Bed Bug Inspection Service

Southland Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of residential and commercial properties for the presence of bedbugs, based on our client's complaints. Based on a thorough (visual or canine -bed bug dog) inspection and the owner's concerns, Southland Pest Control identifies bed bug infestations in homes and offices thanks to our years of training. The presence of several phases of the bed bug life cycle indicates an aggressive infestation; however, they might be difficult to spot in minimal infestations this is why we emply a bed bug dog to properly identify the presence of bed bugs by the scent of live bed bugs only.

Unhatched and living bed bug eggs, for starters, indicate an active infestation. Secondly, bed insect skins left on linens, bed bug feces inside pillowcases, and easily visible floors suggest hiding in surrounding corners. We also consider client reports of bites or skin irritation if a visual proof isn't enough. Getting appropriate information from the customer in large buildings or households helps us map out the severity of the bed bug infestation.

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What Does A Bed Bug Infestation Look Like

Early detection is crucial for gaining control over a bed bug infestation. If you think you might have a bed bug infestation, check your mattresses, furniture, and bedding for the following signs:

  • Bloodstains on the mattress or in bedding.
  • Itchy bites under arms, behind knees, on sides of your body.
  • Pin-sized copper colored eggs in mattress or furniture seams.
  • Brownish/red or copper colored bugs crawling on furniture or mattresses.

How Do I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

We recommend staying away from at home, over-the-counter treatments for bed bugs. Many DIY treatments do not kill eggs or treat the source of the infestation. You will waste a lot of time, money, and energy, not to mention incur a lot of frustration, when the problem isn’t solved after a few applications. You may even see the problem escalate during the time you try and treat it yourself. Even with professional intervention, it may take a few treatments to gain control, depending on the severity of the infestation.

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Bed Bug Control Treatment Options

Southland Pest Control professionals arrive at your location with the necessary equipment and procedural knowledge once we are certain of the infestation. All rooms are sealed, and the equipment is strategically placed to provide heat to the entire area. The room's temperature is normally elevated to 60-70 degrees Celsius. Bed bugs and their larvae die within an hour or two at this temperature. An electronic sensor continuously monitors the temperature to guarantee that the heat is evenly distributed and retained throughout the area. It's worth noting that the infected space may have certain cold patches that are covered by clutter and furniture. It's crucial to keep track of these areas' temperatures to provide adequate heat to exterminate all bedbugs. Depending on the type of structure, for Single Family Residences, we strongly urge the use of tenting fumigation to eradicate bed bugs. Call us for details on any of our bed bug guaranteed treatments.

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Heat Treatment

Heat is a relatively new option when it comes to treating bed bug infestations. All bugs, including bed bugs have a thermal death point. Using specialized equipment, we bring the temperature in your home or business up to 120 degrees for a couple of hours. During this time, the heat will penetrate spaces traditional pesticides can’t reach. This temperature is hot enough to kill all the bugs in the house and their eggs without damaging your electronics or furniture. These treatments typically take between 4-6 hours including set-up and takedown. We will give you a detailed customer checklist to prepare before this service.

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Local Bed Bug Treatment

Local treatment is recommended if bed bugs have been detected early enough that the infestation is still small, or if heat or fumigation is not practical for the space being treated. This treatment option is also ideal for customers working with a smaller budget. Local treatments typically take between 3 - 6 appointments, spaced out weekly. For the best results, customers should adhere to the prep checklist prior to and during the service period.

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Fumigation, much like heat, is an all-encompassing treatment option that will penetrate tough to reach areas between walls and in the cracks and crevices around the house. Fumigation also has the added benefit of removing other infestations like termites, ants, and spiders. Since termites are a year-round problem for homeowners in LA & Riverside county, fumigation may be an excellent option if you’re also facing a bed bug infestation. Fumigation typically takes 48-72 hours with set-up and takedown and customers see 100% success rates after service. Since fumigation requires our customers to be out of the house for a few days, we give our customers a thorough check list to prepare.