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Could Bed Bug Eradication Be a Fit for You?

The Bed Bug Problem Is Accelerating at an Alarming Rate

Bed bugs are attacking homes, apartments, dorms, hotels, stores, theaters, airplanes, and virtually every other venue where people congregate. This growing problem is here to stay and has many experts worried. According to Michael Potter, professor of entomology at the University of Kentucky, “This is going to be one of the most serious pest issues of our generation.”

Bed Bugs Have Become Increasingly Resistant to Chemicals

Thus, many eradication efforts require multiple treatments and ultimately prove fruitless. Heat has been repeatedly proven to kill bed bugs and their eggs in all developmental stages, and Phoenix Electric Heat Systems are a quick and effective way to safely eradicate these pests.

In 2018, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released the findings of its Bugs Without Borders research, which surveys pest control professionals on the prevalence of bed bugs here in the U.S. The survey reports that 97 percent of pest professionals treated for bed bugs in the past year and more than half say summer is the busiest time of year.

2018 Bed Bug Statistics Are Listed Below:

  • Single Family Homes – 91 percent
  • Apartments/Condominiums – 89 percent
  • Hotels/Motels – 68 percent
  • Nursing Homes – 59 percent
  • Schools & Day Care Centers – 47 percent
  • Office Buildings – 46 percent
  • College Dorms – 45 percent
  • Hospitals – 36 percent
  • Public Transportation – 19 percent

Should Bed Bug Eradication Become a Part of Your Business Model?

Attractive Aspects of the Bed Bug Eradication Business:
  • A great way to both generate additional revenue and add a new level of creditability/expertise to your existing business
  • Accelerating, non-seasonal demand
  • High margin, specialty service
  • Limited number of Pest Control Professionals who are effective in bed bug eradication
  • Barriers to entry (only Pest Control Professionals who invest in the right equipment and education will be effective in this market)