SEATTLE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Upon discovering that one of their patients had an infestation of bedbugs in their apartment, Providence Hospice of Seattle reached out to Eden Advanced Pest Technologies for help. Previously homeless for 10 years and living with cancer of the larynx, the man in their care was living independently thanks to assistance from the REACH program in South Seattle, but was unable to get sufficient help in ridding his home of these pests.
“He had already faced so many big challenges in his life. To have bed bugs ruining his stable living situation seemed ridiculous.”
“We were truly moved by this man’s story and predicament,” said Jen Marlowe McCauley, spokeswoman for the Seattle pest control service. “He had already faced so many big challenges in his life. To have bed bugs ruining his stable living situation seemed ridiculous.”
Eden Pest Control sent their Seattle-based staff members, Randy Moffatt and Jason Chandler, to remove the bed bugs using a heat treatment to the entire apartment. The technicians treated the infestation by raising the room temperature to 130 degrees to kill the bed bugs and their eggs. The pests could be found throughout the kitchen cabinets and apartment furniture.
“The infestation was much worse than it originally appeared,” said Randy Moffatt, Service Supervisor with the Eden Pest Control Greater Seattle team. “The bedbugs literally came out of the woodwork as soon as it got to around 100 degrees.”
Providence Hospice of Seattle was able to provide the Seattle man new clothes and a place to stay for two nights while his apartment was undergoing bed bug treatment. He returned home to a bed bug-free place.
“We all deserve a little kindness, even more so when life has been difficult. We were happy to be able to donate our time to help make his life a bit easier,” Moffatt said.
About Eden Advanced Pest Technologies
Eden Advanced Pest Technologies is a Northwest pest control company with locations throughout Oregon and Western Washington. Eden’s full-service pest management team has served both residential and commercial customers for more than 20 years and is the Northwest’s foremost authority on bed bug pest control.