Bed Bug Infestation Control
Most people of this generation have never seen a bed bug. Until recently, they also were a rarity among pest control professionals. Bed bug infestations were common in the United States before World War II.
But with improvements in hygiene, and especially the widespread use of DDT during the 1940s and '50s, the bugs all but vanished.
In recent years, however, bed bugs have made a comeback in the U.S. They are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, dormitories, shelters and modes of transport. International travel has undoubtedly contributed to the resurgence of bed bugs in this country. Changes in modern pest control practice - and less effective bed bug pesticides - are other factors suspected for the recurrence.
Adult bed bugs are about 1/4 inch long and reddish brown, with oval, flattened bodies. The immatures (nymphs) resemble the adults, but are smaller and somewhat lighter in color. Bed bugs do not fly, but can move quickly over floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces. Female bed bugs lay their eggs in secluded areas, depositing up to five a day and 500 during a lifetime. The eggs are tiny, whitish, and hard to see without magnification.
Infestations can be detected by the examination of possible hiding places for the presence of live bugs, cast-off nymphal skins, eggs and excreta. The excreta may also be visible as small dark brown or black marks on bed sheets, walls and wallpaper. Houses with large numbers of bedbugs may have a characteristic unpleasant smell. Live bugs can be detected by spraying an aerosol of pyrethrum into cracks and crevices, thus irritating them and driving them out of their hiding places.
Bed bugs are challenging pests to control
They hide in many tiny places, so inspections and treatments must be thorough. The professionals at Mike's Pest Control know where to look for bed bugs, and have an assortment of management tools at their disposal.
Affording access for inspection and treatment is essential, and excess clutter should be removed. In some cases, infested mattresses and box springs will need to be discarded. Since bed bugs can disperse throughout a building, it also may be necessary to inspect adjoining rooms and apartments.
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Pest Free Guarantee
Enjoy unlimited protection as long as you maintain a Pest Free Maintenance Program.
Mike's Pest Control guarantees to eliminate your pest problem. If you are not satisfied we will keep coming back until you are for the specified warranty period that applies to your service.What To Expect From Our Treatment
- Target The Source: First we identify and target the source of your pest problem with our custom treatment.
- Inside Treatment: We then treat unfinished basements, garages, crawl spaces, trash areas, attics, wall voids, and even inside electrical sockets. Wherever there is the possibility for a pest to enter your home or make residence, we create a barrier to protect you. We deploy a variety of techniques depending on what works best for your situation, including residual powder, gel, and bait.
- Outside Treatment: We create a protective barrier around your home using a granular base around the foundation. We then treat windows and doors, as well as under siding, to keep the pests out. We will also place a granular bait in your flower and mulch beds so that bait is taken back to any potential nests, destroying them.
For residential services we offer a 90 day warranty for roaches and silverfish (general pest control) on our initial service, quarterly service, semi-annual service, annual service, and one time treatments as long as the customer empties their kitchen cabinets, pantry, and bathroom cabinets for the first time treatment. We offer a 30 day warranty for flea treatments, for the inside only, as long as we treat the outside at the same time. The same warranty terms apply to spider and ant treatments. We do not offer a warranty on general pest control, ant, spider, or flea treatments if we treat the outside only. We must treat both the inside and outside for the warranty period to be effective. Termite treatments carry a ten year warranty as long as we reinspect the home annually during the warranty period.
Other conditions may apply. Please call our office for more details.
Commercial service warranties vary. Please contact our office for details on our commercial services and warranty periods.