Bed Bug Eggs
Bed Bug Nymph
Bed Bug Treatment Options: Insecticide and Heat Remediation
Insecticide application: Depending upon the severity of the infestation, either two or three bed bugs treatments are necessary to break the life cycle of the bed bugs and ensure elimination. The advantage to this method is that the residual insecticide will continue to offer protection for a period of time.
Heat remediation: The entire space to be treated is heated to ~135 degrees Fahrenheit and maintained for a period of time. The advantage of this method: there is much less preparation and one treatment kills all life stages of the bed bug. Heat can be employed as a stand-alone bed bug treatment or in conjunction with the use of insecticide.
*Every bed bug service is different and unique in their own way. Our trained professionals will be able to advise you as to which options are best.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you get bed bugs?
A: Bed bugs have to be brought into your home. If you travel, bed bugs may hitch a ride in your luggage or get on your clothing if you visit an area of infestation. Used furniture is another way to bring bed bugs home, so be sure to carefully inspect any fabric or wood furniture you purchase.
Q: Besides bites, what are some other signs of bed bugs?
A: Some things to look for are:
- Translucent or light colored cast skins or shells from nymphs that have molted
- Tiny white bed bug eggs. These may be as large as grains of rice or as small as bits of dandruff
- Black fecal spots, often found in groups of 10 or more where there is a large infestation
- Small brown or red spots on bed linens or mattress
Q: Where should I look for signs of bed bugs?
A: First, your mattress. Examine seams, piping and tufts and check under the mattress tags. Also, look carefully at the box spring and bed frame, particularly where fabric is attached to wood. Other places to check are:
- Chairs, sofas, futons, recliners and other furniture on which you sleep or relax
- Other pieces of furniture, especially ones made of fabric or wood
- In or on clothing, curtains, suitcases, blankets, and other fabric personal belongings near beds,
- Wherever bed bugs may hide on your walls, including screw holes or behind loose wallpaper or chipped paint
- Door frames
- Along or behind baseboards and carpet edges