Bed Bug Control

BED BUG CONTROL SERVICE

If bed bugs are keeping you up at night, let AmeriPest help you rest easy. These little critters can’t stand the heat from our advanced Thermal Remediation Treatment. We provide our customers with bed bug treatment options including a liquid treatment.

THERMAL REMEDIATION
TREATMENT

AmeriPest rids your home or business of chemical resistant bed bugs with our Thermal Remediation Treatment. There are three keys to killing and performing successful bed bug treatment and control: (1) apply heat, (2) monitor until lethal temperatures are reached, and (3) use high temperature fans to eliminate bed bugs hiding in cracks, crevices and other high infestation zones.

APPLY HEAT

Our technicians will seal off the space to be treated before applying the lethal temperatures, after noticing any signs of bed bugs. Next, we heat the space to the desired temperature for killing pesticide-resistant bed bugs. Special sensors are used to make sure we reach the target temperature.

MONITOR

We monitor temperatures in real time from a remote location using wireless sensors to ensure lethal temperatures are reached without damaging the space and its contents. Target temperatures are 118 degrees Fahrenheit for 90 minutes, or 122 degrees or above for instant kill.

MOVE AIR

Another method for treating bed bugs includes using high-temperature fans to move heated air throughout the space to reach insects in cracks and crevices or high infestation ones. In addition to high-temperature fans, we rotate furniture to ensure effective treatment.

LIQUID TREATMENT

In addition to thermal remediation, we can also eliminate the signs of bed bugs with a powerful liquid pesticide that kills bed bugs on contact. The pesticide is applied to cracks and crevices in bedrooms, closets and other favorite bed bug hiding places within your property.

BED BUG FAQ

What do bed bugs look like?

Bed bugs look different in all stages of their lifecycle.

Bed bugs:

  • Are rusty brown to red in color
  • Flat when unfed and oval when fed
  • Can be up to 1/4 inch in size
  • Are blood eaters
  • Don’t fly or jump
  • Hide in cracks and crevices
  • Have a waxy outer layer
  • Are one of the most chemical-resistant pests

Where do bed bugs come from?

Bed bugs are found all over the world. Before the 1980s, bed bugs were more common in the developing world than the developed world. The increase since the 1980s could be in part due to the increase of international travel or resistance to insecticides.

The decline in the bed bug population after the 1930s in the developed world is believed to be due to the use of DDT. The exact cause of the growing bed bug population in the last 30 years is not clear.

Bed bugs are introduced to homes, hotels, condos, and other buildings by humans. They do not enter from outdoors on their own. They are “brought in” pests.

Bed bugs are best adapted to human environments. They thrive in settings where humans live.

What do bed bugs do?

Bed bugs are parasites and are very elusive. They are nocturnal creatures that come out at night to feed exclusively on blood.

Bed bugs can live 12+ months without feeding.

Bed bugs have six life stages (five immature and an adult stage). They will shed their skins through a molting process throughout multiple stages of their lives. The discarded outer shells look like clear, empty exoskeletons of the bugs themselves. Bed bugs must molt six times before becoming fertile adults.

Bed bugs have NOT been found to be carriers of diseases.

How do you find bed bugs?

Bed bugs are very elusive. They like to hide in the smallest of areas.

What are you looking for? Here are some common signs of bed bugs:

  • Live bed bugs in any stage of the life cycle
  • Blood or human blood spotting
  • Bed bug feces (black dots) or bed bug spotting
  • Casings — molting (growing) bed bugs leave behind a “skin”

Where are you looking for bed bugs? When checking for bed bugs, look in the following places:

  • Around the edge of the fitted sheet
  • Look around the edges of the mattress on the top and bottom for live bed bugs, blood spotting, or casings of bed bugs
  • Look around and under the edges of the box spring on the mattress for live bed bugs, blood spotting, or casings of bed bugs
  • Look around the head board

GET RID OF BED BUGS TODAY