SEALING YOUR HOME OR OFFICE

    IS THE BEST METHOD OF BED BUG PREVENTION

 

AS NEW YORKER'S THE MAJORITY OF US LIVE IN BUILDINGS THAT HAVE NUMEROUS APARTMENTS OR UNITS UNDER THE SAME ROOF; WHICH USUALLY MEANS IF YOUR UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR HAS A FLOOD YOU WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE A LEAK... THE SAME GOES FOR BED BUGS.  EVEN IN FIRE PROOF BUILDINGS THERE ARE CONDUITS FOR HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING, GAS, PLUMBING, AND THE MOST ABUNDANT, ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING. TO BREAK THIS DOWN, THERE IS EITHER PVC OR METAL TUBING THAT ENCASES YOUR ELECTRIC POWER THAT IS CONECTED THROUGH OUT THE ENTIRE BUILDING, CREATING A HIGHWAY FOR BED BUGS TO MOVE EASILY FROM APARTMENT TO APARTMENT. A COMMON MISCONCEPTION IS THAT BED BUGS LIVE ONLY IN YOUR BED. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. THEY ALSO LIVE IN CRACKS, CREVASIS, AND EVEN YOUR ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING OUTLETS AND WALL PLATES.  THIS IS WHY SEALING YOUR HOME OR WORKPLACE IS THE FRONT LINE OF DEFFENSE AGAINST AN INFESTATION.

HERE’S WHAT WE DO…

• Seal around plumbing, heating and electrical conduits
• Install a breathable mesh material behind vents in the kitchen and bath
• Seal baseboard molding throughout apartment
• Remove receptacle cover plates; seal voids around electrical box; install
• Fire-retardant gaskets; replace the cover plates then caulk around the cover plates

IN CLOSING WE WILL SEAL YOUR SPACE METHODICALLY TO GIVE YOU THE UPPER HAND IN THE BATTLE AGAINST BED BUGS

                                                            

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Common Bed Bug Misconceptions

Misconception 1
Bed bugs only live on bed frames, mattresses, bed sheets, and pillow cases.

Reality
Bed Bugs live on beds, and everywhere else in your home!


Misconception 2
Only the lower class of society has bed bugs.

Reality
Bed bugs don’t discriminate! They affect all classes of society, whether you are clean or dirty, and regardless of how much money you make.


Misconception 3
Bed bugs are so small that they are invisible to the human eye

Reality
Incorrect. Hatched babies are 1-2mm in size, and a fully grown adult bed bug can grow up to 3-5mm in size and are reddish brown in colour.


Misconception 4
You can eliminate your bed bug problem by throwing out your mattress.

Reality
Bed bugs infest all kinds of items, including dressers, sofas, electronics, and more!


Misconception 5
Bed bugs are not the problem because only my partner gets bitten.

Reality
Scientists believes that up to 70% of the population do not react to bed bug bites.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do bed bugs only come out at night?
A: No. Although a bed bug prefers hiding in dark places, they will feed during the day if conditions are favourable. Ex. Curtains closed, blinds down, lights out, no disruptions, desperately seeking food, etc.


Q: Do bed bug mattress covers work?
A: Mattress covers do not eliminate the problem, but do take away common hiding spots such as the seams. This makes a bed bug easier to spot. A mattress cover will also preserve the mattress by protecting it from feces and blood stains.


Q: Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?
A: Not likely. A trained pest control technician has expertise and experience that is essential for successful bed bug eradication. To properly treat the problem, there are multiple areas of the home that need to be prepared and treated, not just the bed. Moreover, over the counter pesticides are ineffective compared to professional grade treatments.


Q: Can bed bugs spread disease?
A: At this point, there is no scientific evidence that bed bugs can spread disease.


Q: Can I solve my problem by leaving the house for a month or two?
A: No. A bed bug can survive without food for up to a year! Therefore unfortunately, leaving the home for several months will not force the extinction of your bed bug problem
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