In the Salt Lake City world of hospitality the old adage, “don’t let the bedbugs bite” has a particular sting to it because this is not just some cute goodnight wish it’s a threat looming on the horizon. Whether you’re a homeowner or a hotel manager, the news that has been the most frustrating of late is that bedbugs have found their opportunity and are on the rise again.
As a matter of fact, the Salt Lake Valley Health Department has been cited as saying there has been a serious spike in bedbug infestations it now rates No. 47 in the country as a bedbug hot spot. It’s not comforting, but its important to know that bedbugs are a threat, along with their pesky pest companions and that there are answers.
We are the Salt Lake City Pest Control Professionals.
We treat the following pests:
-Box Elder Bugs
-Spiders (including Black Widow, Brown Recluse & Hobo)
-We offer currently offer pest removal at this branch (Racoons, etc) call for details.
-We do not currently offer Termite services from this branch.
Salt Lake City Pest Control and Bedbug Education
Next Gen Pest Control has begun to educate hotel owners, homeowners and travelers between the two about what it takes to protect yourself from the dangers of bedbugs, because these troublesome fellows are fantastic travelers who don’t mind hitchhiking a ride home to your bed.
Bedbugs are small beetle like pests that live off of human blood. They are flat and shaped like a teardrop often too small to really notice until they have already eaten your blood. Most people don’t diagnose bedbugs until covered in itchy red wounds caused by their bite. These tiny bugs are small enough to hide in the folds of fabric as small as the seam on your mattress or the tag on your pillow. When they are in a large enough mass together they give off a sickly sweet smell, and they reproduce incredibly fast laying tiny white eggs in your bedding. The problem is that they can show up even in the cleanest of places if they have been introduced to the location by traveling in someone’s luggage or clothing.
The first thing to know about bedbugs is that they are preventable, and prevention is always superior to resolving a crisis after it has occurred. Pest control companies can give you mattress and box spring encasements, which are in essence envelopes or covers that slip onto your mattress and stop bedbugs from being able to find places to hide and lay their eggs. Unfortunately, these encasements do little more than trap existing bedbug inside, hopefully for long enough to kill them. It doesn’t prevent infestations or fix them.
Many people claim to have home remedies that work for bedbugs, and while some of them (like cedar wood) work to an extent, they are not enough of a solution to actually get rid of bedbugs. The only real solution once you are already infested is to call your pest control service provider in Salt Lake City and make sure your home is eradicated.
Salt Lake City Pest Control Go Green!
Companies now days even have ‘green’ solutions for extermination that won’t hurt your children or pets, but will kill off the offending
parasitic bugs. Other than making sure you have professional help getting rid of the problem, make sure whenever you go on vacation that you take extra precautions to not bring home any hitchhiking bugs. Don’t put your luggage on the ground or near walls. Always check a room for bugs before you sleep in it. When you get home throw everything in the dryer for 15 minutes to kill any stowaways. Don’t let yourself be a victim of the bedbug problem, get help, and take control of your home life.
Call Next Generation Pest Control for all your Salt Lake City pest control needs: (801) 566-1617