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Frequently Asked Questions

What are bed bugs?


Bed bugs are small, nocturnal insects that feed on blood. Despite their name, bed bugs can be found in a variety of environments outside of bedding such as furniture, walls, office buildings, college dormitories etc. Recently bed bugs have undergone a massive resurgence and are quickly becoming a worldwide problem.




What do bed bugs look like?


Bed Bugs Adults are small, brownish insects, just under a ¼” long and are relatively flat. They are nearly as wide as they are long, and oval in shape. Immature bed bugs (nymphs) resemble the adults, but are much smaller and lighter in color. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent and are no bigger than a pinhead (1 mm).




Do bed bugs transmit disease? What are their bite symptoms?


No. Although bed bugs carry over 28 human pathogens, there has been no documented case of bed bugs transmitting disease. The medical concerns of bed bugs are typically limited to the itching and inflammation associated with their bite. The bites effects are similar to allergic reactions and can vary from itchy welts to a severe and painful rash that requires medical attention. Often, the emotional trauma associated with discovering a bed bug infestation is considerable.




How do you get bed bugs?


Bed bugs need to be introduced into an environment. They do not jump or fly but are excellent hitch-hikers and can be transported on clothing, luggage, used furniture and various other objects. Risk for bed bug exposure increases in several of the following situations: Purchasing or using second-hand furniture and mattresses. Entertaining or being an overnight guest. Staying in hotels, college dormitories, boarding schools. Children coming home from summer camp.




How will I know if I have bed bugs?


The most reliable way to confirm you have bed bugs is to contact an entomologist or pest management professional and have them identify a sample collected from your home. However, there are key warning signs that you may have an infestation:
Going to bed and waking with bites, welts or rashes. Bite marks may appear in a rows and clusters. Dark spotting or blood droplets on mattresses or bedding. These are waste products bed bugs excrete while digesting a blood-meal. Visible observation of eggs, molted insect skin, or the insect. The failure to locate an insect does not indicate they are not present. Adult bed bugs are difficult to locate and immature bed bugs can be difficult to see due to their size.




Are bedbugs just in beds?


Bedbugs are not just in beds. They can be in chair cushions, sofas, behind electrical outlets, cracks and crevices around baseboards, or even behind picture frames. In other words, they can be live pretty much anywhere.




Do I remove or throw out my bed or furniture?


Never remove furniture from your house or apartment until you have a pest specialist treat or otherwise tell you it’s a good idea to remove the item. Removing any furniture can casuse the spread of the infestation to other parts of your building.




Do chemicals work?


Bed Bugs have built a resistance to many chemicals over the counter pest control chemicals are extremely ineffective at removing bedbugs, and worse may drive them into other areas of the house or into the walls. Heat effectively kills the bugs where they are and have nowhere to escape to!




Why heat?


Everything has a heat threshold bed bugs die at temperatures exceeding 120 degrees ferinhight. By heating the entire living space not only treating one area we can effectively kill any bedbugs in hours rather than having to wait for days or weeks for chemicals and multiple treatments with heat all you need is one treatment unless otherwise directed for extreme circumstances




Why not chemicals?


Besides the obvious health risks and carcinogins related to chemicals, bedbugs have become chemical resistant to a majority of chemicals. This means that you run the risk of not removing the problem entirely and having return visits from your pests and exterminators. With clean heat you don’t have the concerns that come with chemicals, and have the added benefit of removing them in hours!




Preparing your space for heat treatment


Preparing your space is relatively simple and you’ll be glad to know that no bedding, clothing or furniture needs to be thrown out. Essentially, we ask that you remove all heat sensitive items, plants and animals and ensure that drawers and closets are loosely packed and free of clutter. FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOW.

PRIOR TO OUR ARRIVAL, WE REQUIRE THAT THESE SIMPLE PREPARATIONS BE COMPLETE:

Because we will be using sustained high temperatures, please remove the following from your unit (NOTE: many of these items may be temporarily stored in an insulated location such as your stove, fridge or freezer. If you have a balcony and weather permits, anything may be stored there as well.

  • All plants and animals/pets
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables, chocolates, carbonated beverages, wines, and liquors
  • Candles, wax, crayons, lipstick and other cosmetics that may melt
  • All medicine and vitamins
  • Arts and craft items that are assembled with hot melt glue
  • Software, vinyl records, CD’s, tapes (audio and video) stored to avoid warping
  • Oxygen tanks, Aerosol containers, fire extinguishers, cigarette lighters and other combustible items
  • Musical instruments (may detune due to expansion and contraction)
  • Magnets (e.g. fridge magnets) as they may lose some strength
  • Oil/acylic paintings (other artwork should be removed from wall and placed on floor)

OTHER IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS

  • All furniture should to be moved at least 2 feet from any wall
  • Plastic blinds must be removed, pulled tight and placed on the floor
  • Appliances, including computer towers, televisions, stereos, radios and clocks should be unplugged. There is no need to unplug kitchen appliances
  • Clothing should be hung with as much space as possible between items. Some clothing may be left in drawers provided it is not more than a few inches deep.
  • Please remove as much clutter as possible to allow the heat to permeate the environment.
  • Gather and store loose paper and other easily wind-blown items.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

  • If you require medications, please ensure that you take a daily supply with you.
  • You will NOT have access to your unit/possessions until the completion of the treatment, so please take with you what you will need for the time being.

IMPORTANT!

Any items removed from the premises must be closely inspected for the presence of bed bugs. If the items have bed bugs in or on them, they will be reintroduced to your premises as soon as the items are returned. The treatment will not be successful and stated or implied warranties will be void.





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