How Does Your Exterminator Check For Bed Bugs?

This is probably a question you have heard asked more often lately. Since you are here, it is most likely, a question you have been wondering about as well. If that is the case, you must suspect your home is infested with bed bugs. If this is the case, you are miles ahead of where most people are at this point.

Still, it doesn’t mean you are far into the process. There are no two ways about it, dealing with bed bugs can be an arduous journey. Just determining if these creepy crawlers are in your home can be quite the task, and oftentimes requires the assistance of a professional.

This is because these unwanted invaders go out of their way to avoid detection once in the home. They will rearrange their feeding schedule just to avoid detection. It only makes sense bed bugs want to feed when you are sleeping. So, they can go about their daily routine undetected.

Detecting Bed Bugs First

Therefore, it oftentimes takes special techniques and tools to entice the bed bugs out of hiding. Our exterminators are well equipped and skilled. Their high-level pest control skills, combined with cutting-edge technologies ensure the most effective bed bug inspection. Once it is determined your home is infested, our exterminators will begin working on a plan to bring the bed bugs out of their hiding places. This is by far from an easy task.

Carbon Dioxide Detectors

Along with setting up lures, the lead exterminator has an arsenal of tools that can be implemented to entice bed bugs out of hiding. We can do this with our cutting-edge carbon dioxide detectors. The human body generates carbon dioxide while sleeping. The bed bug utilizes its antennas to detect CO2, allowing us to lure them out of their hiding places.

Bed bugs are more problematic for frequent travelers because they are highly known for infesting hotels, country inns, bed & breakfasts, and motels. These insects can also be found in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, college dorms, multi-family apartments, public schools, and homes.

Driving Bed Bugs Out With Heat

Bed bugs are also drawn to the heat generated by the sleeping human. We try to replicate the natural heat, utilizing heavy-duty heaters. We place the heaters on both the right and left sides of the bed, pointing directly toward suspicious areas. The heaters are left in the same positions for up to 20 minutes, just long enough to drive the bed bugs out of hiding.

If bed bugs do not emerge within the 20-minute heat treatment, the heaters will be repositioned in other high-risk areas. This process continues until bed bugs emerge or it is determined no bed bugs are present.

Follow Up With Adhesive Traps

The exterminators may decide to combine adhesive traps with the carbon dioxide detectors. The glue traps are placed around the monitors to capture bed bugs as they come out of hiding. This is an effective step that can help speed up the bed bug extermination process.

We refuse to give up until every bed bug emerges from its hiding place.

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