getting ahead of a bed bug infestation usually takes more than one treatment to be effective. At Impact Pest Management, we perform a thorough first service to get the ball rolling. Each treated room takes about an hour to complete. After the first treatment, we provide follow-up visits, which take approximately 20-30 minutes per each room. We provide three services in total, spaced about two weeks apart.
Bed bugs are extremely resilient thanks to their ability to adapt to and resist various treatments. That's why regular inspections are needed to ensure bed bug population control.
We strongly advocate the following bed bug control protocol:
- Regular inspections
- Consistent vacuuming of carpets
- Regular dusting of outlets and other items
- Rotating the control products and applications used
Bed bugs like to hide in crevices and dark areas, which is why we carefully disassemble the bed along with other furniture to ensure we don't miss any of them. We constantly evaluate our process to ensure our treatments remain effective at all times.
Bed Bug Prevention Tips
In addition to our professional bed bug control services, implement the following tips to help prevent bed bugs from infesting in your home:
- Inspect all used furniture before bringing it into your home.
- Be aware that luggage and items brought by visitors may harbor bed bugs.
- Minimize contact with public storage locations.
- Change your hotel room if you ever discover signs of bed bugs while on vacation.
- Be aware of the signs of a bed bug infestation.
Bed Bug Control With Integrated Pest Management
More often than not, the best way to way to control a bed bug infestation is to prevent it from happening in the first place. That's why we use integrated pest management methods to not only eliminate your current pressures, but also prevent future infestations from occurring. Contact Impact Pest Management today to begin your bed bug prevention and treatment program!