Heat treatments are very effective at eliminating bed bug problems and are most often used when a full room treatment is necessary and an infestation has become quite serious. Bed bugs cannot survive the heat and so, this treatment will kill them quite quickly. Prior to receiving a heat treatment, you should leave all items in the home that require treatment, sometimes meaning even your purse or briefcase. You should not leave anything in the home that will be negatively impacted by the high heat, including pets, plants, fire extinguishers, unopened bottles of carbonated drinks, or aerosol cans.
A bed bug heat treatment will take anywhere between six and eight hours. Many people think that when they receive a heat treatment for their home they must leave the area for days at a time, but that is not true.
Pesticide treatments are very effective at eliminating smaller bed bug infestations. You should never spray pesticides such as DEET in places that you sleep, as they can be harmful to your health. The pesticides a bed bug control company will use are safe for humans, but are extremely harmful to the pests.
Pesticide treatments work due to the fact that bed bugs are habitual. They prefer dark places that allow them to hide in a protective shelter until a host, usually a human, comes nearby. It is only then that they will come out to feed. A bed bug control company will identify the areas the bed bugs are using for shelter and will spray a pesticide barrier over them. When the bed bugs move from their hidden shelters to feed, the pesticide will kill them. The pesticides available to pest control companies are strong enough to not only kill adult bed bugs, but also nymphs. The toxins in the pesticide will also kill the eggs, so they do not hatch.
No one wants to get rid of a bed bug problem only to have it return. A Newport bed bug control company should always provide tips that can help prevent bed bugs from finding their way back into your home. Tips may include inspecting second hand items, particularly furniture, for bed bugs before bringing them into a home. Although a bed bug problem is not a sign of uncleanliness, it is also important to vacuum regularly and to eliminate clutter, as it will provide fewer places for bed bugs to live. Bed bugs are also known hitchhikers and so, whenever you travel you should keep your suitcases away from the bed and always inspect it before you leave.
Bed bug control companies can also provide prevention tips for individuals that are not dealing with a problem. Every home’s situation is unique and so, a bed bug control company will help homeowners create a plan specific for their needs.