Hill Country Pest Control Inc. is leading the State of Texas in bed bug Control. Our experienced staff has the knowledge and expertise in all areas of bed bug control. We are the first and only company in the state of Texas that is using a canine team to help in the fight against bed bugs. Whether you are looking to get confirmation of an existing infestation, or if you are wanting a prevention program set up at your establishment, Hill Country Pest Control Inc. has programs that are right for you.
The company has been monitoring bed bug developments in areas along the East Coast since 2006. Hill Country Pest Control Inc. started the Texas Bed Bug Association in 2009 to help educate Texans on the threat of these elusive insects. One of the big questions that we need to address here in Texas is,” who is responsible when a tenant gets bed bugs?” Legislation at this time doesn’t setforth any guidelines. Other states have established protocol on this matter that helps to immediately start the control process. Right now Texans are experiencing delays in the control of bed bugs in establishments because of this question. Delays in a treatment program can cause further spread of bed bugs, as well as, a continual affect that bed bugs may have on the individual experiencing the problem. Texas has become, according to the latest census, ranked the seven worst state in recorded cases of bed bugs. For this reason it is important to start looking for answers to this and the many other questions that are presented by the bed bug epedemic.
What is a bed bug? A bed bug is a small parasitic insect that live strictly by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm blooded animals. The name is derived from the insects inhabiting the bed of a sleeping person. Don’t be fooled, bed bugs can be found in all areas of the structure which include under carpet, wall voids, couches, night stands, computers, closets, etc. Bed bugs, though not strictly nocturnal, are mainly active at night and are capable of feeding unnoticed on their hosts.
Bed bugs were largely eradicated as pests in the United States in the early 1940’s. DDT was a product that was used in the 1930’s and 1940’s to help eradicate the bed bug population. Bed bugs have been resurgent over the past decade to near epidemic preportions.