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How to get rid of bed bugs

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How to get rid of Bed Bugs


Bed Bugs are back With a Vengeance... And They Want You!


steaming bed bugs

Steaming bed bugs is tedious work but our Exterminators won't cut corners

Whether you are aware of it or not, we are in the biggest bed bug epidemic that New York and New Jersey has ever seen. Cimex lectularious popularly known as bed bugs, chinch bugs or chinches have increased dramatically in most neighborhoods to as much as 500 percent. Even I, being in the pest control industry have seen a serious increase in calls about bed bugs. I have come to realize that a lot of the customers seem to have the wrong idea when it comes to bedbugs and how to get rid of them.  


For example, a lot of people think that if they throw away their beds the bed bug problem is fixed. Wrong! They can’t be more wrong. The bed bugs are crack and crevice creatures that live in beds, dressers, night tables closets, walls, clothing and moldings. Actually anywhere a business card or an apple seed can fit, bed bugs can also fit. They are called simply called bed bugs only because they feed on the bed not because they live there.


Steaming bed bugs is tedious work but our Exterminators won't cut corners they’ll spray them. Just in case you thought that you can go to your local hardware store or Home Depot to get rid of these bugs you are in for a rude awakening. Bed bugs in NYC and in New Jersey are now 226 times more resistant to pesticide that in any other state. Do it yourself methods DON’T WORK and you are more than likely spreading the bed bugs instead of eradicating them.


The do it yourself process will cost you more money down the road since you WILL eventually call a pest control specialist when you realize just how difficult this treatment really is. And don’t forget if your neighbors have it, then you're on the menu too.We have a different approach to treating bed bugs that not only involve pesticides but using a dry steaming method as well a dusting method. Now I know that a dry steam sounds like an oxymoron but it is a process that involves using less water and more pressure, and that not only kills the bed bugs but forces them out of hiding


Our Exterminators are careful to get every nook and cranny.

Our Exterminators are careful to get every nook and cranny.

We steam furniture, walls, doors, window frames and any other crack and crevice where they might be hiding. You have to understand that during the day bed bugs hide, they only come out at night when the body they are feeding on, whether it’s a human body or that of your house pet, they need the body to be dormant.


Also we have several pesticides working together to create a deadly poisonous substance and a dust that goes behind the wall via electrical circuits, light circuits and any existing holes in the walls. You can follow our link and get more info on what is going on with bed bugs in the city.


http://www.nypestpro.com/ny_bedbug_laws.html. Bedbug complaints that are reported to the city's 311 hotline grew from 10,509 in 2006 to 22,218 last year according to the city of NY and that’s just the people who call 311. Don’t forget the people that do call exterminating experts and the people that attempt to do it themselves.


Did you know that mattress manufacturers are refurbishing bed bug infested mattresses that were thrown out, labeling them as new materials and reselling them?


The Bloomberg administration has tried to even block the sale of these refurbished mattresses, but unfortunately they failed. The way they get away with it is they do use new materials in the covering, so technically they are not lying when the say new materials. The bed that is sold as new material is in reality old and used, sometimes many times over.


Steaming Bed Frame

Steaming Bed Frame.

Picking up furniture that you find on the street is a big NO NO!! It's on the street for a reason. Sometimes cheap things turn out to be a lot more expensive. Also avoid buying used furniture on Craigslist.From New Jersey to South Hampton bed bugs are everywhere, take my word for it. A popular myth is that people get bed bugs because they are dirty. Nowadays that cannot be further from the truth. I have walked into homes that were immaculate, so clean you could eat off of their floors and they still had a bed bug infestation.


I once helped throw out a Ralph Lauren mattress. I didn't even know Ralph Lauren made mattresses. There is absolutely no reason to be embarrassed, it happens. Recently it has been happening to most people, so you are definitely not alone. But the first step is to involve a professional exterminator. This bed bug problem is so big that the NY Times and the Daily News are constantly running articles on bed bugs, almost daily there is a new story on them. You can call one of our bed bug experts for a free phone consultation. Even if you don’t choose to use our services, we are here to help you through this, at least we can help guide your decision.


The Steaming Process Explained

The Steamer


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Bedbug Steaming Process.

We use a dry steaming machine. It sounds like an oxymoron but what it does is it uses more heat and less water in order to generate 275 degrees of dry steam. We use this steaming machine to heat up walls, dressers, night tables, couches , doors, chairs, any and all furniture and also include quarter rounds, window frames or anywhere in the room where a crack or crevice might exist.


We use a dry steam machine. It sounds like an oxymoron but it uses more heat and less water to generate 275 degrees of dry steam. We will heat up walls, dressers, night tables, couches , doors, chairs, any and all furniture and also include quarter rounds, window frames or anywhere in the room where a crack or crevice might exist.

The process has two functions:

  • 1) To kill the bedbug
  • 2) To force them out of hiding.


Imagine if you are taking a gallon of water, to represent the pesticide, and pouring it on a couch. There is no way that you get to every spot on the couch and to every crack and crevice. There are just too many layers.


Steaming machine

Steaming machine.

Now use the same principle and let’s use a quart of steam at 275 degrees. Literally, we inject the wand in one side of the couch and it shoots out steam out the other side getting into every crack, every crevice, and every fold, literally going into every part of the couch ridding the couch of bedbugs without destroying it or causing any damage to the couch. Generally the couch looks like it was just cleaned. Actually no pest can survive that kind of heat, including dust mites.


The Chemicals


In a Compressed air sprayer first, we use a contact killer which does what it says, it kills on contact. Second, we use a long term residual pesticide that will continue to kill long after we are gone. The third chemical in our deadly mix is an IGR which stands for insect growth regulator.


This will stop their hunger, it will stop their growth and stop their reproduction. Last, but certainly not least, we use a synergist that bonds with the insecticide and does two of the following things;


The pesticide and does two things.

  • 1) Doesn’t allow the bedbugs to have any natural defense to pesticide and
  • 2) Doesn’t allow the pesticide to break down as quickly as it would without it.


The Dust


For this process we use a silica base pyrethrum dust that pierces the skin of the bed bugs and turns them off like a light switch. We will pump this powder inside electrical sockets, light sockets or any existing holes in the wall. Electrical circuitry such as televisions, stereos, and alarm clocks will also be powdered inside. The Silica base pyrethrum does not do any damage to the circuitry and protects it from infection.


Crack and Crevice.

The Cover


If needed, we will also encase your mattresses in a bedbug proof cover and also encase the box springs. At additional costs depending on the size of your mattress.


The Silicone


We will seal any crack and crevice that may exist in your area by using industrial strength silicone in any area we feel bedbugs are coming from and generally prevent any bug from entering the room from inside the walls. Again that is at an additional cost.Click here to find out more information on "How to protect your mattress"


If you ever have any bug related questions feel free to call us either at Beyond Pest Control. Once again, and I can't stress this enough we are on call twenty four hours a day seven days a week to kill those bugs, we aren’t kidding whether you call us at 9 am or midnight we will be available to take your call and either get rid of the bug infestation, or answer any questions you may have concerning the bed bug issue. I can honestly guarantee that there will be someone to answer that call. We make it our business to make you bug free! And don’t forget se Habla Espanol. Fumigador de chinches.


If you have any questions about chinches control check out the rest of our website or go to our blog at http://nypestpro.blogspot.com.



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