Why Control of Bed Bugs is Required
✓ Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers and can infest homes and places of business rapidly
✓ Bed bugs causes millions of dollars in economic losses each year from treatments to replacing furniture infested with these pests
✓ Bed bugs can cause emotional and physical pain
✓ Disruption and inconvenience while traveling
✓ Treatment method ranges from temperature based treatments to chemical based treatments, depending on the company. In some case a full scale fumigation (methL Bromide/sufulryl Flouride) is required.
✓ Many other methods of treatment are: mechanical (vacuuming) and steam. Some companies may use a combination of these treatments to combat an infestation.
✓ Heat treatments work by heating the room or house to 120-150 degrees Fahrenheit for hours depending on the size of the structure. Industrial fans are used to move the heat through the home.
✓ Cold treatments work by using a “freeze machine” to blow co2 in their hiding places. Lethal temperature for freezing is 0 degrees or colder.
✓ Chemical Treatments involve directly treating the infested furniture with residual contact insecticide, and applying dust to wall voids, cracks and crevices.
✓ There are pro and cons to each treatment. Work with your pest management company to decide the best treatment method for your situation.
✓ Remember the pest are very resilient. It may take more than one treatment and method to eliminate an infestation.
✓ Preventative treatments and monitoring are an effective way to stay on top of bed bugs before they get out of control.