Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Free bed bug inspections & estimates

We Have Vikane!

 

Vikane gas fumigation works as one of the best bed bug prevention methods. This gas fumigant works to penetrate areas affected by bed bugs. It’s tough on bed bugs and safe for the surfaces of your home or office. Vikane gas fumigation is proven to kill bed bugs in all life stages, including bed bug eggs. It reaches deep to find all sources of bed bugs and destroy them. After ventilating your home following fumigation, you can rest easy knowing that your home is free from bed bugs.

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small (1/4″) wingless insects that feed on warm blooded animals and have adapted to live comfortably with humans. They emerge from tiny white eggs and are the size of poppy seeds when born. They grow by shedding their outer cover five times on their way to adulthood. Bed bugs must have a blood meal in order to shed their cover, and sometimes choose humans as their host.

This section contains the following information about bed bug prevention and treatments if you find your space infected. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Call us today!

 

Battling Bed Bugs
Bed Bug Kits
Treatment Preparation Instructions
For Schools & Health Officials
Heat Treatment Units
Fumigation Services
Monitoring Services

We Offer 3 Ways to Deal With Bed Bugs

Vikane

Vikane gas works to stop bed bugs in their tracks by finding bed bug sources and killing them, even before they hatch.

Heat

Heat treatments for bed bug removal makes sure that bed bugs are completely removed from your home or office, even in cracks or crevices.

Chemical

Different types of chemicals are available to kill bed bugs. It offers a high effectiveness rate over three treatments.

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One and Done

Fumigation is a one and done method that helps to kill the bed bug population in your space. It’s able to reach into the different areas of your home to kill bed bugs in all life forms, including unhatched eggs. Fumigation is tough on bed bugs but gentle on your property. At A-1 Able Pest Doctors, we have the knowledge needed to perform a gas fumigation of your home to kill bed bugs but keep your items safe. By using fumigation, you ensure you aren’t transporting bed bugs to other places, including work and school.

Why Heat?

It's Effective

Bed bugs have lethal temperature limits greater than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. At that point, all stages of the life cycle are killed. Targeted temperatures in the range of lethal temperatures are required to completely eradicate bed bug populations. The range of lethal temperatures (minimum and maximum temperatures) is carefully controlled so that heated space or its contents are not damaged. A list of items to be removed prior to heat start-up is provided.

Treatment Time

Treatment time is an important factor for effectiveness of treating bed bug infestations with heat. Treatment time is dictated by various factors such as clutter, structure, layout of the space, severity of infestations, and air flow management. Adults are generally most susceptible with eggs being most tolerant. Treatment time minimums ensure heat penetration reaches all places where bed bugs can take refuge. Holding lethal temperatures for a longer time will be more effective than shorter treatment times and is a function of the factors mentioned above.

How They Die

Heat kills by dehydration or drying out the bed bugs. The high heat atmosphere causes the insect to desiccate and die due to lack of moisture.

Please note when temperatures exceed 115 degrees Fahrenheit, humidity becomes less of a concern.

Our 3-Step Process

With equipment designed specifically for the application of heat to kill bed bugs, our highly effective process relies on three main keys to a successful treatment.

Heat

Electric bed bug heaters are placed within the space; introducing and recirculating heated air with a target temperature not to exceed 135F for the controlled application of heat.

Monitor

Temperatures are monitored in real time from a remote location using wireless sensors to ensure lethal temperatures are reached without damaging the space and its contents.

Move Air

High temperature fans move heated air throughout the space to reach insects in cracks and crevices or high infestation zones.

Chemical

If you have a low level of bed bug infestation, chemical treatments may be the best option for you. The bed bug removal experts from A-1 Able Pest Doctors will come to your space and evaluate the level of infestation. If it’s low enough, we may recommend using chemicals. We’ll perform chemical treatments to remove bed bugs from your space over many different appointments to ensure bed bugs are no longer a threat to your property.

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Mosquito Bites vs. Bed Bug Bites

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites typically occur at dusk or at night as mosquitoes swarm. Spring and summer seasons are worst. Mosquito bites typically occur hours or days later. Redness and itching on and around bites is common. Swelling may occur as itching aggravates bite sites. Mosquitoes are carriers of Malaria, Yellow fever, Dengue fever, West Nile fever and other illnesses.

Bed Bug Bites

Bed bug bites create large wheels of bites made in orderly rows. Itching and skin redness on and around bite site are common. Localized swelling and the formation of blisters may occur. Occasionally, small losses of skin tissue occur. Bite wheels gradually are reduced to red marks which gradually fade over a few days. There’s no evidence that bed bugs carry diseases.

Call For Your Free Inspection

At A-1 Able Pest Doctors, we’re proud of the fact that our patients die. We offer a free inspection and no obligation estimate to eliminate and control pests in your home or office. Call for your inspection and estimate now!

Treatment Preparation Instructions

When treating bed bugs, it is important to properly prepare the area. Download your Preparation Instructions for yourself or your tenant.

Bed Bug Preparation Sheet English Version Conventional Bed Bug Prep Sheet

Bed Bug Preparation Sheet Spanish Version Conventional Bed Bug Prep Sheet

BT-U Heat Prep Sheet.