Bed bugs can’t hide from our powerful treatments.
For such a tiny pest, bed bugs can pack a real wallop when it comes to causing problems in your home. They hide in bedding as well as in other cracks and crevices in the house, and can be hard to find and challenging to get rid of, DIY. That’s why bed bug exterminator processes are best left to the experts—with Turner Pest Control offering a comprehensive solution. Our bed bug control in Clearwater starts with a thorough home inspection with our safe, effective treatments followed up to ensure the problem’s resolution.
If you suspect a bed bug presence or have seen a few in your home, contact us for a free, no-obligation inspection, ASAP.
To eradicate bed bugs, our team must kill them at each life cycle stage: from egg to full-grown. We therefore provide several individual treatments over three weeks to comprehensively address the infestation, using multiple methods for optimal results. Our followup reinspections confirm that the issue is fully addressed.
As part of our Clearview bed bug control services, we offer the latest innovation: Thermal Remediation®. Benefits include how this is a one-time treatment; how no chemical fumigation or toxins are used; and how its high heat will destroy bed bugs throughout every life stage.
We use bed bug extermination methods that are environmentally friendly so you and your family can remain safely indoors. In fact, they’re designed to be safe for people with allergies and other health problems. Appointments are conveniently scheduled and we make the entire process as easy as possible for you.
Thermal Remediation® leverages high heat to destroy bed bugs across the life cycle, penetrating the tiniest cracks and crevices with one treatment only. Because there’s no chemical fumigation involved, there are no residual toxins, which means that you, your family, and pets can return home as soon as the heat treatment is completed.
Our professional exterminators will confirm the bed bug presence and find out where they’re hiding. Then, we’ll leverage the latest insecticide dust and residual contact treatments. This includes the initial treatment along with two followup visits, one week apart.
How bed bugs get inside
First, here’s some mythbusting. People may believe that bed bugs seldom go into a clean home but, unfortunately, that’s not true. Bed bugs are perfectly willing to set up shop in even the most carefully tended homes. This is true, in part, because of how many ways they can get inside.
Visitors: People can transport them into your Clearwater home via their clothing or, if bringing luggage, in their suitcases. As long as they came from a place where bed bugs exist, they can transport them to you.
Your own luggage or clothing: When you leave home, you can bring back these unwanted guests, as well.This can be true when you run errands and, even more likely, if you’re away overnight, perhaps in a hotel.
Second-hand items: From clothing to furniture, if you shop in thrift stores or rummage sales, or are given a gently used gift, they may contain enough bed bugs to establish a presence in your home.
Signs of bed bugs in a Clearwater home
Because of their size (comparable to an apple seed), you may not spot a bed bug as easily as another type of pest. So, unless you see an adult not in hiding—an almost flat, almond-shaped, reddish-brown pest—you may need to rely upon other signs:
Preventing a bed bug infestation
Because getting rid of bed bugs, DIY, is nearly impossible, a key focus should be to reduce the likelihood that an infestation ever occurs. Steps include to:
More insights into bed bugs
Over the past few decades, the bed bug population has been increasing (you might hear stories about this in the news) and they’re hard to kill. Here’s more about what makes this pest so challenging to control on your own:
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These tiny pests are elusive, hardy, and always on the move. The cleanliness of a dwelling has nothing to do with attracting bed bugs or preventing them from getting in. Bed bugs have continued to adapt to human environments and can thrive in a wide range of temperature and many types of conditions.
Bed bugs will take any opportunity to hitch a ride into your home on luggage, furniture, and other soft goods such as clothing. When traveling, put a plastic trash bag or other protective covering on your luggage while you’re in a hotel and keep your suitcases off of the bed. Check hotel bedding, box springs and mattresses for tiny, pepper-like stains when you arrive, and thoroughly inspect all of your belongings before bringing them inside when you get home. Also inspect any used furniture or clothing you’ve acquired before you bring it inside.
Once indoors, these pests quickly spread from room to room in homes or hotels, traveling through pipes, on luggage and clothing, and even in vacuum cleaners. Because they can live for months without eating, they can be very difficult to control.
Definitely not! They can be found virtually anywhere, not only in soft goods such as beds and furniture, but also behind electrical outlets and in crevices along baseboards.
Bed bugs do not transmit diseases to humans, but their bites can cause itchy welts that may become infected if scratched.
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