Bed Bug Detection-Azex Pest Solutions Launches Canine Program

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( 11, 2013) Phoenix, AZ — According to statistics released by the National Pest Management Association, bed bugs are a much larger problem in urban and suburban areas of the state, due to the larger populations of people living close together and the bed bugs’ tendency to travel on people and on their belongings. According to the information compiled from the survey, 52% of pest control companies say they’ve treated bed bug occurrences in rural areas compared to 71% in urban and 80% in suburban areas.

According to Ron Ketner, spokesperson for AZEX Pest Solutions in Phoenix, these numbers ring true in Arizona. Says Ketner, “Bed bugs have reached epidemic proportion throughout North America, and Arizona is no exception. These small pests are most active in the early morning hours when humans are normally in their deepest sleep, with a blood meal usually lasting around 10-15 minutes. The problem is, most people think, understandably, bed bugs are only found in beds and mattresses. This couldn’t be further from the truth. They hide in cracks and crevices of a structure, inside wall cavities, on walls and ceilings, under carpeting, in other upholstered furniture, even in electric outlets and within electronics. Mattresses are closest to their meals, so they are often found there.”

In the past, says Ketner, many pest control companies have used harsh chemicals to treat the bedbug infestations appearing in commercial dwellings such as hotels and motels as well as homes. “The harsh chemicals have never been the best answer.” Says Kethner. “They’re unfriendly to the environment and take too long to work. Instead, a much better way to treat the bugs is with bed bug heat treatment. It is a non-chemical process without multiple chemical applications; it is safer and requires substantially less precautions. This means, you can resume productivity in a more timely matter. With the quick treatment times, about 6-8 hours, from set up to tear down, your routine is not upset nearly as much. Additionally, the heat treatment removes moisture in zones or structures, which is conducive to infestation and enhances the bedbug life-cycle, improving indoor air quality.”

Ketner continues, explaining the process. “The process involves heating each room to 140-160 degrees Fahrenheit. Remember, anything hotter than this will cause damage to your home. This level of heat kills the entire life cycle of bed bugs (from eggs to adults) and holding lethal temperatures for 4 hours kills and eliminates, common mold spores, allergens that trigger asthma, and oxidizes odors.” Ketner also advices customers to make sure the company they use for bed bug inspections and treatment has a guarantee on their services, as well as the knowledge and years of experience, guaranteeing they will know how to kill bed bugs with heat.

About AZEX Pest Solutions:

 AZEX Pest Solutions is an environmentally friendly pest control company located in Phoenix and Prescott, AZ. They offer solutions for ants, termites, bedbugs and cockroaches, as well as many other household and business location pests. The company offers free inspections, WDIIR reports, treatments, pre-treatments, and yearly pest elimination plans. AZEX Pest Solutions specializes in identifying all species of insects and discerning the most effective methods for eliminating them, with virtually odor free products at reasonable prices.


Media Contact: Ron Ketner

AZEX Pest Solutions

3218 E. Bell Rd. #328

Phoenix, AZ 85032

Telephone: 877-445-2847