Property Owners, Managers & Landlords
Who is BBFS?
Bed Bug Fumigation Specialists (BBFS) is the industry leading Vikane Fumigation Treatment Service specializing in bed bugs, termites, clothes moths, powder post beetles and other pest infestations.
With over 40 years of collective fumigation experience, BBFS is the company with the professional record you can count on.
Our trained and licensed professionals have safely completed more than 50,000 fumigations in our history, including over 2500 successful bed bug eradications in New York City alone.
BBFS is a recipient of DOW AgroSciences Commitment to Excellence (CTE) award for safely administering Vikane for thousands of customers. Companies participating in the DOW CTE Program offer homeowners peace of mind knowing that highly trained, qualified professionals will solve their pest infestation problems.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is just part of the solution to successfully manage the bed bug threat to your property, your tenants, and your bottom line. Property Owners, Managers & Landlords need to implement an Integrated Bed Bug Management Plan (IBBMP) that educates the tenants and workers of a property; mitigates bed bug risk factors; addresses the need for clear, concise public relations; manages the “human condition” when applied against the “bed bug experience”; reduces property’s and tenant’s chances of re-infestation; and plans for appropriate response and remediation when bed bug exposure occurs.
Bed Bug Fumigation Specialists offers property owners, managers and agents a 3 tiered methodology in eradicating bed bugs from a property:
- Source Elimination
- Current Population Eradication
- Tenant Education
Source Elimination can be achieved by requiring new tenants to fumigate their personal belongings prior to moving into a managed property with a conveniently located on-site FUME CUBE or by utilizing a local BBFS Fumigation location. This “bed bug checkpoint” step will offer manager and existing tenants the peace of mind that a new tenant will not infest a unit and ultimately the entire building by bringing in infested personal property.
Current Population Eradication can be achieved by utilizing Onsite or Off-site fumigation processes. While fumigation of personal belongings is achieved, an independent Pest Control Operator (PCO) can treat the infested unit for residual bugs. Property Managers can implement this approach as a way to retain current residents while preserving a property’s financial strength.
BBFS’s Tenant Educational Initiative is based on the idea that enlightened tenants will be proactive in eliminating behavior that promotes the spread of pests such as bed bugs. Tenants must be diligent in notifying property managers of potential infestations and encourage immediate inspection(s) to identify any areas of concern. The faster a response to a potential infestation the easier it is to curb the infestation’s spread.
Facts about Vikane
Professional pest control firms and their customers have relied on Vikane® gas fumigant for nearly 50 years to solve the toughest pest problems — drywood termites, wood-destroying beetles, bed bugs and more.
Used by qualified professionals, Vikane® gas fumigant can eliminate 100% of bed bugs from a few pieces of furniture, bedding or other household goods, to an entire home or building with its contents in place.
Vikane has been used to successfully eradicate pests in more than 2 million structures, including: all types of residences, science and art museums, health care facilities, university research buildings, historic structures, schools and hotels.
Download: BBFS IBBMP Action Plan