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D-Termination Pest Control is well known in the Las Vegas valley. With over 1,100 bed bug treatments per year we are the preferred bed bug control provider for families, hotels and businesses. Local knowledge is the key to our successful client service and satisfaction. Our Integrated Pest Management Program provides quality solutions to Las Vegas’ unique pest problems. The continued high rate of customer satisfaction results from the use of new cutting-edge programs, products and technologies by a highly trained and competent staff.

D-Termination offers residential, commercial, and multi-family housing pest management services with the least possible hazard to occupants, property, and the environment. Even though there has been an increase in bed bug cases in the last 15 years, D-Termination has proven success with the challenge. Bed bugs are more common than you think and can be hard to eliminate without professional help. One out of five Americans have had a bed bug infestation in their home or know someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel.

Bed Bug Facts:

Bed bugs are usually active at night but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their host’s blood undetected, which includes animals or humans. Even though their reproduction rate is much slower than a house fly, the female is able to produce 1 egg per day and within a couple of weeks, you will have a bed bug problem on your hands. These bloodsucking, tick-size critters of the night haunt your dreams whether you’ve had them or not. These expert hiders can hitchhike around on clothing, bags or furniture and live up to a year without food; it’s also very costly and difficult to get rid of them. Our technicians will educate you on how they will treat the infestation and eradicate the situation, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.  If you think you may have bed bugs, here are a few ways to identify them and take care of the infestation.

Signs of Infestation:

  • Bed bug bites: these will occur where there is exposed skin. They prefer the face, neck, and arms of a sleeping person. The bites will usually produce a swelling of the skin and itchy, reddish spots may appear after the swelling subsides. Bed bugs may cause psychological distress and sleep loss, but they’re not known to spread disease.
  • Dark spots: tiny spots of excrement, which look like dried specks of blood, will be found in dark corners and crevices
  • Blood smears: you may find blood smears on your pillows or sheets caused by bed bugs being crushed only after they have eaten
  • Skins: yellow skins left behind that nymphs shed

Identifying Bed Bugs:

  • The adults are flat, oval in shape, brownish in color and similar in size to a tick.  And like a tick, they don’t fly or jump. They crawl, most often around your bed, near your head, where the carbon dioxide you exhale lures them in. The best place to find the bugs and their fecal spots are around the seams, folds, tufts, labels, and edges of the mattress. They’re often found behind headboards. They might also hide in the seams of chairs and couches, between cushions, and in the folds of curtains. They come out to feed about every five to ten days.
  • Young bed bugs, or nymphs, are tan, smaller models of the adults and vary in size depending on their development stage.
  • Bed Bug eggs, which look like white specks of dust and are about 1mm in size and can be found in dark corners and crevices.

Bed Bug Prevention:

  • Check secondhand furniture for any signs of bed bugs before bringing it home
  • Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs. Check it regularly for holes.
  • Reduce clutter in your home so they have fewer places to hide
  • Unpack directly into your washing machine after a trip and check your luggage carefully.  When staying in hotels, put your suitcase on luggage racks instead of the floor. Check the mattress and headboard for signs of bedbugs.

How to rid your home of bed bugs:

  • Wash and dry bedding and clothing at high temperatures
  • Use mattress, box spring, and pillow encasements to trap bedbugs and help detect infestations
  • Call a professional pest control company in order to effectively and safely get rid of a bed bug infestation

Although various DIY home remedies for bed bugs may offer some success, we recommend calling a professional at the first sign of a bedbug infestation. At D-Termination we understand there is no one solution to every bed bug problem. For this reason, we offer three different types of pest control for bed bugs, which are all safe and effective:

Thermal Treatment

Heat is a very effective way to control bed bug infestations. Target temperature during treatment is 140-150°F. Eggs can withstand 140°F for up to 4 hours, the temperature necessary for heat to penetrate bed bug living areas. This safe, effective, and environmentally friendly process uses dry heat to kill the entire life cycle of bed bugs while reducing the application of insecticides. A bed bug heat treatment done correctly will kill all stages of bed bugs, including the eggs, in one application. Heat is also the most environmentally sound method of remediation as it involves no chemicals. Our service specialists target safe harborages where bed bugs could survive. This non-chemical, non-toxic treatment penetrates wall cavities, closets, furniture, and other hard to reach locations to eradicate all life cycles of bed bugs. Using specialized equipment we monitor every corner of the treated area to ensure total eradication.  Only one heat treatment is necessary to eliminate an infestation, while chemicals usually require multiple treatments.

Fumigation

Fumigation occurs when an inorganic gas called sulfuryl fluoride is pumped into an enclosed, sealed space stuffed with all your household items. In a controlled environment, the gas replaces the oxygen, causing bed bugs and their eggs to suffocate and die. Used by professionals, gas fumigant can eliminate bed bugs—from just a few pieces of furniture, bedding or other household goods, to an entire home or building with its contents in place.

Depending on the size of the structure, container or vehicle being fumigated, the treatment times are generally 18-48 hours of total treatment time. Once released, the gas breaks down to its two naturally-occurring ingredients and floats harmlessly away.

Liquid Insecticides

Insecticides are pesticides that are formulated to kill bed bugs and other insects. Insecticides are formulated by mixing a small volume of insecticide into a large quantity of water inside a hand-held tank. The liquid materials are applied in cracks and crevices, along baseboards, closets, tack strip, night stands, dressers and anywhere else bed bugs hide. Dust is applied into the walls via removal of the outlet covers. If the bed bugs themselves are contacted in the process they will usually die from the application. However, these products leave behind active residues that kill bed bugs after the product has dried. Bed bugs are not always susceptible to dried insecticide residues and do not typically pick up a lethal dose from simply walking across the sprayed area. Instead, bed bugs have to sit on the dried residues, sometimes for several days, to suffer any lethal effects. If the liquid material is applied in cracks where the bed bugs rest, the dried residue has a much better chance of killing the bed bugs. When using Insecticides as your pest control, this requires a minimum of two (2) treatments to rid your home or business of bed bugs.

Why Choose Us?

Visitors to your home should only be allowed inside at your discretion. However, bed bugs and other pests choose to forgo common courtesy. At D-Termination Pest Control, we’re a licensed and insured authority in the field of pest control. We offer proven solutions to Las Vegas’ unique pest and wildlife management needs. All of our solutions are eco-friendly and focus on your health and safety as well as the safety of your pets. We are certain once you use our services, we’ll be your future pest control company of choice. For more information about the services we provide, give us a call at (702) 878-1002.

 

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