Welcome to Hilton Head Bed Bugs Site !
Why Are Thermal Heat Treatments More Effective ?
Published By: Garey Clark
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.
Detection Methods for Bedbugs !
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.
Sensor Bed Bug Dogs - Hilton Head
Bed Bug Dog finding live bed bugs in wood frame.
Published By: Garey Clark
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.
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 !
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.
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.
Sensor Bed Bug Dogs - Detection
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 .
Bed Setup for Bed Bugs Heat Treatment in Hilton Head, SC.
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.
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.
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Last month we covered all the challenges of treating bed bugs in public places. Today we will be talking about tips and tricks to help your next treatment be as successful as possible. If you missed last month’s article, click here to check it out before continuing. So what can be done in these challenging […]
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Bed bugs are sure to strike fear into the hearts of many, regardless of where they are spotted. The fact that they can spread so quickly and easily, PLUS at the rate that they reproduce, you could have an infestation on your hands before you even realize they are there at all. It’s a known […]
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Bed bug infestations in the US are more prevalent than ever, and there are countless pest control companies that claim to offer bed bug treatments. Unfortunately for the customers, many of these companies have no real experience treating bed bugs and often fail at eliminating the bugs. For this reason many people turn to risky […]
A quick Google search will bring up hundreds, if not thousands of DIY methods to get rid of bed bugs. Many of these results haven’t been tested, and nearly all of them are unconfirmed and not backed by any science what-so-ever. These “old-wives-tale” methods could spread your bed bug problem to other rooms, making the […]
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.
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4. Encasements for mattresses and box springs.
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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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- Education - Familiarity with Bed Bugs
- Communication with employees ( Discuss prevention.)
- Get professional help by specialists.
- Get a Sensor Dog inspection for accurate evaluation.
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Bed Bugs Can be a Difficult Problem in Senior Living Facilities !
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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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