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Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs have made a recent comeback in the United States. While they are mainly active at night you may occasionally see them during the day. During the daytime they hide close to where people sleep generally in the mattress, box spring , headboard and night stand. They will often be found in the mattress seam and the plastic box spring corner guards. They are sometimes found in picture frames, under carpets and in drop ceilings. Generally they stay close to the bed or couch unless dispersed with sprays or Bug Bombs. They don’t have nests, but will spread out near their feeding area. Eventually they spread to adjacent rooms or apartments. They can spread quickly throughout a building by crawling and hitching a ride on people.
We are experts in controlling infestations of bed bugs.

The Ransford Bed Bug Difference

The first step toward being Bed Bug free is an inspection by our licensed, CORI and background checked technician. Followed by a thorough treatment starting with a HEPA vacuum to remove both alive and dead Bed Bugs and their eggs. Vacuuming with a HEPA filter helps eliminate live and hiding Bed Bugs (Nymphs can hide in discarded adult cast skins).

By removing these Bed Bugs it will immediately reduce the pest infestation and allow better future monitoring. Ransford will then apply material in the hard to reach cracks and crevices where Bed Bugs love to hide. Powder will be applied as needed to pipelines and behind outlet covers where Bed Bugs travel inside the walls. All mattresses and box springs will be covered with Bed Bug Resistant cloth covers and interceptors placed under metal bed frame legs.

The final step is to apply a residual product to the perimeter of each room. All products are applied per manufacturer’s instructions and Massachusetts laws. Follow up treatment is performed in approx 21-30 days. Please give us a call at 508-756-5197 and find out how Ransford can help.

Heat Treatment For Bed Bugs

Thinking of heat treatment for bed bugs? The reason some people consider heat treatment is for chemical free bed bug control. At Ransford, we believe that the most complete bed bug treatment involves a combination of heat and chemicals. Since bed bugs are very good at finding cool spots, using chemicals before and after the heat treatment is the best way to control them. By using this “heat plus chemicals” approach, we are able to use less chemicals and deliver a more complete solution to your bed bug problems. Click here to learn more about Ransford’s bed bug heat treatment service.

Steam Spot Treatment:

We all agree that there are certain places were a chemical treatment should be used as a last resort. Places like cribs, infant carriers, strollers, car seats and wheelchairs to name just a few.
By using high temp, low moisture steam we can kill Bed bugs instantly, and sanitize their fecal matter at the same time. Since there is no residual chemical, cribs would need Bed bug interceptors placed under the legs to keep them pest free. Please give us a call and ask us how Steam Spot Treatments alongside a conventional treatment can help control your Bed bug problem.

Chemical Resistant Bed Bugs:

By now we all know that there are different strands of Bed bugs just in the USA. Each strand can have a different response to a particular product (resistant). By using multiple products during the 2 separate treatments, Ransford Environmental Solutions Inc. can help combat Bed bug resistance.

The Most Important Step In Bed Bug Control:

The most important step is to catch Bed bugs EARLY!!!!! Do not ignore them!
Early treatment will keep a few, from becoming an INFESTATION. If you think you have bed bugs, contact us. Send us a picture or bring a sample to our office. We offer pest identification free of charge.

Need Help with Bed Bugs?

Call us at  508-756-5197  or Fill out the form and a qualified expert will get back to you ASAP to discuss your needs.

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