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Bed Bugs

Penguin Pest Control is the most effective bed bug company in this area

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Why? Because of modern travel and especially air travel. Here is how they spread: Someone stays somewhere that has bed bugs. Bed bugs crawl in or on their luggage. That person then boards an airplane, and the infected luggage gets checked with everyone else’s luggage. A single pregnant bed bug crawls off the original luggage and onto someone else’s luggage. Boom. Spread. That person then stays at some other hotel, where the bed bug crawls off, lays eggs, and creates a new infestation. Or the bug comes home and creates an infestation there.

Three things to know:

  1. Bed bugs feed on human blood while the person is sleeping. Bed bugs hide during the day.
  2. ANY hotel, residence, or bed & breakfast can get bed bugs.
    It doesn’t matter how nice the place is. If you have bed bugs, it doesn’t mean you have poor housekeeping. (Although poor housekeeping compounds the problem.)
  3. Bed bugs are very hard to eradicate because you have
    to kill every single bug AND every single egg. Otherwise the infestation will just come back.


THERE ARE ONLY 2 ways to eliminate BED BUGS and Penguin offers both!

Heat Treatments

We have special equipment that can raise the temperature in a room to over 140 degrees. This will kill all the living bugs and eggs. It’s a bit more expensive than liquid treatment but the results are immediate. One other advantage is that we usually don’t use any liquids with this treatment.

LIQUID Treatments

We apply liquid products to kill all the bed bugs. This advantage is that liquid treatments are less expensive than heat. The disadvantage is that it may take a few weeks before the bugs are 100% eradicated.


How to diagnose bed bugs. Penguin offers both!

Visual Inspection

A trained technician will inspect a room. If there is an infestation, the tech will find signs of the bed bugs.

This method, however, has some limitations. In an early-stage infestation it may be very difficult to find any signs of bed bugs.

A visual inspection has some advantages. It’s less expensive and fast. Also, most well trained technicians will find any advanced-stage infestations.

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K9 Inspections

Hands down, the best inspection method is to use a trained bed bug dog. No human inspector can hold a candle to a K9. Dogs have an unbelievably keen sense of smell. In fact, in the medical industry, dogs are used to identify cancer cells. A trained bed bug dog can detect a single bed bug in large house. If you have our K9 inspection and we don’t detect bed bugs, you can be certain that you are bed bug free.

If you are a hotel manager, or if you own a Bed & Breakfast, or if you have a Air B&B rental, you would be wise to hire Penguin to do regular K9 inspections. If a guest claims your establishment has bed bugs, call us and schedule a K9 inspection and we will be able to tell you with certainty whether or not there are bed bugs. If we don’t find any, then you can be absolutely sure, that you don’t have bed bugs. Remember if there is a single bed bug, the K9 will find it.

If you are a consumer, you should only stay at hotels that employ a K9 pest control unit.

We are the only company in this
area that offers all four

LIQUID treatments
Heat treatments
Highly trained technicians
& K9 inspections

For bed bugs you definitely want to call Penguin Pest Control