Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Bed Bug Service

So just what should a bedbug service involve?
Let me start out by saying that if a pest control technician comes into your house and takes a half an hour to walk through your house and spray. Fire him or her! A bed bug will take most pest control operators at least a minimum of five hours or an entire day depending on the infestation. The PCO should first do a thorough inspection to determine that you, in fact, have bedbugs. Then the treatment should start with a consultation where he or she tells you what to do on your part. If you have a closet full of junk and drawers that can hardly close then the clutter needs to be under control. Next you should take most of your clothing and get them washed and/or dry cleaned and when you return keep them in separate bags or bins for a while. Then the PCO should start in one room at one corner and use a vacuum to suck up any live adults that they come across. Bedbugs get into everything and the PCO should take off the electrical plates for plugs ans switches. Drawers should be taken out and the drawers and the whole piece of furniture should be treated. Box spring and mattress needs to be treated. Curtain rods, behind pictures, behind walls. If there is a drop ceiling then above the drop ceiling. Carpets should be pulled back to treat the space between the tacking and the wall. Every inch needs to be treated in one way or another with a vacuum and insecticide. The process is very involved, very time consuming, and very expensive. Again...if your pest control company is in and out in a few minutes or only charges you 30 bucks to treat for bedbugs then I suggest you find someone who knows what they are doing. Getting rid of a bed bug infestation will be a team effort between you and your pest control company and it will take several follow up visits to to the job correctly. It is costly, but right now it is the only way to get the job done.

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