Here at RZ Termite & Pest Control, we can help you deal with and get rid of a variety of insects, and one of the most unpleasant of these is bed bugs. These nasty insects get their name from their habit of infesting mattresses, where they inflict painful bites on unsuspecting sleepers. If you have a bed bug problem on your hands, you will naturally want to get it taken care of as soon as possible, and our team is here to provide the bed bug treatment you need. There are two main methods of bed bug treatment, and in this article, we will go over how each works.
- Heat Treatment- One method of bed bug treatment uses heat to kill these insects. Pest control experts use specialized equipment to raise the temperature of the whole room to between 135 and 145 degrees Fahrenheit, which is more than hot enough to kill all the bed bugs and their eggs, which die immediately at any temperature above 122 F. For good measure, though, exterminators usually keep the room at this elevated temperature for six to eight hours.
- Pesticide Treatment- The other main method of bed bug treatment is to use pesticides. A typical approach uses three types of pesticide: one fast-acting agent to kill bed bugs on or near surfaces that people touch often, such as their mattress or sofa; one slower-acting one to reach bed bugs inside the furniture; and a dust insecticide to be used near cracks and crevices to kill any insects that are hiding in these voids.