South Florida Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are rapidly becoming one of the most important urban pests. The rapid bed bug resurgence and the predominance of insecticide-resistant strains in the U.S. have taken many pest control managers by surprise. The need for new methods for management of bed bug infestations demands urgent action by the pest management professional.
The infestations of bed bugs in Broward County are found both in rooms (under carpet, behind baseboards, inside electrical outlet, etc) as well as in room contents (bed frames, mattresses, furniture, clothing, etc).
Bed bugs can be found in more places than your bed
While the application of residual pesticides may provide adequate control of these pests in the infested rooms, applications of chemical pesticides is not always desirable, or adequate for elimination of bed bugs from room contents. This is especially true about beds, sofas, and other furniture that has prolonged and direct contact with human users, which can potentially result in considerable transfer of chemical pesticides to people
Heat treatments have been used effectively by some PMPs to quickly eliminate live bed bugs and their eggs from the seams of mattresses and other cloth items.
As DDT (an organochlorine) was outlawed in the 70’s, and thankfully so, this presented a new problem for the new breed of bed bug. As we know, the experts are now looking for new alternatives and have become increasingly frustrated. What will be the next miracle toxin to kill these bugs that sleep in our beds and determine the long-term effects on our environment and families somewhere in the process, and even the experts know that this is not the answer.
What is happening to get a stronghold on these bugs is a program referred to as IPM (Integrated Pest Management). Those following this path are people and groups truly committed to answers including chemists, the government, and us at Florida Pest Control Center. We are providing the tools and/or service to pass this on to the public to fight bed bugs throughout Broward County, Florida. We service Coral Springs, Pompano Estates, Pompano Beach, Parkland, Lauderdale Lakes, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Weston, Davie, Sunrise, Pembroke Pines, Danie Beach, Hollywood and the surrounding areas.
High temperature & non-chemical bed bug extermination services
Integrated pest management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. Florida Pest Control Center is part of that program and managing some of our most irritating pests with very little or no chemical involvement. Florida Pest Control Center is integrating this knowledge into an excellent combination of the right products, features, tools and education to help resume the restful nights we deserve!
- High temperature Heat Treatments with the proper tools and application kill bed bugs, fleas (yes, they are a little harder because they jump, but their eggs don’t) lice, ringworm and more.
- Our bed bug control experts use heat treatment sytems that run at 135-150 degrees Fahrenheit with a very dry heat.
- Bed bugs in Broward County are hitchhikers and can catch a lift anytime, anywhere into your home or business. Education is the key to the first step in controlling them and not inviting them to share your home.
- Some bed bug populations are resistant to almost all pesticides registered to treat them. Homeowners may use over-the-counter or homemade preparations that are ineffective (or even dangerous) and may promote further resistance.
- Products on the market such as foggers and advertised residual long-term kill are highly ineffective and potentially dangerous.
- There are no insecticides labeled for use on bedding or linens. If you find this, stay away! As they say if “it sounds too good to be true…it is”.
- Bed bugs will never develop a resistance to heat, so this method will always be effective after a bed bug inspection is performed.