Bed Bug Treatment and Elimination
Bed bugs are a real nightmare. These tiny blood-sucking insects are known for their itchy bites, ability to quickly reproduce and tendency to hide deep inside tiny cracks. They are not only annoying, but challenging to get under control. Catseye’s Bed Bug Elimination Program is a careful approach designed to effectively exterminate bed bugs from your home.
Dangers & Damage
While bed bugs are not known to spread any diseases, they can cause psychological stress and keep you and your family from a good night’s sleep. Bed bug bites are itchy and can even trigger allergic reactions in some people.
Signs of Bed Bugs in Your Home
Itchy bites in clusters of three and tiny blood spots on your pajamas, bedding and mattress from crushed bed bugs are some of the first signs of a bed bug infestation. Look for shed skins, eggshells and bed bugs near the piping of your mattress, cracks along the headboard and other nooks and crannies in the bedroom. If there is a large bed bug infestation you may also notice a gross “raspberry” smell.
Bed Bug Elimination - The Catseye Process
Our bed bug service combines “The Cryonite Method” of freezing bed bugs with a residual insect growth regulator to disrupt the reproductive cycle of these pests. The Cryonite Method uses the cooling properties of carbon dioxide to eliminate bed bugs and their eggs. Cryonite is created when carbon dioxide is converted to an exceptionally cold dry-ice snow. The temperature of this snow can reach as low as -110 degrees fahrenheit. We use Cryonite instead of heat, fumigation and other techniques because it is more environmentally-friendly, can better reach the tiny cracks where bed bugs like to hide, and can be used to target specific areas in your home. One of our bed bug control professionals will treat your mattresses, box springs, furniture, window and door frames, curtains and other areas where bed bugs could be hiding. Any eggshells and shed skins will be removed.
Bed bug monitors will be installed in your home so we can keep an eye on the pest activity during the program. We also offer special mattress encasements to deter bed bugs from nesting in your mattress and box spring. Our program is typically four weeks long with a bed bug control professional visiting your home once a week during that time. Our Bed Bug Elimination Program pairs well with our Platinum Year-Round Home Protection Program because it allows us to continue monitoring and protecting your home from bed bugs.
How to Prepare for Your Bed Bug Extermination Service
A joint effort between you and our bed bug control professional is needed while managing a bed bug infestation. This cooperation will help us fix your pest problem quickly and more effectively. Here are some important ways you can prepare your home for Catseye’s Bed Bug Elimination Program:
- Let us know if you or a family member has health concerns such as pregnancy or asthma
- Reduce clutter by throwing out items such as newspapers and shoeboxes
- Remove all items from under beds and inspect for bed bugs. If no evidence is found, store in sealed plastic bags until after treatment
- Remove all bed linens and curtains throughout your home. Machine wash at the hottest setting and replace after the treatment has been done
- All clothing that you have been wearing must be washed and dried on highest heat setting. Store all clothing in sealed plastic bags until after treatment
- Vacuum mattresses, including corners where the seams meet, both sides and box springs
- Vacuum floors paying particular attention to the area where the floor and wall meet
- Always remove vacuum bag immediately, place in a sealed trash bag and dispose in an outdoor garbage can
- If you do not have time to wash linens, clothing, curtains etc. bag as many of these items as possible until you have time to go through them
- Disassemble all beds and remove headboards that are attached to walls and reassemble after the treatment
- If the bed bug infestation has moved to closets and drawers, launder all clothing on the hottest setting possible
- If infestation is in children’s rooms, put stuffed animals in the dryer for several minutes on high heat
When washing anything from stuffed animals to curtains, be sure to check the labels first and clean according to those directions so that none of your belongings are damaged.
After the Bed Bug Elimination Program is complete, we recommend you place mattresses and box springs in Mattress Safe Covers.
Having a bed bug infestation in your home can be extremely stressful for you and your family. Catseye’s Bed Bug Elimination Program is a comprehensive approach to exterminating bed bugs from your home that will turn you and your family’s nightmares into peaceful dreams.
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The Catseye Guarantee—#1 in Bed Bug Pest Control Service
The Catseye mission is to protect your home and family from pests by providing the best bed bug pest control programs and award-winning customer service. We work to achieve this through:
- Beginning with a comprehensive inspection of your home at no cost
- Developing a customized bed bug treatment program for you based on the inspection
- Using Integrated Pest Management practices
- Scheduling longer service visits than traditional pest control companies to ensure enough time to address your pest problem
- Offering flexible scheduling and emergency visits
- Providing a secure online account
- Emailing regular service reports Installing our signature Service Scan System to timestamp when and where our pest management technicians were in your home
Learn more about the cost and pricing for a bed bug treatment here.