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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Whoever heard the old saying ”sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite”?  This was a favorite from my loving German Grandmother that grew up on a farm in the early 1900’s  As kids in the 1960’s, we always thought it was just an old-fashioned saying  - after all Grandma was aging, she had quirky old-fashioned ways, it couldn’t be real, could it?...

Fast forward to 2015: My stepson is getting married, and a close friend calls one week before the wedding – “we can’t make the wedding”.  At first, my heart skipped a beat, what is wrong? Is someone sick? What is the tragedy?  She paused, “I’m not sure I should tell you”. Another long pause.  “We have bedbugs.”

WHAT?? They're REAL? Apparently so.  AAAAAACK!!!!!

Turns out a little research was needed.  What are they? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_bug

“Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. The name bed bug derives from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius: warm houses and especially near or inside of beds and bedding or other sleep areas.”

Why now?  It turns out they have made a resurgence.  My friend’s husband had been doing extensive traveling in the US and Canada – and unwittingly brought the little hitch-hikers home.

My friend was clearly mortified.  Embarrassed.  Humiliated.  Grossed-out!

She called her regular mosquito exterminator.  What a process – 6 weeks: chemicals, putting clothes in bins, chemicals, washing, chemicals, throwing away mattresses, chemicals, chemicals, chemicals. 

Finally, after Thousands of $$$, they were gone, but her life was turned inside out.

There has to be a better way – turns out there is!  HEAT!

These are the ThermaPureHeat® and the Temp-Air Heat Remediation System®. ... Once the bed bug thermal death point is reached at all of the sensors (~113°F), the heating process is continued for 60 minutes (or more) to kill all of the bed bugs and their eggs.

Using Heat to Kill Bed Bugs - vdacs

www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/bb-heat1.pdf

With heat, bedbugs die within minutes, eggs are evaporated. They are GONE!

Check out our rates and warranty policy – don’t let your life be turned upside down and get rid of them for good!

 

 

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