About Bed Bugs

Tired of those bloodsucking vermin in your bed? Bed bugs can be an unfortunately common problem, affecting homeowners and renters alike. Experts attribute the recent surge in infestations to an escalated frequency of international and domestic travel. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to eliminate the headache of bed bugs from your life.

These bugs feed on the blood of humans, mostly at night while their victims are sleeping. In the United States, the most common species of the bug is Cimex lectularius, or the common bed bug. This variety of bed bug can be found throughout North America as well as Europe and Central Asia.

Bed bugs feed on most mammals, including humans and common house pets as well as wild mammals. Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs do not affect only dilapidated or overcrowded housing. In fact, many five star hotels have recently fallen victim to severe infestations. The problem is one of travel: Bed bugs are notoriously good at hitching rides, undetected, on people’s clothes and luggage, and the introduction of relatively few bed bugs can quickly cause major problems.

When faced with a beg bug infestation, the best defense is knowledge. If you live in the VA, MD or PA area, Environmental Heat Solutions is well-staffed with fully qualified and certified technicians to work with you to find the best bed bug prevention and control tactics for you and your family.

Should you fall victim to an infestation, Environmental Heat Solutions will provide full removal services. We are well-versed in the use of special heat-remediation devices which will raise the temperature of your home far above what is inhabitable for bed bugs, leading to total infestation elimination for less cost and better success rate than traditional chemical fumigation services. Even better is that, since our solution uses no pesticides, thermal remediation offers a more environmentally friendly means of eliminating bed bugs from your home.

Over-the-counter insecticides are not recommended for bed bug removal and can frequently do more harm than good. Because bed bugs can be difficult to locate, complete eradication is nearly impossible through the sort of spot treatment that over-the-counter insecticides offer. Even a commercial “bug bomb” has a limited proliferation compared to whole house fumigation, which itself does not always get into every crevice of your home. A thermal remediation solution gets all of the bed bugs, and does so in an environmentally friendly, cost-effective way.

If you’re wondering whether a call to Environmental Heat Solutions is the next step towards ridding your home of these pests, contact us for an inspection. With years of experience finding and eliminating bed bugs, you can count on us to get the job done right.

Our inspections involve a thorough search of your home for any signs of bed bugs. We also offer canine inspections. So, if you suspect that your home is infested with bed bugs, or if you have seen them with your own eyes, don’t let these nasty pests keep you from feeling secure in your home. Call Environmental Heat Solutions today for a complete bed bug inspection and home treatment.