Because of the rise in bed bug infestations highlighted in the news, many Americans are on the look-out for bed bugs wherever they go. When a person sees a bug they don’t know, especially if it is on their bed, many will misidentify it as a bed bug. People also have been known to wake with unexplained bites and jump to the conclusion that they have bed bugs, when in reality they just got bitten by a mosquito the night before and didn’t realize. Misidentifying other bugs as bed bugs can cost hundreds in unneeded treatments and inspections.
At AZEX Pest Solutions our K-9 Detection team is leading the fight against bed bugs. We have some of the most well trained K-9’s in the field and are proud to offer their services to all of our bed bug clients. AZEX is one of the few pest control businesses to offer in-house K-9 detection services in Arizona. With their speed and accuracy our K-9 Bed Bug Detection Unit is hard to beat.
How accurate are the AZEX dogs at detecting bed bugs?
Humans have been trying to eliminate bed bugs for 100’s of years. We have tried many different elimination methods, some of which have almost proven successful. But, over the years we have learned another lesson; bed bugs are extremely hardy and adaptable. Traditionally exterminators have used chemical treatments to kill the bugs. While this worked for many years, bed bugs have since developed a resistance to these chemicals and continued to thrive. With every new chemical substance that we introduce into our bed bug arsenal, not only do bed bugs evolve, we also damage the environment in the process. Here are some of the dangers that pesticides pose to our health and the health of our environment:
Bed bugs are at it again! There have been many bed bug stories in the news lately and in an effort to educate people about bed bugs, we have compiled a list of some of the biggest stories in bed bug news from around the world.
A mother of 4 was interviewed by local news earlier this year regarding a bed bug problem that has plagued the family since October 2012. Ineffective pest control efforts resulted in spreading the bugs around the public housing unit and required countless follow up treatments. The woman’s children were reportedly traumatized by the bug problem which ultimately encouraged the mother to search for legal help. After taking the housing authority to court, a settlement was reached. 
Have you ever had a question about an insect found in your home or yard? Ever see a bug and wonder what it is or if it is dangerous? The technicians at AZEX get 1000’s of questions every year about anything from ants to bed bugs. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions
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Last year for Bed Bug Awareness Week we talked about general bed bugs facts and tips to keep bed bugs from hitching a ride home with you. You can read that article here. This year we want to raise awareness about bed bugs by educating the public about ways to kill and detect bed bugs that actually work. So many people either don’t treat the problem or try dangerous DIY treatments because of lack of money or knowledge. By reading this article we hope to shed some light on just how easy bed bug elimination can be with the right exterminator.
For the people that find bed bugs in their home or business, panic is often the first reaction. Tiny bugs crawling on your skin and feeding off your blood isn’t the way anyone wants to wake up! While bed bugs are not known to spread diseases, their presence in your home can cause other medical issues and attempting to kill them can introduce dangerous chemicals and fumes into the air that can be dangerous to you, your family, and your pets.
The rise in bed bug lawsuits has been a widely discussed topic for Property Manager and Landlords in the past 10 years. As the number of court cases rise, the more of a concern a possible legal claim becomes. In the past, the majority of cases we have seen in court involve a guest or tenant suing a negligent business owner or property manager for failing to solve a bed bug related issue. But now, we have seen one of the first cases of a Landlord suing a tenant for failing to comply with extermination efforts for an extreme bed bug issue. Bed bugs cause damage to furniture, walls, carpeting and other areas in an infested home, so it makes sense that a proactive landlord would want to solve any bed bug sighting as soon as possible to avoid further damage. But when a tenant refuses service and doesn’t take any action to keep the bed bugs away, we can see cases like this one…
There are many methods and businesses that promise to kill bed bugs. Some methods require chemicals being dumped into your home, other require many hours of cleaning and discarding furniture to get rid of the pests. While all of these countess DIY options promise to kill bed bugs, the truth remains that these treatments are not very accurate. Many people are still left with a bed bug problem after many DIY applications and inexperienced chemical treatments that can even allow the infestation to grow and spread to other rooms. Do you really want to spend months and 100’s of dollars trying to get rid of bed bugs? There is a safe and easy way to kill bugs by hiring a professional bed bug exterminator that offers heat treatments. AZEX Pest Solutions offers the revolutionary and eco-friendly Steriheat treatment. By using a professional service you can get rid of the bugs in as little as one treatment.
Bed bugs inhabit every country on the planet, will feed on anyone, and can live in many climates. They usually hide during the day and come out at night to feed on our blood while we sleep. They cause sleepless nights, pain and itching (at the site of bites) and paranoia. Many people find themselves asking where did they come from? How did they get here? The history of bed bugs is long, dating back at least 3,000 years. People have used many ways to rid themselves of these unwanted pests, and even tried to find ways to use them to cure medical ailments.