About bed bugs

Found in nearly any structure, bed bugs have become a nationwide problem in hotels, theaters, homes and other areas – including in the Sacramento area. Until fairly recently, most people (and even pest control professionals) had never seen a bed bug. Bed bug infestations actually were very common in the United States before World War II. But with improvements in hygiene, and especially the widespread use of DDT during the 1940s and ‘50s, bed bugs all but vanished.

Over roughly the past decade, bed bugs have made a dramatic comeback in the U.S.― they’re appearing increasingly in homes, apartments, hotels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools and public transportation. Other places where bed bugs sometimes occur include movie theaters, laundries, rental furniture, and office buildings.

Immigration and international travel have contributed to the resurgence of bed bugs in the U.S. Changes in modern pest control practice, less effective insecticides ― and a decrease in societal vigilance ― are other factors suspected for the recurrence.

How we control bed bugs

We administer heat treatments to control bed bugs because this type of treatment has proven to be the most effective non-chemical method of bed bug control. These treatments consist of heating the space to over 120 degrees for a period of time. During that time, all bed bugs and their eggs are killed.

Afraid you have bed bugs? Call today for an inspection.