We have all heard the admonition “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and this is certainly true of bed bug control for your NYC home. These unwanted pests have become so pervasive that having a certified professional do the inspection is central to successful bug control.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Small, brown, and oval-shaped, bed bugs are tiny insects that feed on the blood of humans. They cannot fly but can move rather quickly around the walls, floor, and furniture and can lay many eggs in just one month. They come out at night to feed and then return to their hiding places during the day. It can be difficult to see them with the naked eye.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Bed bugs are equal opportunity travelers. They will attach to luggage, backpacks, and shoes as you travel to and from work, ride the bus, and fly. You can pick them up as you ride in an Uber, a taxi, or bus as you run errands or meet friends for dinner. While they have been associated with uncleanliness, that is a myth and the truth is that they can infest any home anywhere no matter the cost.
Why Do You Need a Certified Professional?
A trained and licensed pest professional has the advantage of bug-sniffing dogs who inspect every nook and cranny of your home for these bugs. With over 800 hours of training, the dogs work with their handlers every day of the week to sniff out bed bugs in homes, hotels, and any place they might be found.
Because they are 96-98% effective at locating bed bugs within the first five minutes of sniffing, you can be assured that the dogs have located the problem so that the pest control expert can eliminate the bed bugs from your home. They produce results immediately.
How Does a Trained Pest Control Service Treat For Bed Bugs?
Did you know that all bugs can become immune to the chemicals used to eliminate them? With your pest control’s unique approach of cryonite freezing, no bed bug can live through the treatment, from adult to eggs.
Cryonite freezing is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly solution of frozen CO2 which is naturally occurring in the atmosphere. The cryonite machine freezes the carbon dioxide to a temperature of -110 degrees and then this cyronite “snow” is sprayed over every part of the space where the bed bugs live. This rapid freezing literally stops bed bugs in their tracks and kills them.
This technology allows your pest professional to administer effective results in an efficient manner without harm to you, your family, or your pets as it is not harmful to humans or animals.
Another benefit to you is that their technician comes to your home in an unmarked car to preserve your privacy while you await an inspection and the bed bug removal process. Once the bed bugs have been treated, you can go back to normal life in as little as an hour.
On the slim chance that the bed bugs are not removed completely in the first treatment, they will return at no cost to you to perform a second treatment so that you no longer have even one bed bug left in your home.