So how pest control exterminators kill bed bugs? Bed bugs and other parasitic insects and arthropods, such as roaches, ants, mites and ticks are too small to be affected by most insecticides. This is why it takes a professional pest control exterminator with special training to effectively get rid of these bugs.
A professional pest control exterminator not only has access to the latest techniques but also has the proper protective gear, which is required for applying pesticides.
How do professional pest control exterminators kill bedbugs -Preparation Prior To Treatment
Bed bugs are difficult to eliminate, and remedies will only succeed if the preparation has been done correctly. The bedclothes and curtains must be removed and laundered.
The area(s) to be treated must be vacuumed and disinfected. The drawers and wardrobes must be emptied, as well as any other items that aren’t being kept.
If the space is cluttered, the therapy will fail. Toys, books, boxes, CDs, posters, and other items must be removed from the rooms.
Take great care not to deposit any of these items in other rooms, as this may spread the infestation.
Before putting items back into a treated room, it’s a good idea to vacuum the area first. Bed bugs are generally found in rooms that are slept in, so we recommend treating any adjacent bedrooms.
They may stay dormant for up to 12 months, so be cautious with any objects that have been taken away and then reintroduced into a bedroom during this time.
If you’re going to replace a bed or mattress, do it before or after the treatment.
Bed Bug Treatment -How pest control kill bedbugs
We will carry out a bed bug treatment on the property using surface spray treatment and treat the walls, ceilings, beds, mattress, furniture, and surrounding areas in the bedrooms
Almost odorless, non-toxic, biodegradable, and stain-free, insecticides are available to homeowners.These are environmentally friendly products that can be used in the bedroom.
All products used by licensed pest control companies will be registered with their local authority and meet all relevant government guidelines for safety and legality.
A professional technician will know which chemicals to use in different situations. Sometimes these products can be harmful or cause skin irritation if not used correctly,so they’re only able to be used by professionals.
When a treatment is carried out correctly, the bed bugs will be killed on contact. It’s important that you don’t disturb or move furniture as the chemicals are transferred from one surface to another.
It can take 2-3 weeks of repeated treatments before all stages of bed bugs have been eliminated.
Are bed bugs getting immune to common pesticides?
Bed bugs are increasingly becoming immune to commonly used pesticides. However, heat treatment is now considered as one of the most effective ways to kill bed bugs. This method involves using extreme heat to kill these bugs.
Heat treatment is also very cost-effective because it does not require the use of harmful chemicals. It can be done in stages or all at once, depending on the size of your home and how severe the bedbug infestation is.
The heat treatment process involves heating up all parts of a room to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit (which is above the bedbug’s optimal temperature for survival). This can be achieved by using portable space heaters and other heating equipment.
This process requires at least 24 hours, depending on how severe the bedbug infestation is. After this time, all stages of life in these bugs should be destroyed.
The process is generally safe to perform during the day when everyone is out of the home. It is only required that every room in your house be free from furniture, large appliances and other objects before you can begin heat treatment.
Once this process is complete, the pests should not return again. Heat treatment also ensures that bedbugs do not develop any resistance to pesticides in the future.
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Pest advice for controlling Bed bugs from BPCA