Bed Bug Control

Bed Bugs

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Bed Bug Control

Small and stealthy, bed bugs are a source of great stress and worry for many homeowners and businesses. Bed bugs are on the rise in the United States. According to the National Pest Management Association, 1 in 5 people have had bed bugs in their home or know someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel.

Just a few bed bugs can completely destroy the reputation that you have been building with your brand for years. A bed bug infestation can spread and cause loss of income due to decreased room rentals and even lead to lawsuits. 

Rentokil Steritech bed bug control solution, From chemical-free heat treatments to our canine bed bug inspections, Rentokil Steritech offers its customers the latest advances in bed bug treatments. Bed bugs cause psychological and physical harm by leaving itchy bites and spreading panic. For businesses, bed bugs can cripple an establishment’s reputation and result in a downturn in revenue.

Call Rentokil Steritech at 1-800-837-5520 or contact us online to speak with a bed bug expert whether you’re experiencing an infestation or want to prevent potential bed bug problems.

Bed Bug Fact: Do bed bugs spread quickly? A female bed bug can lay 200-500 eggs in 3 months.

Rentokil Steritech Bed Bug Control Process

  • Inspection - Rentokil Steritech's bed bug treatment programs always begin with an inspection of the property. Our Technicians are trained to accurately identify bed bugs from pests that are often confused with bed bugs like bat bugs or stink bugs. We will also use our specially trained bed bugs dogs to assist in tracking down the source of the problem.

  • Treatment - After the inspection is fully completed, your Technician will present to you the bed bug treatment options available and recommend the best solution for the situation. Different treatment options are recommended depending on multiple factors, including the type of property, size of the infestation and customer preferences for non-chemical treatment. Once a solution is selected, the treatment will be carried out by a licensed professional on an agreed upon date.  

  • Follow Up - After the initial treatment is applied, your Rentokil Steritech Technician will stay in contact with you and schedule a follow up inspection to determine if additional treatments are warranted.

1. Contact

Call us and we will arrange for your local team to contact you.

  • Local pest specialists 
  • Calls returned within 24 hours (Mon - Fri)

2. Survey

We will discuss your pest problem, schedule an appointment if necessary and provide a quote and recommendations

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Solutions tailored to your pest problem

3. Treatment

Our state certified pest specialists will come out to provide your treatment

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Environmentally sensitive approach
  • Child & pet friendly treatments

4. Aftercare

We'll make as many visits as you require to ensure your problem is resolved

  • Guaranteed solutions
  • Prevention advice

Bed Bug Treatment Options

As evidenced by their massive resurgence in the last decade, bed bugs are very elusive, secretive pests. The parasitic insects are highly difficult to get rid of through do-it-yourself solutions. It’s always best to hire an experienced pest control company to provide bed bug control services.

With over 90 years in the industry, Rentokil Steritech has developed a full complement of bed bug solutions for homes and commercial spaces.

  • Conventional Treatments - Rentokil Steritech conventional treatment is the most commonly used solution for the elimination of bed bugs. Our state-licensed Technicians apply formulations to the infested areas of a space, making sure all potential bed bug hiding spaces receive treatment.

  • Heat Treatments - Entotherm heat treatments are commonly used to treat bed bugs. The one-day treatment uses minimal pesticides, providing customers with a quick and environmentally friendly solution. Using portable heaters, infested spaces are gradually heated to 120ºF, killing all presence of bed bugs at all life stages.

  • Bed Bug Dogs - Bed Bug Dog Inspections - In some cases, your Technician may recommend a K-9 bed bug inspection. Dogs have the ability to detect odors that are completely unnoticeable to humans, including bed bugs. Our bed bug dogs have been trained using the same methodology as bomb-sniffing dogs.

  • Steam Treatments - Similar to heat treatments, steam can be used to kill bed bugs through subjecting them to high temperatures. A great alternative to using pesticides, steaming a space also has the benefit of reaching deeper recesses of a space.

Home Bed Bug Control

As bed bugs have made a resurgence in the United States, infestations have become increasingly more common in residential homes. Bed bugs are often brought into homes when travelers unknowingly transport the parasitic insects into the residence on their luggage. 

Bed bugs can infest homes when second-hand or rented furniture is brought into homes. Homeowners should always be wary of second-hand furniture and closely inspect them for bed bugs prior to purchasing. 

If you do have a bed bug infestation in your home, your Technician will inspect your property thoroughly and present the best solutions for your residence.

Rentokil Steritech offers various non-chemical bed bug treatments along with conventional bed bug solutions. Rentokil Steritech Technicians can also advise homeowners on steps they can take to prevent bed bug problems from occurring in the future.  

Commercial Bed Bug Control

A bed bug infestation in a commercial property can have devastating consequences that can affect the customer experience and the bottom line. 

Potential risks bed bugs pose for businesses, include: 

  • Customer complaints
  • Reputation and brand can be severely damaged
  • Loss of revenue 
  • Potential 
  • Possible legal proceedings 
Rentokil Steritech ensures that your facility is free entirely of bed bugs. We use proven and proactive methods, including heat treatments, that will eliminate bed bugs at all lifecycle stages. Most of the time, our treatments take effect in as little as 24 hours.

If you believe your business may be experiencing a bed bug infestation, we recommend quickly contacting your local Rentokil Steritech office to set up an inspection.

How To Prevent Bed Bugs

You can prevent a bed bug infestation in your home by being careful to not bring bed bugs back to your residence when traveling.

Tips to keep bed bugs from hitching a ride home:

  • When you stay at a hotel, make sure you search for bed bugs BEFORE you unpack. Bed bugs are most commonly found behind the headboard of a bed but can also be spotted on any part of the bed or on any furniture in the room.
  • If you notice something suspicious - notify hotel staff immediately and ask to move rooms to be extra safe. Ensure you are not moved into a room directly adjacent, underneath or below your previous room, as bed bugs are known to easily spread into adjacent rooms.
  • To further help prevent the return of bed bugs, Rentokil Steritech offers mattress encasements and box-spring encasements that make it impossible for bed bugs to get through and start an infestation again. They can also guard against dust mites and mold.
  • Do NOT place luggage on the bed - do not place luggage on or near your sleeping area or any upholstered items - bed bugs prefer carpeted, soft areas. Instead, place luggage on luggage racks, on dressers, desks and even in bathtubs - bed bugs find it difficult to walk on polished surfaces.
  • Inspect your luggage while repacking - check your clothes and the inside of your luggage (including all zipped compartments) for any sign of these insects to avoid transporting them home.
  • Wash your clothes once you return home - and if you find bed bugs it’s advisable to either place belongings in the freezer or laundering in hot, soapy water and drying in high heat.

To further help prevent the return of bed bugs, Rentokil Steritech offers mattress encasements and box-spring encasements that make it impossible for bed bugs to get through and start an infestation again. They can also guard against dust mites and mold.

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