Does your bed bug exterminator know your neighborhood? And why would that be important? The answers might surprise you. Here are the benefits of hiring a bed bug exterminator who knows Manhattan, New York.
Bed bugs are small, they breed quickly, and they’re hard to find and eliminate. Moreover, human dwellings are not made to keep these annoying pests out 100 percent of the time. Bed bugs can enter your Manhattan apartment from the neighbors’ apartments, used furniture, deliveries, windows, doors, and the many tiny holes and cracks in walls, floors, and ceilings (including holes around electrical outlets, fixtures, and plumbing). They can also hitch a ride on clothing, luggage, backpacks, purses, or other personal items.
At Biotech, we receive over 100 bed bug calls each month! This means that the NYC area bed bug problem isn’t going away any time soon. Some people try DIY bed bug extermination (which is usually ineffective). Bed bugs can easily travel from one apartment to another, keeping “one step ahead of the law.”
If you suspect you have bed bugs, it’s important to act fast. If you notice just one bed bug, you can be sure that within about 10 days, you’ll have dozens, if not hundreds, all waiting to feed on you. Gross!
Here’s where a DIY approach fails: if you buy a pesticide and spray it in your bedroom, wash your bedding in hot water, and encase your mattress in a special bug-proof wrap, you will probably successfully kill most of the adults who are already feeding. But you won’t kill all of them. And you certainly will not kill all the eggs. Bed bugs spend most of their time well hidden in the tiniest cracks and crevices of a home, making it virtually impossible to eliminate the entire population using a spray can.
A bed bug exterminator who knows the area will have insider’s knowledge on problem buildings, for example, an apartment building where some people are taking a DIY approach while others hire the pros.
Don’t get discouraged if you live in one of these problem buildings! Bed bugs prefer to take the easy way to get food. If your neighbors are doing a “spray and pray” approach and killing visible adults in their bedrooms, surviving adults and hatched nymphs won’t go far because their food source is still there. They will only migrate due to overpopulation or a lack of food.
Regular proactive inspections by our expert team simplify the identification and extermination process. Our specially trained bed bug detection dogs love their job sniffing out bed bugs with 98 percent accuracy, not only around your bed but everywhere in your apartment, in places too tiny for a human to visually inspect.
We only use safe chemicals and industrial-strength steam to kill bed bug adults, nymphs, and eggs without spreading them. We also identify likely points of entry. You can let your neighbors continue with their never-ending DIY approach while you sleep easy knowing that we have exterminated every bed bug in your apartment (we guarantee it), and lower your chances of reinfestation.
Area knowledge also gives our technicians the ability to get to your apartment quickly because time really is of the essence when it comes to bed bug control.
Don’t delay if you think you have bed bugs. Call our local experts for a free inspection today!