Bed Bugs in Atlanta are being controlled best by using
Heat Treatments !
Bed Bugs are here in big numbers. They are prevalent in Hi-rise units because of the tight living quarters and the social interaction of the tenants. These type environments are very challenging for the Management and the Bed Bug Exterminators. Thermal Remediation is the very. Best and most thorough type of treatment. Bed Bug Heat Treatments are available in the Atlanta, Georgia Area. If you are in Middle Georgia you can also have your home treated with Heat. Call 770-770-957-1915
I get asked by customers and friends frequently “How can I protect myself when staying in Hotels”
If you are a frequent hotel or resort resident I recommend that you get a suitcase encasement for your suitcases. These can be found at www.mattresssafe.com They have a bed bug proof zipper just like the mattress encasements do. When you check in and go into your room the first thing you do is go into the bathroom with your suitcase. Take your encasement out of the suitcase and unfold it. Take your toilet articles out and place them in the bathroom. Unzip your encasement and place your suitcase inside of it and zip it up. While you are there you will have to unzip the encasement every time you need something out of your bag. Be sure to put your worn clothes in a plastic bag and put them inside the encasement. Bed Bugs are attracted to worn clothes because they have the human scent on them. Do not put your suitcase on the bed. Do not take your clothes out and put them in dresser drawers. Just in case it is a good idea when you get home to leave your suitcase in the garage or outside and take your clothes and put them straight into the dryer. Put about a half a load in there at high heat for 15-20 minutes. This information is provided by Clark Pest Remedy. More info about Bed Bugs and their Control can be found at www.clarkpestremedy.com
We have found Bed Bugs to be a growing infestation in Georgia similar to other areas of the U.S.
In one year Atlanta went from number 42 to number 21 in the list of most infested cities. I attribute that to our International Airport and a lot of transient movement. We are getting a lot of calls from Residential Homeowners , Apartments, and Housing Authorities. I am so thankful we made the decision to purchase Heat Equipment and especially electric equipment. We have 2 crews that are doing treatments every day. We go all over Georgia and South Carolina completing these treatments.
I hear people say “I don’t think I will get bed bugs because I keep my house very clean” . Understand Bed Bugs are not impressed with your housekeeping habits. They only feed on blood and anyone can transport them into their home. We do treatments every day in very clean residences. Most of our customers either get bed bugs by picking them up in hotels-resorts or bringing in used infested furniture. Sometimes out of town visitors can also bring them in. Unfortunately there is not a much you can do to keep them from being brought in except to understand more about them and how they spread. At Clark Pest Remedy we will do an evaluationn of the property to make sure that it is bed bugs. We also look for any issues that could cause a problem for treatment. Unfortunately these heat treatments are rather expensive. We have a lot of costs for labor,fuel, and equipment. However if you compare the cost to chemical treatments which are relatively inneffective you will find it is the best choice. Another problem with chemical treatments is the tenant has an incredible amount of preperation work to do. Generally chemical applications are done at least 4 times. The tenant must take all of their clothes to a laundromat and dry and wash them every time a treatment is done. Wow thats a lot of work. Our heat treatments take all day but we deal with the clothes in most cases and when they get home they are bed bug free in one treatment. If you have a bed bug problem call our Bed Bug Hotline 678-873-5785 from 7am til 10pm and we will answer any questions you may have.
Bed Bugs after a meal. This video is downright yucky! However beyond the yuckiness you can see the nymphs and adults running around after a meal. Notice the little red instars. That is not dye