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                    Adding Bed Bug Treatments to Your Business?

    Adding Bed Bug Treatments to Your Business?

    Apr 18, 2016
    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

    How Convectex Professional Heat Treatments Work

    Mar 15, 2016
    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

    Keep Bed Bugs Out! Tips for your Tenants

    Mar 1, 2016
    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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                    Bed Bug Prep Sheet in Hotel

    HOTEL / MOTEL BED BUG HEAT TREATMENT PREP SHEET

    Feb 1, 2016
      Do not use any pesticide bombs, foggers, sprays, dusts prior to heat treatment. Do not remove any thing from treatment area except for items placed in sealed garbage bags to be permanently removed. All Furniture and must be pulled away from walls 4 to 6 inches. 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. Unplug all electronics. 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. Permanently dispose of all trash and unwanted items before treatment. Improperly secured pictures may blow down should be taken down and laid flat. Vinyl or faux wood blinds have a low heat tolerance; they can be laid flat to avoid warping. 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, soda...
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                    Keeping Bed Bugs From Invading Your Business

    Keeping Bed Bugs From Invading Your Business

    Feb 1, 2016
    The population of bed bugs rise each year. They are finding their way into the news more frequently in lawsuits, injuries and property loss. Lack of knowledge of these tiny pests and their elimination is a major contributor to the increase in the bed bug population. Education is one of the most powerful tools that a business owner can have against bed bugs. Also, by educating tenants and guests of the dangers of bed bugs and how to detect and avoid them, proactive business owners can protect themselves from the dangers of a bed bug infestation. We have compiled some FAQ’s that will help you and your tenants get more familiar with these pests.What is a bed bug?Bed bugs are flat wingless insects that grow to about .2 inches long when full grown. 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 in color but after feeding, they swell slightly in size and darken to a blood-red color. How do bed bugs live?Bed bugs live...
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                    The Cost of Ineffective Bed Bug Elimination Methods

    The Cost of Ineffective Bed Bug Elimination Methods

    Jan 9, 2016
    Bed bugs cost businesses and individuals thousands of dollars each year. From failed attempts at DIY treatments to expensive lawsuits bed bug are stealing profits from business owners around the country. Court cases claiming “negligence” against hotel/motel owners and property managers are rising. These claims not only cost money in settlements but can damage the business reputation so severely that it can take months, or even years, to repair. It is more important than ever to have a bed bug notification, detection, and elimination plan in place. The number of bed bug related lawsuits are rising every year. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being awarded in “negligence” claims against businesses that don’t have a bed bug elimination system in place. In one of the more recent cases, $100,000 was awarded to a woman in a lawsuit against a Red Roof Inn (RRI), making it one of the highest settlements awarded to a single individual in a bed bug related case. The argument against RRI stated that the hotel know about the bed bug problem and did not resolve the issue or search the room before renting it out. The one night stay at the RRI resulted in many bites...
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