Bed Bug Control & Extermination in Dallas, Texas and the Surrounding Areas
Since bed bugs became a problem in the Dallas Texas area we have taken bed bug control very seriously and have hundreds of satisfied customers to prove it. We only use the latest science and technology and test new and innovative products as they come to the industry, so we can help protect your home with the most effective plan. Bed bugs can infest offices, stores, hotels, airplanes, movie theaters, schools, gyms…anywhere! When you travel they can hide in your luggage and personal belongings to hitch a ride back to your home, condo, or apartment. Once indoors, they can be extremely difficult to control without the help of a licensed experienced and certified bed bug specialist.
Bed bugs can be easily confused with other insects, so proper identification is important. Bed bugs are visible to the human eye and adult bugs are about the size of an apple seed. There are picture-guides linked below to bedbugs in our pest library . If you need assistance, consider contacting Markle for help identifying a possible bed bug problem. Bed bugs can be very difficult to control for even trained professionals. If you rent your home or live in a multi-family building, consider talking with neighbors and landlords about making a coordinated effort to treat the problem. Bed bugs are easily capable of moving through cracks and crevices of walls from one room to the next even if they cannot hitch a ride on someone or something.
|Always read and follow label directions for any pesticide product, and make sure the pesticide is intended for treating bed bugs. The EPA has a bed bug product search tool you can use to identify pesticides registered for use against bed bugs in various locations. You can also visit the EPA’s Bedbug information site. Click Here|
|Do not use more of a pesticide than the label directions say to use, it could make the problem worse by causing bed bugs to disperse. It could also cause health effects.|
|Avoid daily spot treatments for bed bugs. It can cause the pesticide-resistant population to grow, making elimination of the bed bugs more difficult.|
|Bed Bug bombs” or total release foggers are not effective against bed bugs according to the National Center for Healthy Housing. The pesticide droplets generated by foggers typically do not penetrate the hiding spaces used by bed bugs.|
|Infested items that cannot be treated with pesticides (bedding, clothing, electronic items) can be treated with heat or cold to kill the bed bugs. See the resources below for the specific methods, including the temperatures known to be effective.|
|If you discard infested items, clearly mark them to prevent others from taking bed bugs home. Consider drawing a picture of a bug, which can be understood by people who speak different languages.|
|Many experts recommend an IPM approach, which stands for Integrated Pest Management. This approach emphasizes monitoring and prevention coupled with non-chemical treatments and utilizes pesticides only as a last resort when other options have failed, we use and approved IPM approach.|
|Remember that bed bugs are stow-a-ways that hitchhike from one location to the next, so inspect any second-hand furniture or travel bags before bringing them into your home to make sure you are not also bringing in bed bugs. The resources below discuss how to inspect items for bed bugs.|
Bed bugs can multiply quickly, so early detection is critical to help prevent an even larger infestation. We have a 3 prong approach to tackle most bed bug infestations!
Bed bugs are sneaky and hard to find, Markle is trained to pinpoint evidence if they are around. On the first visit, we will examine your entire home including the bed, furniture, rugs, and linens. Conduct an inspection of target areas, and if required, use tools to check cracks and crevices. We usually start in the bedroom and work our way through your home, concentrating on the furniture and the areas immediately surrounding the furniture. We will look for signs of bed bugs including:
|Live or dead bed bugs|
|Skins cast off during the molting process|
|Small spots of reddish-black fecal material|
|Tiny cream-colored eggs usually found in dark crevices|
Upon completion of the inspection and an assessment of the situation, Markle will recommend the best course of action. If the inspection confirms an infestation, Markle will recommend a treatment plan based on the severity of the infestation and your preferences. We will use only the best products and a certified trained bed bug technician to address the causes and treat your bed bug problem in the best way for your family, pets, and the environment. Our implementation methods target all stages of the bed bug life cycle preventing them from continuing to infests your home.
Bed bugs are excellent at hiding. Professional treatments can take two to four applications over four to eight weeks depending on the severity of the infestation. It’s crucial and determine where the bed bugs came from. If you have family or friends bringing in bed bugs there is a very high likelihood they will bring back more when they come back to visit again. Our treatments can not prevent you from getting bed bugs only get rid of the ones that are present at the time of treatment. Eliminating the source of the problem is the key to a bed bug free environment. We use a variety of methods including heat, physical barriers and insecticidal products. Markle Termite & Pest Control will eliminate your problem by using professional products, techniques and thorough treatments. Markle includes extensive follow up and record keeping because bed bug control is a lengthy process and many require multiple visits to ensure that the bed bugs do not reappear.
For more than 40 years we have proudly delivered safe and effective bed bug control and treatment to the residents of Dallas, Texas and the surrounding Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex areas with a 100% Peace Of Mind Guarantee.
When you want a common sense approach to bed bug control that’s safe for you, your family and the environment, Give us a call at 972-279-1448 or fill in the Request For Service on the right.