Bed bugs have become a major concern in the bay area. They are heard in news headlines, newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio. Bed bugs are travel bugs. The earlier an infestation is detected the easier and quicker it can be eliminated. That is something Honest Pest Control specializes in.
By the use of our experienced state certified licensed technicians, we can detect bed bugs even at the early stages of infestation! If no bed bugs are found during our inspection, we will issue a findings report stating that the property is, at this time free of bed bugs.
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*Bed Bugs in the News*
The city of San Mateo is taking action after people living in the Bay Terrace Apartments say management and the property owner haven’t responded to multiple complaints about bed bugs, rats and sewage issues.....
Published Sep 27, 2018 at 11:39 PM
Sometimes when you have a heavy infestation of bedbugs it is recommended that the carpeted areas of the home/workplace be removed & replaced. Granted the service we provide will get rid of the bugs, the stains they leave behind as well as the corpses under the carpeted areas might be an eyesore to someone who might potentially buy the home at a later time. During a treatment, the removal of an infested carpet may benefit the treatment process also, making it much easier to eliminate the infestation and be more efficient. Keep in mind we do NOT recommend installing the new carpet before the entire treatment process has been completed.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency Bites can vary on each individual person, and some people may not have a reaction to the bites at all. This makes it very hard to determine if the bite you have is caused by bed bugs, spiders, or another insect or organism.
We also offer at your convenience mattress and box spring encasements curtesy of JT Eaton™ to aid in the service of bed bug control, so you can rest easy. As well as monitors that we can place professionally and strategically, to ensure that if there is a presence of bed bugs they will be caught in our monitors. This is used frequently by Homeowners who frequently use AirB&B in part of all of their homes.
You might think it would be a good idea to take your infested mattress or dresser and take it outside and throw it away. But, by moving the furniture around you are actually spreading the infestation to new locations. If you only had the infestation in the back bedroom, and you dragged the mattress all the way across the house to bring it outside, you may have spread that infestation to the entire house! We would then recommend treating more areas of your home. This could cost you more time and money in the long run. We recommend leaving the infested furniture right where it is until the entire treatment process is completed.
Believe it or not we get a lot of calls from people who have recently purchased a new mattress. Be aware, if you are having the new bedding materials shipped to your home, there is a higher chance of inheriting a bedbug infestation. Some of these moving companies will remove old mattresses before giving the new replacements out. In this process they sometimes pick up infested furniture. This means they could potentially infest brand new mattresses with bedbugs. We recommend either having a mattress cover installed on the mattress and having the mattress wrapped up tight before delivery, or picking up the mattress yourself.
If you can’t find it, does it exist? Having a premium service inspection is key to finding out if you do or do not have an active infestation of bed bugs. Just because you can't physically see the bugs on your own, doesn't mean they aren't there.
Having a steam cleaning of your mattress is HIGHLY recommended. This process will help with not only lowering the risk of bed bug infestations, but will also lower the risk in asthma and other respiratory issues, and reduce the amount of allergies and dust mites on your mattress. We Recommend having your mattresses steam cleaned at least once per month. (This is not a service we provide).
As stated above, moving infested furniture outside is NOT recommended until after the treatment process is completed. By moving the infested materials outside before the treatment process has been completed, you risk transferring the infestation to new locations of your home.
Bedbugs can hide inside appliances and in furniture not only beds. It is important to look in unusual places to find your pests. Our Licensed inspectors will do a detailed inspection.
We understand living in the bay area can be expensive. We promise to give you comfortable honest prices for your bedbug service.
After an inspection, it is entirely possible that the inspection will find a different cause of the bites, like mites, or fleas, or another organism. We offer treatments for these as well.
Around the 1990's, post DDT & after some other very effective pesticides being banned, bedbugs have escalated in very high numbers. Now they feed mostly on humans, but also, bats, and some birds. They are true bugs, and belong to the Order Hemiptera; although their wings are vestigial (basically lost through the process of evolution).
Bedbugs are a rusty brown color and are flat (oval shaped) and " to 3/8" long. Their eggs are ruffly 1/16 ", and are laid in bedding, cracks and crevices, and covered with a transparent cement texture giving it a whitish color and making it very hard to see with the visible eye.
Both the nymphs and the adult bedbugs can survive for prolonged periods of time without feeding. Several months at a time. Bedbugs in the nymph stage must have a blood meal before molting. Adult bedbugs must have a blood meal before laying their eggs. In sizable infestations an unpleasant odor occurs.
In present time, there are over fifteen different pesticides now registered for effective treatment of bedbugs in California. Not all of these chemicals are recommended for all situations. In fact, there are some products labeled for bedbugs that have a nonresidual effect and can make the situation worse if not applied in the correct manor. Honest Pest Control will make sure to use products that would best suit your infestation correctly and safely to insure the best results. We are constantly researching studies and testing new products. Studies show new products are working better than ever before. With the use of CO2 by liquid injection, or since many bedbugs have developed a resistance to pyrethroids, there have been studies like in The University of Kentucky by creating new products that mix pyrethroids with other pesticides like imidacloprid.
-More than in any other type of business, this service enterprise has high demands for specialization, and we need to stay updated in all aspects of our business. Honest Pest Control will stay continually informed and technically proficient with all materials and supplies used. ~Robert Cox