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Houston Exterminator: Bed Bug Treatment & Control
Bed bugs are challenging to control because they hide in minor cracks and spaces. Not only do we recommend and perform the most effective treatments, but we also offer a guarantee on our heat remediation service. Call ABC for the best pest control services in Houston for long-term results.
Quick & Reliable Bed Bug Control
ABC utilizes two primary methods for bed bug control. The first is to apply a localized treatment solution to areas where bed bugs often hide, such as headboards, baseboards, wall joints and under carpet edging. Although this option is more cost-effective, applying spot treatments is less effective, since these pests and their eggs are small enough to fit into virtually any cracks or crevices in your home. Bed bugs can hide in many different places in your home and can fit into cracks the width of a credit card.
Some of the places you can find these pests include:
- In cracks on your headboard and bed frame
- Near the piping, seams and tags of your mattress and box spring
- In between the cushions or seams of your chairs and couches
- In the folds of your curtains
- In between your drawers
- In electrical outlets and appliances
- Where the wall and ceiling meet
The best way to eliminate bed bugs is through the second method, heat remediation. Heat remediation is a chemical-free alternative which relies on high temperatures to kill bed bugs in all their stages of development in affected areas. Once the treatment is complete, no harmful residue remains in your home. As part of our treatment services, we offer a follow-up bed bug inspection 20 days after your fumigation to ensure that no pests remain on your property. You should only need one heat remediation treatment, and we provide a guarantee that you will not see bed bugs on your property for 90 days. If not, we will return and treat your home until the bed bugs are gone.
Physical signs of a bed bug infestation:
- Red or rust-colored stains on your sheets or mattresses, from the waste materials produced after they have fed on human blood.
- Tiny eggs, eggshells and light yellow exoskeletons bed bugs shed as they grow into adulthood.
- Living bed bugs.
Another sign that you might need a bed bug exterminator is the appearance of itchy, flat red bites on your arms and other areas which might be exposed while you are sleeping. Bed bugs are attracted to the body temperature and scent of a sleeping person and feed on their blood at night. That said, not everyone reacts to bed bug bites, and these bites can often be confused with bites from other insects.
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.
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.
Customers with our ongoing pest management services will receive periodic retreatments to prevent the return of the most common pests in our area.
Treating your home for a bed bug infestation is a big commitment. That’s why we stand behind our heat remediation services with a guarantee. Twenty days after your home has been treated, we will schedule a follow-up visit to confirm there are no remaining bed bugs. If you see any bed bugs within 90 days of a heat treatment, ABC will return to perform additional treatment measures, at no cost to you.
We offer a full range of pest control services.
Our customers count on us to treat their homes with the same care and attention that we would our own. While an ABC technician is working in your home, you can trust that your home is in good hands.
Frequently Asked Questions
How soon can you treat my bed bug problem?
Bed bugs are experts at hiding, which is just one of the reasons they are the most difficult pest to treat. So, we understand that once you think you might have bed bugs, you’ll quickly want to enlist the help of a bed bug exterminator to start working on a solution.
Give us a call and once we have identified your problem and you have approved our suggested next steps, we’ll schedule the first service call to begin treatment.
What happens during the inspection?
Our highly-trained, background-checked technicians will arrive at your home to thoroughly inspect your property and determine the best course of action based on the extent of your infestation. After the inspection, we will provide you with a plan of action and associated costs. Once you approve our estimate, we can quickly get started on bed bug treatment.
How can I prevent bed bugs from returning after a treatment?
Even after bed bug treatment, these pests can be reintroduced. The best way to prevent bed bugs from entering your home is to be very cautious about what you are bringing into your home. When you travel, inspect your sleeping accommodations to ensure that the mattress, box spring, headboard and sheets are free of bugs themselves or the small dark or red spots or stains which might indicate a problem.
When you return, unpack your suitcase in your garage and place your clothes directly into your washer and wash them with hot water or run a dry cycle. Inspect your luggage carefully before bringing it inside or put it in a large garbage bag with no-pest strips for a few weeks to eliminate any potential stowaways.
If you buy used furniture or clothing, examine it carefully for bed bugs, droppings or other warning signs before bringing it into your home. Bed bugs are opportunistic, so if you don’t give them the ability to get into your home, they can’t become established. If you see any signs bed bugs have returned, contact us immediately so we can take care of the problem.
Are the products and bed bug treatment methods you use safe for pets and children?
Because of the high temperatures required for this type of bed bug treatment, heat remediation is scheduled during a time when your family and pets are away from your home. Once the treatment is complete, everyone can return to your home with no fear of any lasting impacts or chemical residue.
ABC is committed to the health and safety of our clients as well as doing our part to protect the environment. After decades in the pest control business, we are experts at selecting treatments which are effective, but have a minimal impact on the environment. Our customers can request to see the Material Safety Data Sheet on any products we use for bed bug control.
We offer a full range of pest control services.
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What Our Customers Are Saying
“I would definitely recommend ABC!! They were professional, courteous, and did a great job. During the treatment my blinds had to be removed, and they graciously put them back up before they left. Blair came three weeks later to do a follow-up check and was extremely friendly and helpful. He gave me more information and suggestions in regards to staying bed bug free. He even carried my large Amazon package into the garage for me. I would definitely recommend them for all your pest control needs. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”
“Do your research, but this is the company to choose for your pest and rodent control. A new townhouse community is being developed in an adjacent wooded field, so all these woodland creatures started relocating to our established neighborhood. I get it, this land was theirs before it was ours, but after 20 years, they had no right to move into my house rent free. The cute hares/ rabbits were ok at first. They would flop around, and the worst they would do is leave small chocolate eggs in the yard. But when we heard scurrying in the attic, our anxiety levels started to rise. We were already overwhelmed by a pipe bursting in the garage in February due to a flash freeze. Then we noticed droppings as the restoration company came and cleared out the garage. But we really didn't connect all the dots because simultaneously we were caring for my 85 year old grandmother who was on hospice care from terminal breast cancer. So our hands were a little full at the time. But when we saw evidence that there was probably a mouse or something, we had to make it a priority. I called 3 or 4 local companies for quotes. 2 came to the house and 2 acted like they could care less about actually securing my business but were willing to quote hundreds of dollars for the service. One thing that stood out was the other companies said they would plug the holes leading into the house, but 2 said they don't go into the attic. Well that's where we heard them and so it didn't make sense to not go in the attic to hunt them down. Then Kirby from ABC came out. He did a thorough inspection and designed a plan to attack the problem. They definitely weren't the cheapest company, but they provided the best proposal with the strongest warranty. So we pulled the trigger. The crew was very professional and plugged holes and set traps. And the we waited. But there were no dead mice for weeks. So they came back out and found more holes to plug. Then the rodents got more desperate. One was bold enough to entire the kitchen at night. I was ready to burn down the entire house. Frustration was level 10. By this point my grandmother had passed away. Grief plus phobia and a general sense of absolute exhaustion had settled in. All the techs that came out were nice, friendly, professional and courteous, BUT we were sick of the rats running our house. I was also frustrated by what seemed to be a long wait between reporting sightings and an available appointment time. Mark Rodriguez came out and did a good job observing the situation and he realized that a supervisor was needed for a solution. Enter Kenneth! He was absolutely amazing. Between crawling through the attic and discovering new holes to tracking down a food source (a case of mac snd cheese boxes) in the garage that my grandmother left months before her passing (she was always prepared for when her great-grandchildren came over), Kenneth understands the mind of a mouse and the rationale of a rat. He made it his mission to eliminate these evils. And one by one, he did. Kenneth is a hero in our household. He will be receiving a Christmas card this year. My grandmother's dying wish was to rid the house of these invaders, and Kenneth and his team were able to accomplish that. It was worth ever penny for the complete customer care and warranty on the work. If you are looking for a quality solution, you've found it. Be patient, because rodents can be tricky and hard to eradicate, but ABC is committed to the long haul.”
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