No matter how nice or clean a bedroom looks, it could be infested. Bed bugs live anywhere people sleep—in homes, hotels, hospitals and schools—and quietly feed on human blood. In fact, you might not know you have bed bugs until you (or your customers) find the tell-tale itchy red bumps caused by their bites.
Finding and eliminating bed bugs is best left to the professionals. Bed bugs like to hide in small crevices, making them difficult to detect and even harder to kill. They often hide in bedroom walls, mattresses, carpet, nightstands and even alarm clocks.
Professional Bed Bug Inspections
Connor’s Pest Protection offers two types of bed bug inspection: visual and K-9. Our bed bug experts know what to look for and where to look for bed bugs in your home or business. Visual inspections by our trained service technicians are available for $50. But because bed bugs are tiny and adept at hiding in out-of-the-way places, detecting all of their hiding places through visual inspection is difficult.
For bed bug detection, dogs are our best friends. Bed bug dogs detect odors 10,000 times better than humans and use their strong sense of smell to quickly find bed bugs wherever they hide. The precision of K-9 inspections enables us to focus treatment only on the problem areas, which means lower costs and less disruption of your space. Connor’s partners with K-9 Pest Detection to offer cutting-edge canine bed bug inspections by certified trained dogs for $225.
Bed Bug Treatment
Our approach to getting rid of bed bugs is to effectively kill them with minimal disruption of your home or business environment. After a thorough bed bug inspection, we recommend a customized bed bug treatment approach using heat treatment, conventional treatment or fumigation.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment (or Thermal Remediation)
Heat treatment, or thermal remediation, involves the application of extreme heat to kill bed bugs. Our specially designed heat-generating equipment creates and maintains a precise high temperature that the bed bugs and their eggs cannot survive. This revolutionary treatment is environmentally responsible, and requires less planning and preparation.
Conventional Bed Bug Treatment
In conventional bed bug treatment, environmentally responsible products are applied in conjunction with steam treatment. This treatment option is relatively more time-consuming and causes some living space disruption. Eliminating bed bugs using conventional methods requires a minimum of three intense treatments, usually scheduled two weeks apart.
Bed Bug Fumigation
For homes, fumigation is the most aggressive and effective treatment option. During fumigation, the building is secured in a gigantic plastic tent and the entire interior is treated with a product called Vikane. Because of its higher cost and significant planning and preparation requirements, we recommend fumigation for only the most problematic bed bug infestations.
Our thorough treatment process ends with a follow-up inspection to ensure success. You will rest easy knowing the bed bugs are gone.