If you search on Google for a few minutes about bed bug treatments, you may find many treatment methods!
But The Problem is,
Many of these so-called bed bug treatments are only scams. Some of these treatments even spread the infestation more!
So for a homeowner or common person it is hard to decide that which bed bug extermination approach really works, and which don’t?
This blog post will help you to choose the effective treatment for bed bug infestation. Every bed bug removal technique has its own sets of advantages and disadvantages. Recent researches proved that some species of bed bugs are resistant to chemical sprays so WHO and CDC recommend that use multiple treatment techniques for treating bed bug infestation.
Hire A Professional
The most effective approach to completely kill bed bugs is to hire a professional Pest Control firm. These firms are highly specialized in exterminating bed bugs. If you find the right pest control firm, they’ll have the equipment, knowledge and other important resources to rid your property of bed bugs as soon as possible.
Few years ago professional bed bug removal firms were expensive but with the rapid growth of bed bug infestations in the United States and Canada the price of bed bug treatments decreased. Because bed bug extermination firms are increasing, competition increasing and this drives the costs down.
Simply, cost of killing bed bug using professional exterminators is lower than a few years ago. We Clean Bed Bug highly recommend you to get some price quotes from local pest control firms compare them and go with one within your budget range, if possible hire Heat Treatment Firm (read the full post to know about effectiveness of bed bug heat treatment).
First of All Make it Sure You Have Bed Bugs!
There are many misconceptions about bed bugs and what they look like so before you decide to apply a bed bug treatment or hire professional exterminator first make sure that you actually have bed bugs. We will soon have a bed bug detection blog post which will have great detail on bed bug detection, but be some tips to confirm your property is bed bug infested or not:
Visually Detect Bed Bugs – Bed bugs are hard to find and see during the day time. To inspect bed bugs wake up in the middle of the night and pull back your covers, and use a LED Flashlight handy. Look for any bed bug.
Bed Bugs Signs – If your home is bed bug infested you’ll often find bed bugs signs on your sheets and pillows. Signs may be left over body shells and bloody fecal excrement. We Clean Bed Bug suggest to use white sheets as it become easy to detect excrement and shells stand out. Bedbugs and their shells can often be found in the seams and folds of your mattress.
Bed Bug Bites – If you wake up with bites on your body it could be sign. Bed bug bites resemble to the bites of other insects, so bites alone isn’t conclusive. Bed bug bites are often clustered together or in a line.
Once bed bug infestation detected, it’s time to select a treatment options that’s best for your situation.
Treat Bed Bugs With Multiple Techniques
Single bed bug treatment may not kill 100% bed bugs, so to get reliable results you may use multiple treatment methods. For example you may use Diatomaceous Earth with heat treatment.
Bed bugs are resilient and researches proved that they are quickly becoming immune to many common used bed bug sprays and related chemicals (Pyrethroids)). Experts say that this immunity is the basic reason bed bug infestations increasing over the past 10 years. Furthermore, some chemical sprays are very dangerous to children and pets. As a result, when pets or children are in the house, other treatment methods such as Diatomaceous Earth and Heat Treatment are most effective and safe options.
Below are the details of currently available bed bug treatment options:
Bed Bug Sprays
Chemical sprays are the most common bed bug extermination method used by homeowners. When you buy chemical spray it always come up with set of treatment instructions. You have to carefully follow the instructions for effective treatment. If you fail to follow the instructions it’ll spread the bugs further into your home. Chemical sprays are only contact killer so it often requires more than one treatment.
WARNING! Never use a “Bug Bomb” or fogger. “Bug Bomb” don’t work but escalate the bed bug problem by spreading it to additional areas of your home.
Chemical sprays are dangerous especially when not used correctly or if there are children or pets are in your home. In case of children or pets We Clean Bed Bugs strongly recommend using different and safer treatment.
Thermal Or Heat Treatment
Heat treatment is the most effective and reliable method to kill bed bugs completely as bed bugs cannot live long in high temperatures over 115 degrees. Heat penetrates everywhere and kills 100% bed bugs. After heat treatment ensure that you aren’t bringing bed bugs in your home after traveling.
Heat treatment professionals minimize bed bug introduction into your home from other units and they use highly effective equipment. Heat treatment is the single most effective and reliable solution available right now.
Bed Bug Vacuums
Only vacuuming will not eradicate bed bugs but they are effective when combined with other treatments, especially if you see bugs physically. Vacuum your home and make sure to remove the vacuum bag immediately and place it into a sealed plastic bag. Vacuums can be used only for live bugs, shells and excrement.
The single most effective technique for killing bed bugs is to use a professional exterminator that uses heat treatment. Do-it-yourself treatments are waste of your time and money because infestations occur again and again. Once your property is treated and become bed bug free then takes preventive measures to keep your sweet home bed bug free.