Bed Bug and Terminte Exterminators in Pittsburgh, PA

 
 
Bed Bug - Bed Bug Extermination in Pittsburgh, PA
 

Bed Bug Control

Bed bugs are a rapidly growing problem in many cities including Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Controlling and eliminating a bed bug problem can be extremely difficult for the average homeowner, landlord or institution to handle on their own. Doctor Dead Bug will respond the same day and offer 24 hour emergency service and put over 30 years of pest control knowledge and experience to work for you.
 

What are bed bugs?

Bed Bugs (cimex lectularius) are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of humans and animals. They are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range in size from 1 mm to 7 mm and can live for several months without blood meal.

What are the signs & symptoms of a bed bug infestation?

An easy way to identify a bed bug infestation is by the tell-tale bite marks on the face, neck, arms and hands while sleeping. These bite marks can take as long as 14 days to become visible.
Other signs may include:
 
  • Bed bug exoskeletons after molting
  • Bed bugs in the fold of mattresses
 
  • Rust colored spots on sheets, mattresses, furniture, or pillows
  • Sweet, musty odor
 

How does Doctor Dead-Bug eliminate bed bugs?

Step 1: Doctor Dead Bug will perform a free inspection to determine the size and scope of the problem.
Step 2: Extreme temperatures are effective for getting rid of bed bugs. At times, traditional spray-type pesticides may be effective. However, each situation is unique and therefore having an inspection is very important.
Physical bed bug treatments are not all equal; they vary in their safety, effectiveness, and ability to penetrate cracks and crevices.

Doctor Dead-Bug's Bed Bug Process

 
  • Free Inspection
  • Cryonite Freeze System
 
  • Steam Heat
  • Traditional Spray
 
  • Heat (113-140º) Thermal Remediation
  • Mattress covers and trapping system
 

 
Termite Infestation - Termite Control in Pittsburgh, PA
 

Termite Control

Termites are prevalent in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and throughout the Ohio River Valley. However, it is oftentimes difficult to detect an infestation because termites are subterranean. Most often, a termite problem is not detected until serious damage has already been done to your home.
 
Termites are often confused with ants, although ants live above ground where they are visible and don't feed on wood. Termites, on the other hand, feed on cellulose, which can be found in the fibers of wood, paper and cardboard.
When termites invade our homes, they are highly destructive and cause serious structural damage. This is why you need a trusted pest control provider with over 30 years of experience to conduct a home inspection as soon as possible as a preventive measure.

Swarming

When the temperature and conditions are just right, termites will exit their colonies and swarm as they prepare to mate. This activity usually occurs between the month of March and the second week of June, during daytime and often after it rains. Swarming only lasts a few minutes, but it usually results in the shedding of wings, which may be left around windows, door heaters, vents, sinks and bathtubs.

Mud Tubes

Since termites only live underground, they build mud tubes that lead to food sources. These tubes are approximately the diameter of a pencil and can be found inside or outside your home. They often disappear into doors and window frames.

Wood Damage

Because termites eat wood from the inside out, it is difficult to spot this pest problem until significant damage has already been done. Termites forage along the soft grain of wood, forming soil-packed paths and honeycombed patterns.

Doctor Dead-Bug's Termite Process

 
  • Liquid chemical barrier around perimeter
 
  • Bait system installation