Bed Bug and Pest Services
Cimex lectularius Linnaeus (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cimicidae)… sounds serious doesn’t it? And it is serious. In fact, the rapid, almost epidemic spread of the cimex lectularius is the subject of muc
national attention, EPA Task Forces, enactment of new local laws and ordinances and even more research and study into the problem. What is this fierce foe from the insect world that is garnering so much attention and causing such havoc in the lives of those infested? It’s ‘the bed bug’. A subject we have become quite an authority on in recent years.
We’ve attended industry conferences devoted to bed bugs, EPA Summits and pesticide conventions. We’ve read books and manuals and consulted with recognized expert entomologists. We’ve done our own research and testing. All in an effort to accrue the knowledge and data we needed to meld with our professional cleaning skills, in order to provide you with the superior level of safety and service you deserve when you’re battling this vampire like bug.
Understand that bed bugs are not the bane of the poor, the ill-kempt or the unenlightened. They are world class hitchhikers, and can travel into the most illustrious of home in a myriad of ways. On a suitcase that stayed in a five star hotel, was stored in the bag hold of a world class airline and delivered in the trunk of a rented limousine. They can come in from a truck delivering furniture, new mattresses or antiques or with a child’s belongings when they return home after college or camp. The list is endless and upscale. No one is immune to infestation.
Handling, treating and processing garments and households potentially infested with this nasty pest (that until recent years we all thought was virtually extinct) is no easy feat. It involves a peculiar understanding of both the bug and the drycleaning process. Our dual knowledge has led us to the development of exclusive isolation protocols; strict attention to encapsulation in handling; scrupulous adherence to temperature, cycle times and cleaning products. In fact, we have a whole host of measures to ensure the cimex lectularius that is plaguing your daily life are not only all dead, but that your possessions are safe from re-infestation when in our control and custody.
It is exacting work that requires precision and respect, and we are proud to say we have put together the foremost team in the nation to deal with this problem. If you are faced with the challenge of ridding your home or workplace of bed bugs, you know that you must turn to experts for help and advice.
When it comes to bed bugs there are specific areas of expertise for each professional you’ll need to consult with. Pest control management (PCM) people are expert in the use of pesticides on your hard surfaces (floors, walls, ceilings, doors, dressers, electronics, etc) and even in your walls. Your PCM should also be able to help with your de-cluttering strategies. Your dermatologist can help you address your body’s reaction to the bites.
And when it comes to your clothing, your bedding, your draperies, your rugs, your sofas and chairs – only a fabric care expert with a specialty in bed bugs can help you.
For more information or to schedule a pick-up, please call our specialist, Richard at 646.552.0813