Control and Prevention of Bed Bug Infestations
They’re Back… in South Florida.
Bed bugs largely disappeared from developed parts of the world in the 1940s, mostly because pesticides knocked them out. Since then, two things happened: Bed bugs, over time, acquired a resistance to pesticides, and international travel made it possible for bed bugs to hitchhike from parts of the world where they had not been eradicated to here in America.
Bed Bugs are excellent hitchhikers, too. Not only can they travel around the world, but they’re very good at moving from place to place – from a hotel room to your bedroom, or from that used piece of furniture you picked up at a garage sale to the rest of your house. Once bed bugs get inside your home, they begin multiplying; one female bed bug will lay one to five eggs a day, or an average of 120 eggs in its life. Upon hatching, those juvenile bugs, or nymphs, will reach adulthood in three weeks, seeking out blood meals – from you and your family, while you’re sleeping, by zeroing in on the carbon dioxide you exhale. It’s easy to see how this can turn into a big problem in short order.
Fortunately, there’s a solution for your bed bug problems. Hugh Turner Pest Control has a highly trained force of technicians armed with the knowledge, skill, tools, and determination to restore your peace of mind around bed bugs. We begin with a meticulous inspection of your premises. We look everywhere that bed bugs might be lurking. Once we find bed bugs or evidence of their activity – such as cast-off skins from molts, or blood spotting on mattresses – we’ll bring our arsenal of anti-bed bug weapons to bear on the target pest and all of its hideouts, so that you can sleep soundly again.
We offer several bed bug treatment options.
Bed bugs, while a significant social problem, do not transmit disease to humans. However, bed bug bites will cause red, raised, itchy reactions on the skin. Scratching bed bug bites can lead to secondary skin infections. Some individuals report significant psychological distress, disruption of sleep, nervousness, and agitation when dealing with a bed bug infestation. The essential components of bed bug control and prevention are:
Identification of bed bug infestations and affected areas
Utilization of best available bed bug treatment strategies along with the proper products and ongoing prevention measures
Cooperation between all stakeholders affected by a bed bug infestation
Conventional Pest Control and Fumigation
Sometimes the most effective bed bug control can be achieved using specially selected materials that will have a residual, or longer-lasting, effect. These products may come in the form of applied liquids or dusts, and will be judiciously employed with you and your family kept foremost in mind.
Another option for treating bed bug infestations is by directing hot vapors, or steam, on or into wherever bed bugs and their eggs might be lurking. Our technicians will take great pains to treat every surface, cranny, crack and crevice with bed bug-destroying steam, making sure that no bed, piece of furniture or other object in a targeted room is left untreated.
Ultimately, a bed bug infestation may be serious enough to consider a tented fumigation Treatment. If that’s the case, Hugh Turner Pest Control will fumigate to make sure that effective and total control of the infestation is achieved.
Cooperation between you and your pest control provider is essential
Whichever bed bug treatment option you choose, keep in mind that as much as you need us, we need you, too. Your technician will present you with a detailed set of instructions that need to be followed rigorously, so that our treatment program for your bed bug infestation can achieve maximum effectiveness. These instructions will start with all the tasks we’ll need you to perform before treatment can begin. Once treatment is concluded, you’ll be informed about all the things you must do to keep bed bugs from re-infesting your Fort Lauderdale home.
From start to finish of your service, what you’ll discover when we handle your bed bug infestation is the attention to every detail that we’ll bring in order to solve your problem. We’ll inspect every room and its contents with a fine-toothed comb, and we’ll document every move we make and method we use to control bed bugs in your environment.