Bed Bug

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Benefits of Using Our Service

  • SmellGREEN® Natural Insect Repellent, SafePRO® Natural Bed Bug, Lice & Flea Exterminator Laundry & Spray and Dustmitex® (Borates), Natural Materials to Replace Conventional Toxic Pesticides
  • Hygienitech® UV-C Bugs Killing Machine, AmeriVap®, Karcher® or Menikini® Professional Steamer, SafePRO® Bed Bug Alert Montiors and SafePRO® Insect Traps, Physical Control Methods
  • Up to 60 Days Limited Warranty after The Initial Treatment

Bed Bug

All bed bugs are in the family Cimicidae. The common species can be found in Hong Kong and Taiwan is called Cimex lectularius. Adult bed bugs are oval, wingless, about 6mm long and 3mm wide, and rusty red or mahogany in color. Their bodies are flattened, they have a four segmented antennae, and a three segmented mouthparts. The immatures appear identical to the adults except for their smaller size, and a lighter or yellowish white color.

How bed bugs enter into your home?

The ways bed bugs commonly infest your home are by being carried there, hitchhiking on clothing, luggage or used furniture. Stay at an infested premise, a bed bug may crawl into your clothing or luggage and then crawl out again once you’re back home.

 

Life Cycle

Bed bugs grow by simple metamorphosis, they have to molt into each consecutive life stage (total five nymphal stages) by shedding their exoskeleton. Under favourable conditions, female bed bug can lay 5 to 7 eggs a week.

If female bed bug is able to feed and mate regularly, she may lay from 200 to 500 viable eggs throughout her 6 – 18 months life. Eggs are covered with a glue and hatch in about 6 – 10 days.

The entire life cycle from egg to adult requires anywhere from 5 weeks to 4 months, depending on temperature. When temperatures are in the range of 21 °C to 27 °C, development occurs most rapidly.

Bed bugs can go without feeding for 80 to 140 days; older stages can survive longer without feeding than younger ones. Adults live about 6-18 months.

Common hiding places of bed bugs

Nymphs and adults generally feed at night and hide in crevices during the day. Infestations of bed bugs can be detected by looking for their fecal spots, egg cases, and exuviae (shed skins) under wallpaper, behind picture frames, and inside cracks and crevices near beds.

Carefully inspect the bed frame, undersides of windows, door casings, and loose moldings. Bed bug harborage areas or sheltered sites are typically close the host.

Problems associated with Bed bugs – Delusions of Parasitosis

Bed bugs are not usually considered to be disease carriers but their bites can cause infections and allergic reactions in some people. They do suck blood from their host with piercing mouthparts that contain two stylets: one stylet has a groove that carries saliva into the wound, while the other has a groove through which body fluids from the host are imbibed.

Saliva (an anticoagulant to get blood flowing) that is injected during the feeding can produce large swellings on the skin that itch and may become irritated and infected when scratched. In addition, bed bugs have stink glands that leave odors; they also leave fecal spots on bed sheets and around their hiding places.

People have been bitten or infested by bed bugs before may believe they are being bitten even after the elimination of bed bug in their home. This may be the signs of delusional parasitosis.

DDT and Pesticide Repellent

Bed bugs had been all but eradicated decades ago, because of the increase in domestic & international travels, pesticide bans (DDT) and pesticide resistance to current formulations, the bed bugs get back in our mattress again.

Currently, the most widely available materials labeled for bed bug control mainly include natural pyrethrins & synthetic pyrethroids (Pyrethrum) etc. Many people have raised some concern regarding the possible repellent effects of these pesticides on bed buds.

It is however, no research has been conducted to support or refute this concern. The assumption that these pesticides may be repellent to bed bugs stems largely from the well-documented repellent action of these pesticides with cockroaches.

Hygienitech® UV-C Bedbug Killing Machine

The Hygienitech UV-C Bedbug Killing Machine combines high frequency, pulsating waves, incredible suction and is able to kill and extract adult bed bugs, instar nymphs and eggs and other harmful organisms that accumulates in your mattresses.

Professional Steam Cleaner

Steam Cleaning is another alternative that can be employed effectively as a control option. Temperatures at tip can reach to 104 °C which is more than sufficient to kill bed bugs, instars and eggs upon contact (the thermal death point for bed bugs is about 40 °C). Besides, the use of steam unit is commonly adopted as Green Approach to remove breeding sources.

Karcher® Spray-extraction cleaner

Extraction steam cleaning of your carpet/rug ensures a more presentable appearance. The extraction mechanism ensures bugs and eggs within the carpet are being removed thoroughly.

DIY pest control or ask for help from Johnson Group

Thoroughly clean the infested rooms as well as others in the residence. Scrub infested surfaces with a stiff brush to dislodge eggs, and use a powerful vacuum to remove bed bugs from cracks and crevices. Dismantling bed frames will expose additional bug hiding sites. Remove drawers from desks and dressers and turn furniture over, if possible, to inspect and clean all hiding spots. Caulk and seal all holes where pipes and wires penetrate walls and floor, and fill cracks around baseboards and cove moldings to further reduce harborages.

DIY pest control is not a good idea when dealing with bed bugs. These bugs have a complex biology and can hide almost anywhere. Most over-the-counter insecticides are not labelled/designed for controlling bed bugs, the application of these pesticides are often ineffective and may kill only some bed bugs, but Not Eliminate them all, instead, it may spread them.

Inappropriate use or abuse of insecticides is dangerous. This actions will force your family to expose to the harmful/toxic chemicals, and suffer from allergic reactions or accidental poisonings. Therefore, a complete elimination of bed bugs requires highly trained and knowledgeable Pest Management Professionals who know bed bug biology, behavior, and incorporate a variety of techniques to treat them.

There is no better defense against mosquitoes than a tailor-made treatment plan from Johnson Group. We aim to minimize the use of traditional chemicals (including products toxic to people and their surroundings) in and around the home/premise while maintaining an effective, diligent mosquito control program. Least-toxic chemical controls are used as a last resort.

Ask for help from our Professionals

There is no better defense against bed bugs than a tailor-made treatment plan from Johnson Group. The key to a successful bed bug control is to thoroughly treat all of the cracks and crevices where bed bugs hide. Initial infestations tend to be around beds, but the bed bugs may eventually become scattered throughout a room, occupying any crevice or protected location.

Bed bugs can even move under walls to adjacent rooms. Treating all of the hiding areas and cracks is the key to getting rid of bed bugs. All infested areas need to be retreated at least 2-3 times within a month.

Johnson Group equips the most innovative and exclusive technology in bed bug management. We deliver the world’s best value in bed bugs control. You’ll receive written specifications, an inspection report and customized treatment programs after your consultation/inspection.

Bed Bugs Control Products

At the Johnson Group Bed Bug Store, you can acquire easily all effective, environmentally safe and non-toxic bed bug control products. All these products are exclusively available only at the Johnson Group. Free delivery to single location with purchase of HK$500 or above (Not including Discovery Bay and outlying islands, forbidden and remote area).

Please call for more details or visit Johnson Group Bed Bugs Store.


SafePRO® Natural Bed Bug, Lice & Flea Exterminator Laundry & Spray

Eradicate pests in the wash cycle

All natural SafePRO® uses scientifically proven active ingredients to eradicate pests in the wash cycle. Wash all fabrics used on, around & in your bed. Also wash drapes, upholstery & clothing. It is the best solution for ridding your home of bed bug, flea & lice infestations.

Benefits of using SafePRO®

  • All-Natural Ingredients, Non-toxic
  • Scent Free & Stain Free
  • Kill Bed bugs, fleas, ticks & other pests in the Laundry
  • Safe for users and the environment
  • Active Ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 3.0%, Citric Acid 0.20%, Sodium Chloride 1.0%
  • Made in the USA

How to use SafePRO®

SafePRO® may be used with or without your regular detergent. Add 30 ml SafePRO® to wash load (5 kg) weekly, wash all infested fabrics including sheets, mattress covers, bed skirts, pillows, pillow cases, comforters, duvets, blankets, bed spreads, bed clothing, plush toys, throw rugs, washable drapes, upholstery & clothing.

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SafePRO® Bed Bug Alert Monitor

SafePRO® Bed Bug ALERT Monitor detects bed bugs in beds, luggage, furniture, offices or anywhere. Bedbugs hide away in cracks and crevices, making them hard to detect. Clear, safe, rigid plastic monitoring device slips between mattress and frame, or any place you want to keep safe. The proprietary gel attracts and traps bedbugs if they are present.

Easy to use

Simply insert the Bed Bug Alert between mattress and box spring in the corners at the head of the bed, or into any crevice in any suspect area. Check the Bed Bug Alert daily. If any sign of bed bugs is found, call us immediately to control and eliminate infestation.

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SafePRO® Insect Trap (Sticky Pads)

The relatively big dimensions (43*25 cm) of SafePRO® Insect Trap allow us to cut the trap into different shapes and sizes. The trap detects bugs in anywhere like home, hotels, transit and schools etc. The glue trap attracts both adults and instar nymphs. We can easily check to see if pests have been detected and trapped. It is a cost effective product to provide long-term monitoring program. If a bug shows up, we can then arrange immediate action to eliminate the infestation.

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SmellGREEN® Natural Insect Repellent

SmellGREEN® Natural Insect Repellent repels rapidly mosquitoes, fleas, louse & other blood sucking insects. SmellGREEN® solution is an all-natural, formulation of essential oils like Geraniol and Cedarwood oil. Its gentle lemon scent provides a long-lasting deterrent.

Safe and Effective

SmellGREEN® contains no alcohol or toxic chemicals, is non-flammable, and biodegradable. It’s a colorless, non-staining liquid spray that is safe to spray onto your clothings and skin while you’re doing some outdoor activities. SmellGREEN® is demonstrably safe for the intended use. The active ingredient “Geraniol” has proven to be the most effective repellent of the over 4000 compounds tested by the University of Florida including citronella and DEET.

Benefits of using SmellGREEN®

  • 100% essential oil and plant extracts
  • UL-2794 EcoLogo Certified, 100% biodegradable
  • Non-toxic, Non-corrosive on surfaces (pH neutral)
  • Safe for users and the environment
  • Does not stain surfaces or skin
  • U.S. EPA Reg. 87742-1 & Health Canada DIN 02390035
  • HK Standards and Testing Centre certified, 99.99% anti-bacterial efficacy

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Dustmitex®

HK Reg. No. 2P297 (SP)

Borates are inorganic minerals mined from naturally formed deposits in the earth. In particualr, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT) is being the form used as insecticides. As a borate-based pesticide, Dustmitex® has a very low mammalian toxicity (about the same as table salt) and target specific pests like dust mites, bed bugs, fleas, cockroaches, ants and termites, making it especially attractive for treating home areas.

Benefits of using Dustmitex®

  • EPA Reg. no. 67419-1, Proven to have low toxicity
  • Reviewed by the California EPA, it will not have significant exposure risk to humans, and is safe to pets as well
  • Ecology-based solution to the problems of controlling dust mites, bed bugs, fleas, cockroaches, ants and termites
  • Remarkable result of Dustmitex® is the long term effectiveness in the lowering bugs population

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