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Nyx sniffs (snuffs out) bed bugs for good.

A Bed Bugs’ Stealth Attack on You.

Nyx, the Illinois Bed Bug Dog and his owner and mentor Cliff Duple of A.G.A.D. Pest Control (As Good As Dead) exterminators maintain a busy schedule. So do bed bugs. They’re darn near invisible. They hide in furniture and behind your walls. They move quickly through electrical conduit. They’re stubborn. When they get to your bed, they aren’t there to sleep. They’re there to eat. You. And prevent you from sleeping. Even the thought of them makes you itch. They’re presence is thousands of times worse. They’re difficult to eradicate.

Who Can Sniff / Snuff Out Your Bed Bugs for Good?

Once you realize you’ve got them, whether Nyx, the bed bug dog finds them with his near perfect accuracy, OR WORSE, the bed bugs find you, and they are 100% at making your life miserable, you need a reliable and economical way to eradicate these pests from your person, your home, office, hotel, apartment, school or other structure in your life. And you want to eradicate them for good. The temperature needs to rise nearly 40 degrees more than your body temperature to kill these bed bugs and their hatching larva. That requires the right equipment and the right time commitment to making sure the bed bugs are dead.

Illinois Bed Bug Dog…Your Faithful Companion

When Cliff and Nyx at A.G.A.D Pest Control. quote you a price to eradicate bed bugs, you’re getting the whole price for eliminating these pests from your life. After the eradication takes place, Nyx can even go in and make sure they’re gone. Nyx won’t eat until you can sleep. Now that’s comforting.

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Keeping bed bugs contained can prevent further exposure to bed bugs.

Bed Bugs, The Unwanted Travel Companion

I have a lot of people ask me “What can I do when I travel abroad or domestically to prevent bringing bed bugs back with me? Should I bring my luggage to a Laundromat first and wash it there? I’m a travelin’ man (or a traveling woman for that matter). The only souvenirs I want to bring home are the ones I choose to bring home. I don’t want to travel with, stay with or come home with bed bugs. Nobody does, except perhaps other bed bugs. How do I keep these free loading pests from becoming travel companions?

5 “Safe Practices” that Can Help

There are “best practices’ in your work place to employ. There are “safe practices” in travel guides. Bed bugs are opportunistic pests that you’ll encounter at hotels, in airports, even in rental cars. Actually anywhere where to the turnover of guests is frequent is a transfer area and breeding ground for bed bugs.

To eradicate bed bugs, you’ll need to:

  • Expose them to extreme heat; over 125 degrees. It’s a good practice to wash clothes and dry clothing at the highest heat settings before bringing them into your residence.
  • Pack the clothing in plastic bags to help limit exposure to your luggage. Your luggage will wind up sharing space with other luggage when you travel.
  • Use luggage encasements before arriving home to contain any pests.
  • Use cloth luggage to make it easier to place suitcases in an industrial size dryer on the highest heat setting in a Laundromat.
  • If you do experience them on your premises, call in a professional to perform a thorough bed bug inspection to prevent further infestation, it is truly worth the peace of mind knowing they are gone.

Extra Caution Can Pay Off

Travel is a key area of vulnerability in preventing an infestation of bed bugs. Taking a few extra steps can save you from having to battle bed bugs on your home front. Current trends show that you can encounter these pests no matter where you travel or how you get there; car, bus, train, or airplane. Both Nyx of Illinois Bed Bug Dog and Cliff of A.G.A.D. Pest Control believe bed bug prevention is possible by taking an extra precautions. Remember that bed bugs can and will travel with you anywhere if you aren’t being cautious. It’s a real bite. Literally.

Do you have some helpful tips you might share with everyone about measures you take to leave these pests behind? Please let us know.

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