We get a lot of questions about the most effective method to kill bed bugs, including:
- Does cold kill bed bugs?
- Does heat kill bed bugs?
- Which strategy is right for my home or my business?
- How can I decrease the likelihood of a bed bug resurgence and wipe them out for good?
But, before a treatment for bed bugs is selected, it’s important to have a detailed home inspection take place so our experts can determine the extent of the bed bug population. This thorough inspection will involve searching your afflicted bedrooms, hallways, closets, adjacent spaces, and any other likely bed bug harborages areas in your home or business.
We can usually establish the extent of a bed bug infestation primarily with visual inspection but we have a variety of other tools including bed bug monitors. Our technicians are extremely detail oriented and will methodically inspect for even a single bug. Once we have determined the infestation we can start the treatment process.
The treatment strategy usually entails eradication efforts focused on using either heat treatment for bed bugs or conventional methods.
Treatment For Bed Bugs
How to Kill Bed Bugs With Thermal Remediation®
One of the more popular ways to kill bed bugs is using Thermal Remediation®, or heat treatment for bed bugs. Thermal Remediation® is also a green pest management approach as it provides a chemical-free treatment for bed bugs. This heat treatment for bed bugs kills all life stages of the bed bug from adults to eggs.
So, how exactly does heat kill bed bugs? Thermal Remediation® uses a high-powered, high-temperature heater to increase the ambient temperature within your home or business. Essentially, the temperature is raised so high that it infiltrates all of the areas where bed bugs are hiding out, including every crack and crevice, and kills them by overheating the adults and nymphs and popping the eggs.
One of the reasons Thermal Remediation® heat treatment for bed bugs is so great is because the process usually only requires a single treatment. In just one day the bed bugs lurking in your home or business are destroyed! In addition, when compared to costly chemical treatments, Thermal Remediation® is actually quite cost effective when you consider it’s highly powerful, one-time treatment approach. And, with Thermal Remediation® you can skip the timely and stressful process of preparing your entire home.
How to Kill Bed Bugs With Cryonite® Freezing
Freezing bed bugs using Cryonite® is an effective treatment plan for nontraditional and high-traffic spaces, especially for businesses, retail stores, hospitals and healthcare facilities. Freezing bed bugs with Cryonite® is highly recommended for sensitive spaces where chemical treatments aren’t possible due to the presence of inhabitants or workers, or the space is too large to successfully heat the area to the proper temperature required for Thermal Remediation®.
So, how exactly does cold kill bed bugs? The approach to freezing bed bugs is different from heat treatment for bed bugs because it isn’t as easy to lower the temperature of a room as drastically as you can increase the temperature with Thermal Remediation®. Cryonite® is a targeted strategy that uses super cold (-110° F), non-toxic CO2 gas to kill bed bugs on contact. A pest management technician, using a special wand, dispenses the CO2 into the cracks and crevices that a bed bug might be hiding.
Freezing bed bugs with Cryonite® is also an environmentally friendly pest management technique as it requires zero chemicals, instead relying solely on carbon dioxide as a quick acting and lethal torrent. While Cryonite® requires close contact to take out bed bugs, its gas form makes it easy to assault bed bugs hiding in cracks, crevices and other areas that can be difficult to reach with chemicals applications.
Combat Bed Bugs with Freezing and Heat Treatment Solutions
We understand the physical and emotional discomfort, and inconvenience, caused by a bed bug infestation. Whether bed bugs have infiltrated your home or business, our business is to provide a treatment for bed bugs that will eliminate the unwelcome pests as quickly as possible.
Please get in touch at the first sign of bed bug evidence! Our bed bug eradication solutions can help get your business back on track and allow you to spend quality time in the comfort of your home, sans bed bugs.