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Bed Bug Treatment Tips from a Professional Exterminator

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Keith Gordon::

The Truth About Bed Bugs From A Pro

I have been in pest control for 16 years. 5 years ago we started to get calls for bed bugs. I have performed over 300 treatments and have found that they are not very hard to get rid of at all. Most companies will tell you that you need to have multiple treatments done. This is not true at all. 80% of the jobs I have done require only one treatment. 99% of them are stopped by the second treatment and, I have never, ever had to treat more than 4 times (that only happened once).

The fact of the matter is, if you find and treat every single bed bug harborage on the first attempt, you will have killed every single bug in the house. Thats just a fact. In fact, many times there is only one harborage. The key is to not miss anything. But, even if you do miss some, if you treat properly, you can still get rid of them. Its just not that big of a deal.

Any insecticide will kill a bed bug very easily. They are not that resistant to insecticides. When I have to go back a second time it is because I missed something or the customer did not allow 30 days for it to work. You must allow 30 days for nature to take its coarse. You have to let the eggs hatch and let the new bed bugs get exposed.

The last thing you want to do is change your behavior. Dont sleep on the couch. They will just go dormant or move to the couch. If they move we hope that they will get into the product but, that does not always work. Just keep sleeping in your bed. I know that doesnt sound good but, you will get much quicker results if you do.

I have never failed and I never will. If you are worried about the products we use, dont be. When they are used according to the EPA label standards, there are no potential health risks. These products are designed for this purpose and affect the insect in ways that can only harm the insect. They have an internal make up that is different from that of mammals. The chemistries take advantage of those differences and thus are void in the human system. Besides, we dont treat the entire mattress. We only treat the crevices that they live in.

Modern insecticides are largely misunderstood. They get a bad rap from the old, outdated, products that we have not used for decades. You have nothing to worry about. Bed bugs are much easier to get rid of than German Roaches. I do it every single day. Its no big deal.

Good Luck!

After writing my last comment I went back and read some of the other comments. I dont want to insult anyone, I just want to get the truth out about bed bugs. Dont get me wrong. Im not trying to sell you anything (unless you live in Iowa. He He!). It just bothers me about how much misinformation is out there. Im here to help. Most home owners are misinformed and even quite a few professionals could use some education. I have spent a large part of the last 5 years studying this subject and, I am somewhat of an expert. I dont want to brag but I know exactly what I am talking about and, my treatments have never failed. I have achieved 100% control in 100% of my accounts.

1. Many of you have paid large amounts of money for a professional treatment. When we first started getting calls for bed bugs we charged quite a bit too because we didnt yet know how little we could get away with and still get control. Now that we have learned that they are very easy to get rid of we have dropped our prices a ton. I can treat an apartment for $250 $450. A house may be a bit more. It depends on how many beds and pieces of furniture we have to treat. Many companies have not lowered their prices yet because they have not learned that bed bug infestations are often very localized. Bed bugs just dont spread all over the place unless you ignore them for months or fail to do a proper treatment. Most of the time we find 2 or 3 small harborages and thats it.

2. If you had a professional treat 3 times, I would bet that he did it correctly but you didnt allow 30 days for all the eggs to hatch. Nothing on Earth will make the eggs hatch other than time. It is also not true that eggs can be killed with insecticides. If you are told that an insecticide will kill the eggs too, you are being lied to. Steam will kill the eggs but insecticides wont When you hear about eggs being killed, what they are talking about is insect growth regulators (IGRs). They do not kill eggs. They keep insects from growing to a mature size. Thus, they will not be able to reproduce. The eggs will hatch no mater what we do (other than steam heat) and, you will see live bed bugs for 30 days. A few days after they are exposed to the products, they will die. There is no way around this. You did not waste your money on the treatment. The only reason your glue traps worked is because the treatment finally worked. I bet if you look at your traps there is nothing in them. I would also like to say that if you were told to rip up your carpet, this guy had no business being in the pest control business. They do not live under carpet. They quite often will get under the very edge of the carpet (which can be very easily treated) but, they do not ever crawl clear under it. I take back what I said earlier. He may not have done the job properly. All he needed to know is that you would see them for at least 30 days. He is incompetent but, it sounds like his treatment finally worked. Like I said, they are easy to get rid of. Even an incompetent technician should be able to get them stopped.

3. It is true that cold is not as effective as heat. You would need to keep the house at sub-zero temps for a week or 2. The fact that you have not seen any since you opened your windows tells me that you must have thrown out whatever they were living on, performed some sort of treatment that finally worked (remember the 30 day rule) or you only transported a few male bed bugs (and no females) into your home. That happens all the time. If 1 or 2 males crawl into your suitcase, and you take them home, the problem will take care of itself. As for steam, if you were successful at steam treating every harborage, you would notice instant results. Steam is effective but if you miss one single egg or pregnant female, you will need to have a residual insecticide in key locations to kill what you missed. I use steam sometimes and it is effective but, it is not a silver bullet.

4. Glue traps under the bed legs will not work if the bugs are already living on your bed. In addition, if your sheets ever touch the ground they can crawl right on to the bed. I also agree that they can drop off the ceiling. This alone will not be effective. Glue traps as part of an integrated pest management program will help but alone they will not stop the problem. Think of it this way. Bed bugs that are not living on the bed are going to keep reproducing wherever their harborage is located. They will just keep getting worse. Eventually one female will find her way into the bed. It is a bad idea to use these as a stand alone control device.

5. The person that said they found bed bugs on the head board and threw the head board away may have solved his/her problem just by getting rid of the harborage. Remember, these things dont just run all over the place. The find a nice little crack or crevice that is close to a blood meal and they move in. Once this harborage is established they only leave their harborage to feed. Bed bugs do not always live on beds and furniture but, many times they do. If that is the case, all you have to do is get rid of whatever they are living on. If you want to keep it, all you have to do is treat it. Its just that simple.

I could go on and on but I think what I have given you should be helpful.

Janina Kraus::

I discovered my BB problem in Early January. Seems I inherited it from my recent next door neighbor whom after 5 months has moved again. Obviously, though he blunted denied it, he has been transferring it all over the city.

His bed was adjacent to mine, and only divided by a wall. They came through the floorboards or outlets. I have had an exterminator in to treat all furniture, baseboards etc. with pyrethoid and have since discarded the bed, moved to the coach which he previously treated and 2 weeks later I have re-treated with a bottle of the same which he left me as well as treated around every floorboard, outlet and pipes (kitchen and bath), under all furniture and sporadically through out the carpeting and floors with Mother earth/DE.

It has only been 2 more weeks since, and I have noticed a marked improvement. By the way, I took a few days off work, and on my hands an knees, brushed all carpets and picked up eggs (though I dont know if they were spent) and steam cleaned most of the carpeting.

Hoping this will eradicate the situation and murder the bed bugs once and for all!

Please let me know if you think I have done enough. I too am terrified to sleep at night!

Janina (Mississauga/Ontario)


Hi all i see a lot of people having problems with bed bugs.We had the same problem i freaked out so did my wife but after reading up on these thing, i manage to be bed bug free. I try to be straight to the point with steps that can help you guys like it work for me.

Good luck let me know if this help some of you folks.


The way I get rid of bed bugs is to use any spray that has alcohol content and find it kills them instantly. Start by spraying the bugs slowly since the pressure may move them and then try to cover them with the liquid.


will a home fogger kill them


Hi Jeni,

They say insecticides with d-Phenothrin as an active ingredient are most effective on bedbugs, but make sure the product is made for household use or you could end up damaging the items you spray it on!

No matter what the product says, always use care when around children and the elderly, especially people who are immunocompromised or sensitive to products such as these.

When heavy infestation, you probably wont get rid of all the bed bugs at first and will have to hit them again in 10-14 days. Also, be aware that pest control companies are the best bet at dealing with heavy infestation of bed bugs. Failed attempts at do-it-yourself pest control means that bed bugs have that much more time to multiply.

Note: The general consensus are that insecticide sprays are not the effective. Unless it specifically states that its safe to use on your mattress, dont use it. If the product does not guarantee it safe and danger free for humans, then Id stay away from it!

Best regards,


Bob Henry::

I recently moved into a subsidized housing unit and made the mistake of leaving my bed flat on the floor, without the legs; there is no infestation, but they are lurking. One easy method of preventing bed bugs from climbing onto your bed is to put a plastic Tupperware container under each leg of the bed; as of yet no bug has climbed the smooth plastic and over the lip of the container. If you have further doubts as to whether they can climb over the containers, fill them with water.


I just bought a new mattress and a bed set. Bed Bugs appear a lot and I tried to use a spray to kill them. I was panicked and did not know what to do as this is the first time in dealing with pest control. It started from the new set and then to master bedroom and other rooms.

Singapore only sells the dust mite protectors for mattresses with rubber bands and not with a zipper. Do you sell it? Please let me what can I do to prevent the bed bugs.

Thanks and much appreciated.

Meagan Boykin::

I am pregnant and just found bed bugs in my bed. I live in an apartment and I need to know what I can do to get rid of them? Are the owners responsible to getting rid of these?


The only way to keep bed bugs from infesting your home is to avoid buying second hand furniture, books, clothing, etc be informed of your friends and family who are infected so that you may protect yourselves and your home.

Do not over crowd your home with items, clutter is their hide out. Room to room carpeting is a no, no. Bed bugs can breed in the fabrics of your carpets, especially where there is an opening where they can hide underneath. When cleaning your home, dont do it half way.

Make sure you use citrus or citronella cleansing solutions mixed with rubbing alcohol, but make sure you do not mix chemicals which might harm you in process. Keep it natural as possible. And yes, use Diatomaceous Earth in all corners, cracks and openings in your home. Make sure you use it on your carpets, under your bed, around your bed, anywhere there is a hiding place. Even in your closets and drawers.

Check for blood spots and wash your fabrics as suggested according to the label of your fabric. And keep checking for signs of them anywhere you look, and spray some of that powder on them and their eggs.

Keep the temperature of your home on the cooler side, for these bugs thrive in warm temperatures. In winter time, leave your windows open and your air conditioning or heating off to freeze the bugs to death, if you can afford to.

All the best


I was able to vacate my house with the heat off during a cold night and freeze my infestation out. I saved hundreds on an exterminator with this technique!


Hello Matt,

To kill the bed bugs in your home by turning the heat off, you would have to get the house down to about 5F for a day and if the infestation is heavy, youre going to need a few days at -5F. Just turning off the heat and an outside temperature of 0F doesnt mean the inside of the house will be 0. Insulation, length of time, size and more are all factors you need to consider.

Im guessing you live in a very cold area?

Best regards,



I have just returned from Mexico. I have 3 bites. One on my jawline, one on my collarbone and one under my armpit. They are red, with a raised center and tiny white center. They are incredibly painful, but NOT in the least itchyI read that if you have multiple bites, it is NOT a spider, but rather it is likely bedbugs.has anyone ever heard of bedbug bites that do not itch, but instead are just intensely painful?


I returned home from traveling recently and brought bed bugs home with me. It was a nightmare! No matter what i did i could not get rid of them. After getting the pest controller back 3 times he that they were probably under the carpet and it needed to be ripped up which was going to cost me a lot of money.

Then I came across a low cost bed bug barrier that fit onto the bed legs with a special glue that traps Bed Bugs. The glue lasts over 1 year so will protect from any eggs that hatch later no. There were no chemicals needed and was so much cheaper than using a pest controllers. I simply moved my bed away from the wall, applied Bed Bug Barriers and have never been bitten since.

Thank you!



I live in 4 plex and have found 3 bed bugs in my bed. I found them behind my headboard and have put that in the trash.

Im araid to buy a new bed and have no idea how I got the bugs in the first place. Im stressing out here and hope to find a solution on your site. Im so afraid that I cant even sleep at night!



Just a comment, when I went to the exterminator to buy the insecticide to kill the bed bugs, they told me that cold will not kill bed bugs. That like most other bugs, bed bugs will just go into a hibernation state and once it warms up, they will be on the prowl again. They said that the only thing that will kill them beside chemicals is extreme heathigh setting on a dryerfor 40 minutes.

Also, bed bug barriers on the bottom of your bed legs will not always work as bed bugs have been known to crawl up the wall and fall on their prey if they cannot get up the bed.


We found bed bugs in my sons room, we treated his room and now we have them in the master bedroom. We are going to treat the entire house, which means to pack and bag everything!!!

We have hardwood floor and we have been told that the bed bugs could be living in some of the cracks in the floor. It was suggested to us that we should do the floors to cover every single crack, meaning, hiring a flooring company to put a clear coat on the floors all over the house. This represents a monumental job, not to mention how expensive that would be.

Are we really at risk to get them back if we dont do the floors?


I cannot get rid of these dang little bugs! i am on a tight budget and all of the things that i have seen to kill bedbugs cost a lot! Please tell me what i can do to get rid of them!


I am wondering if that diatomaceous earth is safe around pets. I know you say its natural but I want to be sure. Will flea powder do the same thing or does it have to be diatomaceous earth?

I have never dealt with this before. I am very frustrated by the fact that I have bites all over my body seemingly overnight. I got a mattress cover and vacuumed do I also need to treat my curtains? This is so frustrating. I cant afford an exterminator.


Hello Kristen,

Try food grade diatomaceous earth which is EPA approved against indoor and outdoor crawling insects and is also FDA approved for internal and external use and has a rating of Food Chemical Codex Grade.


Hello Kristen

You can also go to your local department store, find the section that sells bug killer and look for ChemFree Insectigone. This stuff is silicone dioxide (present as Diatomamaceous Earth). This stuff is safe for pets. I have first hand experience with it due to an ant invasion last year and than bed bugs this year! The only bad thing about DE is I find it clogs your vacuum cleaner.


Hey guys, I just wanted to say that our house has been infested to and right now we are having a hard time with pest control.

I thought that if we get the beds out we would be good. we dont have a bad case of it but well enough to where we just dont want them. So we have found more eggs and treating for bed bugs in every room.

So far I have heard getting some chemical and spraying works and that dehydrating them works. Well, lets hope so because I cant take these nasty things anymore!

I just dont understand? Our house is always clean.

Well, Im praying this bed bug treatment really works!



I noticed bed bugs in my studio 3 years ago when I woke up with what seemed mosquito bites and then thought it was a spider bite I cleaned my sleeping area and didnt find anything and then my neighbor complained her daughter had bites and my mother in law was the one that told me they were bed bugs.

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Are Bed Bugs in the Walls? | Bed Bug Exterminator NYC | 24 …

With the seemingly unstoppable spread of bed bugs, especially the rapid pace in which infestations expand in apartment buildings, hotels, dorms and schools, many wonder if there are bed bugs in the walls, making it easy for them to move from location to location.Two Perspectives on the Bed Bugs in the Walls Debate

Bed Bugs hiding in a wall crack

While its common knowledge that there may very well be bed bugs in the walls when a structure is infested, there is still debate as to if this is the origin of the infestation and/or the primary cause of the infestation spreading to other locations. One family who moved into a new apartment and got bed bugs believed that they came into their home from being transferred on clothing and furniture. Of course, that can also be true.

The University of Kentucky, in its researchabout bed bugs, both agrees and disagrees with the idea that bed bugs in the walls are a primary way they spread. In their research on how bed bugs originate, they noted the following:

The bugs are efficient hitchhikers and are usually transported into dwellings on luggage, clothing, beds, furniture, and other items. This is a particular risk for hotels and apartments, where turnover of occupants is constant. Bed bugs are small and agile, escaping detection after crawling into suitcases, backpacks and belongings. Acquiring secondhand beds, couches and furniture is another way that the bugs are transported into buildings. Bed bugs also can be carried in on ones clothing, shoes or wheelchair. Once bed bugs are introduced, they can crawl from room to room or floor to floor. They can also be transported throughout buildings on people and their belongings.

Yet, they do not rule out the use of walls as a means of bed bugs spreading out throughout a building. Their research also concluded, Once bed bugs are introduced, they often spread throughout a building. The bugs can travel from room to room or floor to floor either by crawling or via a person. And, because there may be cracks and crevices in walls, it makes sense to think that they can hide out here and also avoid some bed bug treatments this way. Eventually, they will come out and seek beds and other areas, so it is important to re-inspect and re-treat those areas as well as inspecting any used furniture and other items like suitcases before bringing these items into a new location in case you are inadvertently transporting hitchhiking bed bugs.

In SummaryIn debating how bed bugs spread, this blog post noted the following points:

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How much does it cost to get rid of bed bugs in Toronto?

A person dealing with bed bugs in Toronto should understand that the Federal Government of Canada has only approved a very limited number of pesticides that can be used by ANY company for bed bugs. It doesn’t matter how large or small the company is – they can only use those limited products!

So, with that in mind – it would makes sense to hire a smaller, less overhead-burdened company to handle your bed bug problem. But, that’s not the whole story.

Procedure is everything!…Read on…

With the mass media coverage of the bed bug problem in Toronto hitting record levels in the past six months, there have been numerous companies – one man start ups – that have hit the market. Be careful not to jump at the lowest price.

Here are some tips to help you choose what type of company you should be looking for – Ask them about the following:

To get rid of bed bugs in Toronto, the pricing structure should be based around what type of home it is. For example, a 5 bedroom house will surely cost more than a bachelor apartment… but how much more?

Bed bug extermination pricing in Toronto, if graphed over the last year, would look like a roller coaster. One year ago the average price for a 4 bedroom home was almost $2000. Today, the average price should be somewhere around $800. Now, as we discussed, not all bed bug treatments are alike!

Your exterminator should include at least two treatments for whatever price they quote to you. This has to do with ‘breaking the life-cycle’ of the infestation. It is rare indeed for a bed bug problem to be adequately dealt with in only one service!

Make absolutely sure that the company you go with will never leave you hanging. Meaning, make sure they offer a written service guarantee – no company can guarantee that you’re bed bugs will be gone in a certain length of time – no company can do that! Bed bugs are simply too unpredictable an insect for that to be genuine. What you should look for isa companythat will guarantee that they will come back if you need them to and utilize different methods of extermination specific to your particular situation. This is referred to as IPM or Integrated Pest Management.

Beware of the guy that tells you that “one treatment should do it” or “…you don’t need a written guarantee – I’ll come back, trust me…” If you hear comments similar to this – move on!

At the very least, make sure the company you hire is BBB accredited! The Better Business Bureau hold companies to the highest ethical and moral business practices standards. The vetting process is intense and regular checks are done by the BBB on their accredited companies to ensure that those standards are constantly being met. Any bed bug exterminator you hire should be accredited by the BBB!

Pricing: Our latest research shows a sampling as follows:

4 Bedroom house, full treatment including steam as necessary:

Orkin $1,600 Toronto $799

To summarize, you should go with a company that specializes in bed bugs extermination. They should be willing to spend some time with you on the phone and in person discussing your bed bug problem when they arrive. They should utilize IPM or Integrated Pest Management (different methods) to solve your bed bug problem. Appropriate pesticide application, steaming, dusting and vacuuming should do the trick.

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Best Plants that Naturally Repel Snakes | Updated for 2019 …

Snakes love areas of dense coverage where an ample food source is present. Thick floral ground coverage attracts rats and mice, which in turn attracts snakes. They can hide under small rock beds, in vines, and anywhere that they can feed. So, design an anti-snake garden, which incorporates plants that repel snakes.

Plants that repel snakes will vary, depending on your natural ecosystem. Unfortunately, there is no single plant that will unanimously repel all snakes from your garden. However, when used correctly, they can be incredibly effective. Anything a snake smells from the moment it hatches will be a comforting smell to the snake. Therefore, if you are trying to rid your area of an existing snake infestation, the battle is uphill. If you are simply looking to deter snakes that are trying to get in from elsewhere to invade your property, the process is more straightforward.

Snakes do not like strong, bitter, or foreign smells. However, the kind of smell a snake considered strong or unpleasant, is contingent on the smells that they are born into. For instance, if you have a garden of onions, and there is a pregnant snake already inhabiting your field, the newborn snakes will associate the smell of onions with safety and home. This is not good for the property owner. However, for snakes that were not born into the onion garden, this smell will strongly deter them.

It is a subject of much conjecture as to what plants are most reliable for repelling pests. But, regardless of which plants you use, the principle of design is the same. To design a garden with plants that repel snakes, you will need to employ three key elements: a snake barrier, a variety of deterrent plants, and a lacking food source. Snakes eat mice, rats, and other small animals. Therefore, if your garden is unattractive to these critters, it will be unattractive to snakes. Using one, or multiple plants listed below, plant a hedge barrier around the perimeter of your garden. Whats more, he more rows of barrier plants, the more effective they will become. For example, a barrier row of onions is fine; a barrier row of onions and garlic is better; and a barrier row of onions, followed by garlic, followed by tobacco is great.

Plants that repel snakes will vary, depending on your natural ecosystem. Unfortunately, there is no single plant that will unanimously repel all snakes from your garden. However, when used correctly, they can be incredibly effective.

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Phoenix AZ Exterminator, Pest Control & Termite Inspector

Phoenix Exterminator, Pest Control & Termite Inspector

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Your neighborhood Orkin Man offers an advanced pest protection plan, backed by science, for your home using the Orkin A.I.M. Solution. It consists of three steps Assess: complete a comprehensive inspection; Implement: develop a customized solution; Monitor: provide ongoing protection and communication.

The desert climate of Phoenix, AZ, is a breeding ground for a wide variety of insect pests. Some, like certain species of scorpions and kissing bugs, are only found in these arid conditions. Of the 55 types of scorpions in the state, one of the most common is the bark scorpion. Its also the most venomous and the most likely to end up in peoples homes. Kissing bugs are named for their unnerving habit of biting people on the face while they sleep. They can carry the parasite that causes Chagas disease. This illness begins with flu-like symptoms but can progress to cardiac and intestinal complications and even death if left untreated.

Homeowners in Phoenix are also impacted by pests that are more mundane but no less annoying. Carpenter ants thrive in the hot, dry weather of Arizona. They dont actually eat wood, but instead excavate nests in it, leaving trails of wood dust and, if left uncontrolled, weakening the structural integrity. Bed bugs are another common pest. Living in mattresses and couches, they feed on sleeping people and reproduce quickly.

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I just want to let you know that I was pleased with the Orkin Mans work. He came in the house, looked the situation over, and set about doing what he had to do. He is very serious about his work and a credit to Orkin.

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Can Dogs Carry Bed Bugs? | Bed Bug Exterminator NYC | 24/7 …

Can Dogs Carry Bed Bugs? As human beings, we seem to have a love/hate relationship with dogs and bed bugs. Thats because we love our dogs and hate the bed bugs. And the very last thing we want to do is see them together.

The question is, can dogs carry bed bugs? The simple answer is, yes, but it is important that you are aware of some simple facts to protect both yourself and your home.

They sure can. Although it is typically uncommon for bed bugs to make their way onto your pet while its outside after all, bed bugs are nocturnal and they dont particularly like fur for the safety of your pet and your family, you shouldnt disregard the possibility. Bed bugs arent smart enough to knowingly hitch a ride on your pet in order to gain entry into your home, but if your dog encounters another dog who has them or a patch of grass where the critters happen to be, theres a chance they might use your dog as a way of inadvertently being smuggled inside.

Latching onto a dog is a bed bugs last resort. They dont want to climb through all that fur to get to some juicy skin they can siphon blood out of. If bed bugs do get on your dog and can get to the skin, however, they will treat your family pet in the same way they will treat you. Which means not very well, as they bite and suck blood until youre able to get rid of them. The good news is that, unlike other blood-sucking parasites, bed bugs do not carry disease. The good/bad news is that once a bed bug leaves your dog, it is more likely to find its way to you rather than back to your pet.

Unfortunately, topical flea and tick medications that you apply to your dog will not kill bed bugs. What youll want to do is contact your veterinarian and let them know what youve discovered. He or she will tell you the best treatments available. For example, certain shampoos used to kill bed bugs on a dog are harmful to a cat, so a veterinarian will need to know if you have cats living in your home and how to avoid exposure.

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Rodent control – Western Exterminator

Rodent repellents are highly effective but potent rodent treatment option. The chemicals in rodent repellents require the utmost care when handling them. There are over-the-counter rodent repellents, but if these repellents arent strategically placed on your property, you may not see a reduction in rodent activity.

Western Exterminator pest control specialists are trained to use rodenticides properly. Our experts know where to place repellents according to the nature of your infestation. They also make sure to remove these materials from your home or business after rodent control treatments are completed. We make sure baits are kept out of reach of pets, humans, livestock and wildlife.

For customers who are concerned with the environmental impact of rodenticide, we understand your concern. To clear up some concerns, here are some key points about rodent repellents and rodenticides:

Rodenticide bait containers or bait stations are commonly used in the pest control industry. Commercial grade bait stations are made with durable materials, like metal or plastic to reduce the likelihood of accidental poisoning of humans, pets, wildlife etc.

But, no matter how effective the bait station is, if it is not placed in the right location, rodents will not enter it. It’s important to use a professional pest control service to ensure rodent repellents are utilized in the correct manner.

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Camelback Crickets –

Summary: The camelback cricket is a strange looking insect that has a cricket-like body but long, spider-like legs. Theycan give people a fright when they are found in basements or cellars. Camelback crickets like to live in dark, damp environments and they are almost completely harmless.

Camelback crickets are in a different family than field crickets, but camelback crickets, also known as camel crickets,are closely related to cave crickets, cave wetas, and sand treaders.

Camelbacksare brown, about an inch or two in length. There are also spotted camel crickets. They all have very long antennae and long, spider-like legs. Occasionally called spider crickets or humped-back crickets,they have no wings, but are powerful jumpers. The most damage that a camel cricket can do is to ruin some clothing stored in basements which they might nibble on.

Camelback crickets like warm, dark, damp environments as found in caves or in woods under rocks. They also are frequently found in basements and cellars. If you hear cricket sounds coming from below your house it is not coming from camel crickets because camel crickets do not chirp. More likely, it isafield cricket that has found its way inside.

The best way to get rid of camelback crickets is to eliminate the moisture where they are found. Fixing leaky pipes and making sure that you are getting proper drainage will go a long way in discouraging camel crickets from making your basement their home. You can ventilate crawlspaces to help prevent moisture buildup, as well.

If the crickets are coming in from the outside you willneed to try to locate their source. They might be inhabiting an old pile of leaves outside, or a stack of firewood. Leaf debris and any woodpiles, as well as stone slabs, bricks, boards, and tarps should not be placed within several feet of the foundation of a house. Foundation cracksshould be sealedwith a bit of cement or grout. Cracks under doorways can be sealed off with weather stripping.

If camelback crickets are already breeding in a basement they can be difficultto get rid of. You can start with laying out glue traps in the corners of the room, along the walls and next to the sill plate at the top of the wall. You could even make your own sticky trap using duct tape wrapped around a 3×5 note card. Remember that dust will quickly make a sticky trap ineffective, so regularly monitor the trap to see if it is still sticky. You should sweep up dust with a vacuum cleaner before laying out the glue boards to help prevent dust contamination,plus vacuuming will help clean up any organic matter than might be food for thecrickets.

Pesticides are not usually needed for camelback cricket control, but if they are found in large numbersa perimeter barrier treatment with Talstargranuleswill help to keep morecrickets from coming inside.Putting out Niban granules on a paper plate along inside basement walls can help. as well.

Camelback crickets have poor eyesight, as do many insects that have adapted to live in darkness. When they see something large approaching them they sometimes jump towards it in an attempt to scare it. For many people this aggressive behavior is frighteningbecause of how high and far the crickets can jump. They are like insects on pogo sticks. I should also mention that females have a long ovipositor which they use to lay eggs. It looks like a long stinger on their back end, but it is harmless.

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Pest Control in Killeen, TX | ABC Home & Commercial Services

Central Texas is home to a variety of common household pests, which can spread disease, contaminate our food and damage our belongings. When it comes to pest control, Killeen, TX homeowners trust ABC for reliable, long-term results.

When you see a cockroach run across the floor or spy a rat in the garage, you have no way of knowing if you have a true infestation on your hands, and if so, how bad it might be. When you reach out to ABC, we will schedule a time for a trained inspector to meet you at your earliest convenience to carry out a preliminary assessment to recommend the best course of action. After you have a chance to review and approve our no-obligation estimate, we can schedule your first service call. Our customers in Killeen, Temple, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Belton the surrounding communities tell us they chose ABC because we provide the best home services in the area, we conduct extensive background checks and drug testing on all of our employees and we treat your home as we would our own.

ABCs experienced technicians can help with any type of pest infestation you might have. Our pros can provide you with effective:

Our proximity to a number of bodies of water, plus our hot, humid climate, makes our area ideal for a number of mosquito species. Not only do these bloodsucking insects leave us with irritating, itchy bites, but also these pesky pests can spread a number of devastating diseases, including the West Nile and Zika viruses. Although some municipalities have mosquito control programs, cities in Bell County only have the capacity to perform surveillance, so the responsibility to protect our families is on homeowners shoulders. ABCs scientifically-proven methods can help reduce your mosquito population so you can once again enjoy spending time in your outdoor spaces.

The cockroach may be among the most common pests we run across in our homes here in Texas, but that doesnt mean homeowners dont do all we can to evict these unwelcome houseguests. Contrary to popular belief, these insects can infest even the cleanest of homes, and once they find their way inside, they can contaminate our food, worsen asthma symptoms and cause allergic reactions. These extremely resilient creatures are very difficult for homeowners to eliminate on their own. ABCs pros can identify where roaches are hiding and breeding and deliver practical, effective solutions for even the toughest roach problems.

Termite damage can often go undetected until structural problems are discovered. Why is that, exactly? The most dangerous termite species tunnel through the ground to reach your home and then feast on the cellulose that makes up the wood of your living structures. Colonies can often number one million members or more, earning these creatures the nickname silent destroyers. Protect your biggest investment with ABCs help. Regular monitoring can minimize losses, and preventative efforts can keep termites from coming back, once our pros have eliminated the entire colony.

An increase in people moving from place to place is one of the factors scientists believe has led to a rise in bed bugs. These tiny parasites can fit into the smallest cracks in our furniture, bedding and walls, only emerging to feast on our blood when we are resting. Government health agencies recognize bed bug infestations as a true public health problem, partly because these creatures are nearly impossible for a homeowner to control without calling in the experts. ABC can use fumigation to eliminate not only the mature bed bugs, but also the eggs which are in hard-to-reach areas.

Whats that sound coming from your garage, overhead or between your walls? When larger pests invade your home, they can chew through wood, contaminate food, leave droppings, damage electrical wiring, build nests and even bring in other types of pests on their fur. Rats, mice, racoons, opossums, squirrels and other animals are no match for ABC. Our technicians can safely remove these types of wildlife and seal up entryways to protect you from future unwelcome encounters.

Ticks and fleas are surprisingly difficult to control for a number of reasons, among which is the likelihood that with a pet, these pests can easily be reintroduced. While a flea problem can make your cat or dog miserable, a single tick can transmit Lyme disease to you or your family. ABCs experts can identify the source of your infestation and implement strategies to target the different pests and their different life stages.

Few creatures stir as much fear in Killeen homeowners than spiders and scorpions. Although some species may be harmless, the average person cant tell if a bite will be dangerous or no big deal, so its easier just to avoid these animals entirely when we come across one while rummaging in the garage, cleaning out a closet or getting decorations down from the attic. ABCs pros can help you identify which types of scorpions and spiders are in and around your home, remove any that will pose a concern and periodically return to protect your household against any potential health risks.

Perhaps the most prevalent insect on planet Earth is the ant. Indoors, ant species can become a nuisance if we find them snaking around our bathtub or marching across our kitchen counter, toward our sink. Outdoors, fire ant mounds can be unsightly and make your family vulnerable to extremely painful bites. ABC can adopt a customized approach to your ant problem, helping find how these creatures are making their way onto problem areas, removing them and helping you avoid future problems.

ABCs customers in Killeen can expect the same high-quality, friendly pest control services as we provide in the surrounding communities in and around Bell County, including Temple, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Belton.

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