Are you struggling with bed bugs? Bed bugs present an itchy and painful nuisance in many homes around the country. But the good news is that it is possible to get rid of bed bugs. In fact, our advanced heat treatments are the safest and most effective way to exterminate bed bugs.
How Do Heat Treatments Kill Bed Bugs?
There are three major components of heat treatments: heat, airflow, and monitoring. Bed bugs can’t handle high temperatures for extended lengths of time, creating an effective option for treatment. From full-room heating treatments to targeted treating methods using extreme heat on infested areas, we use multiple techniques that work together to eliminate bed bugs. As the temperatures are slowly raised and maintained around 120 to 140 degrees, fans to control the airflow help the heat to permeate any crevices or hiding places that would allow bed bugs to hide and survive. Heat treatment equipment such as sensors that can be accessed remotely help monitor temperatures and heat levels are monitored in all areas to eliminate any hiding places that bed bugs could seek out to survive.
Learn More About Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs Feed on Blood
Like other pest bugs and parasites, bed bugs feed on blood. Their lifecycle depends on their eating multiple blood meals. Bed bugs can molt (shed their skin) up to 5 times in their lives. And before each molting, bed bugs must feed. Generally, bed bugs prefer to feed on hosts who are sleeping. The itchy bumps left from the bight are often mistaken for other pests like mosquitoes. Learn more about bed bugs here.
Bed Bugs Can Enter Your Home on Clothing or Luggage
Bed bugs can enter your house in several ways, but usually, they enter the home on clothing or furniture, such as used beds or couches. Because bed bugs fit in tiny crevices about the width of a credit card, they can be hard to detect. And once the furniture or clothing is in your home, the bed bugs will have the opportunity to feed and reproduce. Unfortunately, bed bugs can produce about three generations in a year, so their populations can grow quickly.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are small with little oval bodies that appear brown. However, after a bed bug has eaten a blood meal, it will swell and have a redder color. As all insects do, bed bugs have six legs. They do not have wings but are capable of speedily moving around walls, ceilings, and floors.
Where do bed bugs live, and how can I find them?
Bed bugs prefer to stay within about ten feet of their host (the individual they’re feeding on). They will seek out small concealed spaces near bedding or other furniture. As their populations grow, they will begin to live in other areas of your home. It is a myth that you must have a dirty home for bed bugs to live in. Because bed bugs feed on you, they can thrive in an otherwise spotless home.
Advanced Heat Treatments from Bug-A-Way
If you have a bed bug infestation in your home, you need treatments. Bug-A-Way can help you determine if your home is infested by bed bugs. We use a specially trained dog to sniff out the locations where bed bugs are living for treatment. Once identified, we can use our advanced heat treatments to resolve the issue safely and effectively!
Schedule a Bug-A-Way heat treatment today!