Bed Bug Awareness Week 2016 - Bed Bugs Are Everywhere!

08 Jun 2016
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Most people are unaware of the bed bug risk that is all around them.  Most people know that bed bug are commonly found in hotels/motels, but they don’t know that they could just as easily “pick -up” these blood suckers on their way to work, in their leisure time or in the classroom.  This year for bed bug awareness week we want to shed some light on the places you may find bed bugs in your everyday life.  We also have compiled a few easy steps to identify and protect yourself from these tiny pests.   Here are some lesser known places that bed bugs like to hide: School: As students are coming home from colleges and universities around the country, they should consider themselves lucky if they didn’t have a run in with bed bugs during the year.  Bed bugs are living in dorm rooms, class rooms, locker rooms and office settings in almost every college campus.  The McMaster University recently published a student article about the rise in bed bug issues at the school.  They state that it is typical to see bed bugs throughout the school year, but there has been a rise in sightings in the...
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Adding Bed Bug Treatments to Your Business?

18 Apr 2016
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Convectex has everything you need! If you are thinking about adding bed bug treatments to your pest control business, Convectex can help.  We provide the equipment and services to help you set up every aspect of your new business venture.  From our bed bug eliminating heaters to our advanced training program we give you all the tools to become a bed bug guru. Here are some of the services and products we offer at Convectex. State-of-the art bed bug heaters With Convectex’s cutting edge bed bug killing equipment you can provide quick and effective bed bug solutions to personal residents, hotels/motels, apartment complexes and more.  Our heaters are safe, light and easy to set up and operate, so any trained technician can perform the treatment.  By using our advanced heat treatments, you can kill bed bugs hiding anywhere in a structure, even the furniture, walls, and flooring.  Convectex heaters also kill bed bugs in all stages of the life cycle, meaning re-occurring infestations are a thing of the past! Our Professional Training Programs Convectex offers a variety of training options and methods to fit your needs.  We offer written instructions and graphs, instructional videos, on-site personal training, and remote in-person...
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How Convectex Professional Heat Treatments Work

15 Mar 2016
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Whether you are a business owner or pest control professional,  HEAT is one of the most valuable tools you can have against bed bugs.  If you are new to killing bed bugs with heat it may seem like a daunting task.  HOWEVER, Convectex is here to show you just how easy it can be to kill bed bugs with our professional heating equipment.  Many "newbies" to heat treatments have questions regarding the safety, speed and accuracy of heat treatments vs. the traditional chemical treatments.  Convectex and countless advanced pest professionals around the country know that heat is the BEST way to kill bed bugs. How does it work? There is one simple fact that makes heat treatments the most effective way to kill bed bugs.  Bed bugs HATE heat, in fact it is one of the few elements that kill them with the first application.  Bed bugs are masters at avoiding chemical treatments, often just relocating to another room and continuing to thrive.  The other problem with DIY and chemical treatments is that they hardly ever are able to kill the eggs before they hatch, leaving a brand new infestation waiting as soon as the chemical treatment is over.  With...
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Keep Bed Bugs Out! Tips for your Tenants

01 Mar 2016
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The multi housing industry is one of the most susceptible industries for bed bugs. Due to the high volume of traffic, bed bugs easily hitch rides from one room to the next or from building to building. It is not uncommon to see a housing complex with multiple rooms infested with bed bugs. The infestation can also start in one room and spread through the walls, ceilings and floors. One step that all proactive property owners and managers should take is to educate their tenants about the dangers of bed bugs and how to avoid spreading them. Also tenants should be provided with the proper procedures to notify management of a bed bug problem so a heat treatment can be scheduled as quickly as possible. We have compiled some general information that is helpful in educating your tenants.How to identify a bed bug Bed bugs are flat wingless insects that grow to about .2 inches long. The bed bug body is nearly transparent at the nymph stage, making them that much more difficult to spot. Adult bed bugs have an oval body and a short, broad head. The body as a whole is broad and flat. Unfed adults are brown...
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HOTEL / MOTEL BED BUG HEAT PREP SHEET

01 Feb 2016
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o Do not use any pesticide bombs, foggers, sprays, dusts prior to heat treatment.o Do not remove any thing from treatment area except for items placed in sealed garbage bags to be permanently removed.o All Furniture and must be pulled away from walls 4 to 6 inches.o Excessive piles of linens or clothing should be sealed in bags, left in treatment area, and then separately washed and dried on the highest heat setting.o Unplug all electronics.o Any items (clothing, shoes, valuables) taken out with occupant on day off heat treatment must be thoroughly inspected and sanitized before being reintroduced to treated area.o Permanently dispose of all trash and unwanted items before treatment.o Improperly secured pictures may blow down should be taken down and laid flat.o Vinyl or faux wood blinds have a low heat tolerance; they can be laid flat to avoid warping.o High power fans are used during this process; loose papers should be secured or weighted down. Heat sensitive Items: • MUST BE INSPECTED, SANITIZED and PLACED IN A SEAMLESS PLASTIC CONTAINER and either placed in refrigerator or removed from treatment area.• Remove Melt-able items like chocolate, lip stick, candles, crayons, deodorants.• Remove Aerosol cans, fire extinguishers, lighters,...
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