Bed Bug Treatment and Termite Control
The first step in bed bug treatment is locating and inspecting the infested areas. After identifying these areas, Terminix professionals will apply encasements that will keep the bugs out and prevent them from reproducing. They will also install a monitoring system to monitor the treatment and catch additional bed bug problems. This system also alerts the homeowner when the treatment is effective and enables them to take preventive steps to eliminate the infestation early.
One of the most common methods of bed bug treatment is to wash and dry all the affected items thoroughly. Steaming is also an effective method for killing the bed bugs. However, this method only kills the live bugs; the eggs are not killed and can hatch into a secondary infestation. In some cases, this is not enough to control the bed bugs.
Another effective method is heat treatment, a chemical-free method. This treatment involves pumping hot air into the infested area to over 120 degrees. This temperature is unbearable to bedbugs, killing them in every stage of their life. Many exterminators use generators to power their equipment. Nevertheless, heat treatment may not prevent reinfestation and can be expensive. A professional treatment can cost anywhere from four to eight dollars per square foot. The price depends on the severity of the infestation and the amount of product needed.
A heat treatment may be the best option if you have a major infestation. However, heat treatments require a large amount of time and effort. It is important to clear out the furniture and personal belongings before starting the treatment, as these are the main hiding places for bed bugs. If this is not enough, you may need to evacuate the house while the treatment is in progress.
Another option is to have a professional inspect the infested areas. This way, you can avoid being bitten by these pests. Moreover, you can get rid of any other kinds of pests that could be hiding in your home. For example, mosquitoes and dust mites are not a sign of bed bug infestation, but they could be a sign of another type of infestation.
Terminix technicians have the right training and equipment to treat bed bugs. These professionals will inspect your home thoroughly and apply the best solutions for the situation. The company also offers a free inspection, so you don’t need to worry about the treatment process. The technicians at Terminix will identify the specific types of pests in your house and begin treating immediately.
Having bed bugs in your home can be a very scary experience. Not only can you have to deal with the bugs themselves, but they can spread to other rooms, vehicles, and even other people. This is why it is vital to take steps as early as possible to prevent an infestation and save yourself from bigger costs later.