The Challenge of Eliminating Bed Bugs

When it comes to bed bugs, don’t go it alone.
Bed bugs may in fact be the most challenging pest problem currently facing the pest control industry. There are many pests that homeowners may decide to try and control on their own but bed bugs should not be one of them. Even the most experienced pest management firms will have their work cut out for them and it requires an ongoing, integrated program to guarantee the total elimination of bed bugs from some infested environments. Reduction of bed bug populations is not difficult in most cases, however it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible to eliminate every last bug in some situations. If even one adult female survives, the environment may become re-infested. For example, one adult female may be hiding inside the binding of a book sitting on a book shelf, another may be located beneath a floor board etc. These small pockets of bugs allow the infestation to continue at low levels and make elimination an uncertainty.
You need to be aware that 100% elimination cannot always be guaranteed with current conventional pest management methods. When dealing with a company that is offering a guarantee, you should inquire what the guarantee really covers, does it guarantee complete elimination and how long is the guarantee? Most guarantees will be limited to no longer than a few months due to the potential for re-introduction of new bugs into the environment.
The bottom line is that bed bug elimination requires a highly trained professional. It takes proven expertise, multi-faceted elimination and prevention strategies, frequent follow-up and a longer term commitment.
Your A1 Team of Pest Control Professionals stands ready to provide you with clear honest answers and proven programs and the knowledge you need to safeguard your residence.