Professional Bedbug Treatment Services in Central Kentucky

MOST COMMON PLACES TO ACQUIRE BEDUGS:

Bedbugs are usually brought into your residence by your other houseguests bringing them in on you/their clothing, your/their luggage, and/or belongings.

Customers should NEVER aquire used furnishings, especially mattresses, boxsprings,  beds, couches, chairs or any other USED belongings. NEVER pick up or bring curbside items into your home.  ALL  secondhand items should be THOROUGHLY  examined closely before bringing into your home.

Customers traveling and staying in hotels, motels and condos may also pick up bedbug eggs, and or adult bedbugs on your clothing, luggage, and/or belongings.

EVIDENCE THAT YOU MAY HAVE BEDBUGS:

BITES:

Because bedbugs feed during the night on humans, most customers will start to notice bites on their bodies early in the mornings after waking.

Some customers also notice bites when sitting on upholstered furniture for extended period of time.

LIVE BEDBUGS,CASINGS, EGGS:

The most common places to find bed bugs include:

Along mattress seams, tufts, folds, boxsprings, headboards, bedrails.

Along cracks in wood, along baseboards, along and under  the edge of wall-to-wall carpet, cracks in wood molding, corners of ceilings, in and around cracks of crown molding.

Behind wall-mounts, picture frames, light switch plates and outlets, under loose wallpaper.

Amongst clothing stored in closets,dressers, nightstands and other pieces of bedroom furniture.

Inside clocks, phones, televisions, electronics, light fixtures, and smoke detectors.

Evidence of the presence of bedbugs would also include, blood staining, and black fecal matter from the live bedbugs along all of the above mentioned areas

BEDBUG INSPECTION:

When performing a bedbug inspection for customers, Premier will need to get access to as many of the areas where live bedbugs would be present in your residence.

****SEE ATTACHED BEDBUG INFESTATION SERVICE & INSPECTION REPORT***

Upon completion of the bedbug inspection, the technician will give you a copy of the BEDBUG INSPECTION REPORT, listing all specific instructions that you will need to perform prior to the bedbug treatments.

Customers will then have the option to have CHEMICAL or HEAT TREATMENTS performed on their residence. 

BEDBUG TREATMENT OPTIONS:

CHEMICAL TREATMENTS:

Customers that choose to do chemical treatments will need to complete a list of bedbug chemical treatment preparations BEFORE the first treatment can begin.

***SEE BEDBUG TREATMENT PREPARATIONS CHECKLIST***

Any items that were recommended to be discarded by the technician such as mattresses, boxsprings, couches, or upholstered items will need to be discarded BEFORE treatments.

Our technicians will NOT treat any sleeping surfaces of mattresses.

Our technicians will NOT treat any sitting areas of couches, recliners, or upholstered furniture.

Our technicians will treat all cracks, crevices, flooring, interior of dressers, nightstands only with a liquid chemical of the entire residence.

Our technicians will use a pyrethrum-based chemical, "flushing agent" into crevices to help reveal where bugs may be hiding.

Our technicians will treat all outlets and light switch plates with a chemical dust.

 A thorough treatment of your residence may take up to several hours depending on the severity and square footage of the residence.

Customers and pets are not allowed to return to the residence for a minimum of 4 hours after chemical treatments.

Chemical treatments must be done every 7-10 days until technician has reported no visual evidence of bedbugs in the residence.

Customers will need to schedule their next appointment weekly.

Failure to treat the residence weekly could cause the eradication process to take much longer.

Most residences will require 3-8 chemical treatments before the residence is cleared.

PROS OF CHEMICAL TREATMENTS:

Price of chemical treatments are much less than heat treatments

Vacant homes or residences require little preparation

CONS OF CHEMICAL TREATMENTS:

Preparations are very extensive and may take customers 3-5 days to complete before treatments can begin.

Customers may also have to discard mattresses, furnishings, and other belongings.

Customers must stay out of their residence for minimum of 4 hours after treatments.

Length of treatments may last 3-6 weeks depending on severity of infestations.

HEAT TREATMENTS:

Customers who would like the option to keep all mattresses, boxsprings, couches, chairs, and other upholstered furniture would benefit greatly from the heat treatment option.

Customers that choose to do heat treatments will need to complete a list of bedbug heat treatment preparations BEFORE the first treatment can begin.

******SEE ATTACHED HEAT TREATMENT PREPARATIONS CHECKLIST*****

Once the heat treatment is completed, customers will need to purchase EPA approved BEDBUG MATTRESS AND BOXSPRING ENCASEMENTS to place on all of their mattresses.

One final inspection and chemical treatment will be performed in the residence 7-10 days after the heat treatment.

Customers and pets are not allowed to return to the residence for a minimum of 4 hours after chemical treatments.

Customers will need to schedule their next appointment immediately upon completion of the heat treatment.

Most residences will be completely cleared of infestations after the final chemical treatment.

PROS OF HEAT TREATMENTS:

Preparations are not as extensive or time-consuming as chemical treatments.

Customers are able to keep all of their mattresses, furniture, and belongings in their residence.

Treatment is done in one day, customers may return home that evening.

Customers only have to leave home for one chemical treatment not several.

CONS OF HEAT TREATMENTS:

Price of heat treatments are much more than chemical treatments.