The most crucial, yet confusing aspect of proper bed bug elimination is understanding what truly doesn’t work.
First, you can’t spray away bed bugs.
Chemicals no longer work for bed bugs because they have developed a resistance to them.
Nor does it kill the eggs stage; which develop into larger infestations in a few weeks.
Also, the use of chemicals often leads to the spread of bed bugs.
And with today’s environmental concerns, we worry about the toxic residue they leave behind.
It requires a well thought out strategy to end a nightmare for good.
Next, is taking the proper precautions to prevent them from happening again.
So, Where Do You Begin When You Discover You Have Bedbugs?
Learn what not to do.
The most common problems we see are people who’ll grab at anything to get rid of their problem.
You don’t want to start off by doing things that can cause a problem down the line.
So, keep reading.
Some people are not affected by their bites, so months may pass before discovery.
And about every six weeks you have new breeding colonies of bed bugs.
Within months you could have thousands of  bed bugs.
Have Bed Bugs Spread into Other Parts of Your Home?
Evaluating the extent of your bed bug infestation is important.
Are they contained in only one room or have they moved into other parts of the house?
One of the main activities that spread bed bugs, is moving infested items from one room to another.
Such as moving a blanket from an infested room to the living room or den to watch television.
So, checking all sleeping areas, couches and easy chairs is important.
The Longer You Have Bed Bugs, The More There Will Be
This is something that needs addressing right away.
A day or two won’t make much of a difference, but don’t allow weeks to pass before you make the decision to treat.
Bed bug eggs hatch in 7 to 10 days.
And they come out hungry.
They grow through 5 stages of development before becoming breeding adults.
This process of development takes approximately 6 weeks with regular blood meals.
Warning – Labels Mislead Consumers
Deciphering products and their labels nowadays have all but become a science.
You need to know all the chemical components and their effect on you, your family and environment.
Unfortunately, many of the products on the market are not required to prove their worth.
And consumers place a tremendous trust on what labels say.
We assume and take for granted that if it says bed bugs on the label, it’s going to work and is safe to use.
If you’re looking at pesticides…weight out the risks!
Some symptoms that scientists have linked chemical pesticides to are:
- Respiratory tract irritation
- Sore throat and/or cough
- Allergic sensitization
- Eye and skin irritation
- Loss of consciousness
- Extreme weakness
- Reproductive damage
- Developmental problems
- Heart disease
- Seizures and/or death
- And other illnesses.
There is also mounting evidence that exposure to pesticides disrupts the endocrine system,  wreaking havoc with the complex regulation of hormones, the reproductive system, and embryonic development.
Heat Beats the Bug
Designed with the safety of our client’s and their environments in mind –heat not only works, but is safe to use.
For the past couple of decades, the use of heat to eliminate bugs of many sorts has come to the forefront of the pest control industry.
With growing concerns of chemicals and the residual they leave behind, resistance issues and time restraints; heat is much more efficient and safer to use.
We can provide the service for you or if cost is an issue, we can rent you the same equipment we use with some simple instructions.
Either way we are focused in getting rid of the bed bugs so you and your family can sleep calmly and sound.
Don’t attempt elimination without facts!
Give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to guide you to a safe and efficient way to end your bed bug problems now.