Bed Bug Extermination
We offer a number of choices to address any bed bug problem. All of our bed bug solutions are based on Integrated Pest Management ( IPM ) principles and can be customized to address your needs and budget.
How To Remove Bed Bugs
Bed Bug Inspection
We thoroughly inspect the premises, starting in bedrooms. All mattresses, box springs, nightstands, and other furniture are visually examined for the presence of bed bugs, cast skins ( product of molting from one nymph stage to another ), eggs, fecal, and bloodstains. Your bedroom is where the vast majority of bed bug activity will be found. Depending on the results of this inspection we may recommend inspection of adjacent units ( in multifamily buildings ) and the landlord’s cooperation will be required to make sure we inspect/control enough of the area.
Bed Bug Treatment Preparation
If our inspection confirmed bed bug infestation, before the treatment is scheduled, we will ask you to remove any items you don’t want our technicians to see. In the majority of situations, we will bag all that is necessary for special, clear, durable plastic bags. Clear plastic bags will make your life easier by being able to see what the bag contains without having to open one. Each bag will have special instructions sheet attached to them so you will know exactly how to wash/dry clothes. Some bags containing ( electronics and other items that can not be washed ) will be marked “Fumigant – To be Opened by K&A Staff Only”. You or your residents will not have to spend all weekend doing laundry and bagging all of their belongings. Rather than taking a “carpet bombing” approach to bed bug extermination, we will strike with surgical precision. Our highly trained technicians will answer any questions you, unit occupant, or property manager may have.
Bed Bug Treatment
At this point, we will suggest a treatment protocol we think will best suit the situation. In most cases, dry steam treatment or specialized encasements for your mattress and box spring will be used. All upholstered furniture and edges of the carpet will be dry steamed. This will provide immediate and very significant bed bug eggs and bed bug reduction and at the same time avoid unnecessary use of pesticides.
You must remember that bed bugs are very pesticide-resistant, therefore, other non-pesticide-based methods must be used.
All of the above in conjunction with an intricate monitoring and capture system gives us all the tools to exterminate bed bugs quickly, safely, and reliably. Our experience and dedication to detail guarantee it for the full 12 months.
Follow-up & Bed Bug Control and Prevention
Depending on the temperature in approximately 9-14 days, a followup visit will be scheduled. The unfortunate first treatment bed bug survivors will be vanquished and your piece of mind restored. Some situations may require more treatments before that point is reached. Each bed and mattress will be equipped with a protective encasement and monitoring devices will be installed under all bed legs.These monitoring devices will trap any bed bugs coming to your bed or moving away from your bed. The design of these devices allows us to determine in which direction bed bugs are heading.
Prevention is an integral part of any well coordinated treatment protocol. With so many potential sources for re-infestation, education is the weapon of choice. This weapon will be used to dismiss many popular myths first, and then explain logical, scientific, and well tested strategies to protect yourself and your apartment/house from these unwelcome guests.