How to Add Bed Bug Heat Treatments to Your Pest Control Company

06 Jul 2020
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Bed bugs are a nationwide problem that offers a big money-making opportunity for pest control companies.  However, to expand your pest control business to cover bed bugs, you will need special equipment and training.  Bed bugs aren’t like other pests; they require a customized treatment plan and often resist traditional chemical treatments.  Because of these facts, many pest control professionals find it hard to treat bed bugs, OR the bugs require so many treatments that their customers get frustrated with the time it takes to eliminate the problem.  But, don’t worry, Convectex is here to help!  We have everything you need to add bed bugs to your treatment list!
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Should You Do your Own Bed Bug Treatments?

01 Jun 2020
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The DIY movement in America has exploded in the last few decades.  More and more businesses and homeowners are saving money by doing the occasional DIY project, like fixing a leaky faucet or building a garden bed.     However, there are some DIY projects that should be left to the professionals.  Are bed bug treatments one of those things that should be left up to the pros?  At Convectex, we believe that anyone can quickly and safely perform their own bed bug heart treatments.
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5 Horrific Things That Might Happen During a Bed Bug Infestation

01 May 2020
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Bed bugs can be a real-life nightmare for many people around the world, especially if proper bed bug treatments aren’t applied.  When bed bugs infest a home or apartment, the effects can be catastrophic both mentally and physically for all involved. 

Here are five things that could happen to you, your family, your customers, or your friends if bed bugs aren’t treated quickly:

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Bed Bug Remediation: The Misuse of Pesticides - Part 2

01 Apr 2020
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In part one of this series, we mentioned the fact that many off-the-shelf pesticides aren’t tested for use on bed bugs.  We also discussed the fact the pesticides are becoming less effective against bed bugs as well.  If you missed part 1, check it out by clicking here PART 1 For part 2, we will dive deeper into the reasons why these facts are accurate and show you the simple way to kill bed bugs, in just one day. Why Pesticides Don’t Work There are two main reasons why pesticides don’t work.  The first reason is simple.  Many readily available pesticides aren’t made for bed bugs specifically.  While they may kill some of the bugs, Bed bug doesn’t “pick up” substances on their legs like roaches and other insects do.  That means that each individual bug must be sprayed or come in contact with the pesticide while it’s still wet for there to be any effect on the bug.  Because bed bugs are so good at hiding in hard to reach/see areas, this can make treatment with pesticides very difficult.  Even with foggers or bug bombs, bed bugs can be completely protected inside a mattress or inside furniture.  Bed bugs...
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Bed Bug Remediation: The Misuse of Pesticides - Part 1

01 Mar 2020
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Bed bugs are some of the most resilient pests around.  Not only are the hard to eliminate due to their uncanny ability to hide in the smallest of spaces, when traditional methods are used, an infestation can also take months to eradicate.  These hardships have caused many people to turn to unhealthy and unsafe practices to get rid of their bed bug problem.  The truth of the matter is, traditional pesticides don’t work as the main method of bed bug elimination. 

Pesticides were one of the first used treatments for bed bugs and were proven effective in the beginning.  Historically some of the most effective and accessible pesticides include DDT and other pyrethroid insecticides, pyrrole insecticides, and synthetic pyrethroids.  These methods have been proven to be both dangerous and ineffective over the past few decades.

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