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Non-Toxic Bed Bug Treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area

Outstanding Results That Are Safe for You, Your Pets & the Environment

If you’re experiencing a problem with bed bugs in San Francisco Bay Area, call Bed Bugs all Gone at (800) 865-5119 to schedule a service! 

Non-Toxic Service:

Our non-toxic program is best because it stops bites fastest, takes no preparation, gives results that last over a year, and it is the safest. The bed bugs will die; you win.

Summary of Our Treatment Method:

In one single non-toxic service, Bed Bugs all Gone generally stops bites from that very day. It leaves a residual that continues to kill bed bugs for over a year; therefore we give you a one-year warranty. This is important to have because bed bugs can live for a year between meals.

The EPA requires toxic materials to have short half-lives so that toxicity does not build up in the environment. Because of this, companies using the toxic method usually give warranties of only 30 days or less and warranty or not, the bed bugs keep coming back.

We use Cimi-Shield to create a non-toxic “Virtual Minefield” that kills bed bugs within a fraction of a day after they walk over the treated surfaces. Every time a bed bug approaches your bed seeking a meal during the course of a whole year, the bed bug will die. (Read more about Cimi-Shield and the “Virtual Minefield” below)

Bed Bugs all Gone also turns your bed into an “Island Fortress.” We do this by encapsulating the mattress and the box spring with bed bug proof encasements which traps any bugs that are in them. Then we steam the frame to kill any bed bugs in it. We also place special isolators under the feet of the bed and position the bed with an air space around it to prevent bed bugs from gaining access because they do not fly or jump. Thus you won’t get new bites that very night. (Read more about the “Island Fortress” below)

Cimi-Shield and The “Virtual Minefield”

Non-toxic Cimi-Shield is made from food-grade soy protein. The polypeptide protein chains are arranged as an esterase. This protein is not a neurotoxin and works mechanically by dissolving the waxy coating on the bed bug’s exoskeleton. When the waxy coating becomes porous, the bed bug loses its moisture and dies of dehydration within a few hours.

Cimi-Shield has been proven by real-world testing. As part of the government filings during the product’s approval process, a demonstration was set up. An apartment was treated with Cimi-Shield one year previously. In this demonstration, fresh bed bugs were released in this same apartment a year later. Researchers were assigned to follow one bed bug each. All the new bed bugs died within two to eight hours of exposure to the Cimi-Shield that remained in the carpet even after a full year of vacuuming and human traffic.

The pros of having a service with Cimi-Shield include:
  • When bed bugs come in contact with Cimi-Shield, they die in less than a day.
  • It is long-lasting. Cimi-Shield residual kills bedbugs for over a year. This is absolutely essential since bedbugs can live over a year without eating.
  • Cimi-Shield dries quickly and virtually odorless.
  • There is no preparation required.
  • It is a one-time service taking part of a day.
  • You don’t even need to leave your home; in fact we prefer it if you stay.
  • Cimi-Shield falls under the category of GRAS which stands for Generally Regarded As Safe. 25b is the section of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) which exempts these GRAS materials from being registered as pesticides. (Click here to see the relevant parts of the EPA website.)
  • The manufacturer states “This product is 100% non-toxic and will not harm the environment. (Click here to see relevant data from the manufacturer’s website.)
  • Bed bugs are not resistant to Cimi-Shield and are unlikely to ever become so.
  • It is the best value for your money spent.

This is a nano-science material with particles so small (10 microns) that a single layer of them would put 5 million particles on a postage stamp and that layer would be 1/10th the thickness of a sheet of paper. That’s minuscule! With this material you may have over a billion particles sprayed throughout your home, creating a “Virtual Minefield.”

The Cimi-Shield particles are sprayed on all of your carpets, bed frames, mattresses, box springs, upholstered furniture, parts of the walls around beds, and anywhere else the bed bugs may travel. While bedbugs are attempting to access your bed, they are getting this effective material all over them. As it dissolves their waxy coating, bed bugs die in less than a day. We have used this product on over 1,000 residences and have realized outstanding results. If you do not have carpeting, we will put a small rug (the bed’s footprint) under each bed. You must have this to create the Virtual Minefield.”

Island Fortress:

With Bed Bugs all Gone the“Island Fortress” is the other half of the equation for success. This describes your isolated bed. What makes up an “Island Fortress?”… a combination of three primary factors. First, we encapsulate all mattresses and box springs with bed bug proof encapsulations. It’s like a zippered pillow case for your bed. This, of course is sprayed with Cimi-Shield along with your bed frame which has previously been sanitized with steam heat. Second, we put isolators under the feet of the bed which prevent bed bugs from walking up the legs of the bed. Third, we position the bed with six to eight inches of air space between it and the walls and all surrounding furniture. This prevents bed bugs from crawling onto the bed from any other direction. Thus you have an Island Fortress that bugs cannot get on. Of course, you must do your part in maintaining the isolation of the bed by not putting things on the floor that touch the bed or isolators.

We Bring It All Together:

Bed bugs generally seek their meal in the middle of the night. They see your infrared heat signature in the rooms or under doorways. Bed bugs will travel the length of a hallway, like a heat seeking missile to get to its victim. In trying to get to you they will walk over the surface of the carpet that has about 10 million particles of Cimi-Shield per square foot. They will be undaunted in their efforts, but they will be defeated because of the Island Fortress. Having come in contact with the Virtual Minefield, they will go back into hiding before daylight and die. Our whole program gives your home the highest level of bed bug resistance available!

Comparison To Treatments By Other Companies:

At Bed Bugs all Gone, our exterminators in The San Francisco Bay Area and around the The Big Valley use the safest and most advanced method in extermination. In one single service bedbug bites will stop. And, you will get a one-year warranty against bedbugs getting back on any treated bed to bother you again.

Traditional Toxic Treatment:

Pro:
  • We do not know of any positive points to toxic treatments. The bed bug epidemic has increased by 15-20% yearly for over two decades despite widespread use of this traditional approach.
Cons:
  • Some toxicants are repellants and spread the bedbugs farther afield.
  • Bed bugs have become ever more immune to the toxins used today; toxic chemicals are therefore ineffective.
  • The chemicals used are toxic to you, your children and your pets.
  • The success rate is considered poor in the long run. There was an article in one of our trade magazines where a company bragged that it could achieve control 80% of the time after 3 visits. That means that 20% of the time they need to come back a fourth, fifth, or even sixth time to get control. (Their clients call us after they have had a many as six unsuccessful treatments.)
  • This approach does not leave an effective long-term residual. There is nothing to protect you from re-infestation during the course of the ensuing year.
  • Companies offering toxic treatments offer only a 30-day guarantee, if that.

Dry Heat Treatment:

Pro:
  • It can kill bed bugs in a day if done effectively. Effectively is a key word here.
  • It is less expensive than fumigation.
Cons:
  • You need a master at dry heat treatment to eradicate the bed bugs. If the home is heated too hot, valuables in your home will be destroyed (Steve Coy was on site watching a demonstration and saw this happen first hand.) If it is not heated hot enough, for a long enough time, the bed bugs will survive.
  • If you live in an apartment or condo, the bed bugs can duck through the walls and hide out at your neighbor’s for awhile; only to come back later and “bug” you.
  • If you are on a concrete slab, the bedbugs can duck down in colder crevices and you have absolutely no residual protection from bedbugs, the scourge of the 21st century. The day after treatment you are fair game to be infested again. As bedbugs become more and more prevalent, the chances of re-infestation are great.

Toxic Gas Fumigation:

Pro:
  • If done properly, you may be rid of existing bedbugs within four days.
Cons:
  • Toxic gas fumigation is extremely expensive
  • You announce to the world that you have bedbugs (or termites.)
  • It is cumbersome in that you have to totally leave your home for three or four days and find other housing. Depending on where you stay, there is always the chance that you will re-infest your home on your return.
  • You must remove all plant life, animal life, food and anything else you do not want impregnated with deadly vikane gas.
  • If somehow, a bedbug manages to escape the gas (which is highly unlikely,) you’ll still have bedbugs.
  • You have no residual to kill bedbugs after treatment which can be transported into your home in any number of ways. (Most likely you have no idea how you “caught” this dreaded disaster in the first place and you won’t know from which it came the next time.)
  • Fumigation is generally only for single family homes, not apartments or condos,since you can’t tent just part of a structure.
  • There can be damage to the landscape, roof, or other parts of the home from the erecting and dismantling of the tent that will encapsulate your entire home.

Cryogenic (Cold) Treatment and Steam Treatment:

These treatments are most certainly impractical for most situations. If you are interested, you can discuss these methods with Steve Coy, owner of Bed Bugs all Gone. We know of no one in the San Francisco Bay Area or The Big Valley that offers either of these two options for whole room or whole home extermination.