A bed bug infestation can make it impossible for you to get the restorative sleep that you need. The thought of sharing your bed with blood-sucking critters is enough to cause just about anyone to lose sleep. This is where your worries stop. There are treatment options from pest control experts that can help you eliminate bed bugs from your New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or Delaware home or business so you can rest easy once again. To protect your home or business from bed bugs, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
Facts You Need to Know About Bed Bugs
Before you decide on a treatment option for bed bugs, exterminators say you need to learn some basic facts about these pests. Bed bugs are small, flat, and oval-shaped insects before they feed. After feeding, bed bugs often appear red and bloated. You may find these critters on mattresses and on other objects near the bed, such as the bedside table, other furniture, in electrical switch plates, and even behind the baseboards. Bed bugs are parasitic and feed off your blood while you sleep, and this can create itchy bites, make you lose sleep, and cause you to feel uncomfortable in your own home or your workplace.
The lifespan of bed bugs can vary, but the average is around 10 months. Exterminators state when you travel, you’re at risk of encountering bed bugs in hotels and taxis, on airplanes and buses, and other places where a large number of people pass through. These critters are small and can hitch a ride on your luggage or clothes. You can take precautions when you travel to prevent bed bugs from following you home. These precautions include checking hotel room mattresses for signs of the insects. Inspect the seams and tufts of the mattresses for the bugs themselves or see if there are small blood spots from them. Also, look in the bed frames, box springs, and even headboards for the same signs of the bed bugs or their markings. Other precautions to take are to keep your belongings off the floor and away from the bed and to wash and dry your clothes on the highest temperature the fabric can withstand.
What is a Bed Bug Heat Treatment?
Bed bug heat treatment is a non-chemical option that eradicates bed bugs by exposing them to lethal levels of heat. With this method, a pest control expert uses specialized equipment to gradually increase the heat in an area to the point where the pests can no longer survive. Heat is lethal to bed bugs at every life stage, and this equipment has the ability to permeate all areas within a room where these pests hide, such as behind picture frames, inside electrical switch plates, and in any crack or crevice they can find. Bed bug heat treatment is a better option than liquid treatment because it’s highly effective and doesn’t require you to do extensive prep work before treatment.
Why Should You Choose Professional Bed Bug Treatment?
The widespread availability of DIY bed bug control options makes it tempting to consider treating these pests on your own. There are so many factors that can render DIY bed bug treatments ineffective, that it’s a huge risk to attempt treating them yourself.
Pest control experts agree bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate using spot treatments, such as DIY pesticides. You can read a detailed explanation by Consumer Reports on the latest research about the ineffectiveness of some pesticides for treating bed bugs. These pests have the ability to reproduce quickly, which means that the infestation will continue to grow until you apply an effective treatment that exterminates them completely. If you miss even a few of the bed bugs with your DIY method, the infestation can quickly expand once again, forcing you back to square one.
When you choose professional heat treatment from Viking, you get the most effective option available with minimal disruption to your life. Viking Pest has a team of highly trained pest control experts who have the experience and equipment needed to effectively eradicate your infestation from your New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or Delaware home or business.
What Sets Bed Bug Heat Treatment Apart From Other Methods?
Professional liquid and heat treatment are both available to residents of Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania for bed bug eradication. When applied by a pest control professional, both treatments can be effective for bed bug treatment; however, there are a number of elements that set bed bug heat treatment apart from all other treatment options.
Pest Control experts can use heat treating equipment as a part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan. According to the EPA, some bed bug populations have become resistant to certain types of treatment methods. If the bed bugs in your office building or home are resistant to certain treatment, it requires you to go through the treatment process again using another method. You can avoid the cost and hassle of needing to have your home or business treated again by starting out with a treatment plan that includes heat treatment.
Choose Viking Pest for Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent bed bugs from invading your home or business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling bed bugs from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!