Bed bugs can’t hide from our powerful treatments.
These nasty critters can get into your home all too easily, hiding all too well once they get inside. Then, unfortunately, they’re really hard to get rid of, DIY.
If you find yourself in this situation, don’t let the bed bug infestation get any larger or more entrenched. Instead, contact experienced bed bug exterminators for a professional solution. At Turner Pest Control, our comprehensive program starts with a complete inspection and a personalized recommendation for professional bed bug control services. Trained technicians take care of the problem for you, providing follow-up inspections until the bed bugs are gone.
Ways That Bed Bugs Arrive
If people come to visit you, these pests can hitch a ride on their luggage, shoes, or clothing. Or, if you return from a trip, you could also be bringing bed bugs back to your house, so inspect your luggage carefully. Before you put any towels, linens, or clothing back into a closet or chest of drawers, wash them in hot water to get rid of any bed bugs or their eggs. Include pet bedding and clothing in this task.
Or, do you enjoy thrift shopping and browsing at rummage sales? Secondhand goods like furniture, clothing, mattresses, and more can host unwanted bed bugs.
Bed Bug Signs
Bed bugs are such excellent hiders that you may not know they’re in your home. So, you may see signs of their presence rather than the insects themselves. These include tiny bites on your skin from your mattress or bed linens, which are most common on arms, legs, and backs. You may see dried blood drops from the bites on your sheets, too, which are either brown or red. Musty smell you can’t identify? Bed bugs have an odd odor.
If you actually do see the critters, they may be huddled in cracks and crevices in your home, including in your furniture joints, bed frames, or baseboards. Or they may be located on the underside of your mattress. About the size of an apple seed, they’re flat and oval shaped in a reddish brown hue. If they’re just fed, they’ll likely be bloated.
DIY Treatment Challenges
Alarmingly enough, some DIY treatments can even boost the size of the bed bug infestation in your West Palm Beach home. Plus, some can create health risks for you and your family. According to the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the following can be hazardous: using off-label pesticides or foggers, employing heat as a DIY method, or creating your own treatment mixture.
Thermal Remediation® uses only high heat to kill bed bugs at every stage of their life cycle in just one treatment. There’s no chemical fumigation, so no toxins are left behind and you and your pets can return to your home right after treatment is completed. Heat treatment can penetrate even the smallest cracks and crevices.
After our bed bug experts confirm that these pests are in your home and locate their hiding places, we use the latest insecticide dust and residual contact treatments. As part of this thorough and effective bed bug control strategy, we provide an initial treatment, plus two more follow-up visits one and two weeks later.
Benefit from peace of mind as our trained technicians use the safest, most effective bed bug control—treatments, products, and equipment. Just what you need to enjoy a bed-bug home!
With bed bug treatment in West Palm Beach, you can count on:
Over the centuries, bed bugs have adapted to human environments in a wide range of conditions and temperatures. They’re hardy and elusive creatures that are always on the move, difficult to spot and eliminate. A home’s cleanliness isn’t a factor when it comes to attracting these tiny pests, and a clean home won’t prevent them from settling in.
Here’s one piece of good news about this troublesome pest: no, they aren’t known to transmit any diseases.
Bed bugs can reproduce rapidly so, to prevent an infestation, you’ll want to do your best not to have even a couple of them get inside your house. So, first consider how bed bugs find their way inside—on furniture or luggage or soft goods like clothing—and thoroughly inspect items like that before bringing them inside. If you’ll be traveling, put a protective covering on your luggage, such as a plastic trash bag, while in the hotel. Inspect the hotel bedding, including box springs, mattresses, and bedding, for tiny stains. Even if you don’t see these pepper-like spots, don’t put your suitcases on the bed. When you return home, inspect belongings before taking them inside, washing soft goods like towels, linens, and clothing in hot water before putting them away.
This pest is definitely becoming more prevalent. According to the National Pest Management Association, bed bug infestations rose by 81 percent from 2000 to 2011. Bed bug control professionals have also reported a resurgence of this pest since the 1990s. Although we can’t say definitively why this is happening, increased national and worldwide travel is believed to contribute to this situation.
Heat treatments, also known as thermal remediation, are highly effective treatment approaches, reaching the insects in difficult to reach hiding spots. Provided by professional bed bug exterminators, this treatment kills these pests at every life stage in environmentally friendly ways: meaning, no insecticides. When you’re seeking bed bug treatment in West Palm Beach, know that Turner Pest Control offers this solution.
Our trained technicians can find and identify these pests in your home or business, providing an initial free inspection and a customized bed bug treatment plan. We use minimally invasive methods that are as environmentally friendly as possible. You can schedule your free bed bug inspection online today.
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