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Protecting your property while 100% eliminating bed bugs is our priority. There is simply no substitute for EXPERIENCE.
We eliminate bed bugs in apartments, residential homes to commercial properties, we are the bed bug company. View this video to see our system to see how bed bug extermination in Las Vegas is conducted REAL heat treatment system!
We pioneered the first bed bug only pest control company in Las Vegas in 2008.
We know how to reach thermal death point without damaging your belongings or property.
The SAFEST equipment with no flash point, no electric usage and no propane!
FULLY licensed as required by the State of NV and the NV Department of Agriculture.
K-9 SWEEPS GUARANTEED PEST SOLUTIONS KNOWS HOW TO FIND AND KILL BED BUGS! Since 2008, our process for finding and eliminating bed bugs is the most effective and SAFEST heat system in the area. We have over 11 years (vastly more than any other “Heat Company” in the area) of experience SPECIALIZING and eliminating bed bugs. Many companies have even tried bed bug heat treatment only to realize the difficulties faced and are no longer offering the service.
True bed bug elimination requires more, a lot more, than just plugging in heaters and fans. It requires specialized skill and the right equipment to ensure every single bed bug is killed. Many local Las Vegas Pest Control companies may offer a bed bug Heat Treatment; but only K-9 Sweeps Guaranteed Pest Solutions has the experience, knowledge, training and the SAFEST Heat Treatment Equipment which sets us apart.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!ADVANTAGES:
One day process. NO need to vacate overnight.
We remain ONSITE the entire duration of the treatment.
We monitor thermal death points via wireless temperature probes.
All furnishings can be saved.
Very minimal preparation required.
Green process with NO chemicals.
Most comprehensive NO CONTRACT warranty in the area.
By far the safest and most experienced heat treatment company in the Las Vegas and Henderson area. Not All Heat Treatments for Bed Bugs Are Created Equal! As word spread over the last few years about the effectiveness of our bed bug control using heat treatment, more and more exterminators started to buy bed bug heaters. Some purchased propane, some electric bed bug heaters. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. The fact is that not all heat treatments are the same and not all companies are the SAME. Do your research.
Concerns with Iimitations:
Companies and Products
Not providing a comprehensive warranty
Providing only a 30 days warranty
Requiring a 12 month contract for bed bug elimination (this is a real RED FLAG, never required and not needed)·Placing heaters in structures overnight -- very dangerous!·Fire Hazard and Property Damage
Inconsistent temperature monitoring
Using equipment not rated for indoor use
Not having enough high powered fans to circulate heated air
Asking customers to move furniture away from walls
Landlord-tenant laws for bedbug infestations vary from state to state, but in some states, bed bug infestations can be an issue of landlord responsibility. Bed bugs are a serious problem and the infestation will continue and can spread to adjoining units if not handled correctly the first time.
If you are a landlord, if you have your general pest control spray for bed bugs, the problem will continue and can potentially spread to adjoining units. It is becoming common practice for landlords to include in tenant's leases exclusions for bed bug removal.
If you are a tenant, check your lease to see who is responsible. Moving or throwing out your furniture and beds will not end a bed bug problem. Just one pregnant female bed bug and your problem will continue. It is important to become knowledgeable about bed bug best practices and do it right the first time.
If your state laws do not explicitly state who’s liable for bedbugs, check what other related rules may apply. Here are some points to consider:
HabitabilityLandlord-tenant laws in every state say that landlords must maintain “habitable” properties for tenants. If you have bed bugs and live in Las Vegas for instance, The Southern Nevada Health District's website states that:
"Renters: Landlords and property owners have an obligation to provide safe and habitable accommodations for tenants. Tenants have an obligation to cooperate with owners and landlords. This includes preparing the home so that the pest control operator can easily inspect the rooms and treat if necessary. Landlords: Landlords and property owners have an obligation to provide safe and habitable accommodations for tenants. Bed bug infestations can be considered unacceptable conditions."
In Nevada landlord's have a right to treat a bed bug problem, but they do not have to eliminate the problem. Studies have proven that bed bug extermination requires a integrated pest management solution and spraying alone typically fails. Also, when done correctly, furnishings and beds do NOT have to be thrown out.
State Law Variations: Read your lease carefully and research the landlord-tenant laws for your state. For example, a tenant in Rhode Island is responsible for getting rid of bedbugs if their apartment is the only one in the building with an infestation. It becomes the landlord’s responsibility in Rhode Island if more than one apartment in the building has bedbugs. In other states, the size of the building can determine whether it’s the landlord’s responsibility.
Speak with your landlord. Depending on when you moved in, bed bugs could have been in your rental before you moved in. Speak with your property management company or your office. Either you or they should hire a pest control company that has a proven track record for successful bed bug extermination - not a company that will just spray for bed bugs. The pest control company should confirm the presence of bed bugs, the level of infestation and the company will put together a bed bug treatment plan based on your particular situation. There are many factors when dealing with bed bugs. If you are in a multi-unit complex and your neighbor has bed bugs and has been using foggers - it is possible that the bed bugs have spread to your apartment via adjoining walls. Also of importance, if you have recently rented a Las Vegas apartment - it is possible the unit had bed bugs before you moved in. Consulting with a company that can assess your situation and guide you in the right direction is critical.
What questions should I ask if I have to pay for the bed bug extermination in my apartment or rental property? Ask a lot of questions! Don't learn the hard way! Do your research from credible sources on how bed bugs are truly eliminated! Spraying is for monthly pest control like cockroaches and ants. If you have to pay for the bed bug treatment then you have the choice of who to hire. Many apartment complexes bring in the contracted monthly pest control company that sprays the complex. From our local Las Vegas assessments, numerous customers have been charged in excess of $250.00 for "spraying" for bed bugs. Customers have had to throw out furniture and do excessive preparation before spraying. (like bagging all items and placing outside in the sun for just 7 days -- fyi - this is not needed). The result is often that they still have bed bugs after the "$250.00 spray". Bed bugs should be eliminated and not just treated and require an Integrated Pest Management approach - not just spraying.IN
Moving will not get rid of bed bugs.
Spraying alone will not get rid of bed bugs.
In most cases, all clothing in closets and dressers does NOT have to be removed.
If you are paying for bed bug extermination, make sure you get a really good warranty. Based on bed bug biology, we recommend a 90 day guarantee.
Bed bug elimination does not require a monthly pest control plan.
Make sure you research the treatment plan and that you are confident with the bed bug treatment options that the Las Vegas pest control company is using.
Honest answers from an experienced Las Vegas Pest Control Company.
How should you choose a bed bug exterminator? Your decision should NOT be based on price alone! You truly need to research and ask questions.
What to Look for When Researching
1. Make a list of a few companies and then visit their websites to do some preliminary research. Look for red flags like "free bed bug inspections", preparation instructions, wording like "guaranteed with a contract", etc.
2 .Call and ask a lot of questions. Ask about the warranty. It should be 60-90 days, sometime 45 days is okay for multi-unit dwellings. Every bed bug must be eliminated or your infestation will continue. Based on bed bug biology, you don’t want a service with NO guarantee and you need more than a 30 day warranty. We highly recommend a really good warranty, with NO contract.It’s simply not needed.
3. Bed bug extermination does not require an ongoing contract.
1. The pest control company actually provides bedbug elimination; not just a control service or spray treatment (that's for monthly pest control, not bed bugs). Not all exterminators treat bedbugs as they are very difficult to eliminate, so double check that the providers being considered don’t just apply chemicals like is done for monthly pest control or you may end up paying a lot of money for just chemicals to be applied. Once you mention bed bugs, many companies will charge quadruple the amount, make you do a lot of unnecessary prep work and just do the same service as for ants and cockroaches, but just spray more.
2. The pest control company needs to be fully licensed to do business in the home or business's state. Nevada requires city, state, county and a pest control license to conduct services. Ask for proof. Even carpet cleaning companies will state that they can eliminate bed bugs with cleaning the carpets. Do your research.
3. The pest control companies use methods that truly eliminate bed bugs.Pest control for bed bugs requires many different methods which include bed but heat treatment, vacuuming, steaming, monitors, encasement's, chemical treatments, sometimes all of those methods need to be used.You need to find one company that offers ALL of these methods.
4. Make sure that you are not asked to throw out your beds and furniture.It’s an additional expense and you will have to go months and months without furniture.
Important information about bed bug extermination from a Las Vegas Pest Control Company:
After your initial research, ask:
1. What specific techniques will the company use (spraying, heat, steam, etc.)?
2. Will a detailed bed bug inspection be done prior to quoting a price? If the company can give you a quote without inspecting that’s a huge red flag.Hang up and move on to the next company. An inspection is a must.Remember you get what you pay for.If a company does free bed bug inspections, that’s another red flag. A knowledgeable company will charge for services. If it’s free; ask why? Most likely they will just add the cost onto the treatment price.
3. How many services are included? Traditional bed bug elimination often requires multiple treatments. (that’s why you needed the warranty over 30 days…mentioned above).
4. Do you need to vacate the home? If the company states you need to vacate overnight; yet another red flag...again, hang up and move on to the next on your list. Why would you have to vacate overnight for bugs? Could be because the company doesn’t have the experience and is going to apply way too many chemicals. If it is bed bug heat treatment that is being used, again – NO reason to ever vacate overnight; unless the company is staying in your residence overnight to work and monitor temperatures. Again, ask A LOT of questions.
Preparing For a Bed Bug Treatment. Proper preparation for bed bug elimination is very important.
You absolutely do NOT have to wash, dry, bag EVERYTHING in your home or move furniture away from walls. If the company’s preparation list says you need to – how come? What if you do all of that preparation and a bed bug is still alive in your items? You bring the bags back in and you bring bed bugs right back in again. Also, if you’re asked to remove, wash and dry everything – are you going to have to repeatedly do it every time they come back? Sounds like a lot unnecessary work.
If you live in Las Vegas or Henderson and would like information on bed bug inspections, bed bug extermination, bed bug heat treatment call Guaranteed Pest Solutions at 702-586-5179.
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Everything you need to know about Bed Bug Bites
Las Vegas Bed Bug Exterminator K9 Sweeps K9 Blog
Posted At: July 10, 2014 2:49 PM | Posted By : admin
Related Categories: BED BUGS
The following article was written by David Cain and can currently be found on Bedbugger.com. David is a colleague of K-9 Sweeps and is a leading authority and very well respected bed bug expert. David has exceptional knowledge in all aspects of pertaining to bed bugs. You can view his site here.
It is important to understand that the variables involved in the development of a bite response are vast and many. Therefore it is really not possible to diagnose an infestation of bed bugs from bite symptoms / morphology alone. This document aims to outline a few of the variables that have been seen in recent years. It must also be stressed that not every bite you have will defiantly be from a bedbug, if you get a single lone bite and nothing for months and months it may just be a something unrelated to bedbugs.
The most common myth with bedbugs is that they always produce 3 bites in a row, often called breakfast, dinner and lunch. While this does occur with some people it is not the case with all people who respond and is therefore not an accurate diagnostic of bedbug activity. Other insects which are known to often bite in rows include fleas.Bedbugs also feed every 3 – 7 days so if you go longer than this between activity it is a reasonable indication that bedbugs may not be the cause. Some people assume that because bedbugs can go long periods of time without feeding that they will do so in an occupied room, this is not the case and when food is available bedbugs will always take the opportunity to feed.
Will you react at all?
Some people never respond to the bites, they can live unaware of the fact that they have bedbugs until they seen one or find the signs that they have been present. It is believed that this figure is as high as 60% of all exposed people and accounts for the main reason why some people seem to get bitten while a partner in the same bed is bite free.This is the most common reason for an infestation going undetected in a hotel room, if no-one complains it may not get detected for a very long time.
When will you respond?
Some people respond immediately upon contact with a bedbug while others can take up to 14 – 21 days to develop a reaction. This is very much a factor of your own immune system and if your body perceives it as a threat. It is not uncommon for someone to respond quickly after a previous encounter with bedbugs as the body learns that bite response can be a good early warning signal. The more severe the reaction to bedbugs the faster the response will occur.
Are some bites more severe?
Yes some people have an extreme reaction to bedbugs and develop what is termed a bullous eruption, a severe reaction which swells and appears to be like a blister while others report nothing more than a red area that fades after a few minutes. You may also find that you skin responds differently in different parts of the body, as a rule try to avoid bites on the hands, feet and face as they tend to react the most. If you develop bites that develop into blisters within a few minutes seek medical attention immediately.
Sometimes the bites itch and sometimes they don’t, why is that?
Again our bodies respond in different ways at different times. Bites are more likely to itch if you are over heated such as in a warm bath or shower, during exercise or in a warm car. They can also itch more if your skin is dry or exposed to harsh conditions. You should avoid over chlorinated water such as swimming pools and body lotions with alcohol in them.It is not uncommon for people to report increased itching after an encounter with bedbugs; the skin just seems to become more sensitive to things.
How long will a bite last?
The duration of a bite will depend mainly on your body’s ability to heal itself; if a cut or nick would heal quickly then you are more likely to have bites that clear quickly. If you scratch a bite then it effectively becomes an open wound on your skin and is susceptible to secondary infections, if left unscratched a bedbug bite from a normal reaction will usually heal without an scaring. If you have bullous / blister type reactions seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Does the environment play a role?
Yes it can play a significant role. The more polluted the environment the more likely you are to react to bites. This is because a bite is basically a small puncture wound in the skin, just the same as a cut or scratch will react more in a polluted environment due to your body’s immune response the same will occur with a bite. It has even been reported by numerous people that a change in environment or regular travel pattern has coincided with a sudden response to bites and the uncovering of some advances infestations.
Is stress a factor?
Yes the more stress you are under the more likely you are to respond to bites. It’s really your body’s way of telling you mind that something is wrong and that you need to stop and look for the cause of the problem. Although it is difficult to not obsess over bedbugs when you have a problem but it can play a massive role in some peoples infestations.
I know I don’t have bedbugs but I keep getting bites
It may be that your body is still reacting to something in the environment or it could be that something else is actually causing the problem. Some people with prolonged exposure to bedbugs develop a sensitivity to the material that makes up their skins, chitin. As this is a common component of most insect skins you can become hyper sensitive to it, almost as if your body wants an early warning signal for potential infestations. The problem is that this is a common material and can even be used as filler for food products and supplements (non insect derived of course) but taking products containing chitin can result in bite like reactions. It is also possible that other insects such as pscocids or carpet beetles can start a “bite like” reaction even though they do not generally walk on people and never bite people.
My old bites seem to flare up from time to time
Again environment, stress and many factors can result in an old bite flaring up. I have even seen some people just think about bedbugs and bites appear.
I have read about bites appearing in threes but I usually only get ones or two’s, why is that?Although some people report the classic “breakfast, lunch and dinner” bite patterns it is not something that everyone gets. Although there is no scientific data on the subject it is safe to assume that if a bedbug is able to get enough food from a single piercing then it will not feed again and will return to its refugia to digest the meal. If it is unable to get a full meal due to blood clotting, difficult skin to penetrate or some other factor then it may need to pierce the skin again. In which case it is safe to assume that it is likely to bite again in a close cluster. In the numerous feeding experiments I have conducted I am yet to witness more than a single piercing event from a single bedbug during a feed.
I sometimes feel a pin prick like sensation can that be bedbugs?
Generally people report that bedbug bites cannot be felt and it is certainly my experience from feeding in the lab in low numbers. However I have noticed that when I have spent time in heavily infested locations I often get a needling sensation on my skin for hours afterwards, I have also noticed it in properties where inappropriately high levels of insecticide have been applied or where layers of insecticide have been applied without any removal. It is unlikely that any prickling sensations are directly due to bedbugs but it can form part of your bodies early warning signs of them being present. In some exceptional circumstances people have used this response as a quick evaluation of if an area has bedbugs, it does not replace a thorough inspection but I have seen it used to encourage further inspection to eventually find samples.
After treating for bed bugs my skin felt a little “crawlie and tingley” why is that?
Some people who are more sensitive to chemicals report this as a symptom of exposure. This is one of the main reasons why appropriate protective equipment must be worn, especially with store bought products.Prolonged feelings of things crawling on your skin can be a symptom of other medical conditions and should be discussed with a medical professional if it persists for more than a few days.
One of the best documents to help diagnose mystery bites and skin reactions is Dr Potters guide to invisible itches:http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/entfactpdf/ent58.pdf
How can I tell what type of reaction I get to bedbugs?
Although this is not something that we would recommend the only way to establish exactly what you reaction is involved performing a series of experiments comparing the difference between known bedbug bites on your skin and small punctures made with a blood sampling needle. You should not attempt this if you have a more aggressive or irritating bite response.
I keep getting bitten but can’t find any signs of bedbugs, why is that?Unfortunately bites alone does not equate to bedbugs, there are far too many other things that could be an issue to think this way. If you keep getting bitten and can’t find any signs then you need to consider other possibilities. I would suggest that if you get to 20 bites a night or 50 bites in total and cannot find any fecal traces then it is unlikely to be bedbugs if you feel you have searched thoroughly everywhere.The signs to look for are:
You literally don’t need to read any further. The title says it all. If you’re standing in a store in Las Vegas and you’re reading this with a fogger in your hand, consider putting the fogger down and step away from the shelf.
Foggers play little to no part in a bed bug treatment protocol and in many instances may only make matters worse. In addition to their poor effect on bed bugs, they can spread bed bugs into areas of your house that don't have bed bugs. Do it right the first time! Bed bug elimination can be low cost when it is done correctly.
Research has shown that foggers do not penetrate areas where bed bugs hide. In addition, as the pesticide settles on different surfaces, bed bugs can sense the presence of the pesticide and go deeper into cracks and crevices making elimination harder.
Do your RESEARCH from credible sources. But if you’ve made it this far and are still thinking about using foggers to treat for bed bugs PLEASE follow the instructions. There have been numerous incidences of homeowners hurting themselves, loved ones and even destroying their house due to the misuse of foggers. Take precautions.
If you’ve found bed bugs in your house, for your own sake….put the fogger down! Call a Las Vegas Pest Control Company who can 100% eliminate bed bugs.
Always do your research – important to remember – (1) if a room does not have bed bugs it does not require treatment (2) bed bug service DOES NOT require a pest control contract.
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