When it comes to bed bugs, you know when you have become a victim. From the itchy bites to the blood-stained pillowcases, bed bugs are not very good at hiding their tracks. As soon as you noticed them, you may have tried to do the extermination by yourself. However, you probably came to realize that bedbugs are extremely difficult to get rid of. There is a specific process to go through for the bugs to be out of your hair. And while some people can get rid of the problem themselves, it usually takes an expert to get the job done. If you are struggling with bed bugs, our extermination team at Quality Pest Control is here to help you. For some insight into the bed bug extermination process, keep reading.
First things first, your home is going to need some inspecting, or more specifically, the beds are going to need to be checked out. Every bed bug problem is different than the last, meaning every extermination process is a tad bit different. During the inspection, our team will check out the infestation and determine a few key things, such as how big the infestation is and what treatment may be best. When we know more about the extermination plan, we will sit down with you and let you know what we are going to do and make sure you are okay with that.
One of the usual methods used for large-sized infestations is heat treatment. This method involves turning up the heat in a building to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re concerned that your AC unit may break being turned up that high, don’t stress it. We bring in our equipment to get the structure to get that hot. We do this by placing little thermometers around the home and monitoring them to ensure the temperature is high enough in each room of the house. Before we start, we will speak with you about your furniture and ensure anything at risk because of the heat is cleaned another way or moved. If you want to kill the bed bugs and eggs slowly, the temperature needs to be as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit. If you choose to kill them immediately, the temperature needs to be at 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on your unique situation will determine how high the temperature is and which method we go. Regardless of how quickly the bed bugs die, we will still do this treatment for about 6-8 hours to ensure everything is good to go. Once we finish, we place preventative insecticide in every room around the doors so you can avoid another infestation. We also will give you tips in the future on how to prevent another bed bug infestation.
The other method is the insecticide treatment. The insecticide method takes a little bit longer, but it is effective. Depending on the size of your infestation and personal preferences will determine which route you decide to go. This process starts with an inspection as well; however, our team will be informing you a little bit more about the insecticide than the temperature. We will use insecticides for three different categories. One will be used in areas that people touch frequently, one is for small cracks, holes, and crevices in the home, and one for areas that tend to collect dust.
Usually, this process will take 2-3 visits to your home, about 30 minutes to 2 hours per room. The reason being is that it takes a lot to kill bed bugs and know they are gone for good. Our team will let you know when you can enter the room again and resume life as usual. We all will prepare you before we come, so you know what to do with kids, pets, and furniture.
Contact Quality Pest Control Today to Get Rid of Your Bed Bugs!
Bed bugs are a true pest to have around. They can bite and are near impossible to get rid of unless you have the help of an expert. To learn more about the bed bug extermination process, or to have one of our team members come out to your home, reach out to our team at Quality Pest Control at (954) 842-9411.