Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs don’t just live inside beds. They can occupy almost any area of any room of your property regardless of your hygiene or housekeeping habits. They are often transported in luggage and are typically found in buildings like hotels or apartments and increasingly in homes.
They are nocturnal bloodsucking pests and congregate where they can eat, typically the bedroom.
Understanding bed bugs is the first step to removing them. It is important to approach an infestation as quickly as possible and have a plan in place for immediate treatments and long-term prevention, so new bugs aren’t left by your next clients. Bed bug problems are the most difficult pest problem to solve, professional help is essential. Greenshield has extensive bed bug control experience to eliminate your problem quickly and effectively.
Control of bed bugs is best achieved by following an integrated pest management (IPM) approach that involves multiple tactics, such as preventive measures, sanitation, and chemicals, steam or heat applied to targeted sites. Our technicians are licensed, educated and experienced in Bed bug control and prevention. We use a 6 Part Process to eliminate Bed Bugs.
Do You Have A Problem With Bedbugs?
Bed Bugs are often not seen, in many situations all a resident or customer can report is that they are being bitten, they are seeing blood on their sheets or maybe there is a higher level of skin flaking residue in the bed linens all of these could be signs of a Bed Bug infestation but it is important to diagnose each pest problem correctly. Greenshield’s licensed technician will conduct a thorough investigation to find Bed Bug evidence. The placement of Bed Bug Monitors and traps may be utilized for this process.
Inspection and Assessment
Treatments & Programs –The process of the inspection/assessment will be conducted by a highly trained, experienced licensed technician. He/She will thoroughly inspect all possible bedbug harbourage areas including mattresses, box springs, dresser drawers, cabinet drawers, closets, behind pictures and more. In multi-unit dwellings such as hotels or apartments all units with adjoining walls must be inspected to ensure proper treatment.
Once the severity of the infestation has been established, Greenshield’s licensed technician communicates with you regarding the most effective control methods and preventative programs. To best understand the severity of your problem a property inspection is needed. This step is important to ensure positive identification of bedbugs and to develop a treatment plan. Each Bed Bug situation is unique as are the needs of each individual or business affected by them. We understand that this can be a delicate situation. The technician will develop a strategy for the removal that best works for your specific infestation needs.
The treatment of a Bed Bug infestation entails more than one process and treatment. There are requirements and preparations that the resident must do as well as several services that the technician may apply to effectively eradicate the Bed Bugs. A list of the services we may use is below:
Insecticide treatments – Insecticide Treatments residual control product which breaks down slowly over time is used to eliminate adult and instar bedbugs. During this treatment a trained technician will apply a pest control product to strategic areas of the infestation.
Steam treatments – steam heat is an effective method to eliminate bedbugs at all life-stages. During this treatment a trained technician will apply steam heat in a precise manner to cover all infested areas.
Heat treatments – A green solution that allows you to treat multiple units at once, creating a bug free environment.
Vacuum Services – are a quick way to remove bedbugs from the bed and furniture.
Monitoring Devices – Bedbug detection monitoring devices and traps are an effective way to identify existing infestations and monitor rooms following treatments. Most devices work 24 hours per day simulating a human blood meal.
Follow Up and Monitoring
Following the initial Bedbug treatment, 2 follow up inspections are scheduled by the technician to ensure all bed bugs have been thoroughly eliminated. Ongoing monitoring can be done using preventative products such as bed bug traps or monitors and can be done in conjunction with Greenshield’s preventative inspection programs.
Preventative Bed Bug Products
- Bed bug prevention products: Check out our list of products, from mattress covers to do it yourself options. These can be used on your own property or when you are travelling so you don’t transport bugs from any place you stay.
- Bed bug detection monitoring devices and traps are an effective way to identify existing infestations and monitor rooms following treatments. Most devices work 24 hours per day simulating a human blood meal.
Preventative Inspection Programs
Our professional Greenshield Bedbug technicians can inspect a portion of rooms each month or quarter. Identifying bedbug problems before they spread will rescue costs associated with treatments and avoid poor customer perception.
Staff Training Bedbug training programs
We teach your staff how to recognize the signs of an infestation early to minimize the chances of a larger infestation. During staff training, you’ll learn methods of prevention, how to identify the signs of an infestation and the best housekeeping procedures.
The Ultimate Bed Bug Guide
Think you may have a bed bug problem? Use our free guide to get the information that you need to identify bed bugs, understand where they come from and safely remove them.
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