Baltimore is a major city in Maryland with a long history as an important seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," sits at the mouth of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Today, this harbor area offers shops, upscale crab shacks and attractions like the Civil War–era warship the USS Constellation and the National Aquarium, showcasing thousands of marine creatures. Wikipedia.
Area: 3 sq miles
Look for the latest updates on bed bug incidents in hotels and apartments in Baltimore MD at www.bedbugreports.com.
The big pest control company Orkin released 2017 list of "Top 50 Bed Bug Cities" on Tuesday, and, sadly, Baltimore came in at number 1. Baltimore was ranked at the top of the list for the second year in a row. In 2017 Washington, D.C. came in second, followed by Chicago and New York city.
How Does a Home Become Infested with Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs 'hitchhike' and people often unknowingly carry bed bugs into homes in infested luggage and bags, furniture, mattresses and boxsprings, bedding or clothing. They can also travel between houses and apartments through cracks and openings in or around doors, windows, walls, and floors.
Low Cost Heat Treatment (Thermal Remediation) for Bedbugs in Baltimore City, MD
Why Heat Treatment?
What makes our approach to bed bug control different? We use Heat Treatment. Chemicals, powders, freezing, etc. only work if the bed bugs are directly contacted. That's why most other methods fail. It is virtually impossible to find every single bed bug, not to mention - every single egg. Most chemicals won't kill eggs even if they are contacted. Back before I used heat treatment it would take me up to 3 retreats to get rid of all the bed bugs and these treatments would be spaced out over a month or more.
That's up to a month and a half before my customers could get relief. Even with my steam heater I was not getting a lot of success. The steam could only kill the eggs I could find them and many times the pressure from the steamer would send the bed bugs flying to the other side of the room where they would just walk away.
That's why I am now offering heat treatment. I was getting sick and tired of spending 4 and 5 hours doing chemical treatments only to get a call back from an angry customer. Heat treatment works because the heat penetrates everywhere. Chemicals, powders, freezing, etc. only work when you actually contact the bed bugs and most do NOTHING about the eggs.
It is impossible to find every egg and every bed bug, which is why all other treatment types fail miserably and why it takes so many retreats to even begin to get control. At 125°F all stages of bed bugs and their eggs die in under a minute. I usually achieve 100% eradication in the first heat treatment. Don't take it from me. Just Google bed bug heat treatment and see for yourself. More information on Bed Bug Control.