Local Pest Control Company Receives Bed Bug Treatment Approval
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Dayton's Pest Control in Knoxville received approval for BedbugFREE
membership in the national network of pest management firms
committed to the guidelines, practices and treatment methods of
Bedbug Central, based in New Jersey, is an information resource
for professionals and consumers regarding bedbug products,
research, prevention and treatment methodology.
"Our staff completed a rigorous training process to become
approved as a BedbugFREE company, and we are well-versed in the
most effective treatment methods to eliminate bedbug infestation,"
said Dayton Hylton, owner of Dayton's Pest Control.
Hylton also offers tips for avoiding and controlling
They are reddish-brown in color, approximately the size of an
apple seed and feed on the blood of humans and animals. They prefer
areas such as bedding, mattresses and bed frames. They are mostly
active at night and can bite any exposed area of the skin which
causes red bumps and itching.
One misconception is that having bedbugs is a sign of unsanitary
or dirty environments. This assumption is false, for bedbugs are
simply insects that breed rapidly and can be easily picked up via
clothing, suitcases and other portable items, especially when
Before booking a hotel, check out customer reviews to see if
other travelers have reported bedbugs. Start with sites like
IgoUgo, TripAdvisor and Bedbug Registry. When you first enter a
hotel room, be careful about placing luggage away from the bed.
In the case of a home infestation, Dayton's advises bringing in
a professional that is well-educated in effective pest management
techniques to eliminate bedbug infestation instead of treating them
with an over-the-counter remedy.
Cleaning up clutter can reduce the number of places bedbugs can
hide and makes locating and treating them easier.
Frequently wash and heat-dry bed linens to reduce bedbug
populations. Bedbugs and their eggs can also hide in laundry
containers and hampers.
When getting rid of furniture that is harboring bedbugs, take
steps to destroy the item so that no one else gets them.
Thorough vacuuming helps reduce populations and the likelihood
of getting bitten. Carefully vacuum rugs, floors, under beds,
around bed legs, bed frames, all cracks/crevices around the room
and upholstered furniture. Change the vacuum bag after each use so
the bedbugs can't escape. Place the used bag in a tightly sealed
plastic bag and in an outside garbage bin.