Bed bugs are tiny pests that can cause big problems for home and business owners in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. In your home, bed bugs can infest your bed and feed on your blood while you sleep. This can result in itchy red bites that irritate you during the day and can potentially become infected. If bed bugs are in your place of business, they can cause you to lose customers and put the reputation of your business at risk. 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.
What Professional Bed Bug Treatments Are Available from Viking Pest?
Professional bed bug treatment is the most effective way to eliminate bed bugs from your home or business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. The United States Environmental Protection Agency points out treating bed bugs is a complex process and attempting to treat the problem yourself may result in the infestation continuing to grow. Viking Pest uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to treating bed bugs. Pest control experts explain this approach involves using a combination of treatment methods to ensure complete eradication and provides assistance with future pest prevention and control. There are two types of bed bug treatments available from Viking Pest: liquid treatment and heat treatment. Using the IPM model, the pest control professionals at Viking Pest develop a treatment plan based on the specific needs of your home or business.
Does DIY Bed Bug Removal Work?
Elements that make bed bugs difficult to eradicate on your own include the fact that they are small, they prefer to stay hidden away unless they’re feeding, and they reproduce quickly. Bed bug exterminators state in order to eradicate a bed bug infestation from your home or business, the treatment method and application both impact the effectiveness of the treatment. If you miss a few bed bugs with your DIY treatment, the infestation will quickly expand once again.
How to Prepare for Bed Bug Treatment
Once you schedule your home or business for bed bug removal service with Viking Pest, there are a few things you can do to prepare for that treatment. Start by eliminating the clutter around your bed and in any areas where you suspect bed bug activity. Clutter provides bed bugs with more places to hide and it can make it more difficult for the pest control expert to inspect and treat the area. As you eliminate clutter, be careful about moving potentially infested items to non-infested areas. You don’t want to spread the infestation to other rooms. Additional preparation steps include moving furniture at least 2 feet from the walls. It’s also important with bed bug heat treatment, to turn off air conditioners and close all the windows in the room.
If heat treatment is part of your IPM plan, you also need to remove any items from the room that may be sensitive to high heat. Sensitive items may include CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, cosmetics, vitamins, and medications. Be sure to store these items in tightly sealed garbage bags or other types of plastic bags. After the treatment, your pest control professional will then inspect these items to avoid a reinfestation.
What to Expect During a Bed Bug Treatment
Bed bug heat treatment involves having specialized equipment brought into your home or place of business throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. The heat treatment equipment gradually increases the temperature in the room until it reaches a point that’s lethal to bed bugs. A pest control technician monitors the heat level to ensure that it gets high enough to eliminate the bed bugs in your business or home.
With liquid bed bug treatment, a trained pest control technician applies the treatment to the areas where the pests are residing. Liquid treatment can eradicate bed bugs on contact and provide residual protection from re-infestation.
The type and amount of bed bug treatment at home or in your business depends on the severity of the infestation. Viking Pest provides you with an IPM plan designed specifically for your infestation. This targeted approach to bed bug control provides you with the best possible results throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.
Why Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Is Important for Physical and Mental Health
Bed bugs can cause problems for both your physical and mental health. The bites they create on your body can lead to discomfort and possibly infection when your skin breaks down from scratching. The Mayo Clinic provides an in-depth explanation of the side effects bed bugs can cause and points out that some people experience more serious physical problems such as blisters or hives.
Exterminators explain for many people, the mental impact of having a bed bug infestation is far worse than the physical discomfort the pests cause. The thought of sleeping in a bed infested with small parasitic bugs is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, it can cause you to lose sleep night after night until you are sure that every last bed bug is gone.
As a business owner, a bed bug infestation can cause you to worry about the impact it could have on your business and your business’ reputation. This constant worry can make it difficult for you to focus on other elements of your work.
Eliminating these pests from your home or place of business is essential for maintaining your physical and mental health.
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 and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!