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Bed Bug Control Program

bed-bug-life-cycleRoyal’s Integrated Pest Management Approach for Controlling Bed Bugs

Royal Pest Management’s policy for bed bug control is defined in 4 separate sections:

1. Inspection
2. Customer Education and Preparation
3. Treatment (Heat and Conventional)
4. Follow Up

Most bed bug jobs are different and present unique challenges specific to their individual locations and type of structure.
However, Royal has created a Bed Bug Control Program that we have found to be a highly effective process to treat for bed bugs.

ALL of our Pest Professionals follow these protocols:

1.  Inspection 

A thorough inspection is critical to determine how widespread the infestation is and the best way to manage bed bugs. At Royal, we prefer to conduct our inspection before any cleaning or rearranging has occurred. This gives our technician a sense of the full extent of the problem and prevents the disturbance and spread of bed bugs before treatment.bedbug-fliers

Inspection for bed bugs starts in the place where people sleep, and moves out from there to other parts of the room. Adult bed bugs can hide in any spaces as thin as a piece of paper. Young bed bugs are even smaller. When conducting an inspection, our technicians move carefully to avoid disturbing hiding bugs, so they don’t scatter. In a low infestation, the bed bugs will be concentrated close to sleeping areas. Items away from the sleeping area will be at a low risk of infestation.  We will prioritize the risk of infestation from high to low to concentrate inspection and treatment to the most infested areas.

2. Customer Education and Preparation 

Controlling bed bugs involves the cooperation of the occupant to guarantee an effective treatment and to prevent their return. Your Royal Pest Professional will make sure you have a preparation list for the recommended treatment, copy of your contract with a clear description of your service, date of service, and educational material to distribute to other occupants.

To ensure an effective bed bug treatment, it is important 
that you prepare your home correctly for the recommended method: Heat or Conventional!

3. Service 

At the service, the Royal Technician will have a copy of the inspectors checklist with all of the required information filled out.  Technician will treat all areas noted on the checklist and any other areas noted on the inspector’s observations. This will ensure that no noted infested areas are missed.

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Heat will be the primary treatment in the majority of cases. The use of chemicals will be limited to the specifications and restrictions on the pesticide labels and includes: all synthetic pyrethroids, natural pyrethrum, and all organic materials.   All must have bed bugs on the label. Once treatment is completed, he will review all findings with the customer and schedule a follow up treatment/inspection 
no less than 10 days and no longer than 14 days from the date of service.

4. Follow up 

Your Royal Technician will return on the scheduled date and, using the original inspection and treatment checklist, he will re-inspect all areas treated. If bed bug activity is noted in these areas or new locations are identified, the technician may spot-treat if practical or schedule a follow up treatment.

An additional inspection will be scheduled no more than  14 days from the first follow-up inspection. At this time, a bed bug monitor will be used to determine what, if any, additional treatments need to be done.  A follow-up visit will be scheduled to check this monitor 48 hours after placement.
This process will continue until it is determined that the environment no longer has a bed bug problem.

The Royal Bed Bug Control Program is a culmination of over 35 years of our fumigation and pest control experience, expertise and attention to detail. Every step of this process is followed diligently to ensure you that the treatment will be successful.

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