Bed Bug Treatment in Austin, TX

While bed bug bites can be very irritating and itchy, an infestation can take a significant emotional toll, as anxiety about getting bitten can lead to sleeplessness. If you are looking for professional bed bug control in Austin, you should know that ABC Home & Commercial Services uses proven methods that get results. With ABC's help, you can feel confident knowing that these pests are gone and that you can sleep easy again.

Our bed bug heat remediation treatment follows simple but proven scientific principles to eliminate bed bugs. We kill them by raising the temperature around them to 125 degrees. This kills bed bugs at every stage of life, from eggs to adults, and is effective in a single treatment.

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Appropriately, we will also apply natural and insecticidal dusts where bed bugs are likely to congregate, such as around baseboards and in small, out-of-the-way crevices. We follow a specific methodology in our treatment so that bed bugs cannot hide and they cannot escape.

The ABC Process

1. Contact ABC

When you contact us, we will schedule an inspection to get an understanding of the problem. In some cases, we can give you a quote over the phone.

2. Get An Estimate

If you have an inspection, we will send you a custom treatment plan and estimate afterward. Once we get your approval, we will schedule your treatment.

3. Treatment

We will come to your property and treat for pests in common hiding and nesting areas. Over time, you will start seeing less and less pest activity.

4. Prevention

Customers with our ongoing pest management services will receive periodic retreatments to prevent the return of the most common pests in our area.

We back our bed bug treatment with our written guarantee. The heat treatment leaves no residual effects and homeowners can return to their home same day.

Bed bugs are tiny insects that feed on blood during the night. At less than a quarter of an inch fully grown (about the size of an apple seed), their tiny size makes it challenging to find them, and the fact that they bite in order to feed makes it painful and irritating to have them.

Worse, a few bed bugs can turn into a multitude of bed bugs quickly. They lay four to five eggs a day and the young are so small that they’re difficult to see—about the size of a pinhead. If you have a bed bug problem, the pests are almost certainly from an external source.

Bed bugs do not result from sanitation problems in your home. Instead, they come into your home on luggage, clothing and other belongings from having recently stayed in hotels, apartments and even college dorms—a student visiting home for the weekend can unknowingly transport them.

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We offer a full range of pest control services.

You can feel good about ABC’s team on your property. Not only do all employees undergo a criminal history check and drug screening, but with any service that requires licensure for work for to be performed, ABC is on top of it and completely certified. Rest easy, and leave the work to our experienced and friendly service team.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my house has a bed bug problem?

Despite being tiny and hard to find, bed bugs leave clues to their presence in addition to the bite symptoms we described earlier–especially in mattresses and bed coverings, on bed frames, and behind headboards and baseboards. Bed bugs can crawl up to 100 feet, so you may also find telltale signs on nightstands, in drawers or behind pictures.

Once you begin to search for them, you will generally find dead bed bugs, their exoskeletons (which come off when they shed them) and dark-red spots from blood-filled fecal matter. You may also notice a sweet, musty odor.

Do bed bugs carry diseases and are their bites poisonous?

Bed bugs do not transport disease, and their bites are not poisonous. However, bed bug bites may very well be very, very annoying.

According to the CDC, some people will have no reaction at all to bed bug bites, while others may have a strong allergic reaction. The most common result of bed bug bites are skin irritation, itching and some redness, with some people experiencing swelling around the bites.

Reactions to bed bug bites can be immediate but in some cases it can take up to two weeks for the reaction to manifest. Commonly, the bites appear in a straight line, very close together. That’s because when disturbed while feeding, the bed bug may wait just a moment to resume feeding and will move very little before resuming.

What is tent fumigation service, and when is it needed for bed bug treatment?

Tent fumigation, or “tenting”, is a highly effective solution for eliminating serious bed bug infestations. Preparation for fumigation can be extensive, requires thoughtful coordination, and follows strict safety procedures. Tenting a home for bed bugs should always be done by a professional with proper certifications and licensing in order to be performed safely and effectively.

What rules does ABC follow with regards to safety when using fumigant gas for bed bug treatment?

Safety is our number one priority when treating your home. We adhere to strict guidelines set forth by the fumigant manufacturer as well as state and federal regulatory agencies. During all structural fumigations, ABC regularly monitors the fumigant levels within the structure for efficacy, as well as the air outside the structure. We use specially designed equipment capable of detecting fumigant levels as low as 1 part per million (ppm). We employ aeration times far exceeding what is required by law and confirm 0 ppm clearance levels multiple times before allowing you and your family to return to your home. Additionally, we follow all manufacturer recommendations, including not fumigating homes with attics enclosed in polyurethane spray foam insulation (PSFI).

We care about our customers, and want them to be informed about products and safe handling. For more information about gas treatment and safety measures, visit:

https://vikanefumigant.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1_U01-069-146_Fact-Sheet-ENGLISH_HR.pdf

https://gpca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/FINAL-Industry_letter_Vikane-9-18-18R.pdf

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