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Professional Bed Bug Pest Control Los Angeles
The bed bug “Cimex lectularius” is a small parasitic pest that relies on an animal or human host for food. As one of the most prolific insect species in Los Angeles, bed bugs travel by hitchhiking. In the early phase of home infiltration, bed bugs are content with their hosts. At this point, there is plenty of blood meals, hiding places, and discretion to go around. However, this will no longer be the case when the bed bug population grows out of control. At this point, every visitor who enters the home is at risk of a bed bug encounter. And, every bed bug counter could result in a full-blown infestation. Learn more by reading the content provided in the content below.
Why Do Bed Bugs Target Travelers?
You must remember, bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers. As you should know, hitchhikers are extremely difficult if not completely impossible to avoid. While the human hitchhiker and bed bug hitchhiker only have a few things in common, the bed bug hitchhiker is known to be more deceptive. What exactly does deceptive mean in this sense? Well, it basically means the bed bug preys on unaware travelers and other people visiting infested properties.
Most people are not immediately aware they have been victimized by bed bugs. In fact, it may take weeks or months before the victim discovers the encounter took place. In the meantime, the bed bugs are living in your home, reproducing every few days. It is difficult to ignore the fact, one female adult bed bug can lay up to 300 eggs within her lifetime.
Are Bed Bugs Dangerous To Travelers?
The bed bug is considered more of a nuisance pest than a health threat to travelers. The biggest threat travelers face when encountering bed bugs is becoming a source of transport. Hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, tourist resorts, and country inns are commonly plagued with bed bugs. Travelers knowingly and unknowingly transport bed bugs from one place to another. This is the main reason why travel accommodations oftentimes have bed bugs.
Another threat is an allergic relation, Depending on how your body reacts to the bed bug bite, you could exhibit mild to severe allergic reactions. Most people are not aware they have been victimized or bitten by bed bugs until a pinpoint-sized red spot appears on the upper or lower body.
What Is The Most Efficient And Effective Bed Bug Strategy?
Hands down, professional bed bug management is the best bed bug solution. It targets both minor problems and severe infestations. Each strategy is customized to ensure maximum results in the shortest duration.
Contrary to belief, over-the-counter or do-it-yourself pest control is not always the most affordable option. Depending on the severity of the bed bug problem, a custom treatment may be the most cost-efficient option.
What most consumers are not aware of is bed bug infestation requires more over-the-counter treatments than professional pest control. Since over-the-counter pesticides are standard formulas, effectiveness for severe bed bug infestation is questionable
Our professional bed bug strategies include the following treatments:
Manual Bed Bug Treatment
Our manual bed bug treatment puts the exterminator in control, not the bed bugs. We offer both chemical and non-chemical manual treatment options. To achieve success with this treatment, the exterminator and clients must be fully involved in the process.
While the exterminator focuses on a custom treatment, the client can start repairing and updating the home’s vulnerable pest barrier. Your home does not literally have a bed barrier. But, it does have a broad range of structural components responsible for keeping your home bed bug-free.
This process requires the client’s full attention and dedication to reach a successful ending.
Professional Thermal Heat Service
Thermal heat is an effective and cost-efficient bed bug treatment. In fact, we believe it is one of the most effective bed bug treatments. Heat easily permeates wood, plastic, fabric, leather, and thin metal structures.
Temperatures reaching up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit are necessary for eradicating bed bugs. We rely on state-of-the-art technology to generate sufficient heat for this process. Flex duct is utilized to deliver heat into the bed bug-infested home.
Once the heat reaches the maximum temperature setting, the exterminator will then incorporate diatomaceous earth, a naturally occurring chemical, into the treatment process. We highly recommend at least 20 minutes of heat exposure before a visual assessment. If live bed bugs are detected during the assessment, another 20 minutes of heat is applied.
Professional Fumigation Treatment
Our professional fumigation service utilizes a chemical known as Sulfuryl Fluoride “Vikane” to ensure maximum results in the shortest duration. Fumigation is ideal for severe bed bug infestation in all settings.
Unlike heat treatment, fumigation requires the impacted home to remain vacant for up to 24 hours following treatment. If you have concerns about vacating your home, do not hesitate to reach out to our Los Angeles extermination team.
Does DIY Pesticide Offer Relief For Bed Bug Infestation?
A bed bug infestation is much more severe than a minor problem. Contrary to belief, over-the-counter pesticides are low potency formulas that are not capable of eradicating a colony of bed bugs. Once the severity has reached the infestation level, the only solution is professional treatment of heat, cryonite, or steam.
Is Professional Bed Bug Treatment Dangerous?
Our professional bed bug strategies are implemented carefully by a licensed exterminator. To minimize chemical exposure risks for all parties, we request the impacted home be vacant before each treatment. The lead exterminator will explain our pest control protocol during the initial consultation.
Our pest control line consists of brands that have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This government agency oversees the production and sale of all pest control products within US borders.
Should I Be Concerned About The Price Of Professional Pest Control?
No, the exterminator will provide you with a written quote prior to the initial treatment. If you are unsatisfied with the estimate, the exterminator can easily alter the custom treatment to better suit your budget.
We believe our prices are fair because they are competitive with California’s top pest control companies.
How Long Will It Take For My Service Request To Be Processed?
We need at least 24 hours to process your bed bug pest control service request. Please direct all appointment questions to our Los Angeles customer support. We are in full operation five days a week and some weekends.
How Can I Protect My Home And Family From A Repeat Bed Bug Infestation?
We suggest a routine inspection of your home, targeting the bedrooms. Knowing the signs of bed bugs can also help. All suitcases, handbags, backpacks, and overnight bags should be inspected carefully before entering the home.
Invest in natural deterrents, such as peppermint, silicone, and paraffin essential oils. A small dab will go a long way in deterring bed bugs from hitchhiking rides with you and your travel companions.
Keep your home neat and tidy, especially in bedrooms. Bed bugs are drawn to cluttered spaces where humans and animals sleep.