What To Expect When You Have Your Home Treated For Bed Bugs


When you find a bed bug in your home or wake up with bed bug bites, it is normal to feel panicked. While bed bugs do not carry diseases like mosquitoes do, their bites can be very itchy and annoying, and many people find it difficult to sleep knowing that their mattress is home to small bugs that will crawl on them and bite them at night. Unfortunately, a bed bug infestation is incredibly difficult to get rid of. Bed bugs are very hearty pests that are very hard to kill, so DIY treatment options are not likely to work if you have bed bugs in your home. Your best bet is to hire a pest control company that is very experienced in exterminating bed bugs. Continue reading to learn more about what to expect from a professional bed bug treatment:


When you contact a pest control company because you believe that you may have bed bugs in your home, they will do a thorough inspection to determine where bed bugs are present. Ideally, the bed bugs will only be in one room, which makes treatment easier. If bed bugs are fond in one room, precautions will need to be made to prevent spreading them to other rooms in the house.


After bed bugs have been positively identified in one or more rooms in your home, you will need to prepare the area to be treated. In many cases, this will involve removing clutter and ensuring that there are no linens or clothing around the bed. You may be instructed to place all clutter and linens in plastic garbage bags and then tightly sealing them to ensure that you don't move bed bugs into another area of your home.

Heat Treatment

One of the most effective ways to treat a bed bug infestation is through the use of heat. A pest control company may use equipment that heats your home to a very high temperature to kill any bed bugs that may be present. Another method is to use high output steaming devices to treat areas where bed bugs have been found. It is important to note that a bed bed heat treatment is a long process and the key is to ensure that the bed bugs are exposed to heat for a long enough period of time to ensure that they are all killed.


After a bed bug heat treatment, a pest control company will usually apply insecticide in the room or area of the home where bed bugs were found. An experienced bed bug extermination service will know all of the common bed bug hiding spots and will apply the insecticide directly to those areas to help increase the likelihood of eradicating a bed bug infestation in your home. 


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