WHY CAN’T I DO IT MYSELF?DIY Chemical Treatments. Many of our clients call us after months of attempting to get rid of bed bugs on their own. This is a specialty type of bug that you need to fully understand their nature, how they hide and feeding patterns in order to fully get rid of them. So many people make this number one biggest mistake when they discover bed bugs and that is running to the local hardware store to grab up an insect spray or a bedbug bomb. These do not work, could be dangerous, and here’s why:
- Bed bugs have built up a resistance to most of these insecticides.
- Because bed bugs are cryptic in nature (meaning they hide), spraying does not reach the areas where they are hiding. You wind up creating a toxic environment in your home by re-spraying and can make your family and pets very sick.
- Bed bug bombs were originally designed for fleas and not bed bugs. When exposing the insecticide into the air, it falls down on unobstructed areas and not in the areas where bed bug hide. When they smell the insecticide, it forces them to hide even deeper in wall voids, under flooring, carpet edges, etc. Further spreading them.
THE SMARTEST WAY
TO GET RID OF BED BUGS:
Every living organism has a thermal death point. It is now well known that the fastest and most proficient way to get rid of bed bugs is through the use of heat.
HEAT TREATMENT IS THE Most Effective Form of Bed Bug Treatment
Eliminating bed bugs quickly gets you sleeping in your own bed without nightly bites. Chemical treatments have proven to be ineffective, build up a toxic environment and take weeks for the bed bugs to be completely eliminated.
Heat treatments, on the other hand, are extremely successful in killing every bed bug in your home or business very quickly because they are unable to survive high thermal temperatures.
BENEFITS OF Bed Bug Heat Treatment
With minimal preparation, heat treatment is completed in a single day Eradicates all bed bugs in all developmental stages
Heat reaches bed bugs hidden in areas you can’t see
WHAT ITEMS NEED REMOVAL?
Although your electronics will be safe, there are several types of items that must be removed prior to a bed bug heat treatment to prevent damage or harm. Here is a quick list of what should be taken out of your home or business:
Household pets, including fish
Fruits and vegetables
Meltable foods (chocolate, for example)
Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
Pressurized containers (fire extinguishers, hairspray, etc.)
Flammable items (alcohol, solvents, etc.)
Wax objects (candles, lipstick, etc.)
DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING ELSE PRIOR TO TREATMENT?
During the bed bug heat treatment, large fans will be set up in order to distribute the heat more quickly and effectively. Therefore, if you have any loose paper, glass items, desk photos, paintings, wall-mounted items, or anything similar, you should definitely put these in a secure location until the treatment is complete.