There are various alternatives for properly getting rid of bed bugs, but deciding which solution is ideal for your situation can be difficult. Here are some basic bed bug removal service information about How Long Bed Bug Treatment Takes and the two most frequent procedures used by pest control firms to eliminate bed bugs.
Heat Treatments for the Entire Room
A Pest Management Professional (PMP) will bring in specifically developed equipment to boost the temperature in your home to kill the bed bugs. Bed bugs and eggs perish in 90 minutes at 118°F and instantly at 122°F. The air temperature in the room is normally between 135°F and 145°F during heat treatment. The (PMP) will install remote thermometers throughout the house to ensure that the appropriate temperatures are reached. The PMP closely monitors the thermometers to ensure that it gets hot enough to kill bed bugs.
Depending on the area’s health, heat treatments take six to eight hours.
During heat treatment, pets and heat-sensitive items that may melt or be damaged at 150°F should be removed. Discuss this with your PMP because everything not heated must be treated differently.
Heat treatments have no residual effects, therefore your property could quickly get infected again.
As a preventative measure, a residual insecticide is frequently put to the border of the home/room being treated for bed bugs.
Treatments for Insects
Insecticide treatments performed completely and appropriately by a registered PMP can be an extremely successful method of controlling bed bugs. Three insecticides should be used for the best effects. Each of the following pesticide groups should be used.
- A contact pesticide that works quickly on surfaces that humans commonly touch, such as sofas.
- Residual insecticide for use inside furniture, gaps, and crevices, as well as the bottom of surfaces we touch.
- A dust insecticide designed for use in cracks, crevices, and voids such as electrical outlets and baseboards.
Other services provided by your PMP may include container heat treatments, steam applications, or freezing-infested products. Items treated with these alternative controls usually do not require an insecticide treatment, therefore fewer insecticides are required.
Because it’s unlikely that all bed bugs will be eliminated in the first treatment, a thorough PMP should make 2-3 visits. An insecticide treatment can take 30 minutes to 2 hours per room, depending on size and condition. Wait until all pesticides have dried or the PMP indicates it’s safe to return home after treatment.
The PMP should send you a full set of instructions on how to prepare your house before any treatment. It is critical to carefully follow these instructions because properly prepping the home is a critical stage in any treatment process. Improper preparation is one of the leading causes of bed bug treatment failure.
Our Franklin Exterminator experts highly advise against attempting an insecticide treatment for bed bugs on your own. Controlling bed bugs with insecticides is a difficult and time-consuming process that necessitates skill. Contact us at (219)600-4910 now for a free pest quote and find out Can Bed Bugs Kill You on our site.