High Rise Bed Bug Problems in Atlanta Georgia

Senior High Rise Units are a very difficult situation to Control Bed Bugs !

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Bed Bugs in Arm Rest of Couch in Atlanta Georgia !

I will give you an example of why.

Bed Bug Management Quiz 

Patricia lives in an elderly high rise complex and somehow has a heavy bed bug infestation she has just found. She lives in Unit 307 on the 3rd floor. Wendell lives to the left in 305. Maurice lives to the right in Unit 309 on the other side. Both of their units adjoin Patricia’s unit and have common walls. 
Patricia has a friend Gladys that lives up on the 9th floor in Unit 906. They have both been living there for a while and Gladys visits Patricia and vice versa. Gladys spends quite a lot of time in Patricia’s unit watching TV and such.

Who do you think has the most likely chance of obtaining bed bugs in their unit ?

Gladys for sure !

Wendell and Maurice also have a risk of them crawling from Patricia’s unit into theirs but Gladys has a higher risk because she is sitting on infested couches and chairs on a regular basis. She is at high risk of having eggs or bugs attach to her clothing and then taking them back to her unit.

In a lot of cases management might get the adjoining units checked when Patricia’s infestation was found but the high risk Gladys would many times be overlooked. 

In other words they are more likely to transfer on human clothing or items present than to actually crawl on their own into adjoining units.

How can you expect Management to keep up with who their tenants friends are and who visits who ?

This type of facility can very tough to control bed bugs in. If you manage a facility give us a call and we will implement a consistent proactive Bed Bug Program with Regularly Scheduled Sensor Bed Bug Dog Inspections.
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Sensor Bed Bug Dog checking Bus for Bed Bugs 

If Treatment is needed we can successfully use our Thermal Remediation Heat Equipment to eliminate them. 

Go to our Bed Bug Website for lots of information about Bed Bugs in Georgia.

Give us a call at 770-957-1915 to get your Bed Bug Program started Today !

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What Is A Bed Bug Heat Treatment ? Atlanta Georgia

What Are Bed Bug Heat Treatments?

February 10, 2014
Bed Bug Heat Treatments for your Georgia Home

Bed bug heat treatments are the most effective choice for getting rid of bed bugs in homes and businesses.
So you’ve determined that you have Bed Bugs in your home. That’s not good. These pests can be very difficult to get rid of, especially with traditional Bedbug treatment methods (chemical spot treatments,steam, are typical).  But what if we were to tell you that there is a bed bug solution that can completely get rid of bed bugs in your home or business, in just one day, with no use of chemicals? It may seem to be too good to be true, but it’s not;  bed bug heat treatments are the way to go when it comes to entirely getting rid of bed bugs in a structure. 

What are bed bug heat treatments? 

Also called thermal remediation, a bed bug heat treatment is just that: treating a bed bug problem with heat.  It is well known that bed bugs (and all life stages of these parasites) cannot survive above a certain temperature, especially when they’ve been exposed to that high temperature for long periods of time.  And there is more than just one way to use heat to kill bed bugs. Heat in the form of steam has been used for killing bed bugs in carpets and behind base boards.  Portable heat chambers can kill bed bugs infested in household items and furniture and hot dryers can kill bed bugs inside clothing and bed linens.  At Clark Pest Remedy, our professional heating system is how we choose to treat structures that have bed bug infestations. This system uses a combination of heaters and fans to bring a room up to the appropriate temperature for killing bed bugs and their eggs (and not harming your belongings) and with the help of heat sensors and fans, the room is kept at this temperature for several hours.  Once the bed bug heat treatment has concluded, bed bugs, bed bug nymphs and bed bug eggs will be dead, leaving you with the peace of mind that your bed bug problem is over. 

Why choose Bed Bug Heat Treatments? 

It may seem obvious to you now – pest control companies use thermal remediation for bed bug control because it works!  But weren’t they using chemicals before and that worked too? Good question! Yes – bed bugs have been treated with chemicals for many years, with a varying degree of results.  It is now thought that bed bugs may be gaining a resistance to some of the popular bed bug control insecticides that have been used to control them since their re-emergence in the past few years.  And because bed bugs are so very good at hiding in the cracks and crevices of our surroundings, often traditional insecticide treatments don’t reach into their hiding places, leaving a few bed bugs in a room to start a new bed bug population.  But for some people, a bed bug heat treatment may seem cost prohibitive.  Yes, bed bug heat treatments are a little more expensive than the bed bug heat treatments of the past.  This is because they take a significant amount of set up and very skilled operation of the heating system to completely get rid of a bed bug problem inside a structure.  But when you consider how many traditional treatments you may need to fully eradicate your bed bug problem, (technicians visiting over and over again to re-treat the problem, charging you at every visit), you could end up spending way more money trying to get rid of bed bugs the old fashioned way.  A bed bug heat treatment is a single service that can completely eradicate all bed bugs in your structure in one visit. One price- one visit- and you’ll be one happy customer! 
For more information on the thermal remediation services provided by the professionals at Clark Pest Remedy,Atlanta and other service areas in Georgia, contact Clark Pest Remedy today.  Our friendly customer service representatives can give you more information on our bed bug heat treatment services or you can speak to one of our friendly technicians for more information.  
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Why Are Bed Bugs So Difficult To Eliminate ? Atlanta Georgia

  1. Bed Bugs Are Extremely Resistant To Pesticides !
  2. They Love Cloth and Wood and Transfer With Them
  3. They are elusive ! 

Consumers Don’t Usually Know Much About Them !

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Bed Bug Infested Outlet Plate

Recommendations : Do Some Research ! Of course if you are on this blog you are probably getting started at least. Knowledge is powerful. Even with Bed Bugs ! Get a Top Notch Inspection and Make Sure You Are Dealing With a Knowledgeable Company. Everything Else Feeds Off Of The Inspection. Treatment Recommendations are Based on Findings. To Eliminate Bed Bugs you must be focused on detail. The Electric Outlet Plate in the above picture was heavily infested and not hard to detect. However at some point there was infestation in the plate and no visual evidence from outside. As the infestation grew then evidence became visible. We for instance perform Thermal Remediation Heat Treatments however we also use Dusts in Voids like this.

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Click the Link Above to Look at all of the Sizes and Qualities Available To Purchase Online !

For Professional Inspection Service and Thermal Remediation Heat Treatments when necessary go to Bed Bugs Atlanta

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Bed Bug Consumer Information Atlanta Georgia !

Bed Bugs Information

Biology and Behavior

  • Bed bugs are elusive, nocturnal creatures and come out at night to feed exclusively on blood.
  • Bed bugs are very resilient and may live up to 12 months without a blood meal.
  • Bed bugs are not caused by poor sanitation or ones social status.
  • Bed bugs are not limited to the bed or the bedroom but instead will disperse throughout a dwelling. They will crawl considerable distances to obtain a blood meal.
  • Bed bugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to where humans rest & sleep. They can be found behind baseboards, upholstery, and in furniture crevices. Other places to check are wall hangings such as picture frames, night stands, stuffed furniture, floorboard cracks, behind loose wallpaper, light switches, door and window frames, conduits, etc. In heavy infestations, bed bugs may be found in wall voids, attics, and other enclosed places.
  • Bed bugs can be introduced into a structure via used furniture or in the belongings of someone who has been living in a bed bug infested situation.
  • Bed bugs like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply.
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Infested electric Outlet Atlanta Georgia

Identification of Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Bites

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Bed Bug Bites !

Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites and some have delayed reactions to the bite.
Bite symptoms often appear in rows of several or more bites.

Bed bug bite symptoms typically appear as red, itchy welts but can vary from one individual to the next.
Bed bug bites can vary from person to person. Some people do not react, while other welt up. It is best to find other signs of bed bugs than to just go off of the bite marks alone.

How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?

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Bed Bug in Seams of Couch

A physical sample of an actual bug or egg is required to be 100% certain that you have bed bugs.
Bite symptoms are a good indicator but cannot be diagnosed with 100% certainty. Medical professionals cannot give a positive diagnosis simply by examining bite symptoms
The most effective inspections are conducted by a qualified pest management professional
You may see evidence of a bed bug infestation without actually seeing any bed bugs.
There is a very good chance you have bed bugs if you keep repeatedly waking up each morning with bite symptoms on your body that were not present when you went to sleep. However if bites occur at various times of the day in various locations such as at home, in the car, at work, etc. they are much less likely to be caused by bed bugs.
Besides the characteristic obnoxiously sweet odor, the other primary clues to an infestation will be the presence of bed bugs and/or small red to reddish brown fecal spots here and there on surfaces.
Adult bed bug with a newly hatched nymph

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Adult Bed Bug With Nymph and Fecal staons

How Difficult Is It to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

Reduction of bed bug populations is not difficult in most cases, however it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible to eliminate every last bug in some situations. If even one adult female survives, the environment may become re-infested. For this reason it is difficult to guarantee bed bug work.
Even the most experienced pest management firms will have their work cut out for them and it may be difficult, if not impossible, to guarantee the total elimination of bed bugs from some infested environments.
When dealing with a company that is offering a guarantee, consumers should inquire what the guarantee really covers, does it guarantee complete elimination and how long is the guarantee? Most guarantees will be limited to no longer than a few months due to the potential for re-introduction of new bugs into the environment.
Sleeping in a different room or vacating the structure is not a solution and can make the problem more difficult to eliminate.
The bottom line is that bed bug work requires a highly trained professional. It takes hard work, follow-up efforts and it can be expensive.

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Bed Bug Heat Truck  Clark Pest Remedy Atlanta Georgia
If you have a Bed Bug Problem and Need Help 

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