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Busting Myths: DIY Bed Bug Home Remedies

Myth Busting

Bed bugs have been a burden to homeowners and business owners alike throughout the U.S for 100’s of years.  These blood sucking insects are enough to drive people mad and cause many rumors and myths.  AZEX Pest Solutions is here to debunk some of these myths and educate the public with information regarding the blood sucking insects.

 Baking Soda

The method around this popular DIY bed bug treatment is to sprinkle baking soda around the bed bug infested areas.  After a few days you should vacuum the baking soda up and repeat the process until all the bed bugs are dead.  The baking soda is believed to absorb into the surface fluids on the outer layer of the bed bug’s shell and cause them to become dehydrated.

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Bed Bugs Are Hurting Your Health

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Finding out you have a bed bug problem is bad enough, but when those same bed bugs start hurting you and your family’s health the problem quickly turns dangerous.  It has been proven that bed bugs cannot transmit blood borne illnesses, which leads many to believe that their bites are harmless.  Unfortunately, this is not the case for all families.  Bed bug infestations cause a variety of health issues, not to mention the risks that are associated with their extermination.  Many extermination methods leave harmful chemicals behind which can cause serious health issues.

 

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How to Stay Bed Bug Free in Your New Home or Apartment

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Are you planning to move this year?  Are you buying a new home or moving into a new rental or apartment?  These times can be very stressful, especially if you unintentionally walk into a bed bug infestation!  AZEX Pest Solutions is here to help you keep your moving experience bug free by offering K-9 inspections and heat treatments.

6 tips to make sure that you stay bed bug free throughout your move:

  1. Schedule a K-9 inspection before you purchase a home or sign a lease agreement.  A pre-inspection will tell you if bed bugs are hiding in the walls, under carpets or in cracks and crevices in the walls where it is difficult to see.  If bed bugs are detected during the inspection, a heat treatment can be applied to eliminate the bugs.
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Misidentifying Bed Bugs Is a Common Problem

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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.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bed Bug K-9’s

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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?

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The Dangers of Traditional Chemical Bed Bug Treatments

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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:

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The Ultimate Pest Q & A

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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

What makes homes attractive to pests?

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A Treatment For Bed Bugs That’s Actually Good For Your Health

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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.

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Safe Heat Treatments

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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.

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The History of Bed Bug Elimination

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IMG_4975Bed 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.

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