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“Bed bugs are like little six-legged vampires that only come out at night to suck your blood…they are GROSS!”
Looking for bed bug removal Phoenix Az services? Bed bug eradication can be tedious, require multiple services, a significant amount of preparation, and the use of pesticides to eliminate the problem. Bed bugs are growing increasingly resistant, and there are fewer treatment alternatives as restrictions and liabilities have diminished many chemical options. However, with the use of heat, a bed bug infestation can be eliminated in a short period of time, without the use of chemicals, allowing homeowners and businesses to resume normal activity quickly.
Getting rid of these critters can be difficult and spraying toxic chemicals around your home can be dangerous. It takes a trained and experienced exterminator to eradicate an infestation.
Bed Bug removal Phoenix Az service provides Heat Treatment options that are ideal for homeowners and commercial businesses such as:
Conventional slab homes
Hotels & Resorts
Nursing Homes & Care Centers
Apartment & Condo Communities
Airplanes & Cruise ships
Furniture Rental Stores
Military Barracks & Housing
Heat treatment service options provide consumers many advantages:
Bed bug removal where chemicals fail. No toxic fumes, no residue, nor pesticide exposure.
Eliminates adults and eggs with one service.
Unlike chemicals bed bugs are attracted to heat – they simply won’t move to re-infest another day.
Furniture, luggage, mattresses, and clothing will not need to be discarded.
Our service vehicles are discreet and eradication is usually completed in one day.
Heat Treatment is a proven non-chemical method of eliminating bed bugs. All life stages (adult, larva, and eggs) die within minutes at temperatures of +113 degrees. Using electrical or propane heaters and special fans to circulate we can introduce and maintain temperatures in excess of 120 degrees to infested areas.
We monitor temperatures in real time with wireless sensors placed near infested areas to ensure lethal temperatures are reach. High temperature blowers are positioned to move the heated air throughout the space, through mattresses, baseboards, cracks and crevices. Depending on room furnishings, floor surfaces, clutter and square footage the treatment can take between 2 and 8 hours.
Pest & Termite Control Phoenix Exterminators is committed to providing safe, effective solutions to your pest problems at affordable rates. Most services are guaranteed and include a warranty so you have peace of mind that if the critters come back…we will come back.
As the silent invasion of bed bugs sweeps into the Phoenix area, consumers are looking for safe, effective methods to eliminate the threat. Waking up to find your home is under attack from small six legged blood suckers can be a nightmare. Finding the right exterminator can make that nightmare go away.
At Pest & Termite Control Phoenix Exterminators knowledge starts with training and experience. When other exterminator methods have failed call the experts. We will thorough inspect and evaluate your infestation and provide sensible solutions that will not endanger your household and empty your wallet. Remember one female can lay up to five eggs a day and 500 during a lifetime, so call today, before your small problem becomes a big one.
We provide vault services so if you have a mattress, furniture, luggage or clothing that is infested we can place it in our heat chamber overnight and eliminate any and all critters inside. For more information about bed bug pest control services give us a call today. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get you back on the road to sleeping in a pest free home.
Drywood Termite Heat Treatment
Looking for Drywood Termite Heat Treatment services? Let us help! Bills Pest Termite Control is your hometown exterminator and Arizona’s Termite Experts.
Not all termites are the same…in fact Phoenix Arizona is home to at least 17 species including one of the most destructive found in the United States…Western Drywood Termites. When most consumers think of termites they envision little bugs munching away at the wood holding a home together. If left unchecked the home will fall down in short order. In reality those little wood eaters come in all sizes, shapes, colors and types. Other than sharing a common name and an appetite for wood many of these species are night and day different.
The nesting habits of Drywood Termites differ from more common subterranean types in that they live and nest above ground. Most infestations start with a couple of swarmers who burro into exposed wood. The average colony can take 7-10 years before reaching maturity. Up until that time there is usually very little, if any evidence of infestation. Other than during the swarm season drywood termites rarely leave the nest and/or seen by humans. Usually the first signs of infestation are when a homeowner discovers a reoccurring pile of fecal pellets and starts to investigate. Be then the colony is mature and the damaged wood may need replacement.
“No gas, no pesticides and a 100% kill made getting a drywood termite heat treatment a no-brainer.”
Depending upon the severity of the infestation treatment methods can range from simply replacing the infested wood, opening drywall areas and treating, full house (gas) fumigation to heat treatment(s). Each method has advantages and disadvantages depending upon the severity, locations, construction style of the home and surrounding environment. Prior to selecting any treatment method it is best to get a thorough inspection from an exterminator familiar with Arizona’s drywood termites. Often sales people will push one type of treatment for every infestation. Consumers may need to educate themselves and seek multiple evaluations.
In recent years drywood termite heat treatment services have risen to be the top choice for consumers. By raising and maintaining temperatures to 125 degrees for 10 minutes an entire colony can be eradicated. When properly done a drywood termite heat treatment is a one-shot chemical free option to eradication. While there is some prep work required by the homeowner it pales when compared to a fumigation type treatment. Homeowners are not required to vacate overnight or days on end. In fact once the room is cooled down, usually in 10-15 minutes occupants can resume normal activities. Because no gas and/or chemicals are used in heat treatments there is no risk of exposure. In general the cost to the consumer is 20-60% less versus a fumigation treatment.
The downside to both fumigation and heat treatment is there is no residual to prevent a new infestation. Consumers are advised to only consider services that include a warranty so if, and when a new infestation is discovered a new treatment is covered by the guarantee.
Wanna know about Termidor? We can help. Read our Termidor HE Reviews. Recently BASF started a marketing campaign touting a new and better Termidor. The new product has been labeled Termidor HE Copack. Is Termidor HE Copack better, a reinvention of the wheel or a desperate attempt to maintain sales?
Before staring our Termidor HE reviews, it’s important to understand a brief history. Termidor has been on the market since 2000 and with some savvy marketing by chemical giant BASF developed a reputation in the termite control world. In many parts of the country, it is considered the “go-to” product for getting rid of those nasty home invading wood eaters. Even in the Phoenix area “Termidor Fanboys” can be found that will attest it is the best thing since sliced bread and the only way to get rid of termites.
“Same ole’ Termidor with a makeover.”
The active ingredient in any pesticide is what kills the critters. In Termidor the active ingredient is Fipronil. Fipronil can be found in some pesticides and over the counter products used to control ticks and fleas on pets. Fipronil was introduced by Aventis to the US market and approved by the EPA in 1998. Aventis (Termidor) was acquired by Bayer Corp in 2002. Bayer Corp makes and distributes Imidacloprid which is the active ingredient in Premise 75 a favorite termiticide that competes directly with Termidor. As a condition of that sale Bayer Corp was required to divest interests in Fipronil (Termidor) and granted rights to BASF.
The reader’s digest version is the maker of Premise 75 leased the rights to produce and sell Termidor to BASF.
For years BASF did a great job of marketing Termidor, and because they had exclusive rights (via patent), there was no direct competition for Fipronil products. In recent years that has changed. The patent on Fipronil expired opening the door to competitors creating their version of Termidor. New releases hit the market at prices less than half the cost and immediately impacted bottom line numbers at BASF. In response, BASF first announced price cuts and now “a new formulation” called HE Copack.
Phoenix Termidor Treatment
We use Termidor along with some other products for termite control in Phoenix homes. Before using this product, we conducted our testing. Termidor does kill Arizona termites and provides reasonable residual protection. For that matter, every product we have used and tested that was labeled for termites worked. Some products are better than others. In testing and real world use, Termidor seems to fall in the middle of the pack. It has some advantages in the right situation but is not the undisputed “go-to” product when dealing with Arizona termites. In fact, for some species, it is on our “do not use list.”
In reviewing Termidor HE Copack, we find the finished product is still applied at the same strength .06 or .125%, and both contain .8lbs of Fipronil in each gallon used. One small difference is HE has a little less Fipronil (8.73%) than regular Termidor at 9.1%. So it would appear not much changed in this area. Both products (the new HE Copack and regular Termidor) will kill termites in the same manner at the same rate.
Reviewing the label (application instructions) is where most of the changes appear. Instead of applying 4 gallons every 10 feet around your home the exterminator can use only 2 gallons. Is less better?
When drilling holes through your foundation and abutting slabs the exterminator can space the holes a distance of 18 inches instead of 12 inches. Less drilling saves the exterminator time, and materials. For the consumer this could be a good thing except the label tells the exterminator to apply 2 gallons instead of 4 gallons (half the finished product) for every 10 feet. Creating a bigger gap and cutting the amount of chemical in half to cover larger areas could be a recipe for continued infestation. That might work in different parts of the country with moist soil, so much in Arizona’s dry clay soil.
Another change is the exterminator can make smaller trenches when treating a home. This would not be a bad idea except again the exterminator is using less product (2 gallons verse 4 gallons for every 10 feet).
Local exterminators, their sales people, and BASF are promoting HE as the new silver bullet in termite control at a higher cost to consumers. Using Termidor HE Copack appears only to be advantageous to the exterminator allowing services to be completed quicker, with less labor, equipment wear, and termiticide. Aside from that, it should still kill exposed termites. For more information about Termidor HE reviews or Phoenix Termidor treatment services give us a call.
Bed Bugs Phoenix – The demand for Bed Bugs Phoenix services has been on the increase for the last three years. They are showing up in hotels, airplanes, cruise ships, hospitals, movie theaters, casinos and multi-unit lodging properties across the country and in particular the Metro Phoenix area. In fact for the last ten years the Phoenix Metro area has quietly moved up towards the top of the 100 most likely cities to be bit in the United States. In 2013 Phoenix was ranked 28th, up seven positions from 2012 and the outlook does not look good as established infestations continue to move west.
These six legged vampires feed on blood and come out at night to search for food. They are small, flattened insects that easily fit into small cracks and crevices. They can be found in mattresses, mattress frames, behind headboards, behind baseboards and behind pictures. They can crawl up to 100 feet in search of food and can live up to a year without a blood meal.
“The silent invasion of Phoenix is underway and only looks to get worse.”
Bed bugs are attracted to sleeping people by body temperature, carbon dioxide and body odors. Bed bug bites are generally painless but occasionally a person will wake up to find bed bugs feeding. The bite may turn red within hours or a reaction may be delayed by a few days. Often travelers discover bites days after checking out of a hotel or resort.
Because of their habits, bed bugs are often not detected even when they feed on room occupants. Dark fecal spots, cast skins and crushed bed bugs are all signs of possible infestation. Bites may come from a variety of other insects, but when combined with the other signs of bed bugs; they can be a good indicator of their presence.
Not all insects are the same. Most insect, such as cockroaches or ants, can be eliminated by eliminating nesting areas, food and moisture sources combined with the use of pesticides. Bed bugs are different. They are not an indicator of poor sanitation or structural conditions. In most – if not all – situations, Bed bugs are unknowingly transported hidden within luggage, clothing and belongings of people. Treating nesting areas with pesticides can mean exposure to humans and is not usually effective unless it is applied directly on the critters. Since they do not nest in open areas this can be a challenge. Even if successful at killing off the adults a new batch of replacements are often ready to hatch.
Early identification of bed bugs is critical. Periodic inspection(s) of likely nesting areas can stop an infestation before it gets out of hand. The presence of bed bugs in any building is a very serious matter. When an infestation is discovered the best way to slow the spread of bed bugs is to prevent people from being exposed to them. Taking these precautionary steps can mitigate spreading the critters.
- Nothing should be removed from an infested room(s) unless it is tightly sealed in a plastic bag.
- Placing pillows, bedspreads and linens in a dryer on high heat for 20 minutes is effective at killing bed bugs and eggs. Small loads are recommended for better heat distribution. Was heated they should not be brought back into the room until after proper treatment
- Any discarded items (e.g., mattress, plastic bags, etc.) should be destroyed and immediately taken off-site so no person can salvage it and no bugs can make their way back into the room.
- Replacement mattresses and box springs should be protected in mattress cover encasements and placed into treated rooms only after follow-up inspections have not found evidence of live bed bugs. Infested mattresses and box springs should be encased immediately to lock in bed bugs and prevent them from spreading.
If you have or suspect these critters the first step is to seal off the area of infestation and call a qualified exterminator. Don’t ignore the problem. It will not go away. These bugs can spread throughout a home in no time at all. Treatment methods can depend upon the severity of the infestation, the surrounding environment, chemical sensitivities and construction type of the structure. Options for homeowners may include removal of infested items, to chemical treatment, fumigation or chemical free heat treatments. Getting a thorough inspection and evaluation is best. For more information about bed bugs Phoenix or bed bug treatment Phoenix Az services give us a call today.
Win the war with affordable Bed Bug Treatment Phoenix Az services from the experts – Pest & Termite Control Phoenix Exterminators. Safe, effective eradication. Call us today for a free inspection and evaluation. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get you back to living in a pest free home.
“The bed bug invasion of the Valley of the Sun is underway and the bugs seem to have the upper hand!”
Bed bugs are everywhere and Phoenix Arizona is no exception. The epidemic which swept the east coast 5 years ago has reached the Grand Canyon State. From Five-Star resorts to cruise ships, airliners and movie theaters the threat of infestation is just waiting to hitch a ride to your home. The demand for Bed Bug Treatment Phoenix Az services is high and expected to continue to increase.
Bed Bugs are excellent hitch-hikers and one of the main reasons this threat has been able to spread around the world. Hidden deep inside luggage creases, inside a pant cuff or under clothing tags these six legged creatures are often able to travel unnoticed from one location to another. Phoenix is an international destination for tourist from around the world and is considered by many experts as the reason for the increased demand for bed bug treatment services.
These “six legged vampires” often nest within striking distance of sleeping humans and/or pets. Their preferred target is humans and they can be often found nesting behind head boards, under mattresses, creases in pillow tops and along baseboards near beds. If a piece of furniture has steady human traffic they can be found nesting nearby. They require a steady food source to survive and multiply. Unlike similar pests they do not live on the host (human).
In colder regions of the country they have been known to go up to a year between meals. In Arizona they can live 1-4 months between meals. Typically the first signs of infestations are the red marks and/or skin irritations left after recent feedings.
Bed Bugs can be difficult to control on your own. It is best to call a professional exterminator to inspect and evaluate the problem. Depending upon the severity of the infestation treatment methods can vary from a simple steam cleaning right up to a whole structure treatment.
Chemical treatments can be effective against adults and provide residual protection, however periodic follow up services may be necessary to catch hatching eggs. Because of the nature of these critters and nesting preferences the potential for pesticide contact is high. Consumers with chemical sensitivities are advised to consider alternative treatments.
Bed Bugs exposed to consistent temperatures at or above 113 degrees will stress and perish. Using heat when accessible is a great chemical free option and the preferred method. As a preventative treatment many local hotel chains are using mattress covers and periodic heat treatments. Other chains have monthly inspections targeting the critters before they gain a foot hold.
Prior to considering any service it is advised to have a complete inspection to locate all areas of infestation and select the proper control method. Pest & Termite Control Phoenix Exterminators provides free inspections and evaluations for Bed Bug control in Phoenix. For more information about bed bug treatment Phoenix Az or bed bugs Phoenix give us a call.