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What to do when you have bed bugs in your apartment

I think I might have bed bugs. What should I do?

Step 1

Stay calm.
Do not throw away mattresses and clothes.
Do not spray chemicals around your home, children, and pets.

Step 2

Live in an apartment? Call your landlord or property manager first.
If your landlord does not have a pest control company under contract, have them contact Debug directly.

Step 3

Debug will send a technician to your home.
The technician will perform a visual inspection for bed bugs and provide you (or your landlord) with a free estimate.
Treatment can begin as soon as the next day.
ALMOST NO PREP WORK IS REQUIRED BY YOU FOR OUR BED BUG TREATMENT.

Step 4

Debug will utilize the following bed bug control treatment methods to eliminate the bedbug infestation from your home:

  • Debug will encase all mattresses and box springs.
  • Debug will steam two feet around the affected area to ensure elimination, if necessary.
  • Debug will apply environmentally conscious pesticides:  dust treatment to eliminate bed bugs behind beds and switch plates, and a liquid treatment to the baseboards to eradicate any bed bugs hiding there.

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Bonus Blog Article

How to keep ants away from your home in Eastern CT (and beyond)

The best way of getting rid of ants is to use an Integrated Pest Management program to identify the source and use low-risk effective methods to effectively neutralize the pests.

Ants can be more than just a nuisance. Odorous ants contaminate food and carpenter ants build nests by tunneling through wood — damaging wall framing and other wood materials of your house, located in Eastern Connecticut.

Avoid creating a haven for ants. Ants look for food, water, and shelter. Try to minimize their access to each.

These indoor tips will not only make your home less welcoming to ants, but also to cockroaches, rodents, and other pests:

  • Don’t leave crumbs or spills; clean those tempting food items up—before an ant decides to do it for you.
  • Wipe off those sticky syrup and honey bottles — better yet, stick them in the fridge. A little bit of goo for you, is a smorgasbord for a tiny ant.
  • Wrap up sticky or stinky trash — and if possible keep in a sealed waste bin until trash day. The best way to get rid of your old vegetables, fruit scraps, and coffee grounds? Put them in your compost bin, away from your house. You’ll be creating great compost while keeping pest enticements away from your living space.

These outdoor tips will reduce an insect’s water source along with eliminating easy entrances.

  • Remove water sources such as drips or leaks. (Not only to reduce pests such as ants and termites, but to prevent mold and other house damage.) 
  • Trim back trees and bushes from your home to reduce access. Once again, this not only makes it more difficult for insects to get inside, but it will help reduce other nuisance animals such as squirrels and mice from visiting your attic space.
  • Repair window screens and fix up gaps along the screen edges.
  • Caulk cracks around windows or doors. Save on heating and cooling bills while keeping ants out!
  • Repair masonry cracks. Having the job done right may cost you less time and money than you expect with an experienced mason.

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