Bed bug infestations are on the rise. Reasons for this increase include a change in the way pesticides are used, changes in the pesticides available to the industry for bed bug treatments, and resistance to available residual chemical sprays by bed bugs. There is more world-wide travel, increased immigration, and until recently, a general lack of public awareness. People just were not looking for bed bugs. Researchers were not working on treatment methods for bed bugs, and manufacturers were not developing products to aid in bed bug control.
The good news is there are many new treatments and materials now available to pest management professionals to combat these persistent and invasive pests. Effective chemicals are being developed by manufacturers, (often a combination of two existing products,) that have demonstrated effectiveness against bed bugs and their eggs. Effective non-chemical products such as monitors, mattress and box spring encasements, interceptor monitors have been developed that are important pieces of bed bug control treatment plans. Whole house and apartment heat treatments are available as non-chemical method for bed bug control.
Aardvark Pest Control Services is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable companies in the Philadelphia region in bed bug treatments. We have the experience and know-how to address your problem with a combination of highly effective treatment technologies including:
- Chemical treatments also known as the Integrated Pest Management method because it also incorporates steam, mattress and box spring encasements, and monitoring devices. Typically three treatments are required in this treatment protocol and extensive preparation is required as well. We provide all detailed information about preparation and the treatment process to help ensure effectiveness.
- Heat treatments, which raise the entire temperature within an apartment or a house to kill bed bugs with limited or no chemicals at all. More >
Regardless of the type of treatment used, all bed bug treatments begin with a thorough inspection to assess the extent of the infestation. Then we’ll discuss treatment strategies with you to determine which method best suits your needs.