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Residential And Commercial Pest Control Utah

There are a number of options available to you in Utah when you are searching for pest or termite control. There are various pest control companies located in and around the area and each one offers many different choices related to pest and termite control in commercial buildings and homes. Termite control is very important as once the termites start to infest your office or home, it is almost impossible to stop the damage they will cause. Repairing the damage caused by these pests can become very expensive, so where possible it is better to stop them from causing the damage in the first place. Local Pest Control will put you in touch  with a reputable pest and termite control business nearby within the Utah area

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The Different Methods of Killing Bedbugs Used By Pest Exterminators Utah

Home Pest Control

A bedbug infestation is something that a homeowner should address right away when it becomes apparent. These parasitic pests feed on the blood of people as well as other warm-blooded creatures. Some people mistakenly believe that bedbugs are hard to spot because they are virtually invisible to the naked eye. This is simply untrue as adults can be as long as 5 mm and 2 mm wide. The newly hatched young, or nymphs, are translucent and difficult to spot. These creatures are often mistaken for carpet beetles or other small bugs and may go unnoticed for a while.

Bedbugs are not completely nocturnal creatures, but they feed generally at night on humans since that is the most opportune feeding time. The beginning stages of the bedbug infestation can be hard to identify since the red, swollen, itchy spots that appear on a person's body in the morning may be mistaken for mosquito bites or spider bites. While the bites from these bugs can be painful, they are not generally serious. Of course, spending the night with bloodsucking bugs is by no means a pleasant experience. Exterminating bedbugs can be done in a number of different ways.

Bedbug exterminators may use chemicals as a way of getting rid of these nasty little bugs. If chemicals are going to be used, the homeowner should take care to ensure that children and pets are kept out of the treated area for the proper length of time. Any furniture or materials that are removed from the room where the treatment is taking place should be carefully sealed to ensure that there are no bedbugs hitching a free ride into another room. An experienced exterminator will also recommend that an individual wash and dry their clothes and linens at a very high temperature for a minimum of 10 minutes.

An exterminator may also use of vacuum as a means of removing eggs and larva. These bugs are not very tolerant of extreme temperatures so a pest-control expert may also recommend that furniture be left outside, if possible, for a few days to help kill off any remaining insects. Some exterminators have taken advantage of the fact that these bugs cannot tolerate drastic temperatures and have begun to utilize heaters which raise the temperature in a room to beyond what is survivable for the bugs. The exact treatment option may depend on the exterminator's expertise and each individual homeowner's situation.

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If you are looking for a company to give you the best pest extermination, look no further. Their are numerous reliable pest control companies waiting to serve you. For years, the U.S. has been a leader in Pest control service and has been providing solutions for getting rid of those critters. Some services companies offer include cockroach and bug removal, termite inspection, and general pest control services. They have introduced other new services that help in curbing the spread of pests and they include exterior treatment upon request. It is typical for pest control technicians to ask the owner to clear any bushes that could where the pests are living. Another service is termite inspection. Termites are small creatures but if not controlled they can easily bring down the house. They conduct thorough searches of any possible termite hideouts near your house and if they spot any, they spray them with chemical or non-chemical insecticides to make sure they do not spread or move to another location.

They also carry out rodent inspection in and out of your house or office. Rodents thrive on grass, we request the owner to cut it and burn the grass or trim it. One advantage of burning is that you will have killed all the rodents, pests, eggs and or their off springs in that bush or grass. The disadvantage of burning is the risk of the fire spreading to areas not targeted. Another new service they have introduced at is mosquito breeding areas and inspection. Most houses when it rains tends to harbor some water in the back yard that turns out to be a good place for mosquito breeding. In such cases, we spray the water with ant mosquito chemical that kills the mosquitoes and their eggs. All these services all carried out by professionals who in their line of duty give advice and voice their concerns whenever they see a change is needed.

Whenever called upon, pest control companies are known to carry out a thorough inspection in your home or office, which is the only sure way of staying safe and away from pests. They are often comprised of teams of licensed technicians who are trained to carry out their job without any harmful effect either in the people living there or in the environment. Their job is to eliminate all the pests that you may be sharing the comfort of your house or office with. Get in touch with a pest management company today and get rid of the bugs "bugging you"!


 

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Bed Bugs: How Do I Get Rid Of Them?

 

Killing Bed Bugs

Many people have lived most of their lives without seeing once of these nasty little creatures. But in recent years there has been a resurgence of these pesky little bugs that is almost akin to an epidemic.

Bed bug infestations are showing are turning up in homes, condos, apartments, hotels, motels and dormitories. It is generally agreed that while their bite is a nuisance, it is not a health hazard since they do not carry diseases.

This is why the Public Health Departments are slow in reacting to the bed bug epidemic. Of the larger cities only Boston and San Francisco have declared them a public nuisance and enacted regulations for dealing with infestations.

Part of the problem with dealing with the bed bug is that many pest control professionals don't know how to treat for them. Most will treat an infestation the same way that they would a cockroach problem and that just doesn't work. The other part problem that the bed bug is highly resistant to many chemicals that are used to kill other pests.

What Is A Bed Bug?

The actual bug is small, usually the adult is only ¼ of an inch or less. They are also flat so they can hide in cracks and crevices during the day. They survive by feeding on the blood of warm blooded hosts. This is why bed bugs will usually be found near the sleeping areas though sometimes they are also found in chairs or sofas.

They hide during the day to avoid light and will generally come out only at night when they bite and suck blood out of their victims.

You can sometimes smell the waft of a foul odor if there is a large infestation. Pull up the bed sheets from a corner and check along the mattress seams. If the area is infested, you will see dark spots from their waste or blood from crushed bugs. You might even see an actual bed bug.

How Do You Kill Them?

It is because they are so shy of the light and expert hiders that it is so hard to get rid of bed bugs. You must use a multi-pronged approach.

  1. First you need to catch one of the crawling bugs to confirm that it is indeed a bed bug. This won't be an easy task since they are extremely adverse to light and only come out during the night. The best way to find one is to search in the normal hiding areas until you find one alive and crawling. Look under furniture close to the bed, along the seams of the mattresses and on the bed frame itself. Bag the bug or put it in a small vial so that you can compare it to pictures on the Internet.

  2. Once you've confirmed that the bug is indeed a bed bug you need to de-clutter the area where they were found. Any thing that sets on the floor is an area for them to hide. You need to take away their hiding places.

  3. Take bed sheets and any infected clothes in plastic bags to the washer. Use as hot of water as possible then dry them extra long in high heat.

  4. Use a brush along any areas on the floors, walls or bed that are near the infestation to loosen eggs that they lay. Vacuum everything. Use a steam carpet cleaner if you can or vacuum thoroughly, especially along the edges of the floor next to the walls.

  5. Consider buying mattress and pillow enclosures that are BED BUG PROOF! Make sure that you buy the kinds that completely encase and seal the mattress/box spring and pillows.

  6. There are different products that you can use to treat the bed frame, carpet edges and other access points for bed bugs. Choose the ones that are best for you considering your health and whether you have pets or not. You need to make sure that you not only treat the initial problem but also for the eggs that can take up to two weeks to hatch.

  7. Once you have encased the bed, cleaned the sheets and pad, decluttered your room, thoroughly cleaned the area and treated potential infestation areas you can put the room back together.

  8. To avoid re-infestation, retreat all areas in two weeks to get any hatching eggs. If you are in an apartment, bed bugs can travel in the electrical and plumbing void spaces between apartments. It is best to make sure that you get all areas around you treated as well but that's not always possible.

  9. You might consider moving your bed away from the wall, setting the legs on plates or cups and avoid having bedding hanging to the floor. This will make it much harder for them to re-infesting your bed.

Just remember that having bed bugs is not usually a statement about the cleanliness of your home. They are just an opportunistic invader that you can kill if you use the right methods.

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