Once people have confirmation of bed bugs present in their home or businesses there are options they can make in eradicating this nasty pest. The eradication options to you should be based on the level of infestation and other factors including your budget. These options are chemical and freeze and heat treatment performed by professionals. Commercial products that are available in retail stores have limited effectiveness and at times may make your infestation worse.
Here are some options available:
Chemical and Cryonite “Freeze” Treatments:
Chemical Treatments that are conducted thoroughly and correctly by a licensed Pest Control Professional can be a very effective way of controlling bed bugs. Three different types of insecticides should be used in order to achieve the best result. There are many different brands of insecticides but one of each of the following broad categories should be used.
A thorough insecticide treatment should involve 2-3 visits from the Pest Control Professional, as it is unlikely all the bed bugs will be killed in the initial treatment. An insecticide treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to 2 hours per room depending on size and condition of the room. Once the treatment is complete you should wait until all the insecticides have dried before reentering your home, or until the PCP says it is safe to re-enter.
Cryonite or Freeze Treatment
How does CRYONITE work?
What the Treatment Entails?
Killing bed bugs with heat simply entails getting the interior of your home up to a level of heat that they cannot survive. If you have ever been in a sauna, you know just how intense it can be. You know how it reaches every corner of the building, allowing no escape unless you exit the building altogether.
Since you cannot see all of the bugs or all of their eggs, you need this sort of a treatment since heat can hunt them down for you. There will be no need to locate their nests when your entire home has been heated up until it is a death trap for these bugs.
Hire a bed bug heat treatment professional. He or she will know how to set things up so that the process is fast and safe. These are two things that you really want when your home and your family are involved.
The professional will also be able to monitor the process to make sure that the home is hot enough for a long enough period of time. If this is not carefully watched, these bugs might be able to survive what was thought to be a lethal amount of heat.