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3 08, 2018

Tech Talk: Five Tips for a Successful Bed Bug Heat Treatment

By Jared Woerth As pest management professionals, we are not new to bed bugs. In fact, 99.6 percent of pest professionals have encountered bed bugs in the past year, according to research from NPMA and the University of Kentucky. As we have learned, heat treatments continue to be the most effective method when eliminating bed [...]

20 02, 2016

[Tech Talk] Aging Bed Bug Infestations: How Long Have They Been Here?

Answering questions is important to customer satisfaction when resolving any pest issue, but bed bug services often involve increased urgency and emotion. How many times have you answered questions such as, “Are these bed bugs?” “Where did they come from?” “How do you treat them?” “How can I keep from bringing them home?” or “Why [...]

6 04, 2015

Quick Facts On Bed Bugs For Business Owners

Much discussion has been devoted to the subject of bed bugs for the past several years. This has brought to surface a sense of awareness, albeit a vague one, of the existence and fears of bed bug invasions. This bit of knowledge of the pesky bed bug is usually limited to bare, basic facts. Number one, they [...]

4 03, 2015

Warning: Bed Bugs Infest Businesses Rapidly

Bed bugs have earned their name from feeding on humans while they are sleeping in their beds. However, they have also been referred to as red coats, mahogany flats and wall-lice. These pesky creatures have been around for thousands of years and are found in all 50 states in America and throughout the world. They [...]

10 01, 2015

5 Advantages Of Canine Bed Bug Inspections

Among the many traits and characteristics for which bed bugs are noted, being nocturnal and very elusive tops the list. This uncanny attribute often creates havoc with business owners and even presents challenges to some pest management specialists. There are times a business owner will suspect bed bugs are present within the facility, yet no [...]

5 01, 2015

Components Of Successful Bed Bug Detection

Almost anyone can treat bed bugs, but not everyone can provide the proper pest management needed to strengthen the relationship between the pest management company and the business customer. The display of integrity and honesty must be present at the onset when determining whether aggressive treatment is necessary or simply a need to administer ongoing [...]

30 12, 2014

[Tech Talk] What Happened? I Still Have Bed Bugs

It’s a nice sunny day and your staff is on the road with no delays. Just as you start feeling really good about the day, the phone rings. “We found a live bug crawling on our daughter’s pillow,” the customer says. “You guys just came out and treated our home for bed bugs. If it [...]

29 12, 2014

Why Bed Bug Heat Treatments Work

Bed bugs have been in the news for the last decade, and for good reason. These blood sucking pests spread very easily, especially in commercial establishments. They make the news when they enter well-known retail establishments when they are found in unexpected places, like libraries, office buildings, movie theaters or even government buildings. This is [...]

5 11, 2014

Top 5 Pests Businesses Mistake As Bed Bugs

There is no question that bed bug infestations are on the rise and, during the past few years, have steadily increased throughout the United States and the world. This causes increased anxiety for both customers and business owners who are paranoid about exposure to bed bugs. One result from this paranoia is the large number of pests [...]

28 01, 2014

Bed Bug Canine Teams in Commercial Accounts May Require Special Skills

Performing a bed bug canine inspection in many commercial settings can be quite different than inspecting homes and apartments. Commercial accounts also present unique challenges for which some dog/handler teams are not prepared. Some of these commercial settings include schools, hospitals, movie theaters, buses, train cars, police and ambulance vehicles, and more. If you have [...]