Pest Control

Pesticides vs. Heat Treatments

When trying to get rid of bed bugs, you have several treatment options: pesticides or heat treatments are the most common. Both have pros and cons, but which is the best option for you?  In this article, we'll compare and contrast pesticide treatments and heat treatments. We'll look at the benefits and drawbacks of each method…

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Bed Bug Bites: What You Need to Know

You've just woken up from a sound sleep and feel something itchy on your arm. Upon further inspection, you realize that you're covered in red bumps. You may have a case of bed bug bites. Bed bugs are small insects that can be hard to spot. They're commonly found in mattresses, box springs, bed frames,…

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5 Tips on How to Treat Bed Bugs Effectively

Bed bugs can be a nightmare, literally. Theses creepy crawlies love to burrow into mattresses and feast on you while you sleep, leaving itchy welts all over your body. They're notoriously difficult to treat, often requiring a professional exterminator for removal. However, there are also several steps you can take yourself that'll make bed bugs…

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Preparation is key for bed bug heat treatment

How to Prepare for a Bed Bug Heat Treatment

Heat treatment preparation is essential for a successful bed bug extermination service. Cleaning and organizing a home or location for bed bug extermination can be as much of a burden as moving. It is, however, an extremely important first step in the control of bed bugs, because bed bugs thrive in cluttered living areas.  It is…

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5 Proven Ways to Keep Bed Bugs Away from Schools

Bed bugs have been making a comeback in the last several years. They're popping up everywhere, from homes to schools and anywhere people congregate! The problem is that everyone is doing the same thing –frequently vacuuming, spraying with pesticides – and it isn't working. Bed bugs are resilient little creatures, and they can end up hitchhiking…

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Bed Bug Infestations in Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities

If you find yourself dealing with a bed bug infestation, it is essential to take action quickly. Bed bugs are not only a nuisance, but they can cause serious health problems and spread quickly. Although bed bug outbreaks have been reported in other areas of public accommodations, such as hotels and dormitories, the problem is…

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Seasons Greetings

Tips on How to Prevent Bed Bugs During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and tis the season by celebrating with friends and family.  It's a wonderful time of the year, as long as you don't bring any unwanted guests home.  Bed bug infestations are on the rise due to the increased travel during the holidays.  However, there are a  few simple steps…

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Abandoned Home

How Long Can Bed Bugs Survive in a Vacant Home?

How long can bed bugs survive in a vacant home? Bed bugs can survive up to twelve months without food in the right conditions and up to eighteen months without any oxygen at all. However, if their host has left the home, they will find new prey to survive, even if it is not a…

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Bed Bug Bite Signs

Bed bugs are hard to detect in your home, especially if you've never had them and don't know what to look for.  Suspicious looking bites are generally one of the first signs that you may have bed bugs.   Bed bugs will bite anywhere on the body where there is skin.  You may not feel it right…

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Bed Bug Travel Tips

The most important travel tip, whether you are a frequent traveler or just ready to take that long desired vacation, is to make sure you know how to spot the signs of an active bed bug infestation.  Bed bugs can be anywhere from hotels, tourist attractions, restaurants etc. to any form of transportation (Airplane, train,…

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