Bed bugs are invading homes in Virginia and all over the U.S., and no one’s house is immune. The way bed bugs travel allows them to end up in a swanky hotel as easily as a rundown shack. If you are waking up with itchy red bites on your body, you may have a bed bug infestation. Hill City Pest Control can eliminate the infestation for you.
No-Prep is how we deliver our bed bug services because we know the risks of moving bedding, clothing, and other items in your home can disperse bedbugs, making additional treatments necessary. When the bugs are disbursed into other areas of your home this causes additional stress, not to mention additional treatment cost. Unlike other companies, our No-Prep Philosophy reduces the number of technician follow-up visits and expedites successful bed bug elimination in your home.
The No-Prep Philosophy was created with you in mind, as our goal is to solve your problem in the quickest, most convenient way. We understand that bed bug infestations can be a very frustrating and emotional experience. This is why we take the burden off of you and work fast to get rid of bed bugs quickly, without additional preparations before treatment; while also offering a guarantee after the service is complete.
The No-Prep Philosophy was created by entomologist Dr. Richard Cooper. Dr. Cooper is the author of numerous articles in industry trade journals, has published over 20 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, including The Bed Bug Handbook: The Complete Guide to Bed Bugs and Their Control, and is frequently invited to speak at scientific and pest management industry meetings. Dr. Cooper has been involved with Bed Bug Central for several decades while also helping pioneer the successful mattress and box spring encasements that are widely used as an industry standard. With his scientific research he identified a need for a product that was necessary to create a bite-proof and escape-proof tool to protect where bed bugs hide most: the mattress and box spring. At Star City Pest Control, we believe that encasements are vital and not optional for total bed bug elimination. That's why encasements are installed for every client for our bed bug service and no extra fees are charged. He was also involved in the development of bed bug monitors. Dr. Cooper was part of a team that created the blackout which is currently used for monitoring and capturing bed bugs. Once these interception devices capture bed bugs, they can’t escape.
Free Bed Bug Inspection
Finding bites on you or your family members in the morning is a likely sign that you have bed bugs, but it’s not entirely conclusive. If you suspect bed bugs are present, but aren’t sure, request a free bed bug inspection from Hill City Pest Control. Our expert service technicians will inspect the places where bed bugs are most likely to be present, including furniture, mattresses, electrical outlets, curtains, and more. If a bed bug infestation is confirmed, we’ll set up a treatment plan with you.
Initial Bed Bug Treatment
Our no-prep bed bug control service is a three-treatment program. Each treatment takes about two hours, with two service technicians working together. Your initial treatment includes:
Follow Up Bed Bug Treatments
A follow-up treatment takes place 14 days after the initial treatment, then another 14 days after the first follow-up. These visits include:
If bed bugs are still present upon completion of the third treatment, we will schedule an additional follow-up visit.
Blackout Bed Bug Monitor
As part of our bed bug service we install blackout interception devices under bed legs where we suspect or treat for bed bugs to make sure we properly eliminate the bed bugs in your home. In addition to reducing populations, these monitors can provide valuable information about the direction from which bedbugs may be coming when travelling to the bed. If bugs are being trapped primarily under one leg of a bed it suggests that bedbugs are harboring close to that leg; this information can be used to perform targeted follow-up treatments, which can also shorten the time required to eliminate a bedbug infestation.
Encasement of all mattresses and box springs
Following a visual inspection to determine where fecal matter from bed bugs is found, we will steam two feet around the affected area to ensure that they are eliminated.
Application of environmentally conscious pesticides. Our technicians will use pesticide dust to eliminate pests behind beds, switch plates, carpet tack strips, etc. Liquid pesticides are also applied to baseboards to exterminate any bed bugs that may be hiding there.
Since every infestation is different, we tailor our bed bug solutions to quickly eliminate your problem.
You’re one step closer towards getting rid of bed bugs with our guaranteed service and returning to your daily activities without worrying about bed bugs in your life.
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