Bed Bug Infestations and How to Get Rid of Them
Bed Bug Infestations Increasing in New York
Bed bug infestations have grown dramatically. Just five years ago, bed bugs on Long Island, New York City, Westchester or Rockland County were rare. Since then, bed bug infestations are up over 125%.
The National Pest Management Association’s bed bug study “Bugs without Borders” has been tracking the trend. In 2001, only 11% of pest control companies nationwide had responded to a bed bug call. By 2011, more than 99% had dealt with bed bug infestations. 84% say calls for bed bug treatment are increasing.
Bed Bug Problems: Contributing Factors
- 82% increased travel
- 66% lack of awareness and vigilance
- 57% changing pest control method
- 50% resistance to insecticides
Bed Bugs Move Beyond Beds to Infest Commercial Properties
Bed bug infestations are now common in places of business.
- 90% of pest control companies have treated bed bugs in apartments, condominiums and single-family homes
- 80% in hotels and motels—up 67% between 2010 and 2011
- 54% in college dorms—up from 35% a year ago
- 46% in nursing homes, up from 25%
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs
Getting rid of bed bugs by yourself is almost impossible. Unless you are using the right tools and know what you are doing, exterminating bed bugs is frustrating. Knockout Pest Control uses the latest technologies and knows how to combat resistance in bed bugs.
Here is a list of a few ways to treat bed bugs:
When You Have Bed Bugs You Need the Best
Bed bugs are a serious problem. Get the most qualified help you can find. Knockout Pest Control exceeds the New York licensing requirements with both QualityPro and Quality Pro Green ratings:
Knockout Pest Control Can Knock Out Your Bed Bug Infestation
If you find yourself facing down a bed bug infestation, we can knock them out and keep them down for the count. Our innovative, green treatments, like Cryonite®, and our deep knowledge and bed bug expertise puts them down for the count. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester, Rockland and Bergen Counties. Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 for fast, 24 hour service seven days a week. We don’t have the big red boxing glove in our logo for nothing!
We are your hot, cold, and effective bedbug solution!!
Knockout Heat treatment is your first line of defense against bed bugs .. With customer satisfaction as our number one goal, we offer fast, discrete, eco-friendly solutions to your bed bug problem. Our non-toxic heat applications can be applied to specific isolated areas.
This treatment method heats the infested space and surrounding walls to a temperature above 125 degrees Fahrenheit. This kills all bed bugs and their eggs during one single treatment. Our equipment is designed specifically to spread, control, and monitor heat and this gets it into hard to reach spaces inside your walls bedding, and furniture.
- Effective – Killing all stages of bed bug life, including the eggs.
- Efficient – Takes only one day and only one treatment is require.
- Prep- Minimum preparations required
Cryonite® Is the Environmentally Friendly Bed Bug Treatment to Kill Bed Bugs
Cryonite freezes bed bugs, nymphs, larvae and egg in seconds, without harsh chemicals. Cryonite is a pure dry ice snow that blankets surfaces and penetrates crevices with -110°F of killing power. It instantly freezes the liquid in bed bug bodies and their eggs—killing all other insects, too. The fatal freeze vapor permeates the seams of bedding, into cracks, even into light sockets, finding bed bugs where they hide and where they nest. Because it kills bed bugs across the entire lifecycle, this bed bug treatment takes out your infestation fast. Cryonite leaves no gummy, toxic residue, The CO2 snow evaporates with scarcely a trace within minutes. It won’t damage bedding or furniture. You can even eat off treated surfaces. Learn more about Cryonite treatment.
K9 Detection Services by Certified Bed Bug Detection Dogs
Our bed bug detection dogs can sniff out the presence of a bed bug from several feet away, wherever it may be hiding—whether in a mattress or behind a wall. The dog’s trained sense of smell detects the distinctive molecular signature left by adult or even nymph bed bugs down to 500 parts per trillion. Bed bug detection dogs can inspect your home in minutes, saving time and money, pinpointing an infestation and ensuring your home is bed bug free on following visits. Knowing exactly where bed bugs are hiding helps us apply the right bed bug treatment in the right place. Unlike other pest control companies, we use an independent company, so there is no financial incentive to “find” bed bugs that are not there. If you have the slightest suspicion you might have bed bugs, schedule an inspection before they can take hold. Learn more about our bed bug detection dogs.
We apply Insecticides thoroughly to furniture, beds, frames, seams, mattresses, box spring, baseboards, etc. Preparations is required.
Knockout is a proud member of the following trade organizations
Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries.
This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.
The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.
CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.
GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.
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