Monthly Archives: February 2014
Premier Bed Bug and Pest Solutions knows that a pest problem isn’t just a matter of having an unsightly nuisance. In today’s world, a pest problem could result in the loss of business, damage to equipment, contamination of product, non compliance of OSHA or other government agencies and even risk to human health through disease or physical contact. That’s why choosing the right service provider is so important. What makes Premier unique is our expertise and knowledge. Our experience and trained certified technicians can handle any pest problem. These individuals are supported with the latest in equipment and products to ensure pest elimination. We offer a full range of pest control services to meet all of your needs, making quality and convenience our priority.
BOTTOM LINE IS PROTECTION
Bed bugs are becoming a huge problem. Fact is they are becoming more a reality than media hype. It is important to protect your home and your business.
Premier Bed Bug and Pest Solutions became part of a professional network of pest management firms that approach bed bug elimination according to NPMA’s Best Pest Management Practices for bed bug removal.
We provide the following in addition to eliminating your pests:
- Basic understanding of the customer’s concerns and commitment to educating customer’s about bed bugs
- Providing treatment methods that address all life stages
- Using a well-defined methodology for determining when an infestation has been eliminated
- Providing complete and thorough inspections and follow-up services
- Using Thermal Remediation and Conventional Treatments
- Recommendations to property owners
A MISUNDERSTOOD MYSTERY
Discovering bed bugs in such locations isn’t very surprising, considering their close association with humans but this shouldn’t cause panic or create fear. Often times the truth is often fabricated about bed bugs but Northwest is here to give you the facts:
- Although bed bugs have been found to carry more than thirty different human pathogens, there is no evidence that they transmit disease to humans.
- Bed bug presence has nothing to do with cleanliness. Bed bugs can be found anywhere there is a food source. However clutter can hide bed bug introductions which can lead to more severe infestations.
- Bed bugs can be found anywhere not just in beds.
Bed bugs can be found anywhere there are people, particularly in areas with large populations. They have been reported in apartments, hotels, schools, retail stores, single-family homes and multi-family homes among others. Even five star hotels are susceptible to these pesky critters.
Bed bugs continue to be most common in residences with more than 98% encountering them in apartments and in single-family homes according to the NPMA. Other locations still include:
- Hotels/Motels: 75%
- College Dorms: 47%
- Shelters: 47%
- Nursing Homes: 46%
- Schools/Day Cares: 41%
- Office Buildings: 36%
- Retail Stores: 15%
Bed bugs are elusive creatures, often found in mattresses and box springs, behind headboards, inside switch plates in couch cushions or in furniture seams. They are excellent “hitchhikers.” By hiding in clothing, they inadvertently go along for a ride to new locations, leading to their spreading.
Thought to be introduced with early colonists, bed bugs resurged about ten years ago in hotels and homes. It was attributed to increased international travel in addition to their ability to build up resistance to insecticides.