Our Pest Treatments Include:
- We will conduct a full property inspection before going ahead with the treatment to determine the level of infestation, entry points and the most appropriate removal method for the current situation.
- We use the latest pest control products and equipment to ensure full eradication of all insects, rodents and birds such as:
UV vacuum cleaners
Pigeon spikes for effective bird control
- We offer pest proofing services to block all entry points and prevent future infestations.
Now Offering Heat Treatment For Bed Bugs In Edmonton.
Heat treatments involve a Pest Management Professional (PMP) using specially designed equipment to raise the temperature of a room or your entire house to kill the bed bugs. Bed bugs and eggs die within 90 minutes at 118°F – 122°F (50°C). which is optimal for eliminating bed bugs.
During a heat treatment, the air temperature in the room is typically between 135°F (57.2°C) and 145°F (62.7 °C). Fans are placed in the treated areas to circulate throughout the space to evenly heat all of the items in the room.
The (PMP) will place remote thermometers throughout the home, to make sure the right temperatures are reached, which is monitored closely to ensure that it gets hot enough to kill bed bugs. A heat treatment typically takes between six and eight hours, depending on the condition of the area being treated.
The reason that this works is simply that they cannot live at extreme temperatures. At 70°F, they will live and even flourish. They will lay eggs and spread. When the temperature gets up near 140°F though, they cannot survive.
Evidence of Bed Bugs in Your Home
- 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, pillows 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.
Edmonton Bed Bugs – Address Them ASAP
Bed Bugs: If left to spread, a bed bug infestation can become near impossible to control. These pests are known to be one of the most difficult to kill, with no known effective DIY methods of eradication. The bugs reproduce at an astonishing rate. Within weeks, a single bed bug introduced to a property can result in an infestation colony of hundreds. The sooner an infestation is noticed and reported, the more manageable it is and the quicker effective eradication can be achieved. We provide effective and affordable pest control solutions for bed bugs. Our technicians offer a variety of bed bug extermination and treatment options and protection plans for you and your family.
What causes a bed bug infestation?
Bed Bugs are found in virtually every place people tend to gather, including homes, hotels, schools, offices, retail stores and even public transportation; they travel easily and are transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture or used mattresses. Bed bugs are very likely to develop in unsanitary conditions.
Bed bugs will hide just about any place they can fit into and considering their size that is almost anywhere. They’ll hide in the seams of your mattress, under wallpaper, in electrical outlets, behind baseboards or behind picture frames etc.
At night, they are attracted to the carbon dioxide exhaled by people and their pets. This is when they come out to feed.
What to Do in Case of Bed Bugs Pest Infestation?
- Vacuum your home regularly, including under the beds.
- Tighten any loose electrical outlet faceplates.
- Seal up cracks or gaps in baseboards, wooden bed frames, walls, ceilings and window or door frames.
- Remove or repair wallpaper that has peeled back.
- The best way to prevent a possible infestation is to keep your housekeeping at your property clean. Bed bugs prefer to have warm places to hide and thrive on poor hygiene and in messy rooms.
- If you notice an infestation, you should launder all of your clothes and bed linen with hot water. It’s extremely important that you put your clothes in a sealed plastic bag before getting them out of the infested room – otherwise, the bed bugs will easily spread to other parts of your property.
- When you hire a professional bed bugs exterminator, leave your home as it is. Don’t change the temperature in your house, as this might force the insects to seek shelter. Remove all pets, including fish, from the property. During the duration of the bed bugs fumigation, you should not be inside your home/office.
- It is advisable that you sleep in your bed the night after the treatment to draw out any bed bugs. Bed bugs are attracted by body heat and carbon dioxide and once they come out to feed, they will get in contact with the treated surfaces and die.
According to the entomologists, 70% of the bed bugs in the house settle in the mattresses, box springs and bed frames during a typical infestation.
By using encasement covers on infested mattresses we can keep any bed bug confined until it dies of starvation. But these covers can also avoid or minimize infestations on new or existing mattresses.
High levels of hygiene, deep cleaning and the use of over the counter insecticides will help to keep bed bugs under control, however professional treatment will be require to eradicate the infestation.