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Bed Bugs in Townhomes

April 11th, 2011 by Rove Pest Control in Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs in Townhomes
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Top view of the caught specimen from inspection.
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Top view of the caught specimen from inspection.
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During the 118 degree range, bed bugs & ants were coming out of the floorboards and dying within inches of the wall. One spider managed to make it 13 inches before curling up dead.
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The entry door and closet area was the one of the last parts to reach lethal temperatures. The cool linoleum, the cold conductive door, and the vents required dual heaters to catch up to the rest of the house.
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Built in temp controls help ensure temperatures do not exceed safety limits.
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We spread out all of the small items and clutter and used high heat fans to make sure stray bed bugs could not find protection from the temperatures anywhere.
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Our distribution box allows us to supply the high levels of energy needed to run all of the heaters and fans off of our generator.
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Some levels of clutter provide additional challenges to air movement and equal heat distribution. We sealed off the window providing power cable access with reflective insulation.
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Sensors are placed in areas where airflow is restricted to make sure the right temperatures are reached even under clothes and under beds.
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Dresser drawers are emptied and left open so the whole unit can be heated sufficiently.