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We have Completed Thousands of Successful Treatments by using our Protocol.  We stay involved on the best solutions available to keep bed bugs under control in structures.

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​Why Are Thermal Heat Treatments More Effective ?

Published By: Garey Clark

Date: 09-29-2016

Historically, bed bug treatments have primarily used chemicals to reduce and control the pest. Recently, pesticides have shown to be ineffective in managing infestations with single bed bug treatments. An informal survey of pest control operators conducted by an entomologist at the University of Massachusetts found that 68% of all bedbug infestations require three or more treatments, 26% require two treatments, and 6% require just one. Recently research show they are actually adapting and creating thicker shells to withstand pesticide exposure.

Another concern with pesticide use is the development of resistance to the pesticides used in the treatment of bed bugs. The Integrated Pest Management Association found that by 1956, DDT resistance was so widespread that the control method had to be changed to Malathion. Results from current research conducted by the University of Kentucky show that bed bug resistance to insecticidal products that have pyrethroids as an active ingredient has become significant. The excessive use of pesticide solutions may result in the bed bug developing greater resistance to current methodologies. Oftentimes this leads to overcompensating by increasing amounts of chemicals. This can be a dangerous practice. Clark's Heat Treatment is a simpler control methodology which alters a bed bug’s natural environment, making it lethal to the bedbug.

Pesticides can also pose a threat to the environment. DDT was an effective chemical in significantly treating bed bug occurrences in the United States before it was banned in 1972 because of the reproductive effects to birds from chronic exposure to DDT. Bird exposure to this insecticide mainly occurs through the consumption of aquatic and/or terrestrial species that have been exposed to DDT (WHO 1989). Like other chemicals, DDT was able to work its way through the ecosystem and cause adverse health and reproductive effects to many animals in the food chain.

Finally, some people may be sensitive to chemicals as a result of neurological or other medical disorders. These people may not have the option to use chemical solutions as part of their control method. Clark's Heat Treatment  is a non-chemical process and therefore is the practical solution for people with chemical sensitivities and is ideal for treating health care facilities, hospitals, and schools where chemicals are not an option. For Heavy Infestations we also use some pesticides to ensure elimination by creating a containment spray and also using encasements on mattresses and box springs.

Detection Methods for Bedbugs !
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Bedpost monitoring devices work well for catching bedbugs.

We use different types of monitoring devices and methods. We have bedpost monitors, traps with lure, K9 Sensor Bed Bug Dog Detection Teams followed up by very knowledgeable and experienced inspectors.The headboard post however needs a monitoring device also.

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Bed Bug Dog finding live bed bugs in wood frame.

Published By: Garey Clark

Date: 09-24-2016

At our Hilton Head Bed Bugs exterminator company, we use the most trusted and proven methods to control and eliminate bed bugs. Call us if you suffer from bed bugs in Hilton Head Area.

Our Sensor Bed Bug Dogs are specially trained to define the absence or presence of bed bugs in all types of structures. 

The dogs olfactory senses are thousands of times better than ours.

We as humans think in terms of vision because that is our greatest sense. Even in speech we say "you should have seen what I saw" or "see it may way". If the dog could talk they would say "you should have smelled what I smelled" or "smell it my way"

The dogs are introduced to live bed bugs at an early age. They learn to distinguish between the scent and any others. We use a combination of all castes and eggs in the calibration exercises to "fine tune" their decision making process.

By using these working dogs we can determine which rooms or units have activity and which do not. Therefore you can spend your treatment money wisely and take out the guesswork ! 

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Bed Bugs in Hilton Head

by: Garey Clark  Published - 03-10-2014

Bedbugs or bed bugs are small parasitic insects of the family Cimicidae (most commonly Cimex lectularius). The term usually refers to species that prefer to feed on human blood. All insects in this family live by feeding exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals. The name 'bedbug' is derived from the insect's preferred habitat of houses and especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Bedbugs, though not strictly nocturnal, are mainly active at night and are capable of feeding unnoticed on their hosts.

  • A number of health effects may occur due to bed bugs including skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms. Treatment is otherwise symptomatic.
  • Bedbugs have been known by a variety of names including wall louse, mahogany flat, crimson rambler, heavy dragoon, chinche, and redcoat. Largely eradicated as pests in the developed world (primarily through the use of DDT) in the early 1940s, bedbugs have seen a resurgence since about 1995.

Bites and Concerns

Bed bugs usually bite people at night while they are sleeping. They feed by piercing the skin with an elongated beak through which they withdraw blood. Engorgement takes about three to 10 minutes, yet the person seldom knows they are being bitten. Bed bugs normally do not reside on people like head or body lice ? immediately after feeding they crawl off and reside elsewhere to digest their meal. Symptoms after being bitten vary with the individual. Many develop an itchy red welt or localized swelling within a day or so of the bite. Others have little or no reaction, and in some people the reaction is delayed. Unlike flea bites that occur mainly around the ankles, bed bugs feed on any skin exposed while sleeping (face, neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs, etc.). The welts and itching are often wrongly attributed to other causes, such as mosquitoes. For these reasons, infestations may go a long time unnoticed, and can become quite large before being detected. The likelihood of bed bugs increases if the affected individual has been traveling, or had acquired used beds or furnishings before symptoms started to appear. Bed bugs also are suspect if you wake up with itchy bites you did not have when you went to sleep. Conversely, it is important to recognize that not all bites or bite-like reactions are due to bed bugs. 

Confirmation requires finding and identifying the bugs themselves, which often requires the help of a professional.

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We have K9 Bed Bug Teams that can inspect 1 house or 500 apartments. Our team can complete bed bug inspections accurately and at an affordable rate. Call Us Today for any questions or to schedule .

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We only use Electric Thermal Remediation Heat Equipment which is made and designed for Bed Bug Elimination and Control. In almost all situations we can Exterminate Bedbugs in the Hilton Head Area with one treatment.

All of our Trucks or Trailers have Built - In Generators that supply the power for the heaters. We run a cord from the unit usually through a window and tie in the heaters and start it up.

Albeit the treatment takes generally 5-6 hours and must be prepared for properly. However bed bugs have no resistance to temperatures above 118 degrees. We are generally heating at 130-135 through most of the process. It usually takes 1-1/2 hours to heat the area up above 118 degrees. Once we get above kill temperature we bring fans in which simulate a convection oven effect. We continually enter for a few minutes to inspect and also to adjust fans. While waiting on heatup we need to have all items and furniture away from walls 2 ft so we can use a containment spray around inside perimiter of walls.We treat electric outlet plates and any other cracks or voids that could contain bed bugs to give us some residual. When the temperature rises any bed bugs will scrable-run to try to find a cooler place. Our technicians watch this occur which gives away most of their hiding spots. We also use encasements on mattresses and box springs to ensure success. We offer a 60 day warranty and will make sure that your infestation is eliminated.

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This is an article I wrote with PCT magazine about a large job we completed in Atlanta, Using Thermal Remediation Equipment. over 5,000 sq ft. infested as bad as we have seen.

Bed bugs are known for many things: they’re avid breeders, they feed on the blood of humans and animals, and they invoke a lot of stress when discovered! One thing they’re not usually associated with, however, is their elusive nature. Bed bugs are nocturnal, which makes them extremely difficult to locate. It often takes someone […]

The post 5 Advantages of Bed Bug Detection Dogs You Need to Know appeared first on IBBRA.

Bed bugs are, unfortunately, a common problem in the US and all over the world, no matter how clean your home or hotel is. They spread easily in fabrics, and once they take hold require heat treatments to eradicate. They also cause us all to shudder when we think about them – something unseen climbing […]

The post Bed Bugs Making Headlines in 2020: Most Infested Cities & The Effects of Coronavirus Lockdown appeared first on IBBRA.

Choosing a pest control company, no matter what your pest problem, is critical.  But when it comes to bed bugs, it’s essential to make sure that the problem is solved quickly and done right the first time.  To ensure that you hire the right pest control pro, we’ve compiled a list of tips, tricks, and […]

The post The Easy Guide to Choosing A Bed Bug Company appeared first on IBBRA.

Here at IBBRA we highly recommend heat treatments to end your bed bug problem.  Heat works quickly and effectively, which allows your home or business to be operational in no time; But what happens after the heat treatment is done?  There are still some cleanup procedures that you should follow before the bugs will be […]

The post How to Clean Up A Bed Bug Infestation appeared first on IBBRA.

It’s been established that heat treatments are the most effective and fastest way to kill bed bugs.  Scientists and pest professionals agree that heat treatments should be the preferred initial treatment in most bed bug cases.  Chemical treatment follow-ups or pre-treatments are also an option if performed by trained professionals.  Additionally, K-9 inspections are an […]

The post How Should You (or Your Customers) Should Prep For A Heat Treatment appeared first on IBBRA.

Bed bugs have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years.  The treatment for these blood–sucking insects has changed and evolved through the years, from dangerous flammable substances to widely used pesticides.  The history of bed bug treatments is one that spans from the early 400 BC to present day where scientists, pest professionals and inventors have made great efforts to study and […]

The post The History of Bed Bug Treatments  appeared first on IBBRA.

If you’ve ever woken up from a long night’s sleep, only to find welts on your face, hands, arms and legs then you know the feeling of the “bed bug panic”.  Questions often race through bed bug victims mind regarding the bites and the severity of their bed bug problem.  While unexplained bites can definitely […]

The post Bed Bug Bites: The Comprehensive Guide appeared first on IBBRA.

Bed bug issues may seem like they arise out of thin air.  One night you go to bed and wake up the next morning with strange bites.  Night after night, this occurs until suddenly you see a little bug scurry across the sheets, and you realize – It’s BED BUGS!  Or maybe you’re a hotel/motel […]

The post The Leading Cause Of Bed Bug Infestations Is… appeared first on IBBRA.

Proper communication will set the tone for the correct expectations for any bed bug treatment.  Customers have high expectations for bed bug professionals now more than ever.  But how can you, as a pest professional, live up to those expectations.  The key is effective communication between the technician and the customer before the treatment even […]

The post Customer Communication Tips for Bed Bug Professionals appeared first on IBBRA.

Bed bugs can be a frustrating, expensive, and potentially dangerous problem to have.  There is so much false information online that many people make simple, but expensive and dangerous mistakes when treating for bed bugs.  IBBRA is here to help you stay informed with scientifically proven information and access to qualified professionals that can help […]

The post 5 Common Bed Bug Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid appeared first on IBBRA.


We are long standing members of the International Bed Bug Resource Authority. This is a group of Bed Bug Experts that exchange information and ideas to help us all be more successful in our fight against bed bugs.

What Steps should be taken to properly manage a facility such as this for Bed Bugs ?

1. Education

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Senior Living Tenant Training Class
This is often times overlooked. We offer free educational classes to make sure the staff/and or tenants know the basic information they need to know to identify a problem and keep it from spreading throughout a facility. Some management get a little nervous but they always are glad they made the decision to go ahead with it.  I also have some training classes on my youtube channel for small groups or single employees. This can be done with a cup of coffee and a bisquit in just a few minutes.

2. Detection 

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Bed Bug Detection Dog
Our K9 Team  can inspect one room, one home, a whole facility or high rise. This is the most efficient and accurate way to determine areas of activity

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Bed Bug Dog Training Wheel
The dogs are constantly calibrated much like a scientific instrument. Their sense of smell is thousands of times more acute than ours. With a well trained human inspector/handler the team together can do some wonderful detection work and save money and spread.

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Aaron the Bed Bug Dog finds them in a couch.

Many times there are visual signal of activity. This should be reported and responded to very quickly if possible.

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Bed Bugs in Couch
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Bed Bugs Excrement on bedding.
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Couch Bed Bugs
   Excrement marks, skins, or live bugs can be found in many areas around where people sleep, or gather.        

Designing the proper treatment plan is based on detection and is critical to the success of maintaining a Bed Bug Free Environment.

3. Bed Bug Treatments

We use Thermal Remediation Heat Equipment. This is specially engineered Electric Heat Equipment built for this type of treatment.
This is the most effective method for elimination of Bed Bugs. Why ?  Because Bed Bugs have no resistance to temperatures above 120 degrees. They have a lot of resistance to the pesticides on the market today. And it fills the entire area up with the temperatures giving them no place to hide.

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Bed Setup for Heat Treatment
We also use some pesticides around the edges of the room for containment. Dusting the wall plates is also important.

4. Encasements for mattresses and box springs.

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Mattress and Box Springs Encasements

Encasements disallow future access to the mattress and box spring. It also serves as a secondary line of defense against any survivor bugs or eggs. With some materials being used it also helps protect you from exposure to any insecticides that may have been used. Not only by us but also by the tenant or homeowner. It is very common for self treating to occur before we are called in.
We install these at the end of the treatment process.

5. Follow up Inspection and Monitoring.
After treatment has completed a monitoring program with K9 Inspections or Visual Monitoring should be set up in order to be proactive in this area.

Call Us at 770-957-1915 to discuss starting a Bed Bug Program for your facility. We have a program from start to finish. Bed Bugs are a manageable insect to control but you must be proactive or you can find yourself with a really large problem. We have had Senior High Rises call in with 40-50 infested units. This is not an enjoyable situation for anyone involved.

We can help you with ideas to help manage your situation efficiently.

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Bed Bugs In The Office - Workplace !

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Bed Bugs Found In Office - True Story

 We received a call from another pest control company requesting to use the Sensor Dogs at a large office building where some bed bugs were found. The K9 team went out at night and inspected a large area with around 80 cubicles. The dogs traced the scent down to about 4 cubicles. The handler could not find any live bed bugs but told them there is something going on in  this area, which was about a 4 cubicle area. The employees in that area had their homes inspected and found one with a fairly heavy bed bug infestation. The company paid for her home to be treated and let them pay back weekly payments. I really think this was a great idea. Problem solved for now.

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Sensor Dog checking bus for bed bugs.

In a work environment and Bed Bugs are found.
What Do You Do ?
Most of the time they are being brought in by employees with a bed bug infestation at their homes. How can you determine where they are coming from ? What is the risk to other employees and the business. The Business needs to pay attention and act quickly !  I would recommend that you consider a Sensor Dog K9 inspection to see if they can at least pin it down to an area. 

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   Our dogs can assist in determining the location of live bed bugs in an office environment. There is usually not a lot of preferred nesting areas in an office. No one sleeps there ��  Most office furniture is not as preferred as homes and home furniture. Over the years we have been called out for many office settings. Many times it's not bed bugs. If it is a bedbug it's usually a "drop off" from an employee with a bed bug problem at their home. If you serve the public, clients can come in and leave some behind. We see this in places like Dialysis Centers, Doctors office, Dentas waiting areas, etc. This is also how hotels become infested so don't unload on them too hard. Until it is brought to someone's attention nothing is usually done. While it's difficult to prevent bed bugs, there are proactive steps that can be taken.
  1. Education - Familiarity with Bed Bugs
  2. Communication with employees ( Discuss prevention.)
  3. Get professional help by specialists.
  4. Get a Sensor Dog inspection for accurate evaluation.
   Treatments if needed must be precise and thorough.  In some cases heat may be a good option however if someone is bringing them in it very easily can duplicate. A residual material and monitoring is needed in these cases. It can be traumatic for those that don't understand the bug. You probably are more exposed at a movie theatre than your office. A controlled environment has a better chance of succesful control.

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If you are having an issue in your office, give us a call today and we will answer questions and try to solve your problem.

Call 770-957-1915 Today to solve your bed bug issues.

Bed Bugs Can be a Difficult Problem in Senior Living Facilities !

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Senior Living can be a difficult situation to control bed bugs. Large numbers of people living closely together in one building in itself is hard to control. It is common for them to bring in used furniture or used clothing which can lead to bed bugs in the building. Besides that they can have visitors that have infestation at their home. Healthcare workers may be infested and spread them into facilities. Or vice versa.

2. Use Encasements for Mattresses and Box Springs.
5. Educate Tenants (see below)

Tenant Bed Bug Class 

Making sure the tenants know what bed bugs look like and how they can be brought in is critical to a successful plan.

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Adult Bed Bug
The Blame Game is not the way to go. Pointing Fingers is not going to solve the problem. Neither is throwing away furniture.

K9 inspections can really help keep infestation under control and manageable. 

Here is an article from Denise Donovan at IBBRA

With the mounting incidence of bed bugs in homes, apartments and businesses, discovering them early removes the possibility of “infestations” from building. All public or high traffic businesses and multi-unit dwellings need to be doing regular inspections for bed bugs and here’s why:
I’m sure at one time or another in your life you’ve heard the expression, “Like trying to find a needle in a haystack”, and that is exactly what it’s like trying to find a single bed bug introduction, small amounts or bed bugs eggs in any environment. The bed bug is like the needle and the environment is like the haystack.
That is why there are so many more infestations popping up all over. People may suspect a problem but can’t find evidence of such. It is then that they play the wait and see game and before long, a bed bug infestation has built and they are taking bed bugs with them to work and school or anywhere they go.
The truth is, no matter how hard we try as humans, our visual inspections pales in comparison to the remarkable scenting ability of a detection dog.
In early stages of bed bugs, or when they’re are first introduced, the size and reclusive nature of the bed bug places them in inaccessible areas where unless we had x-ray vision we just could not detect where they are hiding. In addition, human inspections require extensive knowledge of the bug, the use of a magnifying glass and a bright light to see in dark crevices, while tearing apart and disassembling furniture. This process is extremely time consuming in such that a person can expect a professional to be in their homes for well over an hour or more. Even after a careful examination, they still may not have found the area where they are hiding.
To give you an example, pretend you’re asked to hide a straight pin somewhere in your living room and ask a friend to find it. You could have pulled a cushion from your couch and penetrated it deep along a seam in the corner or behind the cardboard of a wall hanging or painting. Alternatively, maybe you slipped it through a crack behind the baseboard and it fell through. Finding it would literally take hours and in most cases, they would never find it!
Now, if they told you it was somewhere in the vicinity of the chair in the right-hand corner of the room, you could focus your efforts in a few square feet vs. inspecting the whole room and all its contents and it would cut your inspection time down. Again, just because you know the area doesn’t mean that you will find it if it is hidden behind that baseboard.
Knowing that inspecting for bed bugs takes a tremendous amount of time to do it right, the cost for doing a proper inspection could range anywhere from one hundred dollars on up. A human inspector with around 35% accuracy couldn’t possible do a comprehensive inspection in fifteen to thirty minutes and can miss hide harborages easily leaving you with bed bugs unnoticed. On the other hand, although it may cost you a bit more, but detection dogs can sweep the same areas in a fraction of the time it takes a professional, have a much higher accuracy rate and show you exactly where the bugs are hiding for a much easier and efficient treatment.
Spending a little more money upfront will save you from expensive treatments later should they go unnoticed and build up to infestation levels!
Luckily, bed bugs put off a scent, which these dogs are trained to detect. They pick up the scent cone and when they smell where bed bug’s hidden harborages are, they signal an alert of their find to the handler. This is especially valuable in early stages when treating for bed bugs stops infestations from building.
Because every insect has a different nature and tolerance to what we use to eliminate them, they require different treatment elimination processes. You need to find and verify the insect in question in order to know which treatment to use. (Treatment used for cockroaches doesn’t work for mosquitoes and so on)
Unlike many other insects, there is no preventative insect spray for bed bugs. Although the use of CimeXa in wall voids, electrical outlets and cracks and crevices has shown to be affective in stopping them from getting to far should they cross those barriers.
Before the application of any professional treatment, the industry requires verification of the insect at question. Once the dog alerts on a particular area, it is up to the handler to do a comprehensive inspection to expose evidence of the alert.
If they are not able to visually verify the dogs alert, it doesn’t mean the dog was wrong or that it was a false alert, it means that there may not be enough bed bugs to find visual evidence or that they are well hidden behind baseboards, in wall void or in places where they can’t see into or behind. This doesn’t mean they are not there. During this time, they will suggest monitoring for activity and reschedule an inspection at a later date.
On or off the job, these dogs are continually trained by their handlers using live bed bug specimens to keep them keen on the scent of live bed bugs or viable eggs.
In every industry, there are do-gooder’s and those who take advantage of others. Watch out for those who say they can sweep 70 to 100 rooms with one dog in a single day. Detection dogs require breaks for resting their nose, potty breaks and a snooze.
The most rewarding part of regular inspections is the peace of mind it gives you. Whether in your own home, business or multi-unit properties, regular bed bug detection dog inspections can help keep from infestations from ever happening!

We have K9 inspectors and Thermal Remediation Equipment designed to eliminate Bed Bug infestation.

Call 770-957-1915 Today to ask questions

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