Why Bradenton Residents Should Call Keller's Pest Control About Bed Bugs

If we're being honest—and we always are—we think you should call Keller's Pest Control for any pest control problem you're dealing with in the five-county area surrounding Tampa Bay. Why? Because we have a long track record of effective pest control and friendly service. In the years since 1996, when Jim Keller founded Keller's Pest Control (with only a handful of customers and a single service truck) we've grown at an amazing pace. We attribute this growth to our dedication to satisfying the expectations of our customers and providing reliable and comprehensive pest control. There is no better example of the comprehensive pest control we provide than our bed bug services.

There are three ways bed bugs can be difficult to remove. Our services target each to give our customers fast relief from these tormenting pests.

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1. The Difficulty of Bed Bug Detection.

An adult bed bug is less the 4.5 mm in length, you can put two dozen or more immature bed bugs on your thumbnail. These insects are tiny and it can be difficult locating a congregation of bed bugs in a home or business because they don't just hide in beds. They can hide inside furniture, electronics, bags, luggage, piles of clothing, or in many voids within a structure, such as behind baseboards and crown molding, under carpets, and inside wall voids. It isn't possible for a human inspector to do an inspection of your property and find bed bugs. Inspections must be coupled with ongoing monitoring of insect activity, which can take weeks. But at Keller's Pest Control, we have Canine Bed Bug Inspectors that sniff out bed bugs. The nose of a dog works almost like X-ray vision. Dogs can smell bed bugs even when they're inside objects.  

2. The Chemical Resistance of Bed Bugs.

Bed bugs are highly adaptable and resilient insects. This has allowed them to live with humans almost exclusively since the dawn of time. It is an understatement to say that they are really good at avoiding extermination. One of the ways they're able to survive our attempts to exterminate them is by growing new cuticles (skins) that are resistant to the chemicals we use to kill them. At Keller's Pest Control, we deploy advanced technologies to eliminate bed bugs with heat. The devices we use include state-of-the-art heat units, FLIR Thermal Imaging cameras, and laser thermometers. These technologies allow our service professionals to raise the temperature of a man-made structure to 126 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours. This kills bed bugs in all stages of development. So rather than several weeks of bed bug monitoring and extermination, you get rid of the bugs in one day.

3. Getting Bed Bugs In Sensitive Environments.

Bed bugs can infest a wide variety of locations. Some of them are complicated to treat. There may be sensitive items inside that can't be exposed to extreme heat. There may be an excess of clutter or stacks of densely packed objects that make it difficult to heat. There are many reasons a structure may not be suitable for a heat treatment. In these cases, we suggest fumigation. This treatment option uses gas to eliminate bed bugs. Gas has the ability to work its way into cracks, crevices, holes, and pores to get at bed bugs no matter where they're hiding. This is typically a four-day process. While that may seem like a long time, it is still better than the long, torturous weeks of trying to get rid of bed bugs with chemicals.

You Have Options

If you live in Bradenton or in one of the five counties of the Tampa Bay area, Keller's Pest Control is the right choice for bed bug extermination. We offer comprehensive solutions that are fast and effective. When it comes to these merciless, blood-eating pests, fast is the only way to deal with them. Reach out to us today to schedule a service visit. We also provide the option of a free estimate, if you want to know more details about what you're up against, what your options are, and what they will cost to get rid of those bugs.