The Bed Bug Situation In Georgia !

Georgia moved from #22 to #15 in Bed Bug Infested Cities Last Week !

What does that mean? It just means that we are now infiltrated pretty well by Bed Bugs in Georgia. We are finding activity in Multi-Family housing quite often and places like Assisted Living and Nursing Homes are starting to get infested pretty consistent. For instance facilities that allow the tenants to bring furniture and bedding from home seem to have more infestation than the facilities that provide beds and bedding. In other words the tenants are bringing them in from their home into these facilities. Even without bringing in their furniture from home they still commonly bring in Bed Bugs in their clothing or items from their home. In some facilities the tenants go out and bring items in off the side of the road or from dumpsters.

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Bed Bugs in Seam of Couch 


It is no longer unusual for a facility to have a Bed Bug problem. In fact now it is the norm. We use our Sensor Bed Bug Dogs to detect bed bugs in these type facilities. They help us by alerting to areas of activity which then we can easily find evidence in most cases. We also provide Heat Treatments which is the most effective type treatment. (Bed Bugs have no resistance to temperatures above 117 degrees). In some facilities you almost feel like you are beating your head against a wall. I have seen units treated and be bug free for 1 year and then bring them in again. In facilities where the tenant is not responsible for the cost of treatment cooperation can be a problem. (Imagine That!) In other words if its on the house don’t worry about it. You would think not getting bit by bugs during the night would be enough motivation but that sometimes is not the case. Some of these tenants know nothing about bed bugs and unknowingly spread them all over a facility.

Common areas can be a point of spread. Many of these facilities have common areas with couches,televisions and pool tables. If these areas are infested they can be easily spread throughout the facility. We use a lot of Bed Bug monitors. These can be put on the bedposts and couches to monitor activity.

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Bed Bug Monitors

The cost for treatments for some of the management companies is extreme. How can a management facility get cooperation from their tenants. They absolutely must demand cooperation or they will keep paying for treatments.  Being proactive instead of reactive is the key !


For more information about Bed bugs in Georgia go to Bed Bugs Clark or call 770-957-1915



Clark Pest Remedy
Atlanta,Georgia

Atlanta Georgia likes being in Top Twenty. But not for Bed Bugs !

Here is an article from  the Atlanta Journal.

Atlanta Bed Bugs are some of the Worst in the U.S.

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Bed Bugs on Box Springs Atlanta Georgia
We in Georgia are used to being in the Top 20 !       But not for Bed Bugs !
Call 770-957-1915 if you have Questions and want to talk about Bed Bugs in Atlanta Georgia
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Bed Bug Heat Treatment Equipment

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Atlanta,Georgia

Don’t Be A Knucklehead About Bed Bugs in Georgia !

I just witnessed one of the Dumbest things I have seen regarding Bed Bugs !

I received a call from a Senior Assisted Living Complex about a unit that is infested with Bed Bugs. Upon Inspection I found Activity throughout the unit. Picture Frames,Mattress,Box Springs,Couch all heavily infested. His Mattress and Box spring were loaded with Bugs. It was an easy confirmation of evidence. I explained the treatment process to the Maintenance director and the Tenant. We scheduled it to be treated in the next few days. I leave and am down the road and I get a frantic call from the Maintenance Director and the Tenant takes the mattress and drags it down the hallway out the front doors and out to the dumpster. He goes back in and drags the box springs through the halls and the Maintenance Director finally sees him. What Do We Do? He probably just spread Bed Bugs Down the Hall. And His unit is at the very end of the hall. He passed 20 units as he is taking this stuff out. I told him to Immediately treat the Drag Area after vacuuming very thoroughly. He is somewhat limited on what steps he can take with all of the Senior Tenants. 
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Infested Bed Bug Encasement
Clark Pest Remedy Atlanta Georgia

It is bad enough that they have to deal with an infested unit. This Tenant brought the Bed Bugs in to begin with. And now he almost seems intent on spreading them all over the complex. Misery Loves Company ? If you decide to take an infested bed or furniture outside in an enclosed building. Please WRAP it up. DUUUUUUH!

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Bed Bugs Heat Treatment Trailer
Clark Pest Remedy – Atlanta Georgia

If you have any issues with Bed bugs in Georgia and need information or an inspection call Clark Pest Remedy and you can go to the Bed Bugs Atlanta Website

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Atlanta,Georgia

Do’s and Don’ts with Bed Bugs in Atlanta, Georgia !

What to do about Bed Bugs In Atlanta, Georgia !

DO’s

Pay Attention to Items Brought into your residence.
If you stay in a Hotel Do Not Take Your clothes Out Of Suitcase.
Tie any dirty clothes in plastic bags.
Run Suspected Clothing through dryer for 30 minutes.
Be Familiar with what Bed Bugs and their fecal stains look like.


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Bed Bugs and Fecal Stains
Don’ts

Don’t bring used furniture into your residence.
Don’t allow possibly infested people stay at your residence.
Inspect Picture frames,books or any items brought into residence.
Don’t go to high risk situations.

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Bed Bugs at the bottom of a couch.
If you take these precautions you are much less likely to have bed bugs show up at your home. 
If you do however get bed bugs or think you may have them. Call 404-382-8206 or go to Bed Bugs Atlanta


Clark Pest Remedy
Atlanta,Georgia

I Have Bed Bugs In Atlanta, Georgia. What Do I Do ?

First of all you Must Verify that it is Bed Bugs !

There are other insects that bite or feed on blood and leave skin marks. If you think you may have them try to locate them and inspect without disrupting the mattress and box spring. Look for their fecal stains which are black small marks that look like someone took a Sharpie Pen and made dots with it.
Bed Bug Treatments are expensive !  I understand how people want to try to eliminate them on their own due to the high cost of successful treatments. If you attempt to eliminate them yourself be careful not to over-treat with pesticides. Foggers are not very effective against Bed Bugs and pesticide gets all over everything. Yuck ! Diatamaceous Earth (DE) is probably one of the best products for a homeowner to use. You can get a bag of it at most hardware stores for 8-10 dollars. The problem with DE is the delivery of it.

If you can find a Bulb Duster like this
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Bulb Duster for Crack and Crevice Dusting.

The dust can be put in and you can crack and crevice dust instead of throwing it all over the place. Breathing any kind of dust is not good for you. Get a Dust Mask and USE it ! Also Eye protection is recommended.

You can treat the mattress, box spring, frame,screw holes, cracks, headboards, nightstands, electric outlet plates etc. Any areas near the host and work outwards. Clothes should be run through the dryer for 30 minutes on High Heat. Encasements for mattress and box springs can be bought at WalMart or Bed,Bath and Beyond. among other places. You can order them online at Mattress Safe.

In most cases you will find 90 percent of the Bed Bug Population near the Bed (Host). Before you inspect mix up alcohol and water 50-50 in a spray bottle in case you find a nest.Alcohol works well for live bugs.  Also get some empty baggies to have close by in case you find something you want to save for ID.
You must be very thorough. One screwhole missed and the problem continues. It is very difficult and tedious. Here is an example of a Bed Bug nesting in a screwhole.
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If you try these and you still get no results then my friend you need a professional unless you enjoy being a food source for bed bugs. 

We provide Heat Treatments In the Middle and North Georgia Areas. The Treatments Typically take 6-7 hours. We also give a 90 day warranty on our treatments and have had a lot of success ! 

Call Us Today at 770-957-1915 

Website : Clark Pest Remedy

Or Email us at gclark@clarkpestremedy.com for a quick response !


Clark Pest Remedy
Atlanta,Georgia

Bed Bugs Heat Treatment Monitoring !

How does one know when doing a Bed Bug Heat Treatment that all areas of treatment are heated thoroughly and distributed properly ?

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Laptop Monitoring Heat Treatment from Exterior

We first place Sensors around the structure . They are numbered and we place them and mark on the comnputer where each one is located. We can then wirelessly monitor the sensors from the exterior. This allows us to know the exact temperature of each sensor. Sometimes Fan Adjustments need to be made or heaters moved. For more information about this type of treatment go to Clark Pest Remedy  or in Macon go to Macon Bed Bugs !

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Atlanta,Georgia