Here at Downs Pest Control and Property Maintenance, we want to help you stay comfortable in your home, and one thing that can seriously impact your ability to do that is a bed bug infestation. These nasty bugs have irritating bites that cause serious discomfort, and they will make it impossible to enjoy a full night’s sleep. Fortunately, our team is here to provide the effective bed bug removal services that you need. At least one method of bed bug removal works a bit differently than standard extermination efforts, so to help you know what to expect, we have put together this overview of the process.
While there are insecticide treatments for bed bugs, often the best method for bed bug removal is whole room heat treatment. This process of bed bug removal works in the way that the name suggests it does: the whole room is heated until its temperature reaches above 135 degrees. This temperature is maintained until all the bed bugs are dead from the high heat, a process that can take up to 90 minutes.
Using heat to eliminate bed bugs is often preferable to using pesticides, as these insects have been known to develop resistances to many chemical treatments in the past and using more of them has the potential to encourage even more resistant bed bugs in the future. Heat, on the other hand, will kill all bed bugs regardless of what pesticides they may be immune to. This method also doesn’t leave behind any chemical residues around your home, which makes it a great choice for anyone.