BED BUG ALERT!
If you are not
already hearing about the widespread epidemic of Bed Bugs, then we
are here to inform you that the problem is very real! Outbreaks are being
reported all over the states, affecting 4-star hotels, residential housing,
college dormitories, movie theaters, thrift stores and even famous clothing
stores such as Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch and Victoria's Secret.
These tiny insects, no bigger than an apple-seed, come out during the night
to feed on your blood. They inject a type of anesthesia that prevents you
from the realization that you are being bitten, until you wake up with
small, red welts on your body. However, not everyone produces an allergic
reaction to the bites. In fact, it is estimated that 70% of people do not
show any signs at all until you actually see the bugs, blood stains or
fecal matter from the insects.
We haven’t seen these insects in the U.S for about 40
years, having been eradicated during World War 2 with the now-outlawed
pesticide, DDT. What brought them back? The simplest explanation is
globalization. With more and more of us travelling abroad to regions where
bedbugs were never eradicated, more and more of us are likely to bring them
back. Bedbugs are hugely
effective hitchhikers: if you sleep in an infested room, they may climb
into your luggage, or into your clothes. When you get home, they disembark
and set up home in the darkest nooks of your bedroom, coming out in the
hours before dawn to suck blood from your slumbering body. They thrive in
homes inhabited by a large numbers of people, where they are able to feed
and breed freely. And worst of all these painful pests are on the rise!
Extermination companies say bed bug calls are up 70 percent in the last 2
Bed Bugs are extremely hard to get rid of once they
have invaded your home. They can live more than a year without eating,
rapidly reproduce and survive temperatures from freezing to over 110
degrees. And they just keep coming back, no matter how many times you wash
your sheets and clothes.
How To Spot An Infestation:
for unexplained rashes, although not everyone has a reaction to the bites.
If you react badly, use antihistamines.
your bed frame, or the joints of furniture, for black dots of between 0.5mm
and 1mm ( as if the tips ballpoint pens had been tapped against the wood).
Those black marks are bedbug feces. Contrary to myth, bedbugs do not live
in your mattress, although they may be found in the seams.
your sheets for bloodstains: you may have rolled over and crushed a bug
after it has fed on you.
you have a severe infestation, you might notice a sweet, musty smell around
your bed frame.
What To Do If You’re Infested:
ADVANCED TERMITE CONTROL IMMEDIATELY! Do-it-yourself treatments only
succeed in disbursing localized bed bug clusters into various locations,
spreading the infestation and stalling eradication. Last year an American
woman blew up her home by lighting several insecticide “foggers”
simultaneously: the propellant caused her gas supply to ignite. More
recently, a pest control provider caused a propane explosion destroying
two homes in
throw away your furniture. The chances are that you will spread the bugs
through your home.
flee the infested room. The bedbugs want food and warmth: if you go,
they’ll follow. They are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale
so if you try to escape to the couch, you’ll simply infest that area as
to your neighbors. It is possible your bugs have come from them, or that
you have given them yours. No one is to blame and no one is immune because
bedbugs can be picked up anywhere and brought home. Their eggs are
extremely sticky and can survive in all sorts of conditions. And, there
are a lot of different reasons people have them. Traveling and picking up
bedbugs in hotels, sitting in movie theaters, the increased EBay trade,
returning college students, work places, houseguests, play dates and the
list goes on. They’re hitchhikers, so if somebody has bedbug eggs on
their pants and they sit someplace, the next person who sits there will
pick them up and bring them home. You don’t know you have them for a
month, but then you do.
Advanced Termite Control will help with your bed bug removal, bed bug
treatment, and bed bug extermination serving Maryland and Pennsylvania.
For more information on awareness, prevention, detection and treatment,
please contact our office at 1-866-930-4282.
Advanced Termite Control is always striving to be proactive when it comes
to the protection of our customers and their families. The National Pest
Management Association is stating that one out of every five homes is
currently infested with bed bugs. In response to this growing concern, we
are offering a Bed Bug Protection Program.
Additionally, we have purchased a Thermal
Remediation Unit which uses heaters and multiple fans, to raise the
temperature between 122 and 140 degrees. The maximum heat is then
maintained for 5 hours with computerized temperature monitors to ensure
evenly disbursed lethal temperature throughout the area. Thermal treatment
is the only effective way to eradicate bed bugs and their eggs and is very
desirable as a “green” or non-chemical alternative.
At this time, we strongly urge you to purchase Bed Bug Mattress
Encasements for all of your mattresses and box springs to prevent
difficult to treat infestations within. Not only will they protect your
mattress from invaders, they make your infestation easier to diagnose and
ultimately treat. Be cautious of inferior quality bed bug covers! We carry
100% bed bug-proof encasements in all sizes. If you suspect bed bugs,
please contact us immediately for bed bug removal. Research shows that 40
bed bugs can become 6,000 within 6 months.