It wasn’t too long ago that bed bugs were all but eradicated in the U.S. Still, the growth of international travel, especially to less developed countries, has led to a lot of these tiny pests hitching a ride back to the states, and leaving both hotels and homes facing a new wave of bed bug infestations. As a homeowner, this can prove not only unsettling, as tiny vampire bugs feast on your flesh nightly, but also embarrassing.
Unfortunately, a certain stigma is still attached to bed bug infestations, which have historically been associated with crowded tenements, where they can spread like wildfire. Bed bugs are not discerning, though. They’ll stow away in your clothing or luggage and infiltrate your home, whether you live in an apartment or a mansion.
As a homeowner dealing with bed bugs, you certainly want to get rid of these pests as quickly as possible, but you may be understandably embarrassed by your situation. The last thing you want is a truck rolling up and advertising to the whole neighborhood that you have bed bugs.
At Midwest Bed Bug Services, we understand your difficult position because we’ve been there ourselves. A bed bug infestation prompted us to build a business dedicated to eradicating these tricky pests. As a result, we are fully aware of the delicate social nature of this problem.
With Midwest Bed Bug Services, you never have to worry about your neighbors finding out you’re treating bed bugs. Our company vehicles are unmarked, unlabeled box trucks. There’s no name, no logo, and definitely no giant image of a bug with no symbol over it.
We always aim to provide you with the fast, effective, and lasting service you expect. However, we’re also committed to providing the discretion that gives you peace of mind. How can you be assured that we will respect your privacy in every possible way? Here’s what you can expect when Midwest Bed Bug Services comes to your home to treat bed bugs.
Unmarked Trucks for Bed Bug Services
When one of our co-founders had bed bugs in his home, he was mortified that his neighbors might find out, and it’s no wonder, considering the social stigma attached to a bed bug infestation. He didn’t even tell his grandfather, who lived next door. Still, he couldn’t live with the little monsters biting him while he slept, night after night, exponentially increasing their population in his home.
He had no choice but to call in an expert team of bed bug exterminators to deal with the bed bugs. Luckily, the company he called understood the value of discretion. They were driving an all-white, unmarked truck and trailer when they showed up. He was so relieved that an idea began to form, and the result was the birth of our company.
Drawing on our experience with home restoration, namely heat treatment for drying homes following leaks, we began to offer heat treatment for bed bugs. These pests can be killed in several ways, but heat is among the safest and most effective options.
When you partner with Midwest Bed Bug Services, you won’t have to worry about intrusive tenting or harmful chemicals in your home. Our equipment is designed to kill bugs in every nook and cranny of your home without causing any damage to your structure, your possessions, or the health of your family and your pets.
Your privacy is of equal importance, and we’re committed to complete discretion when treating your home for bed bugs. This is why we show up in unmarked trucks, to ensure that your neighbors are none the wiser about what kind of work is being done in your home.
When we had bed bugs, we were so grateful that the company we hired had the tact to come in an unmarked truck, and we proudly offer the same discretion to our clients. The embarrassment and shame of having bed bugs is real, even though it’s through no fault of your own. With Midwest Bed Bug Services on your side, you’ll eliminate these pests and do so without anyone knowing they were ever there.
Even with unmarked trucks in your driveway, nosy neighbors can be a problem. However, the pros at Midwest Bed Bug Services know how to deal with prying busybodies to maintain your privacy.
Example of Residential Bed Bug Treatment
A good example is the case of a home we treated in Salisbury shortly after we launched our business. We had just started work when a neighbor walked over to find out what was happening. He approached and said, jokingly, “Don’t send those bugs over here!”
“What?” I asked, with a confused expression on my face.
Suddenly unsure and embarrassed, the neighbor blushed and asked, “You’re treating for bugs, right?”
Laughing, I turned to my machine. “With this?” I asked. “No, my client called me this morning because he had a pipe break. He shut the water off, but his basement is flooded. I’m drying it out for him.”
He listened intently, realizing his mistake, and said, “Well, I’m sure glad you came so quickly. Enjoy your day.” He quickly retreated, and that was the end of that.
Whenever an unmarked work truck appears in a neighborhood, neighbors are bound to be curious. Cars may slow to look, and neighbors may wander over to find out what’s happening. In truth, this is the sign of a safe neighborhood, and we don’t mind when people ask what we’re doing.
However, we’re dedicated to preserving your privacy and acting with discretion on your behalf, so we’re prepared to offer a cover story to explain our presence. Since our equipment is similar to machinery used for drying out indoor flooding related to leaks, it’s easy enough to cite that as our purpose for visiting your home.
When a neighbor, mailman, or looky-loo stops by to ask what we’re up to, we might tell them we’re:
- Drying out flooring following a broken pipe
- Eliminating odor from a skunk that got into the crawlspace
- Cleaning ductwork for the home’s central HVAC
These perfectly plausible explanations do not invite further investigation. Our background in the water restoration profession means that our equipment is very similar to what is used to heat-dry homes following leaks, so even people who might have some knowledge of this treatment will be fooled by our explanation. This, paired with our uniquely effective heat treatment process, is why our services are preferable to most general pest control operators when treating bed bugs.
Respecting the Interior of Your Home
Discretion may start at your driveway, but we take our responsibility to protect your privacy very seriously. We understand that we are working in your personal living spaces and have full access to your home, as required to eliminate bed bugs entirely. Since we’ve been where you are, we have a unique understanding of your situation and are conscientious about preserving your privacy every step of the way.
Contact Us for Bed Bug Treatment
Although we only treat once, unlike other companies that offer monthly or quarterly treatments, we stay in contact with our clients to ensure no recurrence. At Midwest Bed Bug Services, we appreciate that you place your trust in our company, our process, and our team, and we go out of our way to earn that trust with discreet, professional, and highly effective services.
We offer bed bug treatment services in the following Missouri and Illinois areas: