Do you wish insects would just leave your home alone? You never want to see ants crawling across the floor again. Those cockroaches that keep appearing in the basement had better find a new place to live. Insects are gross and annoying, but thankfully, they are not that hard to get rid of if you rely on a professional pest control service. They can use the right combination of baits, traps, and sprays to get rid of the pesky insects. They'll leave your home alone just like you've always wanted. Read more in the articles to follow; we go into more detail.
Bed bugs are quite a nuisance. Who wants to be bitten while they are sleeping at night? Unfortunately, once these little guys decide to make your house their home, they are some really tough tenants to evict. You can have your house sprayed, sprinkle diatomaceous earth everywhere, and in many cases, you'll still be waking up with bed bug bites. That's when you need to bring out the heavy-hitting tactic: heat. Heat is like kryptonite to bed bugs. Here's a closer look at how you can use it and why it works so well.
How do you use heat to treat bed bugs?
There are two main ways you can use heat to get rid of these biting pests. First, you can hire a pest control company to come heat up your home. They'll bring in big, industrial-sized space heaters that can get your whole place up to 120 degrees F. They'll hold the temperature there for about 30 minutes, which is long enough to eradicate the bed bugs.
You can also use the heat of your washer and dryer to kill bed bugs in your sheets, towels, bedding, and clothing. That's right; they can live in these items, too! In fact, one reason why many bed bug eradication efforts are not successful is that people forget to treat their plush items. Wash everything in hot water, and then tumble it dry on high heat. Don't put it back in place until the pest control company has finished its heat treatment.
Why is heat treatment so effective?
Heat treatment has a couple of big advantages over pesticide treatment for bed bugs. First, it gets in all the nooks and crannies. Bed bugs can hide under a seam or in a deep corner to avoid being sprayed with insecticides, but even these tiny areas will be heated up via heat treatment.
Second, heat treatment addresses all stages of the bed bug life cycle. It kills young and old alike — and it even kills the bed bug eggs. Many pesticides are only effective against certain life stages, or they may not kill eggs entirely, which means your infestation will come back once new bugs hatch.
If bed bugs have invaded your home, heat treatment is the smartest option for eradication. Talk to a bed bug control company near you to learn more about their heat treatment services or to get an estimate.Share
9 July 2020