Bed Bugs a Major issue around Macon, Georgia !

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Adult Bed Bug – Macon, Ga.

There are many multi-unit properties where they are spreading quickly. Why ? Is it a result of resistance to pesticides ?

  • Used Clothing
  • Used Furniture
  • Visitors from infested units.
  • Traveling
  • Public Transportation
  • Theatres
  • Visiting an infested home.
  • They will sometimes go unnoticed for weeks or months.
  • We use our Sensor Bed Bug K9 dogs to help determine areas of activity. Here is a recent Video of Lilly finding one bed bug on a bed. They are very efficient and accurate. Makes elimination so much easier when you know what’s going on.

Lilly can find bed bugs accurately and efficiently.

We have had many calls from the Macon Area about bed bugs . There of course is a military base in Warner Robins with a lot of housing in the area. There are several Senior Living facilities that we use our Sensor Bed Bug Dogs for on Quarterly Searches. This helps manage the bed bug activity and allows you to use your budget for surgical strike type treatments.

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Bed Bug on Carpet – Macon

Many hotels are also experiencing bed bug issues in the area. You should do an inspection of room and have a basic knowledge of what Bed Bugs look like and the evidence of such.

If you have any questions about Bed Bugs and their detection or elimination give us a call at 478- 239-6010

I have some bites. Is it Bed Bugs ? How do I find out ?

We get many calls from people that have some type of skin irritation or bite marks. This can be disturbing waking up with these issues. The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to Slow Down and follow the protocol.

  1. Don’t throw furniture or clothing away.
  2. Look for bed bugs or black excrement marks on MattressBed bugs mattress Macon
seams and Ceiling-Wall area first. Bed Bugs On celing Atlanta, Ga.

Bed Bugs on Ceiling – Atlanta

3. Once you have determined their presence if you plan to use a pro please stop tearing the place apart as this may make them spread when they are disturbed.
4. If you don’t find any evidence then check the bottom of the box springs for the same evidence. Then Headboard, Frame and Nightstands. If there is no evidence please do not start treating.
5. In this situation I would recommend calling in the Sensor Bed Bug Dogs for an inspection. They can accurately define the absence or presence of Bed Bugs. This can either end your worries or expose a small infestation. If it is a heavy infestation you will always be able to find visible evidence. Bed Bug Instar in Statesboro6. If evidence is found we recommend Thermal Remediation Heat Treatment in most cases. This is electric heaters and fans that are designed and engineered for this type treatment. Built in Generators supply the power for the heaters.
7. We also use a new Biological Material called Aprehend in some situations. This is a fungi material that is non-toxic to humans but lethal to bed bugs.

If you are having a possible issue with Bed Bugs give us a call and we can guide you through the proper steps to eliminate these bugs from your home.

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Bed Bug Training Atlanta Georgia

Bed Bugs Training Class for Tenants – Property Management

Here is an Overall Bed Bugs Training Video to share with smaller groups or individuals. For Larger groups we can do Power Point type presentations targeting more specific situations regarding Bed Bugs. Call Us at 770-957-1915 – Atlanta

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It’s very helpful when everyone has a basic knowledge of Bed Bugs.

 

Bed Bug Dogs In Georgia

Bed Bug Dogs K9 are extremely helpful and an important part of our Bed Bug Program at Clark Pest Remedy. If you live in Georgia or the Hilton Head, SC Area give us call at 770-957-1915 and we can try to answer your questions to see if this would be helpful to you.

Bed Bug Dog – Bennie

The Dogs enjoy working every day. They can distinguish between bed bugs and other insects very easily.  They know the difference just like we know red and blue. As humans we think in terms of vision because that is our main sense. “You should see what I saw yesterday”. “I saw it that way.” ” See what you can do about it”.If the dogs could talk they would say “you should have smelled what I smelled yesterday” 

Here’s a Youtube video of Bed Bug Dog doing an Exercise and an Inspection !

These dogs are like little biological x-ray machines that are portable and have great personalities. They help us to quickly determine which areas are infested and which are not, making remediation much more accurate and thorough.The dogs are paired with a handler and trained to work daily with their “Best Friend” This handler is responsible for their every whim. Feeding, Grooming, Training constantly, Safety.   But most of all there is a bond that develops that makes the dog want to please their handler. Yes they are rewarded for finding them just as we are rewarded for work. It is like a fun game for the dogs and they are proud of their finds. We have many customers that find them fun to watch. We do many High-Rise, Assisted Living, Hotels where the dogs can inspect a room in just a few minutes with accuracy. Its not uncommon for them to complete 40-60 units a day. Heat is a factor as we must keep the dogs cool.  We are very mindful of the animals safety and living conditions. The handlers always fall in love with their dogs. This is because they watch the dogs perform so well and realize that they are solely working to please them. It is only natural to immensely love them also. It is not uncommon for a dog to follow their handler everywhere they go.They usually don’t want their handler out of sight. So they tag along everywhere, just being a regular dog when off-duty. After the K9 does their job we are making notes to help us do a great job of elimination.

We use Thermal Remediation Heat Equipment to eliminate bed bugs. Bed Bugs have no resistance to temperatures above 118 degrees. We use electric equipment (No Propane) and create our own power with installed generators in our trailers or trucks.It is typical for a Heat Treatment to take 5-7 hours to complete. There is some preparation that needs to take place by the resident. If you have a bed bug issue or you think you may have a problem and want the K9 service to be sure give us a call at 770-957-1915 and we will get the ball rolling to get you bed bug free and keep it that way.  

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Bed Bugs Management in Senior Living

Bed Bugs can be a major concern in a Senior Living Environment. With all the people living closely together it makes it a challenge to keep Bed Bugs under Control. Just their hitchhiking nature makes them a constant problem. With older folks it’s also quite common for them to move in used furniture or clothing that’s infested.  They also have visitors that sometimes have bed bugs at their homes. Then you have all the healthcare workers and employees that work there. Unfortunately with old age the eyesight is sometimes not as good as it was.  I have seen Seniors that had them pretty bad but they just weren’t seeing them.

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This is an adult bed bug that I found crawling on the carpet near a bed in Atlanta.

Here are a few protocols we recommend and provide.

Education: We provide basic bed bug training for your employees, tenants and management. It’s much better when everyone knows more about bed bugs and what they look like. Also all the different ways you can bring them in. There are always a lot of good questions.

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We do a Power Point type presentation with many pictures and information to share with tenants, maintenance, and management.

K9 Bed Bug Dogs:  We have 3 bed bug dogs at this time. We use them on sweeps throughout facilities determining the absence or presence. We can typically do 60-100 units in one day using all 3 dogs. After the inspection is completed you will know which units have an issue and which do not. This is a fabulous way to maintain control in your facility.  Some get a bit nervous but once they see the dogs perform and the results,most want us to start doing sweeps quarterly. Contact us for pricing on facilities sweeps.

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Here is Aaron with his handler William Hudson responding to bed bugs in a couch in Atlanta

Thermal Remediation Heat Treatments for Bed Bugs:

Our Electric Heat Systems Trucks and Trailers have built-in generators to provide the power for the heaters. The heaters are [placed inside strategically and it usually takes about an hour to heat the area to above 120 degrees. During this time we set up beds, couches,etc and we also do some containment spraying of host areas and outlet plates. We finish up heating at 130-135 degrees and hold the heat for 3-4 hours or more with fans spreading the heat around evenly.

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We treated an entire floor of a Senior facility in Atlanta.

Aprehend: Is a new Biological Material used to help control bed bugs. We use this in some situations. Not a pesticide. It is actually a fungii that is bottled and used to create barriers that bed bugs would have to go through to reach a host.

We can also give a warranty with our work.

If you have any questions or would like more information on managing bed bugs in a Senior Living Environment please contact us at 770-957-1915

We have plenty of references and will be glad to supply you with some.

We service the Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Athens, Hilton Head, Brunswick, Statesboro, Marietta, Gainesville Areas.

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