There are many different types of bed bug control methods in use today. The treatment used for any specific infestation will depend on a number of factors. However, the most common methods of bed bug control include:
- Pesticides: As one of the most common forms of bed bug control, pesticides are widely debated when it comes to their use on bed bugs. Bed bugs are largely known to be resistant to some forms of pesticides, which means not all of these substances will be effective in your specific infestation .
- Inorganic materials: Sometimes pest control services will use inorganic materials, such as bed bug traps or amorphous silica gel. These too, are often used in conjunction with other bed bug control methods to increase the treatment’s effectiveness.
- Heat treatment: One of the most effective forms of bed bug control is heat treatment. This type of treatment is one of the best ways to get rid of bed bugs, and has been shown to be very effective. In fact, extreme temperatures are one of the only ways to get rid of every stage of bed bug infestations.
These are just a few types of bed bug control options a pest control provider will use. It’s always important to speak to an inspector about the treatments they will be using, so you know how to prepare your home and what to expect.