How Exterminators can Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Home
Even if bed bugs are hard to kill, there are some options you can try to effectively get rid of them. However, it can be confusing to decide the best option for your situation, especially as terms formulas may not familiar to you. When it comes to bed bug control and extermination, the following are some of the most viable solutions:
Whole Room Treatments
Professional exterminators use heat treatment equipment for bed bug control. They will bring in specially designed equipment to raise the temperature in your home to kill bed bugs. These pests and their eggs will die within 90 minutes at 118 degrees F or right away at 122 degrees F. The exterminator will put the remote thermometers throughout your house to ensure the right temperatures are reached. Typically, a heat treatment takes between 6 and 8 hours, depending on the condition of the room being treated.
During the treatment, you should remove any pets and heat-sensitive items that may melt or be damaged. Your exterminator will discuss this with you. Heat treatment does not offer any residual effects and your house could quickly become reinfested after it if you don’t take prevention steps.
These treatments are performed thoroughly and correctly by a qualified pest control professional. Exterminators will use three different kinds of insecticides to achieve the best results. They will use a fast-acting, contract insecticide on surfaces that humans frequently touch, a residual insecticide for inside furniture, and a dust insecticide for cracks, voids, and crevices. Some exterminators may offer other services like container heat treatments, freezing infested items, or steam application.
Insecticide treatments often involve 2-3 visits from your pest control expert because the initial treatment may not kill all bed bugs in your home. Typically, the treatment takes around 30 minutes to 2 hours per room, depending on its size and condition. When the treatment has been completed, you need o wait until all insecticides have dried before you can enter your home.
Before your exterminator will start any bed bug treatment, they will give you a detailed list of instructions for how to prepare your house. You need to follow these instructions to ensure a successful treatment.
Experts don’t recommend trying to perform an insecticide treatment for bed bugs by yourself. This task is difficult, risky, and time-consuming that requires expertise. The insecticides you can buy in a hardware store can’t effectively control bed bugs, so there is no point in using them.