Bed Bugs

Itching for a bed bug solution? Do you think you might have bed bugs? Did your guests complain about bites after staying on your property? Have you somehow brought them into your home? Bed bugs are the “ultimate hitchhiker's”. They can hide and harbor in almost anything. Bed bugs are commonly found in hotels, hospitals, dormitories, multi-family dwellings, airplanes, trains, buses, and more. They are found all over the world, in some of the most exclusive resorts, medical facilities, dormitories, etc. Even the cleanest of people can contract bed bugs and take them home with them.

 

A “pregnant” female bed bug can lay more than 5 eggs per day, and up to 500 eggs in her lifetime. An adult bed bug can live for over a year without feeding in normal conditions. Nymphs (multiple stages of the bed bug life cycle) require a blood meal in order to “grow” into the next stage of their life. This means nymphs will aggressively search for a host (a sleeping human is desired) in order to survive. The bed bug will inject enzymes and anticoagulants into the “host” (the human), which prevents the blood from clotting and allows the bed bug to feed. The result is you or your guests or you waking up with bites all over their bodies, your property at risk for a major infestation, your reputation on the line, and potential lawsuits against you.

It is obvious how serious bed bug infestations can become. The media has made guests and travelers well aware of the rapid increase in hotels, apartments, hospitals, property managers, and universities. This makes choosing the best solution for your industry a crucial decision. Doug's Bug Company offers industry leading services to ensure a rapid response and solution.

Our bed bug solutions include fully accredited and trained K9 Handler and K9 bed bug scent detection inspections, limited pesticide bed bug eradication, same day treat/release heat treatments, conventional methods, and prevention services. We customize an ecological solution that best suits your needs. Our goal is to safely, discreetly, and efficiently eradicate bed bugs in your home or business and ensure your reputation remains protected. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

K-9 Bed Bug Scent Detection

Performing regular bed bug inspections is the best preventative measure for stopping a bed bug infestation. Our dogs have gone through 1000 hours of specific bed bug scent detection training. Our handlers live with and care for their respective canine ensuring a positive experience and working relationship. The dogs are single-scent trained, meaning they only alert on live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs. A K-9 inspection is a seamless process and will give you the peace of mind you deserve. For information on the certification, please visit NESDCA (National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association)

 

Human vs K-9 Inspection Human Inspection K-9 Inspection
Accuracy <30%  98%
Disruption Heavy None
Time per Room 10-60 minutes 2-3 Minutes
Limitations Visual Inspection Only None
Cost per Room $$$ $

Heat Treatments

Heat treatments are the safest, fastest, and most successful treatment option for when bed bugs have infested your headboards, mattresses, box springs, and more. Doug's Bug Company offers multiple heating options to meet every customers need. By slowly raising the heat, bed bugs do not sense the danger and try to escape. We can have a typical room treated and released within the same day, without throwing away infested items, saving thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Every treatment comes with a professional service report for your records and one of the strongest guarantees in the business.

Conventional Treatment

Bed bugs have built up a resistance to certain pesticides over the years. It is critical to have a licensed professional know which products are successful and which are not. Conventional treatments are generally the most affordable option up front, but the most costly over time. A typical treatment may require infested items to be discarded. The infested area must be treated with a liquid residual, and must be reinspected and retreated every 7-10 days until the eggs have hatched and the life cycles are complete. Average treatment time is 7-21 days.