Effective bed bug control is one of the most demanding disciplines in pest control. This is mainly due to the inadequate effectiveness of many pesticides and the resistance of bed bugs to a whole range of commonly used preparations. In addition, successful bed bug control often depends on the know-how and experience of the executing pest controller.
In bed bugs, the following applies: only those who know their biology and behaviour exactly and who take control measures based on the individual environmental conditions can have lasting success.
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Ineffective bed bug control methods
A whole range of alleged home remedies, miracle sprays, glue traps and allegedly practical bed linen against bed bugs are circulating on the Internet. These agents are supposed to fight, eliminate, destroy or in some other wayward off bed bugs.
- Home remedies such as lavender supplements are ineffective. The heating of joints and cracks with a commercially available hairdryer also does not lead to the desired result of sustainable bed bug control.
- Adhesive strips or double-sided adhesive tapes placed around the bed are not suitable for controlling bed bugs, as they can only detect bed bugs. In addition, bed bugs can also drop on their victims from the ceiling.
- Some sprays contain unclear and potentially harmful components. In addition, sprays and other control agents against bed bugs are often used unprofessionally. The preparation is only applied directly to visible bed bugs but not in their potential hiding places, nests or walkways. On top of that, there is difficulty reaching bed bugs, for example, under carpets, behind wallpaper, etc.
- Special bed linen or mattress covers do not fight bed bugs. Provided that they are effective, they only ensure that bed bugs do not nest directly on the mattress. However, this does not prevent bedbug bites or their further spread.
Bed bug control through combination methods
AAA Termite And Pest Control has specialized in bed bug control and, with the combination process, offers its customers a highly effective solution for eliminating this dreaded parasite that has been tried and tested for years. With the AAA Termite And Pest Control combination process, the room temperature of the affected rooms is heated up to 55 degrees using a particular device. Reason: bed bugs of all stages of development denature from about 45 degrees, i.e. the metabolic processes of bed bugs break down, and the parasites die.
In areas that are difficult to heat up, such as underfloor coverings such as carpets, PVC. Temperatures of over 35 degrees mobilize bed bugs. This reflex-like mechanism of bed bugs to react to a moderate increase in temperature with sudden movement is consciously brought about. In this way, the bloodsuckers are lured out of their hiding places, and contact with specifically applied insecticide coatings is provoked. The result: Bed bug control is also successful in areas that are difficult to access, as contact with insecticides results in immediate death.
AAA Termite And Pest Control combat bed bugs sustainably and safely. The combination with heat minimizes the use of insecticides and reliably battles bed bug infestation.
Benefits of AAA Termite And Pest Control Bed Bug Control
A reliable method for controlling bed bugs of all stages of development (eggs, nymphs, adults) has been tried and tested for many years.
No bed bug resistance possible.
Excellent suitability for susceptible areas.
Highly efficient and discreet, quick availability of the treated rooms.
Reaching all hiding places, even those difficult to access, for bed bugs.
Furniture and furnishings can remain in the room. This minimizes the risk of further spreading bed bugs.
Professional, knowledgeable and therefore safe use of biocides.
AAA Termite And Pest Control offer you a mobile on-call service that specializes in bed bug control. Our experts are fast, effective and guarantee you, your family and your pets a professional solution to the problem. For further information or to arrange a visit with one of our competent technical advisors, please give us a call: Tel. +330 723-2515.
Bed bug control costs
When a bed bug problem occurs, there is always the question of how high the costs of bed bug control are and who has to pay for the costs of removing it, tenant or landlord?
- Costs of a bed bug control: The costs of a bed bug control depend heavily on the individual case and can not simply be generalized. The questions are: How many rooms are affected? How substantial is the bed bug population? How is the apartment constructed, i.e. ceiling height, floor and wall coverings, thermal density? AAA Termite And Pest Control bed bug experts in your area will answer these and other questions and make you a non-binding offer.
- Who pays the cost of bed bug control?: First of all, it is essential to distinguish between furnished, unrenovated apartments and unfurnished, renovated apartments.
- In the case of furnished or unrenovated apartments, shortly after the new tenant has been re-let, it will be difficult for the landlord to prove that bed bugs were not in the living space before the new tenant moved in. The same applies if building defects suggest that they have not at least encouraged the immigration of bed bugs. Example: A pigeon infestation in the attic of an apartment building that the landlord has ignored for a long time may have favoured the migration of parasites into the rental apartments below. In this case, a housing shortage can justify a corresponding rent reduction/reduction and obliges the landlord to bear the costs of combating.
- On the other hand, for unfurnished and recently renovated apartments, the tenant has the burden of proof that he is not responsible for the bed bug infestation (Landgericht Hamburg, ZMR 2000, 764). Bed bug infestation is often caused by an introduction (suitcase, furniture, carpets, household items). It is usually difficult for a tenant to shift responsibility to the landlord. The tenant, therefore, usually bears the costs of controlling bed bugs. In addition, the tenant is generally obliged to inform the landlord about the bed bug infestation. This is the only way for the landlord to initiate defence measures that prevent further bed bugs in the building complex and other apartments. If the tenant does not comply with his obligation to notify the landlord,
Police law to avert danger: If there is imminent danger, i.e. if bed bug infestation is threatened, the regulatory authorities can also take direct action against the landlord, regardless of whether he is responsible for the bed bug infestation. In this case, the so-called police laws apply to avert danger, as it is a question of health protection. The landlord is then so-called condition troublemakers and, by law, obliged to initially bear the costs of the bed bug control (Federal Constitutional Court: the decision of September 18, 1987, AZ: 3 B 21/87).