Bed Bug Treatments
BED BUG CONTROL FACT:
In less than 3 months, a pregnant female bed bug can produce up to 1000 offspring (including eggs)
At Solutions Pest Control we strive to stay on the cutting edge of all Bed Bug Control. Whether its training with larger American Bed Bug companies, attending bed bug specific conferences annually or trial and error, we are constantly in search of the best bed bug control solutions for our customers. Call today and let us prove it to you!
Let’s face it – if we all knew how to inspect for bed bugs, we would probably all be sleeping a little better at night. But we don’t. Bed bug inspections can take on many meanings in today’s world, however, we prefer to stick with the tools that we know best. We have been performing many of visual bed bug inspections per month for the last number of years and have developed a pretty keen eye, so rest assured, you are getting the best bed bug inspection technicians available.
In some rare situations, when the likelihood of visually locating a single bed bug early on is going to be difficult (think office or theatre), we have trained & certified K9’s available to assist. Need more still? We are also proud to offer the latest verification tools in the bed bug inspection & monitoring game: The Verifi bed bug detector. Designed for verification of an infestation, these new traps, with replaceable internal attractants, work especially well with an ongoing preventative bed bug program.
Bed Bug Treatments
Bed Bug Control can be performed using traditional pesticide sprays, heat, freezing, steam, vacuums and more. It doesn’t take long to find a particular method on the internet that people both love and hate based on their experience. There are benefits and downfalls to each kind of bedbug control method, so choosing a specific one that best suits you should be a decision that is not jumped into quickly.
By the time you suspect a bed bug infestation & call a professional to confirm it, the bed bugs have likely been there at minimum a few weeks. An extra day to properly vet a pest control professional and research the best methods will give you some piece of mind. Here are some qualifications, tips or questions to ask a potential bed bug expert before booking your bed bug treatment.
- Are they Quality Pro Canada certified?
- What bed bug treatment methods do you offer? (more options for you)
- How long have you been providing each method?
- How long have you been in pest control? (experience speaks for itself)
- Do you attend any bed bug specific conferences? (they are up to date)
- Are you a member of the local Pest Control Association?
- Are you insured and bonded? (its your home – protect it)
- What is your rating with the BBB of BC? Are you a member?
- Can you provide references from past bed bug treatments?
- Online, independent testimonials from sites like Google, Yelp, etc.
A heat treatment for bed bugs is the extermination of bed bugs using heat in place of traditional pesticides. The heat kills all stages from juvenile bed bugs to adults including the eggs by penetrating into all areas bed bugs hide, leaving no area safe for survival. It is a one-day service with 100% elimination guaranteed. We employ the use of both electric and external, diesel-powered heaters (not propane), depending on the customer needs & layout of the home.
Bed Bug Freezing Treatments
A Bed Bug Freezing Treatment is the treatment of bed bugs by instantly freezing them using a new product called Cryonite, which is frozen carbon dioxide, applied from a specialized tool. While it kills bed bugs faster than heat or chemicals, it has limitations because it is a contact killer. If the bed bug doesn’t come into contact with the Cryonite, it won’t die. This is why we use Cryonite as part of our very successful, multi-pronged, pesticide-free treatment that includes some of the other items listed below.
Traditional Bed Bug Treatments
A Traditional Bed Bug Treatment is a treatment that is heavily, if not altogether reliant, on the use of various pesticides for the elimination of bed bugs. This may sound far more simple than it actually is. When treated properly and not rushed, this is still a very effective & affordable treatment option. There is a growing number of pesticides being used in Canada that bed bugs are becoming resistant to, so knowing which products to use in the proper places is key to a successful extermination of the bedbugs. Our technicians receive ongoing training to stay on top of what products are the most successful and employing them in our treatment practices.
In addition to these core bed bug control service treatments highlighted above, we frequently employ the use of:
- Vacuums (physically removing the bed bugs from the home before heat or spray)
- Steamers (great for specific circumstances & spot treatments)
- Passive bed bug traps (no attractants & catch bed bugs usually while travelling)
- Active bed bug traps (use attractants that impersonate the food source)
- Bed Bug Infested Furniture Removal (sometimes you just don’t want it that bad)
- Mattress Encasements (much cheaper than throwing out the bed)
- Bed Bug Information Presentations (if you know what to look for next time¦)
Even if you have had bed bug control performed you still may not be comfortable seeing old bed bug droppings, shed skins, eggs or dead bodies on a infested piece of furniture. Some management companies or housing organizations may have a protocol that involves bed bug infested furniture to be thrown out. That’s where we come in. Even if Solutions Pest Control didn’t perform the bed bug treatment, we will carefully remove the furniture you no longer want and transport it to a local landfill.