Bed Bug Control

Bed Bug Control In Marshalltown, IA

Bed Bugs Mean Trouble For Your Marshalltown Home

We've all heard the phrase, "Don't let the bed bugs bite!" For many people, the secret to bed bug prevention is merely keeping a clean and tidy home; unfortunately, bed bugs do not care about how clean your home is. Instead, these tiny, hitchhiking pests migrate from place to place by catching a ride in luggage or on clothing. Once they make it indoors, these insects hide in soft furnishings such as beds, chairs, and sofas; then, at the first opportunity, they will feed undetected from people and pets while they sleep. While bed bugs aren't known for spreading bacteria or diseases, their bites leave itchy, red welts on our skin that may become infected when scratched excessively.

If you discover bug bites and wonder where they came from, you may be suffering from a bed bug infestation. This type of pest infestation is among the most difficult to treat, as what begins as localized activity can very quickly become a widespread infestation. When you suspect bed bugs may be biting in your home, it is time to take action. Fortunately, the professional team at Schendel Pest Control has the expertise needed to eliminate these problematic pests from your Marshalltown home. Our local, family owned and operated pest control company offers several treatment options to get rid of pests for good!

For effective bed bug control customized to your unique needs, contact Schendel Pest Control today!

Our Marshalltown, IA Bed Bug Treatment Options

Bed bugs are challenging pests to handle on your own; their small size and painless bites make it easy for them to go undetected for a long time while their numbers grow. Because they have such a high reproduction rate, it is essential to eliminate every egg, nymph, and adult bed bug to end the infestation effectively. Here at Schendel Pest Control, we have the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to treat any home or business for bed bugs.

Each service begins with an interior and exterior bed bug inspection. Our team will seek evidence of bed bug activity throughout your entire home, looking for common signs of bed bugs such as the following:

  • A strong, musty odor
  • Dark spots of bed bug excrement
  • Eggs and egg casings
  • Rusty, red stains on sheets and mattresses

Once we locate the source of the bed bug activity, we can begin treating your home. We offer two unique bed bug control methods depending on the scale of your infestation.

Preventing Bed Bug Infestations

While our Marshalltown, IA bed bug treatment options are effective at eliminating existing infestations, it's also important to take steps to prevent future infestations.

Here are some tips to help prevent bed bugs from entering your home:

  • Inspect secondhand furniture, clothing, and other items for signs of bed bugs before bringing them into your home.
  • Use protective covers on mattresses and box springs to prevent bed bugs from infesting these areas.
  • Reduce clutter in your home to minimize hiding spots for bed bugs.
  • Regularly vacuum and clean your home to eliminate potential bed bug hiding spots.
  • Be cautious when traveling and inspect hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs before unpacking.

By taking these preventative measures, you can reduce the risk of a bed bug infestation in your Marshalltown home and avoid the need for extensive treatment in the future.

Marshalltown's Local Resources for Bed Bug Control

Living in Marshalltown, IA, we understand the unique challenges our community faces when it comes to bed bug infestations. The local climate and frequent travel through our area can contribute to the spread of these pests. Fortunately, Marshalltown residents have access to several local resources and government entities that can provide additional support and information on pest control.

The City of Marshalltown offers valuable resources for homeowners dealing with pest issues, including bed bugs. The Marshall County Health Department can also provide guidance on how to handle infestations and maintain a healthy living environment. Additionally, the Housing and Community Development Department can offer advice on maintaining pest-free housing, especially for those living in multi-family units or rental properties.

One of the common pain points for Marshalltown residents is the difficulty in identifying and treating bed bug infestations early. Bed bugs are notorious for their ability to hide in small crevices and go unnoticed until the infestation becomes severe. This is why it's crucial to have a reliable pest control service like Schendel Pest Control, which understands the local environment and the specific challenges faced by our community.

At Schendel Pest Control, we are committed to helping our neighbors in Marshalltown by providing thorough inspections and effective treatment plans tailored to the needs of our local clients. We know the areas where bed bugs are most likely to hide and can offer practical advice on how to prevent future infestations. Whether you're dealing with a current bed bug problem or looking to safeguard your home, our team is here to help you every step of the way.

For personalized bed bug control solutions in Marshalltown, contact Schendel Pest Control today and let us help you reclaim your home from these unwelcome pests.

  • Heat Treatment

    Heat treatments are a non-chemical approach that penetrates wall cavities, mattresses, and other tough-to-reach areas where bed bugs may hide. To start, we will provide a list of preparation steps you need to take that include removing the following items from your home:

    • Alcohol products
    • Art supplies
    • Combustibles, such as lighters
    • House plants
    • Medicine
    • Smoke detectors
    • Vinyl items
    • Wax candles

    You should expect to be away from home for up to nine hours while we complete our treatment. Additional prep includes:

    • Removing, cleaning, and drying bedding.
    • Removing all objects from your walls.
    • Unplugging all electronics.

    By applying a high heat evenly throughout the structure, we can fully eliminate bed bugs at all stages of life, wherever they may be hiding. Our heat treatment is a one-time service backed by our bug-free guarantee. If bed bug activity persists after our service is complete, we will return at no extra cost.

    Please note that our Bed Bug Heat Treatment warranty is only good for 60 days.

  • Chemical Treatment

    Our chemical treatment requires you to be away from home for two to three hours. Please remove all bedding before we begin. We use a chemical product based on the chrysanthemum flower, providing a safe and effective treatment option. This method has seen great success but does require some patience; Because no chemical can penetrate the bed bug egg sack, we will plan to return for follow-up visits for two weeks, and additional visits may occur if needed. If you follow our instructions and proceed with scheduled return visits, you can expect your home to become bed bug-free!

Why Choose Schendel Pest Control?

Benefits of Working with Our Expert Team
  • Local Service

    As a company that's served Marshalltown and the surrounding areas for over 65 years, we've seen and treated every pest Iowa has to offer. You can trust our local expertise to solve your pest problems.

  • Experienced Professionals

    Schendel Pest Control has been serving Marshalltown since 1955. We combine our decades of experience with continuous training and education in order to provide the best pest control available.

  • Excellent Value
    Schendel Pest Control always has and always will make every effort to provide you with the best service at the best price. We know you work hard for your money, and we take your trust in us seriously.

Early Bed Bug Detection With TruDetx™

Part of the problem with bed bugs is identifying the problem in the first place. Confirming that you have a bed bug infestation and tracking it to its source can be challenging for a number of reasons, including the small size of the bugs themselves, their nocturnal tendencies, the tiny cracks and crevices they can squeeze themselves into, and the relatively minimal signs they leave behind even during an active infestation. 

That’s where TruDetx™ comes in. TruDetx™ is a revolutionary detection device for potential infestations that is run prior to bed bug treatments in order to detect the presence of an infestation. TruDetx™ is the most accurate bed bug detection system on the market, helping pest management professionals detect bed bug infestations at any stage, even low-level infestations that have only just started, in order to track them to their source and completely eliminate them. TruDetx™ is the first bed bug detection system of its kind, utilizing lateral flow strip technology to detect bed bugs by picking up on the antigens they leave behind as they crawl across affected areas. 

TruDetx™ detection devices boast:

  • Enhanced bed bug detection, able to detect even low-level infestations with over 90% accuracy
  • Easy application with detailed instructions for use
  • Rapid results within five minutes of testing

Detection is always the first step in effective pest management, and when it comes to early bed bug detection, no one does it better than TruDetx™. If you’re worried about bed bugs, give us a call today and find out more about how the TruDetx™ system can confirm whether or not you have a bed bug problem and get you moving toward a solution faster than ever before.

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Why Do I Have A Problem With Bed Bugs?

There are many ways bed bugs can get into your home. These pests are skilled hitchhikers, grabbing onto you or your belongings while you are out in public spaces. Some of the most well-known methods for preventing bed bugs from entering your home include the following:

  • Avoid bringing used furniture into your house.
  • Don't store items under your bed.
  • Remove clutter from the floor.
  • Store items in plastic containers when traveling.
  • Use bed bug-proof encasements.
  • Wash all clothes on the highest heat setting they can handle when returning from a trip and clean your luggage.

Keeping Bed Bugs From Biting

Of course, the most effective way to control bed bugs is by consulting with a professional. When you reach out to Schendel Pest Control, you will receive the highest standards of professional pest control in Marshalltown, backed by over 50 years of experience serving our communities. For the common sense approach to pest control, contact Schendel Pest Control today!

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