What You Need To Know About Bed Bugs In Arizona
Bed bugs are small apple seed-shaped pests that can grow up to about a quarter inch in length. They feed on blood, usually at night, which gives their normal brownish color a more rust-colored appearance. During the day, they hide in cracks, crevices, mattresses, furniture, light fixtures, or anywhere they can find an out-of-the-way spot.
It is just a myth that bed bugs prefer and thrive in unclean environments, which means any home in Phoenix is at risk of a bed bug infestation. Like other living creatures, bed bugs inhabit locations that provide them with shelter and sustenance. They are very mobile insects, which allows them to spread from location to location. Bed bugs latch onto clothes, garments, hair, and sometimes pets and are carried to a variety of places.
Diagnosis of a bed bug infestation may be difficult, but it is not impossible. If you want to know how to check for bed bugs, the following information may be helpful. You may not notice bed bugs until they begin to feed on you. Bed bug bites usually leave itchy reddish marks on your skin in a straight or zigzag pattern. Their bites can be very irritating and uncomfortable despite not spreading diseases. Their presence on your mattress will also cause disturbed sleep as they tend to feed at night. A musty smell is an indicator of an infestation. A considerable number of bed bugs will release a particularly pungent pheromone smell that is easy to pick up. This smell usually resembles the one you will find on a wet rag or damp towel.
Once in a while, bed bugs leave behind trace evidence of their presence. Early signs of bed bugs include shed skins, waste, shells, or exoskeletons. You may also observe spots of blood on your bedding, indicating an already feeding infestation. Phoenix homeowners should not ignore these indicative signs. If you find any of these signs in your home, call ACTION Termite & Pest Control and enlist our assistance.
Our Bed Bug Treatments
Phoenix bed bug control always requires professional intervention. It is not something you can accomplish on your own. A professional bed bug control company, such as ACTION Termite & Pest Control, has the skilled pros and equipment to do a complete, competent, and efficient job. Our professionals understand how and where to locate these infestations. We will prescribe the most suitable control measures and apply them to your particular bed bug situation. ACTION Termite & Pest Control's bed bug solution involves a pre-eradication and post-eradication plan. These plans ensure we neutralize all the bed bugs while simultaneously preventing a reinfestation after finishing the job.
Eradicating bed bugs is not an easy task. These troublesome insects have evolved to become very resilient. These tiny creatures are the source of immense stress and discomfort in many homes. Chemicals that were once efficient in killing these insects no longer do the trick. Their evolutionary survival has allowed them to spread globally, making it hard for effective control measures.
Bed bugs can multiply quickly, even if just one female starts the infestation. A single bed bug can give rise to hundreds in only a few weeks. These insects can quickly overrun your home and make it uncomfortable or inhabitable. Their stubborn nature requires the intervention of a professional bed bug control service that will guarantee immediate, thorough, and safe extermination.
Bed Bug Heat Treatments
Thermal remediation, otherwise known as heat treatment, is one of the most sought-after remedies for controlling bed bugs and is the best way to get rid of bed bugs. Although many pest control companies may offer a heat service, it's very important to understand that not all heat services and products are equal. ACTION Termite & Pest Control offers the PREMIER equipment and technology from TEMP-AIR designed specifically and with the sole purpose of eliminating bed bugs.
Our professional team uses TEMP-AIR technology to apply heat, which is lethal for these insects, to infested areas for about an hour. We are well versed and experienced in setting up this equipment to ensure that your whole home is covered. In some cases, we use pesticides to support our treatment process. However, we execute this process safely to limit any danger to your family and pets.
These measures ensure no bed bugs escape their doom, allowing for the best results with just one session. Thermal remediation is currently the most viable method for bed bug extermination on the market, and we proudly provide it to Phoenix residents. We also give follow-up services and inspections as bed bug eradication may sometimes require additional treatments. This professional setup involves making a treatment schedule that works for you and is geared toward eliminating these pests.
Certified K-9 Bed Bug Inspections
In addition to our standard bed bug inspections, ACTION Termite & Pest Control also offers K-9 bed bug detection services. Our dogs are licensed through the World Detector Dog Organization (WDDO), an elite dog training program based out of California. Using a K-9 to detect bed bugs is a great way to identify whether an area has been infested with bed bugs, as they may not always be visible to a trained eye. K-9's are also useful to show if an area is rid of any prior bed bug infestation after treatment. To have your property inspected by a certified K-9, call us today!
What You Can Do To Aid In The Bed Bug Control Process
Routine cleaning is no longer as effective in eliminating bed bug infestations. Depriving them of food in a bid to send them away from your home does not work here. Exterminating bed bugs is a challenging endeavor that requires professional intervention, and you should have a bed bug treatment as soon as you know an infestation is present.
These stubborn insects intelligently hide in mattresses. They find mattresses ideal because they are closer to their food source of human blood and can easily stay undetected as they reproduce. Our experts recommend that an infected bed be disposed of as treatment is usually tricky. If this is not a consideration, we offer heat treatments to fully eliminate these pests. Once treated, we recommend that you fit a zip-up mattress cover to avoid reinfestation and keep living bed bugs from escaping. As you maintain your mattress' cleanliness, remember to wash and sanitize your bedding regularly.
Bed bugs may also inhabit damp fabric and clothing. We recommend you wash all clothing with detergent or bleach (when possible) and hot water. You should take the same ACTION for carpets, rugs, and curtains.
Let ACTION Termite & Pest Control Stop Your Bed Bug Infestation
A bed bug infestation in your Phoenix home is not a fun thing to deal with, and it's not something you should attempt to deal with on your own. For the best bed bug pest control near you, contact ACTION Termite & Pest Control. We use the most advanced technology to deliver the most effective bed bug treatments. We also provide the follow-up services necessary to make sure we've fully eliminated your bed bug infestation. To learn more, contact us today.