You’ve got bed bugs? We’ve got answers.
According to the news, bed bugs are everywhere.
Click onto a news website, watch the news on TV or pick up a newspaper, and you’re likely to see or hear a message delivered in tones that are fraught with fear: Bed bugs are back! They’re everywhere! What can we do?
The funny thing is, for several decades when parents would put the kids to bed, they would say things like “Sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Aside from entomologists and pest professionals, very few people knew what bed bug were, or if they even existed. Today, we all know. These appleseed-sized, blood-sucking insects have come roaring back, and people are worried – frightened, even.
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) largely disappeared from developed parts of the world in the 1940s, mostly because pesticides knocked them out. Since then, two things happened: Bed bugs, over time, acquired a resistance to pesticides, and international travel made it possible for bed bugs to hitchhike from parts of the world where they had not been eradicated to here inAmerica.
Bed Bugs are excellent hitchhikers, too. Not only can they travel around the world, but they’re very good at moving from place to place – from a hotel room to your bedroom, or from that used piece of furniture you picked up at a garage sale to the rest of your house. Once bedbugs get inside your home, they begin multiplying; one female bed bug will lay one to five eggs a day, or an average of 120 eggs in its life. Upon hatching, those juvenile bugs, or nymphs, will reach adulthood in three weeks, seeking out blood meals – from you and your family, while you’re sleeping, by zeroing in on the carbon dioxide you exhale – and laying eggs, lots of them. Even without doing the math, it’s easy to see how this can turn into a big problem in short order.
Bed bugs? Just say, “Clark, we need you!”
Fortunately, there’s a solution for your bed bug problems. Clark Pest Control has a highly trained force of technicians armed with the knowledge, skill, tools, and determination to restore your peace of mind around bed bugs. We begin with a meticulous inspection of your premises. We look everywhere that bed bugs might be lurking. Once we find bed bugs or evidence of their activity – such as cast-off skins from molts, or blood spotting on mattresses – we’ll bring our arsenal of anti-bed bug weapons to bear on the target pest and all of its hideouts, so that you can sleep soundly again.
Clark Pest Control offers several bed bug treatment options.
You’ve heard that old saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”? Bed bugs can’t stand the heat – specifically once it rises above 120o F. Clark technicians will bring industrial powered heaters that will raise the temperature, room by room, enough to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Before we bring the heat, we’ll make sure that everything that needs to be exposed to heat is opened up or positioned properly so that treatment will be most effective, turning a room upside down to ensure the heat goes where it needs to go. Our strategically placed heating units will be monitored continuously to make sure the room is hot enough to finish the job, and we’ll have someone on-site to make sure the job is performed correctly. After we complete the service, we can provide documentation that will show exactly what actions we took.
Another option for treating bed bug infestations is by directing hot vapors, or steam, on or into wherever bed bugs and their eggs might be lurking. Our technicians will take great pains to treat every surface, cranny, crack and crevice with bed bug-destroying steam, making sure that no bed, piece of furniture or other object in a targeted room is left untreated.
Conventional Pest Control
Sometimes the most effective bed bug control can be achieved using specially selected materials that will have a residual, or longer-lasting, effect. These products may come in the form of applied liquids or dusts, and will be judiciously employed with you and your family kept foremost in mind.
A bed bug infestation may be serious enough to consider a tented fumigation. If that’s the case, Clark Pest Control will oversee the work of a licensed fumigator to make sure that effective control of the infestation is achieved.
Some people would prefer to have their homes, businesses or properties monitored for bed bug activity on a regular basis. Clark Pest Control offers an inspection service where we’ll come out periodically and go over your premises with Sherlock Holmes’ attention to detail, so that any bed bug activity is caught and treated before it can develop into a serious infestation.
Any of these treatment options can be used independently, or in combination with any other treatments.
Remember that bed bug treatment is a partnership between you and your pest control provider.
Whichever bed bug treatment option you choose, keep in mind that as much as you need us, we need you, too. Your Clark Pest Control representative will present you with a detailed set of instructions that need to be followed rigorously, so that our treatment program for your bed bug infestation can achieve maximum effectiveness. These instructions will start with all the tasks we’ll need you to perform before treatment can begin. Once treatment is concluded, you’ll be informed about all the things you must do to keep bed bugs from re-infesting your home, business or property.
The Clark difference is your Clark advantage.
From start to finish of your service, what you’ll discover whenever you call Clark Pest Control to handle your bed bug infestation is the sheer force of attention to every detail that we’ll bring in order to solve your problem. We’ll inspect every room and its contents with a fine-toothed comb, and we’ll document every move we make and method we use to control bed bugs in your environment. Our Clark Pest Control technicians will come equipped with the latest information on bed bugs, along with the most up-to-date technologies to keep them away from you and your family.
Clark Pest Control is a QualityPro company
When you call Clark Pest Control to tackle your bed bug problem, know that you’re getting the best.Clarkis certified by QualityPro, our industry’s benchmark for the highest standards in pest management. What that means for you is that we conduct criminal background checks on all new hires, and we go above and beyond what is required by the state in the licensing process. Our internal training program is one of the industry’s finest, and our supervisors and technicians are trained and updated continually, keeping Clark Pest Control on the leading edge of pest management technology. In addition,Clarkis committed to reducing risks through the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).