Best treatment strategy - if hypothetically $$ no object(10 posts)
Just out of curiousity, what is the 'best' treatment option (ie greatest success rate ) for a single family home? I understand it is difficult with all the factors involved...size, amount of clutter, etc. But if money were no object, what is the first line defense to treat BB?
paranoid BB freak - 23 minutes ago » But if money were no object, what is the first line defense to treat BB?
The first line of defence is avoidance and that's free because only you can do it.
Second line of defence is early detection which is best done ProActively and is also cost effective.
No if you are dealing with an infestation I personally would say the best approach is to use a professional who will asses and then decide what is appropriate based on the situation they find which could include; non chemical treatment, chemical based treatment, thermal or fumigation with Vikane but anyone who says one method is 100% better than the others does not appreciate the subtle nuances of bedbug control.
Bed Bugs Limited
blargg - 1 hour ago »
Funny!! I wanted to make a joke and put Boot A Pest in here but I was being a good boy.
lol .. thanks it made me laugh
It may be funny but its hardly a practical solution given the geographic spread of the issue an in particular the regional licensing of pest controllers in the US.
Your company would need a fleet of jets, helicopters and fast cars... but if money is no object... We don't need to concern ourselves with practicalities... "Fly in the Dream Team" should still be on the list of options.
Have Dog... Will Travel
I think that hiring the most experienced bed bug specialists that you can locate is sound advice... Each job site is unique... The "best treatment strategy" is a custom plan that utilizes the best methodologies that are suited for eradicating the bugs safely and successfully... Typically this is going to involve the synergistic use of different techniques and materials in a custom IPM plan.
Dogs, monitors, fumigants, chemicals, dusts, heaters, vacuums, education and behavior modification (prevention) are all elements of the ideal custom plan... The key ingredient is the human... more specifically the experience and knowledge base that is utilized to develop and execute the treatment plan.
Ok, along the lines of finding the most experienced bed bug PCO....how do you go about it? Especially if you don't have any recommendations from people, and you are starting from scratch? Do you call and interview people? Are individual / small business owners generally more experienced or knowlegeable than 'chains' like Orking, Terminex, etc ? Or vise-versa?
Just wondering, as you hear so many stories of bad PCO's (ie my landlord hired the cheapest he could find and they did squat).....how do you weed out the good ones so your money is well spent? Even if it is unlimited (and I could pay Killer Queen's salary for a year to fly him accross the county)...ha ha.
Meant Orkin, sorry for typo
You have identified the key issue and answered your own question already... You have to do your homework to know who you can trust... Ask for referrals from people that deal with the problem regularly... Research the available companies that have a good reputation.
Befriend some pest control professionals... (Buying us a drink usually works)... and ask them to list the companies that have a good reputation in your community... look for recommendations about a specific tech... the job will be limited by the skill of the tech that is actually performing the work.
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