Bed bugs are notorious for being difficult to get rid of on your own. When it comes to professional bed bug removal there are a few ways to deal with the issue. We are going to discuss two of the more common treatments for bed bug removal.
- Whole room heat treatments – When using the whole room heat treatment method for bed bug removal, the entire home is heated to a specific temperature. Bed bugs will die after 90 minutes at 118 degrees Fahrenheit, or immediately at 122 degrees Fahrenheit. We will typically raise the heat above 122 degrees. We will check the temperature throughout the home with thermometers to ensure that all parts of the home reached the required temperature to kill all the bed bugs and bed bug eggs. A typical heat treatment will take six to eight hours to complete.
- Insecticide Treatments – An experienced professional should always do Insecticide treatments. To ensure the best results there are three insecticides that will be used in your home. The first is a residual insecticide. This is used to get inside of furniture, under surfaces, and in any difficult to reach cracks or gaps. The second is contact insecticide. This will take care of any bed bugs that you would typically touch. The third and final type is a dust insecticide. This type is ideal for places like inside outlets and vents. It is important to know that insecticide treatment will take three or four applications.
Here at Downs Pest Control & Property Maintenance, we are experts at bed bug removal. Give us a call today to receive a free quote.