Bed Bugs Solutions
Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!
Bed bugs are back on the rise in the U.S. They are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, dormitories, shelters and modes of transportation.
Bed bugs usually bite people at night while you are sleeping, thus the saying “Sleep tight; don’t let the bed bugs bite.”
Bed Bug Description
Adult bed bugs are about 1/4 inch long and reddish-brown, with oval, flattened bodies. They are sometime mistaken for ticks or cockroaches. Bed bugs do not fly, but can move quickly over floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces. Female bed bugs lay their eggs in secluded areas, depositing up to five a day and 500 during a lifetime.
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
Bed bugs prefer to hide close to where they feed, but if necessary, they will crawl several feet to obtain a blood meal. Initial infestations tend to be around beds, but can become scattered throughout the room. They can also spread to adjacent rooms or apartments. Bed bugs have flattened bodies which enable them to fit into tiny crevices such as mattresses, box springs, bed frames and headboards. Other bed bug harborage areas include upholstered chairs and sofas, nightstands and dressers. They are also found behind baseboards, picture frames, switch plates and outlets.
Treatments for Bed Bugs
OPC has the professional experience to identify and treat for bed bugs. Bed bug inspections and treatments must be very thorough to be effective. The initial inspection and treatment can often take hours to complete and follow-up inspections and treatments are usually required. Choose the company that has the expertise and experience to provide relief from those unwanted bed bugs.
OPC bug bug services brochure
We currently offer two forms of bed bug services. Our Conventional Bed Bug Service consists of treatments designed around different pesticide formulations. These can include liquid pesticides, aerosols, & dusts. This treatment is an effective and efficient way to treat for bed bug infestations. However, this method can be more invasive than other treatment methods as there will be more preparation to be completed prior to service. This service agreement carries a 90-Day Service Commitment and includes three services. We will perform all three services within a 30 day period.
We also offer an alternative to a full conventional method. Heat is an effective way to control bed bug infestations. All insects have lethal temperature limits at which all stages of the bed bug are eliminated. We achieve these lethal temperatures through the use of an electric heat system. This system is designed and manufactured for this reason. This is not a do-it-yourself propane or gas system. This system consists of a system comprising of electric heaters, industrial fans, and wireless sensors transmitting temperature information to a computer to monitor temperatures in real time. The advantages of this method is the fact that there is significantly less preparation prior to service and furniture that may have needed to be discarded for a chemical treatment may be able to be saved.
Bed bug sniffing dogs have become a trending topic when dealing with bed bugs. Canine inspections can be useful in certain situations or circumstances where human inspections may be more difficult to achieve. If you are interested in canine bed bug inspections, please feel free to contact us. While we do not actively employ a canine team on staff, we have the ability to bring in a third party canine inspection team to perform this inspection.
Regardless of the treatment method selected, we need your help to get the best results. Please review our Bed Bug Preparation Checklists for an overview of the preparation required by homeowners.
Contact Us to schedule a free bed bug consultation and estimate.
Mattress Encasements: OPC sells industry approved mattress and box spring encasements! Contact our office for pricing.