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Is It Ever a Good Idea to Use Fire to Combat Bed Bugs? 2013-09-27T15:11:57+00:00

No.

What is your Bed Bug treatment warranty? 2015-01-08T16:33:20+00:00

We offer a 30-day limited warranty on most bed bug treatments. During the limited warranty period, if bed bugs are found to be present in the unit, Thrasher will treat the unit at no additional charge. For the limited warranty to remain in effect, the following provisions must be met by the Client: The Client agrees to continued monitoring and treatment. No new additional furniture (new or used) is brought into the unit. No luggage either owned by the Client or guests may be brought into the unit. No new occupants take up residence in the unit, including temporary guests. If the unit shares walls with other units, then surrounding units must be inspected for bed bugs prior to the beginning of the limited warranty period. Client must maintain the unit free from factors contributing to infestation included, but not limited to, factors listed in documentation provided by Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

How long will I be out of my house during bed bug fumigation? 2017-03-17T15:40:36+00:00

Plan on being out of your house for 2 nights and 3 days. Preparation for whole structure bed bug fumigation is the same as for termite fumigation.

Packing Check List – How to Leave the Bed Bugs Behind

Bring as few items as possible when leaving the residence for the fumigation. Remember, bed bugs hitchhiking in suitcases, back packs, boxes, clothing, bedding, and pet cages is a common way for these insects to be introduced into buildings. Bed Bugs have been found infesting small electronic devices such as alarm clocks.

Wash all fabric items that will be taken out of the residence in hot water and dry in high heat in dryer (140°F) before returning them to the fumigated residence. This includes clothing, blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, and pet bedding.

Do not use boxes, suitcases, back packs, gym bags, or any similar items from the infested residence to pack belongings. These items should remain in the residence to be fumigated. Pack belongings needed during the fumigation in light colored or clear plastic containers such as sweater boxes or new luggage not previously stored in the infested residence.

Do not place washed or packed items on furniture (beds, sofas, dressers, tables, etc.) or flooring (carpets or rugs) that may be infested with bed bugs. Immediately remove packed items from the infested residence or place them on a clean, hard surface (kitchen floor, bathroom floor, bath tub, shower, etc.) until they can be removed from the residence.

Mattresses completely enveloped in plastic covers that cannot be removed, such as infant mattresses, cannot be fumigated. These mattresses must be removed prior to fumigation. If there is any evidence that such a mattress is infested with bed bugs or the individual sleeping on the mattress has been bitten by bed bugs, it is advised that a new mattress be purchased.

Pet cages and pet bedding should be fumigated. Pet cages with any small gaps, seams, or hollow spaces that could harbor bed bugs should be left in the residence to be fumigated. Food in the cages should be removed prior to the fumigation. The pets should be transferred to new travel cages or housing known not to be infested with bed bugs. Pet bedding/blankets should not be removed from the residence before the fumigation unless they can be washed, dried, and packed as described above.