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Michael has been treating our house for over a year now and is always on top of things. He can troubleshoot when we have little bugs pop up, and helps us get the service we need. He always communicates to let us know what actions he took on the day of service. He goes above and beyond!

- Sabrina H. , August 2018
How can ABC help me with determining if there is a bed bug infestation in my home?

We will inspect known problem sites for bed bugs, their eggs, corpses, droppings, blood spots, and other indications of bed bugs.

What method does ABC recommend to control a bed bug infestation?

ABC recommends a thorough inspection and liquid product application. We believe that developments in product formulations have given us a range of useful and effective tools that can be used to combat bedbugs. These new materials target all life stages of the insect including eggs, nymphs, and adults. Modern products are designed with great pest specificity and this places them in the lowest toxicity category possible.

 

Is this method friendly for pets and children?

The process is friendly to both pets and children, but due to the nature of the treatment, people and pets will need to vacate the home during the service. The product acts both on contact and as a persistent barrier for anything that tries to sneak by. Once dry, people and pets may continue using the space as usual with the added protection of the product keeping them pest free. 

 

 

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Not generally. They don’t carry diseases like mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not consider bed bugs to pose a public health problem. Their bites can sometimes cause itching and skin infections, however, and some people may suffer allergic reactions to bed bug bites.

Does the presence of bed bugs indicate a cleanliness problem?

Not at all. A bed bug infestation has nothing to do with level of cleanliness. They are typically brought into your home after a trip, hitching a ride in luggage. Any bedroom can be invaded by bed bugs—even at 5 star hotels.

How can I prevent bed bugs from returning after treatment?

Passive monitoring is one way to stop bed bugs in their tracks.

Maybe the most effective passive device we’ve come across is the ClimbUp®, which is a cup lined with slippery talcum powder. These cups are placed under the legs of furniture and will trap any bed bugs that try to make their way up to your furniture. Give us a call to find out more about the preventative and follow-up options we offer.

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