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Removing Bedbugs from Homes and Hotels

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Bedbug Infestations Have Increased Exponentially in Recent Years

With the exponentially increasing volume of domestic and commercial travel in the United States every year, the bedbug population has gotten a chance to spread all the way to the farthest reaches of the country: from border to border and from coast to coast. What was once a problem exclusively for cosmopolitan eastern cities like New York and Boston has now become the problem of even the most rural of communities.

Pest control professionals in the American southwest, for example, have been focusing a large portion of their attention and resources on Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas bedbug removal. The real problem, however, is that the average homeowner is unfamiliar with the identification of bedbugs in their own home. This may result in an individual inadvertently ignoring the problem or even refusing to admit that there is one until bedbug populations have reached critical levels and a solution must absolutely be found.

In the following paragraphs I’ll endeavor to shed some light on the most common attributes of the bedbug as well as the myriad ways in which they can be eradicated from the home. It’s important to note, though, that the surest way to ensure the removal of these pests is to contact your local pest control professionals.

bedbugsIt’s been recently discovered that bedbugs can’t climb up smooth vertical surfaces like glass and some plastics. However, scientists conducting an observational study on bedbug behavior were shocked to discover that, when confronted with a smooth, Pyrex glass bowl, a bedbug had seemingly little issue climbing up and out.

It was later concluded that the bowl might have been covered in dust particles which the bedbug might have been able to use as a foothold, or that the glass had minute fissures in its surface that were undetectable with the naked eye. That said, it’s important to keep your pitfall-style traps clean and reasonably smooth.

Bedbugs aren’t the fastest insects in the world, but when its prey is an immobile, sleeping human being, speed is hardly a necessity. Bedbugs can move at an average speed of about four feet per minute: that’s about a twenty-two hour mile for those interested.

Some recent research suggests that, while bedbugs are surprisingly hardy at low temperatures, they’re fairly defenseless against even the mildest heat treatment. Most studies agree that temperatures as low as 113 degrees Fahrenheit can fry bedbugs. Likewise, temperatures of about 120 degrees Fahrenheit can kill bedbugs, at all stages of development, in about a minute.

bedbugsHowever, due to their tiny size—and the even smaller size of their eggs—it’s easy for bedbugs to hide in the folds and stitching of mattresses, meaning that getting rid of them might take a bit more muscle than running the casual heat lamp across the surface of your bed.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas bedbug removal experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If bedbugs have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced bedbug removal experts.

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Removing Bedbugs from Homes and Hotels

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Contact Cantu Pest Control Right Away to Curtail Bedbug Infestations

There’s something inherently repulsive and unwholesome about bedbugs, isn’t there? Maybe it’s the thought of their insidious little feet, crawling unchecked over our prone forms, all while we’re at our most vulnerable.

Like mosquitos, bedbugs thrive on human blood, but lack the decency to bite you while you’re awake. On the other hand, bedbugs—mercifully—are incapable of transmitting blood-borne diseases.

It’s important to note that since bedbugs are attracted primarily to blood, their appearance in your home is not necessarily an indication of dirtiness. Indeed, you’re equally as likely to find them in a pristinely kept homes and hotel rooms as you are in filthy ones.

bedbugsThere are several indications that you may have bedbugs—apart from being bitten, obviously—which include dark or rust-colored spots of bedbug excrement on sheets and mattresses, the offensive, musty odor of the bedbugs’ scent glands, and the appearance of blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases.

Bedbugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, and used beds or couches. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite during the night like horrible, parasitic Draculas.

If you ultimately determine that you’ve got bedbugs on your hands, you can begin to purge the infestation by cleaning up the areas in which they’re commonly found.

bedbugsFor example, many bedbug removal professionals recommend that you clean bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting. Likewise, one should use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming. Vacuum your bed and surrounding area frequently. After vacuuming, immediately place the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag and place in garbage can outdoors. It’s also important to repair cracks in plaster and glue down peeling wallpaper to get rid of places bedbugs can hide.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas bedbug control experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If bedbugs have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced bedbug removal experts.

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The Many Methods of Bedbug Removal

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Ask Your Pest Control Professional About Which Removal Method is Right for You

Bedbug removal professionals in different parts of the country suggest that bedbug infestations are becoming progressively more severe as the continuing upswing in international trade and travel continues. No city is safe from these pests.

In fact, bedbug removal experts suggest that because of their tiny size and relative resilience, they’ve been able to spread incredibly efficiently all across the country.

For many people, the mere idea of a parasite being attached to, or inside of, one’s body is unnerving, necessitating swift and decisive action when it comes to an effective bedbug removal program.

That these pests have the audacity to feed on our blood virtually guarantees that any homeowner who discovers an infestation will want to get in touch with their local bedbug removal expert as soon as possible.

bedbug removalIt’s a common misconception that if a home is host to a bedbug population, then might as well be declared unlivable. While bedbug removal is admittedly difficult, these pests thankfully cannot transmit diseases. It’s entirely possible to eliminate bedbugs from a home with the proper treatment.

There are several measures such as commercially available bedbug traps that can be utilized in conjunction with heat treatment. It’s important to note, however, that these measures are not actual solutions to a bedbug infestation, and should only be employed with a professional extermination service.

bedbug removalThere are new bed bug traps being introduced to the pest management professional market and it’s only a matter of time until they hit the general consumer market as well. Those traps that emit certain bed bug attractants, including heat, carbon dioxide, and other materials, have proved highly alluring to bed bugs.

Heat treating infestations is one of the many effective method for dealing with these pests, as it’s been observed that they can scarcely survive even the mildest of heat treatments. However, homeowners who wish to eliminate a bedbug infestation for good will likely be best served by contacting their local pest control professionals and inquiring about which removal method will work the best for their specific circumstance.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas bedbug removal experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If bedbugs have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced bedbug removal experts.

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Bedbug Removal and Trapping Techniques

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How to Trap and Eliminate Bedbugs For Good

Pest control experts focusing on the removal of bedbugs are fighting an uphill battle with these tenacious pests as the continuing upswing in international trade and travel continues to spread the infestation—to one degree or another—to nearly all metropolitan areas within the United States.

Many professionals in different parts of the country suggest that bedbug-detecting canines are about ninety-eight to ninety-ninety percent accurate. In fact, some bedbug removal services rely exclusively on canine scent detection inspections to help determine if rooms are truly free of bedbugs.

There are, however, certain more elaborate measures such as electronic bedbug traps that can be utilized in conjunction with the canine element. However, you can also build an effective bedbug trap that utilizes carbon dioxide for fewer than ten dollars as well. Heat-based traps have also been proven to draw out bedbugs from their hiding places.

It’s a well-known fact that bedbugs can’t climb up perfectly smooth vertical surfaces such as clean glass or plastic. Bedbug removal services have occasionally been known to employ certain measures to contain and isolate areas that are suspected to harbor bedbugs.

There are also other bed bug blocking-type devices that are now commercially available. These devices place a non-climbable surface between the bed bug and the bed or furniture. It should be reiterated, however, that these measures are not actual solutions to a bedbug infestation, and should only be employed with a professional extermination service.

There are new bedbug removal methods and traps being introduced to the pest management market and it’s only a matter of time until they hit the general consumer market as well. Those traps that emit certain bed bug attractants, including heat, carbon dioxide, and other materials, have proved highly alluring to bed bugs.

A few trap designs employ a simply vertical service that rely on the bed bugs’ inability to climb smooth surfaces have also demonstrated their effectiveness and are economical. Interestingly, researchers have recently published data indicating that both heat and carbon dioxide may attract bed bugs in a relatively equivalent manner.

Aside from traps, there are some other, albeit more expensive methods for dealing with bedbug infestations. Heat treating supposed infestations is probably the most effective method for dealing with these pests, as it’s been observed that they can scarcely survive even the mildest of heat treatments.

These bedbug removal methods are not always effective, and can likewise be hazardous to humans or pets living in areas where they’re being administered.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas bedbug removal experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If bedbugs have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced bedbug removal experts.

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Bedbug Removal Proves Necessary Even in Winter

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Bedbugs Still Active Pests During Colder Months

Bedbug removal professionals in different parts of the country suggest that bedbug infestations are becoming progressively more severe as the continuing upswing in international trade and travel continues. No city is safe from these pests.

In fact, bedbug removal experts suggest that because of their tiny size and relative resilience, they’ve been able to spread incredibly efficiently all across the country.

For many people, the very idea of a parasite being attached to, or inside of, one’s body is unnerving. In that regard, bedbugs can be lumped into the same group as ticks, leeches, and even mosquitoes.

That these pests have the audacity to feed on our blood virtually guarantees that any homeowner who discovers an infestation will want to get in touch with their local bedbug removal expert as soon as possible.

It’s a common misconception that if a home is host to a bedbug population, then might as well be declared unlivable. While bedbug removal is admittedly difficult, these pests thankfully cannot transmit diseases. It’s entirely possible to eliminate bedbugs from a home with the proper treatment.

There are several measures such as electronic bedbug traps that can be utilized in conjunction with the canine element. However, you can also build an effective bedbug trap that utilizes carbon dioxide for fewer than ten dollars as well. Heat-based traps have also been proven to draw out bedbugs from their hiding places.

There are also other bed bug blocking-type devices that are now commercially available. These devices place a non-climbable surface between the bed bug and the bed or furniture.

It should be reiterated, however, that these measures are not actual solutions to a bedbug infestation, and should only be employed with a professional extermination service.

There are new bed bug traps being introduced to the pest management professional market and it’s only a matter of time until they hit the general consumer market as well. Those traps that emit certain bed bug attractants, including heat, carbon dioxide, and other materials, have proved highly alluring to bed bugs.

Heat treating supposed infestations is probably the most effective method for dealing with these pests, as it’s been observed that they can scarcely survive even the mildest of heat treatments. Homeowners interesting in getting rid of a bedbug infestation for good will likely be best served by contacting their local pest control professionals and inquiring about heat treatment services.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas bedbug removal experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If bedbugs have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced bedbug removal experts.

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Dallas Bedbug Removal

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Bedbugs Keep Dallas Pest Control Experts on Their Toes

Pest removal experts in Dallas and Fort Worth are fighting an uphill battle with bedbugs as the continuing upswing in international trade and travel continues to spread the infestation—to one degree or another—to nearly all metropolitan areas within the United States.

In fact, researchers say that because of their tiny size and relative resilience, they’ve been able to spread incredibly efficiently all across the country.

Many professional in different parts of the country suggest that bedbug-detecting canines are about ninety-eight to ninety-ninety percent accurate. In fact, some Dallas bedbug removal services rely exclusively on canine scent detection inspections to help determine if rooms are truly free of bedbugs.

There are, however, certain more elaborate measures such as electronic bedbug traps that can be utilized in conjunction with the canine element. However, you can also build an effective bedbug trap that utilizes carbon dioxide for fewer than ten dollars as well. Heat-based traps have also been proven to draw out bedbugs from their hiding places.

It’s a well-known fact that bedbugs can’t climb up perfectly smooth vertical surfaces such as clean glass or plastic. Dallas Bedbug removal services have occasionally been known to employ certain measures to contain and isolate areas that are suspected to harbor bedbugs.

There are also other bed bug blocking-type devices that are now commercially available. These devices place a non-climbable surface between the bed bug and the bed or furniture.

It should be reiterated, however, that these measures are not actual solutions to a bedbug infestation, and should only be employed with a professional extermination service.

There are new bed bug traps being introduced to the pest management professional market and it’s only a matter of time until they hit the general consumer market as well. Those traps that emit certain bed bug attractants, including heat, carbon dioxide, and other materials, have proved highly alluring to bed bugs.

A few trap designs employ a simply vertical service that rely on the bed bugs’ inability to climb smooth surfaces have also demonstrated their effectiveness and are economical. Interestingly, researchers have recently published data indicating that both heat and carbon dioxide may attract bed bugs in a relatively equivalent manner.

Aside from traps, there are some other, albeit more expensive methods for dealing with bedbug infestations.

Heat treating supposed infestations is probably the most effective method for dealing with these pests, as it’s been observed that they can scarcely survive even the mildest of heat treatments. Homeowners interesting in getting rid of a bedbug infestation for good will likely be best served by contacting their local pest control professionals and inquiring about heat treatment services.

Aside from its obvious effectiveness against bedbug infestations, heat treatment is also a cheaper and safer alternative than other chemically-based methods. These methods are not always effective, and can likewise be hazardous to humans or pets living in areas where they’re being administered.

If bedbugs have made an unwanted appearance in your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.

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No Human Habitation Is Immune to Bedbugs

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Travelers Unwittingly Transport Bedbugs Back to Their Homes

Bedbugs can be found in many different environments, including houses, apartments, hospitals, hotels, and public transportation vehicles. Virtually any place in which humans spend extended periods of time sleeping can eventually become subject to bedbug infestations.

Bedbugs can hide in even the tiniest nooks and crannies thanks to their small size. This also means that they can continue to feed and propagate for a long time without being detected.

These insects have been found in places like the linings of mattresses, inside box springs, clinging to bed frames and headboards, and in carpets and various fabrics and clothing. Bedbugs can even thrive in cluttered rooms and have even been found nesting inside of electronic devices. If bedbugs happen to be infesting your home, you’ll likely be able to spot red or brown splotches on fabric or wood. These spots are actually the waste products created by these insects, but they are often the most obvious and easily-spotted sign of an infestation.

Bedbug eggs, egg shells, and discarded exoskeletons can also be found in around their nesting areas, but they’ll generally be paler and almost transparent.

Since bedbugs can be found in a variety of public places, they can be easily transported from one place to another by travelers. When an individual stays in a hotel that happens to be infested with bedbugs, for example, these pests can stow away inside luggage and clothing, and can easily be transported from one end of the country to another, or even from continent to continent, without the owner even noticing.

These pests can live for months on end without eating, meaning that surviving extended trips isn’t a problem.

Even though bedbugs can be an extremely annoying and frightening problem for someone facing an infestation, it’s definitely worth noting that bedbugs cannot transmit any known diseases. Cases of mild allergic reactions have been documented as a result of bedbug bites, however.

Because bedbugs can be particularly difficult to spot and eradicate completely, it may take a pest control expert more that one visit to ensure that your afflicted home is bedbug-free. Bedbug elimination in an extended process, and requires a degree of care and caution to make sure that all the bedbugs have been exterminated. If even a few of these insects remain, they may have the ability to continue to feed and rebuilt their population, which will mean more money and time invested in the problem in the long run.

Homeowners should note that commercially available pesticides and foggers will not be adequate to get rid of bedbugs in the home, and attempting to get rid of them on your own is inadvisable.

No location where humans beings stay for long periods of time is immune to bedbug infestations, so travelers should take special care and remain vigilant before they pack up their belongings and travel back to their own homes.

If bedbugs have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.

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Dallas Bedbug Removal – Preventing and Removing Bedbugs in Dallas

Dallas Bedbug Removal

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For metropolitan areas like Dallas bedbug removal is an imperative.

With the exponentially increasing volume of domestic and commercial travel in the United States every year, the bedbug population has gotten a chance to spread all the way to the farthest reaches of the country: from border to border and from coast to coast. What was once a problem exclusively for cosmopolitan eastern cities like New York and Boston has now become the problem of even the most rural of communities. Pest control professionals in the American southwest, for example, have been focusing a large portion of their attention and resources on Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas bedbug removal. The real problem, however, is that the average homeowner is unfamiliar with the identification of bedbugs in their own home. This may result in an individual inadvertently ignoring the problem or even refusing to admit that there is one until bedbug populations have reached critical levels and a solution must absolutely be found.

In the following paragraphs I’ll endeavor to shed some light on the most common attributes of the bedbug as well as the myriad ways in which they can be eradicated from the home. It’s important to note, though, that the surest way to ensure the removal of these pests is to contact your local pest control professionals.

Firstly, it’s been recently discovered that bedbugs can’t climb up smooth vertical surfaces like glass and some plastics. However, scientists conducting an observational study on bedbug behavior were shocked to discover that, when confronted with a smooth, Pyrex glass bowl, a bedbug had seemingly little issue climbing up and out. It was later concluded that the bowl might have been covered in dust particles which the bedbug might have been able to use as a foothold, or that the glass had minute fissures in its surface that were undetectable with the naked eye. That said, it’s important to keep your pitfall-style traps clean and reasonably smooth.

Bedbugs aren’t the fastest insects in the world—it’s true—but when its prey is an immobile, sleeping human being, speed is hardly a necessity. Bedbugs can move at an average speed of about four feet per minute: that’s about a twenty-two hour mile for those interested.

Some recent research suggests that, while bedbugs are surprisingly hardy at low temperatures, they’re fairly defenseless against even the mildest heat treatment. Most studies agree that temperatures as low as 113 degrees Fahrenheit can fry bedbugs. Likewise, temperatures of about 120 degrees Fahrenheit can kill bedbugs, at all stages of development, in about a minute.

However, due to their tiny size—and the even smaller size of their eggs—it’s easy for bedbugs to hide in the folds and stitching of mattresses, meaning that getting rid of them might take a bit more muscle than running the casual heat lamp across the surface of your bed.

If bedbugs have made an unsightly appearance on your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced Dallas bedbug removal experts.

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