South Florida Bed Bug Control Methods
Bed bugs are the things nightmares are made of! These biting insects can show up in just about any location from single family homes, apartments, hotels, public transportation, day care centers, hospitals, and assisted living facilities – no one is immune from the risks. But rest assured! Nozzle Nolen offers several bed bug treatment options including heat treatments, structural fumigation, and conventional treatments. The bed bug control method we use will depend on whether we’re treating a residential or commercial building, and the severity of the bed bug infestation.
Heat Technology Effectively Kills Bed Bugs In A Single Treatment!
If you can’t take the heat you should get out of the kitchen! Well, bed bugs can’t stand the heat, and they’ll be out of your house or facility in no time at all with our heat treatments. That’s why this treatment is incredibly effective. In fact, once a bed bug is exposed to temperatures higher than 140° F, the bed bug’s exoskeleton will begin to fall apart and the bug will die. Heat treatment is the best bed bug option for hotels, apartments, and single rooms. Heat treatment is also a bed bug service that is 100% green and environmentally friendly.
Nozzle's Four Step Bed Bug Heat Treatment Process
Nozzle Nolen’s bed bug heat treatment is the most effective bed bug treatment we offer. We go above and beyond the industry standards, holding the highest of protocols. Our bed bug heat treatment is fast, thorough, 100% effective when done correctly, and safe.
Step 1: Our team will work with you on identifying the source of the bed bug infestation and help you to eliminate that source and avoid bringing bed bugs into your home in the future.
Step 2: Next, we will identify the things that you need to do to prepare for the heat treatment. With heat treatments, there is often less prep work involved than in any other available bed bug treatment.
*If you are physically limited and are unable to prepare for the treatment, Nozzle Nolen offers full-service heat preparation at an additional cost.
Step 3: Our heat crew will arrive the morning of the treatment and prepare the house by stacking furniture and installing air-circulating equipment that allows the heat to reach all areas of the home. We will then heat the home to an even 140° F for a minimum of 4-6 hours.
In South Florida, most of our homes are made with CBS and concrete floors that suck in the heat. To effectively eliminate bed bugs, we must use the maximum safe heat levels and maintain those levels for a longer period of time. 140° F is a safe yet effective temperature in bed bug elimination. In fact, it’s no hotter than a sauna! If you’re worried about your home at high temperatures, just think about your parked car in South Florida, which can often exceed temperatures of 160° F, easily.
The entire process takes approximately 8-10 hours. In general, Nozzle Nolen takes more time than any other heat treatment company, because we do it right the first time.
Step 4: You return to your home the evening of the treatment and can sleep in your own bed, 100% bed bug free without any worries.
For apartments, treatment options include a 6-month warranty. For hotels, motels and commercial lodgings, treatment options include a 12-month warranty.
What do bed bugs look like?
An adult bed bug is the size of an apple seed or 3/16 to 1/4 of an inch long. They are brown and usually flat unless they’ve fed then they become balloon-like. Bed bug nymphs are smaller and whitish-yellow (almost translucent) in color. Bed bug eggs are tiny (the size of a pinhead) and pearl white in color.
When are bed bugs most active?
Bed bug activity is not influenced by seasonal environmental factors like other insects. They are active year-round and found everywhere in the United States. Bed bugs are especially prominent in Florida as it is a vacation destination for tourists.
Additional Bed Bug Treatment Options
Structural Fumigation For Bed Bugs In A Single Family Home
This treatment is ideal for homes with heavy bed bug infestations. Structural fumigation employs the same methods that are used to treat drywood termites. When our team controls your bed bug problem in this manner, you’ll be given a one-year guarantee for termites, also.
Conventional Treatment For Isolated Bed Bug Infestations
Nozzle Nolen also offers conventional treatments for bed bugs in South Florida. Typically, a conventional treatment for bed bugs consists of treating an isolated infestation with an insecticide.
Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite!
If you are living in South Florida and suffering from a bed bug infestation, or need help getting rid of bed bugs from your commercial building - contact Nozzle Nolen to request a free inspection and get rid of those pesky bed bugs today!