In September 2014, Arizona Heat Pest Services found a bed bug mega nest. This was a mother ship for bed bugs. The elderly occupants of this home had no idea it had gotten this bad. They tried everything do it yourself remedy they could find. Finally a concerned family member called us to treat the home.
In the picture you can see the molted exoskeletons of the bed bugs. As they mature they shed their exoskeleton. All of the black spots are the bed bug feces.
Every square inch of the wood framing inside the recliner is covered in black fecal stains. There are even fecal stains on the metal components as you can see on the screw at the top left quadrant of the above picture.
We can usually save all furniture when we treat a home for bed bugs however sometimes its best to throw it away.
In this scenario, Arizona Heat Pest Services treated the structure with heat and salvaged all remaining furniture and personal belongings in the home. A long term warranty was granted just in case any bed bugs somehow survived our treatment. This family is covered by their warranty even if the bed bugs are brought in later from the original source.
Heat treatment was the only way to battle such a severe infestation. Once the problem persists this long, the bed bugs can penetrate the framing of the structure.