Since 2006, New York City residents have begun to panic regarding reports of bed bug infestations in homes, hotels, motels, and even businesses. Bed bugs seem to be spreading throughout the city. These tiny, nocturnal insects feed on the blood of human beings. Bed bugs are a nightmare come to life.


While the presence of bed bugs was almost completely eliminated in the United States after World War II, an alarming number of bed bug infestations have been recently reported. There are many suggested reasons for this recent outbreak, but regardless of the cause, residents are in need of drastic bed bug control NYC tactics.


Assured Environments is one bed bug control company in NYC. Assured Environments recommends the following for controlling bed bug infestations in your home or business:


First, prevention is always the best type of medicine. You can prevent a bed bug infestation by keeping your house or business clean. Mopping floors, dusting baseboards and corners, vacuuming carpets and area rugs, cleaning bedding and clothing regularly, and other common maintenance tasks can reduce the likelihood of a bedbug infestation. It is also recommended to avoid sitting on public benches or subway seats and avoiding used or borrowed clothing.


If the precautionary methods don’t work and you spot bedbugs in your home or bedbug bites on your skin, it isn’t time to panic. There are a variety of bedbug control methods that can eliminate your infestation. Assured Environments offers K-9 detection services: dogs that have been trained to identify areas in the home where bedbugs are lurking. Once the location of your infestation is identified, the pest control company can begin taking steps to eliminate bedbugs.


Heat is a common method of bedbug extermination. Dry heat destroys both adult bedbugs and bedbug eggs. However, heat treatments do not have any lasting effect on a home or business. There are pesticides that can be used for bed bug control NYC, and environmentally-conscious consumers can even select green pesticides from Assured Environments.


For tough infestations that have shown resistance to heat treatments, general cleaning methods and natural pesticides, chemical treatments may be required. Many pesticide companies, however, recommend chemicals as a last resort because their toxicity may remain on the premises for up to seven days. If, however, consumers have tried all other forms of bed bug control, chemical poisons may help to eradicate the bedbug infestation once and for all.