Bed Bugs galore in the Greater Seattle area:
Bedbug Infestations is hitting in all directions and Counties in the
Greater Seattle area. It is unbelievable how even just one Holiday Season
vacationer could bring a huge problem to and from a destination. With all
of the traveling and visiting due to Thanksgiving there was more than a
chance some souvenirs were coming home to Redmond. But not the kind the traveler wanted. Once the family got home to Redmond the beginnings of a huge bedbug infestation had begun. The children were complaining about being bit by something and scratching like crazy. Dad checked the
children’s beds and found dark blood stains and a live bedbug in the
creases of a mattress. It can take up to 14 days for the nasty creatures to
rear it’s ugly head. Pictures of the bug were taken and a choice was made
to call in a pest control service. AMPM Exterminators was notified,
pictures were emailed and an appointment was made to begin the long process
to get ready to eliminate the Bed Bug infestation.
How in the world did this happen:
The Redmond family had gone on a week vacation to Boston. So there was
ample opportunity to pick up the bed bugs. The little hitchhikers caught a
ride on all of the luggage, tote bags and garment bags. The bed bugs got on
board at the hotel. But another source was in the car rental because it had
velvet covered seats where the little vampires nestled in. The homeowner
thought about all the places visited during the vacation and now knew that
this was a huge problem and an experienced pest control specialist was
needed to take care of the problem. The Redmond homeowner already made the decision to call AMPM Exterminators and the experienced technicians were ready to tackle the big bed bug exterminating job. Yes that’s right. This type of pest control service is quite the process. But following all of the steps is necessary.
What do bed bugs look like:
The Redmond homeowner emailed pictures of the bug to AMPM Exterminators
and gave a physical description of locations where the pests were found. A
big clue was the dark blood stains found on bedding. The Dad learned that
adult bed bugs are brown/red, flat and wingless. Bedbugs are oval shaped,
4-5 mm in length and can run fast. After dining on human blood the pests
turn to a deep red and will become engorged due to the feeding. Very
important to identify the pest in order for AMPM Exterminators to get the
AMPM Exterminators identified Bed Bug Infestation:
AMPM Exterminators technician identified the pests to be bedbugs. Secondly,
went over the required steps needed to be taken to prepare for the bed bug
exterminator service. The preparation protocol can take a few days before
the extermination takes place. If instructions not followed means starting
all over again.
Steps and measures to take for a successful Bed Bug elimination:
Vacuuming needed to be done of entire home,mattresses and fabric furniture.
Dispose of vacuum bags full bags outside garbage immediately. Everything
washed in hot water and dried 20 minutes and longer. Bag all laundry in
plastic bags, sealed and marked washed. All bedding and pillows be sealed
in plastic bags marked washed. Specially made bed bug cover encasements to
put headboards and mattresses into and sealed can be bought at hardware
stores. Clean out all clutter. Family told when returning home clothing
had be removed in the bathroom. Put in plastic bag and labeled dirty. Doing
laundry as soon as possible was highly recommended. Closets were emptied
and contents bagged. AMPM Exterminators technician provided all of the
required steps to follow and the family complied.
AMPM Exterminators verified steps followed and ready to exterminate the
AMPM Exterminators professional Exterminator verified that the the workflow
instructions were completed . The service included steps for after
treatment. AM Exterminators professional stressed the importance of
following all instructions and steps for a successful treatment to get rid
of the bed bugs. If the workflow was not adhered to than the extermination
service would have to be repeated. The Redmond travellers were so relieved
that the stress that had taken over lives was over. Thanks to the AMPM
Exterminators technician that hot the job done.
Bed bugs have re-established themselves as a persistent nuisance and a disgusting presence in our homes. They creep most everyone out, eat us for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and through some sort of bug alchemy, manage to escape the toxic effects of pesticides and live for years until their next blood meal. In the battle of us versus them, we’ve harnessed technology such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines and clothes dryers.