For many businesses, the threat posed by a bed bug infestation is barely on their radar. After all, bed bugs are found most often in homes and apartments, according to a survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association.
The last thing your business needs is a nest of blood-sucking insects attacking your customers and employees. The pros at Nozzle Nolen will assess your premises for free and recommend a treatment and prevention plan customized to your needs.
How to Know If Your Business Has Bed Bugs
Usually, the first sign of bed bugs in your business is someone being bitten by one. Bed bug bites are often indistinguishable from mosquito bites and the bites of other insects, but they may appear in clusters of three to five bites in a zigzag pattern. While bed bugs aren’t considered disease carriers, they cause allergic reactions in some people and itching the bites can lead to a secondary infection.
Getting rid of bed bugs is complicated by several factors:
The EPA describes bed bugs as being “about the size of an apple seed,” with a brown, oval-shaped body that elongates after the bug has fed. Since bed bugs are most active at night, the chances are you won’t see one until the bugs have firmly entrenched themselves on your premises. These are among the telltale signs of a bed bug infestation:
Benefits of Commercial Bed Bug Treatment Services
Many of the indications of bed bugs require a trained pest control professional to spot. When you suspect the presence of bed bugs, your first step should be to contact the professionals at Nozzle Nolen to schedule your free inspection. Once the situation has been assessed, the technician will devise a strategy for eliminating the threat and preventing a recurrence.
There are three different techniques available for treating bed bugs:
- Prevention entails use of mattress covers and monitors.
- Chemical treatment uses sprays, powders, and other forms of chemicals.
- Heat treatment safely raises your business’s temperature to a point at which bed bugs and their eggs are destroyed.
Of these we recommend heat treatment for the following reasons.
Chemical treatments for bed bugs have many downsides, which include:
Conversely, heat treatments offer many benefits:
Still Having Issues After a Treatment?
If the entire building is infested, the best approach may be to fumigate the whole structure. And if the problem is limited to a specific location, a conventional treatment could be the optimal solution.
Bed bugs don’t only pose a threat to people. The presence of bed bugs can do serious damage to your business’s brand. That’s why it’s crucial to address any potential bed bug problem quickly and discreetly. Nozzle Nolen’s experienced pest control technicians know how to solve even the thorniest pest problem. The company’s 30-day guarantee, follow-up inspections when necessary, and 90-day extended warranty ensure that the situation is remedied now and in the future. It’s the best way to ensure the safety of your customers, your employees, and to protect your business’s reputation.
Getting Started With Nozzle Nolen
Nozzle Nolen has provided expert commercial bed bug treatment services and commercial disinfectant services to South Florida communities for more than 70 years. If you suspect your business may be at risk from a bed bug infestation, give us a call at 800.226.6536, or Contact Us. We look forward to serving you.