We often recommend thermal remediation (heat treatment), a non-chemical, not toxic method that uses heat to destroy bed bugs and bed bug eggs. Thermal remediation is a powerful and effective technique that will (in most cases) only require one treatment.
This method of treatment is friendly for pets and children and you can return to the house almost immediately after it’s complete. Normally, the full set-up, treatment and tear-down takes about a day.
Bed bugs are not like roaches. They don’t thrive in a “dirty” environment, nor do they invade your home because you’ve left food out. Typically, they piggyback on luggage to get around.
Once inside a home, they secretly set up camp under mattresses. No building is immune to a bed bug invasion, no matter how clean—even five star hotels must be vigilant! Bed bugs have become a growing problem in Texas in recent years, Corpus Christi included.
How soon can you solve my bed bug problem?
Evaluation and planning can start immediately!
We’ll send out a pest control specialist (at no charge) as soon as service is requested and design a treatment plan, complete with a list of tasks that must be performed by the homeowner and complete pricing for the treatment.
A bed bug infestation is unsettling to say the least, and your family shouldn’t have to wait any longer than necessary to be bed bug free.
What happens during the free inspection?
The ABC Inspector will examine various parts of the home – especially the bedrooms – and verify the presence of bed bugs. Then, the same Inspector will design the treatment plan.
I haven’t seen bed bugs. Does this mean I don’t have to worry about them?
Maybe. But have you found mysterious bite marks on your face, neck, arms, or legs? If so, you may have a bed bug problem. They are skilled at hiding during the day and only come out to feed at night. Also, be on the lookout for bed bug exoskeletons under your mattress or in the mattress seams. Sometimes you might find rusty-colored spots on your mattress (stains from their fecal matter).
How can I prevent bed bugs and keep them from returning?
There is no guaranteed way to prevent bed bugs. Bed bugs are essentially “hitchhikers” and can be picked up by you on a trip or brought into your home on the clothes and in the luggage of guests.
The one thing you can do is be aware of their possible existence by carefully examining hotel rooms (or any place you visit and stay overnight, especially with luggage) and take steps not to bring them into your home, if you believe you’ve been exposed to them.