Bed Bugs


THE DETECTION PEST SERVICES DIFFERENCE

Detection Pest Services provides customized bed bug treatments that eliminate bed bugs where they live and breed.  Our industry leading treatments are the most effective strategy in eliminating bed bugs from the infested areas. Our goal is to work quickly and effectively in order to avoid disruptions to your home or business.  We will customize a treatment program specific for your needs to effectively eliminate bed bugs from the infested area.

Our unique approach to eliminating bed bugs from your home or business incorporates the following strategy:

Inspect: We will conduct a thorough inspection of your property for bed bugs by utilizing our nationally certified scent detection canine which will also include a visual confirmation by our certified technician.

Customize: We will customize a targeted treatment solution to meet your specific needs.

Analyze: We will analyze the outcome of our treatments and take corrective action when undesired results occur.

Report: Using industry specific PestRoutes software, we will report our findings back to you in an effort to prevent future infestations.

Detection Pest Services provides a 24 hour emergency response time on our commercial bed bug treatments.

COMMERCIAL HEAT TREATMENTS

Detection Pest Services incorporates a heat treatment method in combination with product applications to ensure the most effective strategy in eliminating bed bugs.  We recognize that the presence of bed bugs can negatively impact your company’s reputation and growth. That is why we have developed a bed bug heat treatment program designed specifically for commercial facilities that is the most effective method to kill bed bugs including their eggs.  Our industry leading method which typically requires a single treatment is a safe and environmentally responsible solution to the elimination of bed bugs

THE HEAT TREATMENT METHOD

The advanced technology known as Thermal Remediation (heat treatment) is a safe, efficient and highly effective solution for the elimination of bed bugs. Specialized mobile heating units are used within bed bug infested areas to heat and maintain air temperatures between 122°F to 140°F – the temperature range known to kill all stages of bed bug development.

HEAT TREATMENT COSTS

Since the nature of the bed bug infestation, as well as the size of the area to be treated are significant factors in determining the cost of a thermal remediation treatment, a no-obligation customized heat treatment estimate can be provided by one of certified technicians at your convenience.  Our bed bug heat treatment programs are ideal for apartments, dormitories, hotel rooms, office buildings, retail environments and single family homes.

Please contact us to request a needs assessment and to schedule a bed bug treatment.

 

 

K9 INSPECTIONS

Our K9, Bolt, has been trained and certified at the Florida Canine Academy (FCA) by world renowned Master Trainer Bill Whitstine.  As the Founding Member of the FCA, Mr. Whitstine authored and developed the canine scent detection training curriculum utilized in the FCA.   The FCA is a certifying organization which assures the highest quality standards of scent detection canines.  A bed bug detection K9 provides peace of mind by taking the guess work out of determining whether or not you have bed bugs.  Early detection of bed bugs can save you money in the end.  There is nothing on the market that is more effective in detecting bed bugs as quickly and reliably as a trained K9, with little disruption to your home, office or hotel room.

TRADITIONAL INSPECTIONS VS K-9 UNIT INSPECTIONS

Traditional Pest Professional Inspection K-9 Unit Inspection
Accuracy in detecting adult bed bugs approximately 30% Accuracy in detecting adult bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs, 90th percentile
Inspection durations ranging from 20 minutes to 1 hour Inspection durations ranging from 2-15 minutes
Moderate level of disruption to occupant (dismantling of bed, moving of furniture, etc.) Minimal to no disruption to occupant
Detection is limited to visual inspection area only Detection has no limitations in cluttered areas, inside upholstered surfaces, mattress seams, beneath carpet, behind baseboards, etc.

 

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that are making a rapid comeback after nearly 50 years of dormancy. An adult bed bug resembles an apple seed. They are reddish-brown in color and have a flattened oval shaped body. Only 1/4 of an inch in length, these tiny insects are wingless and have microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance. Bed bugs are nocturnal creatures that feed exclusively on blood, preferring human blood whenever available, but they will also feed on other warm-blooded animals, such as cats and dogs.

Why do I have them?

Bed bugs are outstanding hitchhikers and can travel on an unsuspecting host for quite a distance. They are often introduced into homes, apartment buildings, hospitals and other commercial facilities on luggage, clothing and furniture. Bed bugs are not a sign of housekeeping or sanitation issues, but they are particularly a problem for establishments that have high occupancy turnover rates. The use of mass transit and the increase of both domestic and international travel are also factors in the increased bed bug problem.

Are they dangerous?

Although bed bugs do bite, they are not known to carry or transmit any diseases to humans. Their bites for some people may leave behind tiny, red welts that appear in a line or cluster and they may cause minor to severe skin irritation. A bed bug bite could become dangerous if it becomes infected and then medical attention should be sought.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Bed bugs can be difficult to control because of their elusive nature and their ability to hide in the smallest of cracks and crevices in mattresses, box springs, furniture and baseboards. Detection Pest Services can confirm the presence of bed bugs and recommend one of our different levels of treatment options to help you get rid of bed bugs.

Can I do it myself?

Bed bugs are not a pest many homeowners have much success eliminating on their own. Many do-it-yourself repellents and sprays to rid your property of bed bugs simply do not work as the chemicals they use are not effective. Also, if misused or mixed improperly, pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets or plants and actually make your bed bug problem worse.

Is the treatment safe?

The health and safety of our customers, their families or employees is very important to us and that is why we use Integrated Pest Management products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. In addition, all of our technicians are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.

How soon can you get here?

At Detection Pest Services we are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent so many of our customers choose one of our comprehensive programs to ensure bed bugs stay out of their home or business. Contact us today for more information.