Landmark Solves Bed Bug Problems in Condominiums
Landmark identifies and discreetly eradicates even the most complex bed bug infestations using our research-based approach. Armed with the latest technology and informed by scientific research and over 40 years of pest control experience, we work with HOAs, condo associations, and management companies to identify and discreetly eradicate bed bug infestations.
Bed Bug Response Plan for Condominiums
Condominium Associations and HOAs should create Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plans that detail how a bed bug infestation will be handled. Landmark works with your association to write these plans so that you will be ready with a lean, systematic response at the first sign of trouble. Contact Landmark for a bed bug consultation before you have a problem.
Bed Bug Treatment in Condos
When bed bugs are discovered in a condo unit, it is important to immediately begin assessing whether the infestation has spread to other units, and to impart measures to reduce the chance of it spreading.
Research indicates that bed bugs spread to other units by walking under front doors and down hallways. As soon as an infestation is found, the first step to help prevent other units from being infested is to perform a perimeter treatment in the hallway which includes a threshold treatment under the door of every other unit that shares the hallway.
Research also indicates that bed bugs can spread to adjacent units through wall voids, so the next step is to remove switch plates in all adjacent units and introduce a natural product that kills bed bugs in the inaccessible wall voids.
The units that form a cloverleaf pattern (above, below, next to, and across from) adjacent to the infested unit will have their wall voids and base boards treated as well. The beds in these adjacent units will be visually inspected, and monitors and bed bug traps will be placed. Landmark Pest Management does not believe in treating mattresses of adjacent units preemptively, and we instead rely on high tech green measures that reduce overreliance on pesticides.
A return visit will be needed to all of the units that were adjacent to the infested unit in two to four weeks to check the bed bug monitors and traps for activity.
Bed Bug Treatment That Keeps On Working
It is not enough to destroy bed bugs on contact, since their eggs are impermeable to most products. The key to solving a bed bug problem is to arrest the young bed bug nymphs. Our treatment takes the complete life cycle of the bed bug into consideration. We employ natural products such as silica and other EPA-approved products that feature a residual action that keeps working long after your treatment.
Bed Bug Monitors are More Accurate than Visual Inspection Alone
Landmark’s green strategy includes establishing successful eradication by monitoring a perimeter around treated areas. The placement of monitors is proven more effective than visual inspection alone for detecting the presence of bed bugs and estimating their population levels. Our nontoxic monitors mimic natural pheromones, serving to detect bed bugs. Monitors also serve to catch bed bugs, preventing them from breeding, which helps resolve the infestation more quickly.
DNA Testing for Bed Bugs in Illinois
Landmark utilizes a technique called PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) for the detection of bed bug DNA. We swab your surfaces and then submit the sample to the lab. If the test indicates a “positive” result, that means conclusively that bed bugs have been present in the past year. We can have your results to you in 72 hours.
Other insects such as cockroaches, ants, and fleas have a different DNA signature and cannot be mistaken for bed bug DNA in this test. A “false-positive” result is not possible with this process and all positive results indicate the presence of bed bug DNA.
Watch this video to see Landmark collect bed bug DNA: