Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
Early detection of bed bugs is critical. Common signs of infestation include:
- Shed or cast skins
- Fecal deposits (Dried excreted blood)
- Bed Bug Carcasses
- Egg Deposits
- Live Bugs
During the early stages of an infestation, bed bugs tend to be located very close to beds and/or upholstered furniture. As populations increase in age and size, however, the likelihood of finding bed bugs in unpredictable areas away from the host-feeding sites also increases.
Bed bugs typically stay within 8 feet of their host.
Our Bed Bug Service
A bed bug service consists of treating the bed frame, mattress, box springs, night stand, dresser, window coverings, closet shelves, baseboards, and wall voids. We utilize a combination of products including a residual insecticide, an insect growth regulator, insecticidal dust and a flushing agent.
We recommend a follow up treatment 2 weeks following the initial service due to the typical life-cycle of the bed bug.
Preparing for a Bed Bug Treatment
Remove all clothing and items from floor, underside of bed, and closet floors. Inspect, treat or carefully dispose of all infested items.
Place all books and other items from shelves and closets into plastic bags and leave in room.
All items should be removed from dressers and night stands. Mattress and box springs need to be stood up against the wall and the fabric removed from the bottom of the box springs. Disassemble the bed frame.
Launder all bed sheeting, pillows, and clothing on high heat. Place items that cannot be laundered in dryer on high heat. Items that cannot be washed can be placed in a large plastic garbage bag with Nuvan Prostrips. They utilize controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces for up to 4 months. The clean, odorless vapor is evenly distributed throughout the enclosed treatment area, killing visible and hidden insects on contact and preventing new insect infestations
Vacuum all visible bed bugs. Move furniture 2-3 feet from wall. Vacuum carpet throughout room, beneath furniture and in closets. Carefully dispose of vacuum cleaner bags and empty canisters.
Encase treated mattress and box springs after drying.
We recommend utilizing Scen-Sci bed bug monitors in rooms that are not treated.