Dealing with bed bugs is a difficult task that typically requires professional intervention. These minuscule, parasitic pests make their homes in dark, concealed spots, such as mattress corners or behind baseboards. Serving New Hyde Park, NY, the professionals at Inside Out Exterminating make quick work of these pesky bugs and eliminate them completely.
There are several different types of techniques designed to eradicate bed bugs. Since they are so difficult to detect, it takes the expert eye and equipment of an exterminator to do the job properly.
Effective techniques of bed bug pest control include:
- Insecticides: Pest control professionals recognize the most effective types of insecticides to employ on various areas of a house. For example, certain types are designed to use on areas frequently used by humans, such as couches. Others are made especially for less traveled spots, like baseboards. An exterminator often has access to potent insecticides that actually make a lasting difference, whereas over-the-counter varieties may not be nearly as effective.
Heat: According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture, bed bugs that are exposed to 113°F temperatures for 90 minutes will not survive. A temperature of 118°F causes death within 20 minutes. An exterminator will raise the temperature appropriately to the optimal number. Some may opt to use a steaming machine, which reaches up to 180°F. Since this extermination technique takes several hours, residents and pets may wish to leave the house. A professional may follow up with an insecticide to further prevent a second invasion.
Cold: The contrasting treatment is freezing, which employs a cryonite machine to blow snow made with CO2 at a temperature of -110°F. This frozen temperature remains in place for several weeks, allowing the freeze to kill off the bugs. It's often used as an alternative when bed bugs do not respond to insecticides, or return after a chemical treatment.
If you're dealing with bed bugs, it's time to take action! Don't let these pests control your home or your life. With a plan in place, your exterminator can eradicate the problem for good. For more information on dealing with bed bugs, termites, rodents, and ant control, visit the Inside Out Exterminating website or call (516) 641-0595.