Red, itchy bites
Sometimes in zigzag lines or small clusters
Small rusty spots from blood stains – especially around corners or edges – or in places unseen or hidden
Live bed bugs
Perhaps in your bed, upholstered furniture, headboard, carpet edges – or hidden among your belongings and not in clear sight
Five weeks for a bed bug to grow from egg to adult.1
A bed bug population can double every 16 days, due to the large numbers of eggs a female produces.1
A bed bug can ingest up to six times its weight in blood during one feeding event.2
You didn’t choose bed bugs
Bed bugs need us, but we don’t need them. They’re freeloaders, and because they need the blood of warm-blooded animals to survive, they enjoy us and our pets.
- Bed bugs can live in MANY locations, if they have access to a food source.
- Bed bugs can live without a blood meal for up to one year.
The good news is you can eliminate these parasites and regain your life with a professional fumigation.
Clutter makes it difficult for getting rid of bed bugs. Too many hiding places make it hard for the treatment to be effective.
It doesn’t matter where you live. Bed bugs are most commonly found in single-family homes, multifamily unit housing and hotels/motels.3
Bed bugs like our body heat and the carbon dioxide we exhale when sleeping. However, if necessary, they’ll also feed during the day.
The best solution to eliminate bed bugs is to hire a professional who has the knowledge, products and equipment to solve your problem. Only a pest management professional can:
- Determine the extent of your infestation. Eggs can still be in your home if you don’t fumigate.
- Fumigation kills all bed bugs at the time of treatment; other treatments don’t.
- Apply the appropriate treatment with the appropriate equipment.
- Make your home bed-bug-free.
What people are saying
I really enjoy seeing how we can improve people’s standard of living when we do our work properly. Fumigation can immediately take care of pest problems and get people back to their normal day-to-day lives.
When we fumigate for bed bugs, cockroaches, mice or brown recluse spiders, I’m never concerned about efficacy. A fumigation with Vikane is truly one and done. Customers ask for it by name.
Bed bugs can multiply rapidly, which is why it’s critical to professionally fumigate to stop them from spreading further.
Fumigation is a proven one-and-done treatment — 100% effective in destroying all bed bugs at the time of treatment.5
Bed bugs hitchhike, using you, your pets and belongings for rides. Eliminating them all with fumigation can help you avoid carrying them and infesting other homes, unaware they’re with you.
How does fumigation work?
A whole-home fumigation is relatively simple and involves just a few steps to get your home bug-free.
Your home is prepared and tented, using tarps and/or the tape-and-seal method. If only furniture or belongings need treatment, a moving truck, storage pod or fumigation chamber at the pest management company’s site can be used.
The tent is filled with a precise amount of fumigant, killing all life stages, including egg, nymph and adult.
Finally, the tent/tape seal is removed and your home is aerated.
Your home is now bed bug-free.
Steps to prepare
Fumigation takes some preparation on your end. And, yes, you’re going to have to turn over the keys to the pest management company and leave your home for a few days. You need to do a variety of tasks before your pest management service can begin the fumigation. These include:
Making lodging arrangements
Removing items from the home, such as plants
(while the fumigation is taking place)
Turning natural gas service off
Bagging various items, including some perishable food items