No one should have to put up with bed bugs in their home or place of business. So if you have been struggling with bed bugs, it’s essential that you call for professional bed bug treatment as soon as possible. At Thermanator, we use advanced technology and heat treatment techniques to ensure that 100 percent of the bugs are exterminated. But before we can begin doing our job, it’s important that the space is properly prepared. This will ensure that our technicians have easy access to the space and can thoroughly complete the task. Above all, we want you to feel confident that you’re living or working in a completely bug-free home or office.
Bed bugs love hiding in clutter, whether it’s sheets on your bed, clothes on the floor of your closet, or stacks of books in your office. Reducing clutter when there are bed bugs involved, however, is a bit more involved than just picking up items and putting them where they belong. It’s essential that you don’t spread the bugs from one area to another. When picking up any clothing items, first launder them using hot water and high heat in the dryer. If you determine that an item needs to be thrown out, use plastic bags and immediately put the bags in an outside bin.
Bed bugs can also hide in magazines or newspapers, so throw any unneeded materials away in a plastic bag. It’s important to avoid using cardboard boxes because bed bugs can live inside the cardboard.
Before a contractor comes to your home for bed bug treatment, pull your bed away from the wall about six inches. If you don’t already have one, put a bed bug proof cover over your mattress. Make sure that the cover is durable and strong to keep bed bugs from entering, and to also prevent bed bugs trapped inside from getting out.
Remove any items that you have stored below the bed. If there are clothes, put them through a wash cycle to kill any existing bugs.
Inspect surfaces like window treatments, furniture, baseboards, and outlets. If you have to move anything into another room, if possible, put the item in the dryer on the highest heat setting. Immediately after, put the item in a sealed plastic container. Thoroughly vacuum the floors and carefully dispose of the contents or bag. If the vacuum uses a bag, place it in a sealed plastic bag or container and place it in an outside bin.
During the bed bug heat treatment, there are a few things that are essential to a thorough elimination:
The technicians at Thermanator in Denver use a heat treatment method that will effectively kill all adult bed bugs as well as any eggs and larva. In order to completely eliminate the bugs from your home, we use special equipment that will raise the temperature in your home to around 140℉. The rooms will remain at this temperature for long enough to ensure that everything is killed.
We know, as business owners ourselves, that anyone who owns a company has a lot on their plate. Making sure that your company is growing is just the beginning, there’s still hiring, a long list of day-to-day tasks, time is spent in meetings, and there are various other things that need to be completed each week, month, and year. Keeping your office space or commercial building pest-free should be something you can put in place and forget about it. Fortunately, there are inspections and bed bug treatments to ensure that you don’t need to worry about it.
In a commercial setting, where people are coming and going every day, it’s especially important to schedule regular bed bug treatments and inspections to ensure that every nook and cranny of every space is pest-free. Because bed bugs are so adept at hiding in small spaces and are hard to detect without a close inspection, and because they can spread and breed quickly, your whole commercial space could be infested with bed bugs before you know you have a problem.
If you are running a hotel, own an apartment complex, or even work in a library, school, or hospital, bed bugs could cause some serious damage to your business. According to the Denver Post, the lounge of a library at UC Leeds School of Business was closed due to a single bed bug. And even though the incident didn’t keep the lounge closed for long, the story goes to show that bed bugs are always a possibility.
Whatever type of business you own, when you have to treat for bed bugs, and this information is made public, it can cause some serious backlash. For example, a resident at an apartment complex complaints to management about a bed bug infestation. If this scenario isn’t handled right away and with a professional team of bed bug exterminators, the resident could leave a bad review, making it known to potentially hundreds or even thousands of people that the complex had a bed bug infestation and failed to respond appropriately. It wouldn’t be surprising if interest from potential residents is lost in that complex — because who wants to live in a bed bug infested apartment?
While there are commercial bed bug treatments available on the market, and many of them even look promising, it’s best to avoid this method. Many bed bug treatments available are chemical-based or are expensive pieces of heat treatment equipment. Chemicals are often harsh on the environment and are rarely 100 percent effective, leaving the infestation to potentially come back. Purchasing heat equipment is an option; however, without the right knowledge regarding bed bug habits, the infestation could also come back. At Thermanator, our team of experts know the habits of bed bugs and know how to efficiently take care of an infestation.
We touched on this above, but it’s one of the most beneficial aspects of hiring a professional company, so it’s worth going into more detail. If you take a few minutes to search for bed bug equipment, you’ll find hundreds of options, but many of them are not professional-grade. With a certified company, you know you’re getting the best equipment that may not be available on the market for the common business owner. You’re always ensuring that the equipment is being used properly to ensure that the infestation is completely removed from the building. At Thermanator, we use only heat treatment methods, which is effective and easy on the environment. With heat treatments, the rooms are heated to a certain temperature, which makes sure that the bugs, as well as their eggs, are killed.
Even though bed bugs are small, they can quickly make a big impact and there’s also a lot to know about the little critters, including their life cycle, breeding, eating, and hiding habits, and how they move around from person to person and from building to building. With an experienced and knowledgeable treatment company, you’ll know that an infestation is in capable hands. It takes knowing the ins and outs of bed bugs to effectively eliminate them.
In addition to eliminating the infestation, Thermanator Bed Bug in Denver can offer your business advice on how to prevent future infestations. This goes hand-in-hand with knowledge and experience. When you hire a professional company who has worked with bed bugs for years, they can provide guidance and advice for dealing with them. But it’s important to recognize that it takes time and experience to gain the necessary knowledge. If you’re considering hiring a company that doesn’t have the experience, consider moving on to another one.
The last thing you want is for your company to be in the news about a bad bed bug infestation. With consistent bed bug inspections, you can have peace of mind knowing that your building is pest-free. And because bed bugs are talented at getting a ride to a new home on people’s clothing or luggage, a pest-free building also means that potential infestations in people’s homes have been prevented. But sure to keep your building safe as well as the homes of anyone coming into the building.
If you want to protect your company from bed bugs so that you can focus on growing your business, work with the Denver team at Thermanator. We have the right equipment, years of experience, and the bed bug knowledge to best fit your needs. Don’t let an infestation get in the way of your growing company! Schedule an inspection or a bed bug treatment today.