GOTHAM Pest Control will perform a detailed chemical application to all cracks and crevices in the home. This includes but is not limited to moldings, furniture, walls, wall fixtures, the ceiling, carpets, closets, shelves, and all furniture that was previously mentioned.
Depending on the initial sweep, our technicians might also need to dust certain areas by removing electrical wall plates, pull up carpet along the edges, and dusting pipe areas. This is determined by the inspector/technician at the time of the sweep.
After the first treatment, you are required to purchase mattress and box spring covers either on your own or through GOTHAM Pest Control. These covers will prevent any eggs that hatch from re-infesting your home. If you do not purchase mattress and box spring covers, you will NOT be given a guarantee of service after the initial treatment.
To learn more about Gotham’s Bed Bug Control Methods, please call GOTHAM Pest Control at 1 (877) 464-4684 or at 1 (201) 519-7262.
Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown, flattened, oval, and wingless with microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance. A common misconception is that they are not visible to the naked eye, but adults grow to about a ¼ inch long. Bed bugs, particularly like wood and fabric. They hide in cracks and crevices, narrow spaces, and voids in proximity to where humans sleep or rest, such as beds and bed frames, nightstands, dressers, desks, recliners, and sofas. Heavier infestations spread behind baseboards, in window and door casings, and other hiding places further from the bed, including items attached to walls and ceilings, pictures, electrical switch plates, smoke detectors, loose wallpaper, in the pleats of drapes, and the upholstery of furniture.
Bed Bugs can be tough to eliminate. Depending on the level of infestation, more than one treatment may be necessary. To maximize the effectiveness of a Bed Bug Treatment, it is important to prepare in advance. The following steps will guide you through the process.
1. Open any windows (weather permitting) to allow ventilation
2. Wipe down any surfaces such as counters, kitchen tables, and bedside tables.
3. All furniture should be vacuumed thoroughly.
4. All floors and along baseboards should be vacuumed thoroughly. This should be done every other day until your follow up treatment.
5. Cover your mattress and box spring with approved bed bug encasement covers.
6. Pull your bed away from the wall. A bed against a wall creates a perfect harborage site for bed bugs
Please note: It is not uncommon to be bitten following treatment. You need to allow the treatment time to work- at least 7-10 days. If all the above instructions were not followed, you would significantly reduce the chances of eliminating the bed bug problem.