Bed Bug

BED BUGS

Rebel Pest Control is proud to offer complete bed bug elimination using heat treatment technology. We have three crews of experienced technicians that specialize in bed bug remediation. With our experience, we make it as easy as possible for the customer by thoroughly explaining our service and providing a detailed prep list on how to prepare for the heat treatment. Rather than using merely chemical treatments that require multiple treatments, large amounts of pesticide, and a lot of preparation performed by the client, we recommend Rebel Bed Bug Heat Treatment. This process penetrates the entire area, requires only one treatment, involves little to no pesticide and has far less preparation. Best of all, the problem is eliminated in one day!

Heat Treatment is a newer technology that Rebel Pest Control has been using since 2010. Heat is strategically placed throughout the treatment area until reaching the desired temperature, between 125-140℉. We not only reach this temperature in the open air space but inside the walls, beneath carpet and other floor surfaces, bedding, furniture, clothing, and all other contents. Powerful air movers and digital temperatures sensors are strategically placed throughout the treatment area(s) to distribute and monitor the air at its accurate temperature. Once all areas have reached 125℉, we sustain that minimum temperature for 4 hours. After our bed bug treatment has been completed, we will have successfully killed all eggs, nymphs and adult bed bugs. In certain circumstances, we can perform Heat Treatment outside of our normal service areas.

All of our service technicians have received extensive training. Rebel Pest Control has the staff, expertise, experience, and equipment to solve your bed bug problem.

Helpful Bed Bugs Facts

  • Adults are flat, reddish-brown in color, and about ¼ inch in size, (about the size of an apple seed, or lady beetle).
  • Female bed bugs lay 5 – 7 eggs per week.
  • Up to 500 in a lifetime. A single female can be responsible for over 30,000 offspring per year!
  • Eggs hatch within 6 – 10 days and can become an adult in 35 -48 days.
  • They feed on the blood of humans and some small animals.
  • Mostly nocturnal and will normally feed for 3 – 10 minutes while you sleep.
  • Will feed on exposed skin and will often bite in a pattern of 3 bites that can leave itchy red welts.
  • The average lifespan is 10 – 12 months but can live between 12 – 18 months without feeding.
  • Bed bugs can carry but do not transmit diseases.
  • Bed bugs are extremely difficult to eliminate.

How To Prevent Bed Bugs

There are certain measures everyone should take when staying the night someplace other than your own home. Bed bugs are hitchhiker pests and are depending on you for transportation for their next place of residence. Do not let that be your home! Here are some tips to help prevent any transferring.

We recommend to leave luggage and other belongings at the door so you are able to inspect the surroundings first, before settling in.

Since up to 90% of bed bug infestations are found in and around the mattress and box springs, this is the first and most important place to look. Remove comforter and pillows off the bed, and relieve sheets from corners of the bed.

It is important to thoroughly inspect all seams, stitching, tags, and other tight crevices on pillows, sheets, bed skirts, mattresses and box springs. It is also beneficial if you are able to inspect around and behind the headboard or footboard. You are looking for bed bugs, molts/skins, eggs, blood spotting, and fecal matter.

Don’t bring your luggage inside your home! Instead, put all clothing and shoes into a trash bag and empty into your dryer and run on high heat for 1 hour. It is important to treat your belongings with heat before fully unpacking! Store luggage in garage permanently.

We hope we are able to prevent you from getting bed bugs, but if an infestation occurs we are fully equipped and ready to rid you and your home of bed bugs!

Interested in our bed bug treatment services? Schedule your free pest control evaluation today.

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