Kirchner Brothers Pest Control is a full service pest services company serving all of Lancaster County including Lancaster, Columbia, Centerville and parts of eastern York County. We offer many different types of pest control services for all crawling insects and small rodents.
TRAVELING? DON'T BRING HOME AN UNWANTED SOUVENIR
It's all over the news these days; infestations of bed bugs have been found everywhere so if you are planning on traveling it's wise to be cautious. Here are a few simple things you can do to help guard yourself against a bed bug infestation.
First, when checking into a hotel, don't put your luggage or other bags on the floor. Either leave them outside the room or put them in the bathtub. Then go immediately to the bed and examine it carefully. Pull back the bedding and examine the mattress and box spring. Pay particular attention to the seaming and roping along the edge of the mattress, pulling it back or spreading it out to examine it for insects or other tell tale signs, such as tiny black or reddish brown spots. Lift the mattress up and look between the mattress and box spring. Bedbugs are nocturnal and hide in dark places. Examine the spaces where the box spring meets the bed rail. After a thorough investigation of the bed, if possible look behind the headboard and other pictures or mirrors on the wall. Immediately report anything you find to the management. When you have satisfied yourself that there are no signs of bed bugs, bring your luggage in and place in on the luggage rack (which you should have thoroughly inspected). Keep this rack located toward the foyer of the room and away from the bed.
When returning home, unpack outside or in a garage area, clothing should be immediately placed in plastic bags and sealed shut for transporting to the laundry area. Wash and dry using the highest heat the garments can tolerate. The plastic bags should be disposed of in an outside trash receptacle. Items that cannot be washed, such as shoes, can be cycled through the dryer. Then thoroughly examine your luggage or other bags for any signs of bed bugs. If any bugs are found you can vacuum them up and dispose of your vacuum bag or empty your canister in an outside trash receptacle. Your luggage can also be sprayed with an over the counter product such as Bedlam or Steri-Fab. We carry both and are available for purchase at our office.
Remember it's better to be cautious. Don't be afraid to ask at the front desk before checking in. Many states are passing legislation requiring disclosure of bed bug treatments. We also sell a 6 oz. container of spray made just for luggage and mattresses. While it's not TSA compliant, you can spray your luggage before you go. The price is $6.60 plus tax.
Most of all:
RELAX AND ENJOY YOURSELF!
Flexible treatment options from a one-time general extermination treatment to monthly pest control services are available. We accept Cash, Check VISA, MasterCard or Discover.