You can rely on the experience and expertise of Atkins Pest Management for safe and effective management of bedbug issues. Our service includes both heat remediation and spray treatment. Then we follow up to assure results.
Bedbugs can find their way into houses, hotels or multi-family residences. The threat of bedbugs is rising due to more frequent travel, exchange of second-hand furnishings and increasing resistance to pesticides.
While bedbugs are not known to transmit disease, their bites can result in skin rashes and allergic symptoms. The bites can be painful, affecting sleep and work performance.
The pests are hitchhikers, invading a home or commercial establishment via luggage, backpacks, diaper bags or even pants cuffs or shoe soles. They may be found in locations where human hosts spend longer times—places like beds, couches, easy chairs or wheelchairs.
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When you call on Atkins Pest Management, this is what we will do:
- Inspect your home free of charge to confirm bedbug presence
- Prepare an assessment of services to be provided
- Provide a list of owner preparations
- Provide a bid
- Heat treat all rooms
- Spray treat all rooms
- Follow up to assure effectiveness
Our Treatment Methods
Some pest control services may apply only individual heat or spray treatments to bedbug infestations. When you call on Atkins Pest Management, your home or facilities will receive a two-level treatment using heat followed by spray. Then we follow up within two weeks to assure the treatment has been effective.
We apply a heat treatment to kill the insects, adults and eggs. We seek to heat a room evenly to 135 degrees, close it off and move to another room. After the heat process, we apply a product to prevent further infestation. Depending on the size of a home, the process may take four to six hours.
Most often, we treat rooms with furnishings within them. However, when necessary for effective treatment, we can remove items for treatment in a specially equipped truck.