Yes, Bed Bugs Are Back.
Why, you may ask? It’s likely combination of a few things-- bed bug resistance to pesticides, higher numbers of humans traveling the world and carrying them along and a general lack of vigilance on everyone’s part because we forgot they could be a problem. The truth is nobody really understands all the reasons why.
As far as bed bug treatment goes, here’s the long and short of it: Heat treats everything. Heat is the most effective and fastest way to eradicate bedbugs. You have to get rid of every last bed bug to solve the problem. Bed bugs can and do hide in the smallest, most ridiculously improbable crevices (not just in beds), so you need to treat everything with intensive heat. Plunkett’s has the largest heat treatment fleet in the industry. We can handle large heat treatment jobs in a single day that others might take weeks to complete. Obviously, the fewer opportunities you give bed bugs to crawl away, the better.
Plunkett's Bed Bug Control Program
The Plunkett’s Bed Bug Control Program revolves around these three things:
Education & Awareness
Separating the hype from the facts and helping folks understand what happens when bed bugs interrupt their life, at home or at work; Plunkett’s believes in the power of information. Accurate and up-to-date bed bug information will help us all fight the current bed bug blight. We have educational fact sheets, placards for public posting and literature available as well as the ability to conduct on-site workshops where desired. The more informed people are, the more likely it is that they will seek help for bed bugs before an infestation gets out of control and harder to solve.
There’s no getting around the fact that getting rid of bed bugs can be an expensive proposition. But it can be less expensive if the infestation is caught early. Here are the key ingredients to early detection and cost containment:
Education & Awareness
Proactive Manual and K-9 Searches - to confirm or refute the presence of bed bugs.
You don’t want to wait until you see (or feel!) the evidence of bed bugs. Once you can see ample evidence, the infestation is often quite far along (and thus more expensive to treat). It costs less and is safer to have Plunkett’s trained and certified K-9 bed bug detection teams perform single or regularly-scheduled detection sweeps to catch an infestation in its infancy.
To eliminate bed bugs, Plunkett’s employs a treatment protocol that includes thermal remediation (heat treatment) and strategic chemical application. Plunkett’s has tested every possible method of bed bug eradication and has played a significant role in perfecting the heat + chemical solution. It is the most effective method for eliminating bed bugs today. Our success rate is excellent.