Bed Bug Dos and Don’ts

01 Dec 2018
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DO – Eliminate Clutter Clutter is a bed bug’s best friend and could be you’re worst enemy. Clutter provides an infinite number of areas and harborages for bed bugs to hide and creates spaces that are difficult to treat during a heat inspection. If cluttered conditions persist, you may only be able to reduce the number of bed bugs and never completely eliminate the problem. De-cluttering tips Plastic containers with lids and large zip lock bags are perfect for shoes, linens, storing toys, books, extra clothing, and miscellaneous items when not being used.  A bonus is that these bins will offer a “protected zone” where bed bugs cannot enter. Don’t let papers and magazines stack up.  Throw them away or shred them to reduce cluttered areas that bed bugs can hide. Important documents can be stored in plastic file storage bins. Never leave your laundry piled on the floor.  Use hampers instead. DON’T – Donate bed bug infested items Many people like to donate unneeded items during their de-cluttering efforts.  Which this is a great way to clean the clutter from your home, you should NOT donate or remove any items from your home if you suspect a bed bug infestation. ...
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Don’t Make These BIG Bed Bug Mistakes!

01 Nov 2018
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The discovery of bed bugs often leads people to take drastic measures to kill them.  These blood sucking pests leave itchy red bites behind, and watching your children and other family members scratch and complain of “mysterious” bites can lead anyone to take any avenue possible to kill the bugs.  There are a few No-No's when it comes to killing bed bugs though, and everyone should be aware of these before attempting any treatment.
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DIY Bed Bug Treatment Myths - Part 2

01 Oct 2018
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The Myth: Heat will hurt the electronics and other items in my home. The Truth:  Before a heat treatment is performed there are a few items that should be removed from the room.  These include medications, food, and anything that could melt such as candles.  Pets and some plants should also be removed.  Electronics and other items in the room SHOULD NOT be removed.  While heaters and fans should not be directly blowing on your electronics, the heat in the room will not damage these items. A Better Solution:  Read up about heat treatments at Convectex.com or attend a training class to learn how safe and effective heat treatments can be! The Myth: I need to throw away my mattress and linens to get rid of bed bugs. The Truth:  Throwing away your belongings is not a treatment for bed bugs.  Throwing away items infested with bed bugs only spreads them to other people and locations.  Bed bugs also live in the entire room, not just in your bed, so getting rid of the bed will only reduce the number of bugs by a small amount. A Better Solution: HEAT HEAT HEAT!  Kill all the bed bugs in the entire...
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DIY Bed Bug Treatment Myths - Part 1

01 Sep 2018
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There are tons of myths out there on what temperatures and environments will kill bed bugs.  Some say to put your bed outside in the winter to kill the bugs.  Other myths advise DIYers to heat up their homes using standard room heaters to achieve lethal temperatures.  Convectex is here to clear up those myths
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Are Bed Bugs A Seasonal Problem?

02 Aug 2018
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Although there is no official “bed bug season” surveys like the one mentioned above can give us an insight to when pest control businesses will be the busiest.  Bed bugs are a huge problem in the U.S., in fact 78% of pest control companies rate them above cockroaches, ants, and termites in the number of treatments they perform each year.  And 99.6% of pest control companies have had an encounter with bed bugs in the past year.
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