Bed bugs are a very difficult pest to eliminate from homes. Their flat, oval body shape makes it very easy for them to hide throughout every crack and crevice within your home, and they reproduce very, very quickly. This means that when trying to rid your home of a bed bug infestation you must treat every area and most things that are located within your home. You must also treat for every life-stage of the bed bug (adult, nymph, and egg). This can be very difficult to achieve, but luckily there have been many advancements when it comes to bed bug control that does make this possible.
It has been discovered that heat works very well to accomplish bed bug control, but the question that accompanies this discovery is, “is using heat truly enough to eliminate your entire bed bug infestation”? At All-American Pest Control our answer to this question is that we believe that using heat in conjunction with other control methods may be better than using just heat alone.
Beds bugs can hide throughout your entire home. They are not limited to the bedroom or mattress and they can be found in linens, curtains, upholstered furniture, under carpet, behind walls, behind picture frames, and even in light sockets. Using heat to treat your home for bed bugs may work to eliminate most of your infestation but it may not be able to reach every nook and cranny of your home.
Bed bug eggs are not affected by most chemicals and therefore heat is necessary to make sure that the eggs are eliminated from your home. It is also thought that adult bed bugs are becoming resistant to many chemical applications and if just one or two eggs, adults or nymphs are left behind, your home will become re-infested with bed bugs in a very short period of time. These are some of the reasons why the pros at All-American Pest Control believe in a multi-pronged approach to bed bug control.
At All-American Pest Control, we use a multi-pronged approach to bed bug control through our Platinum Bed Bug Heat Treatment plan. This plan includes using heat treatments along with dust applications under your home’s baseboards, liquid applications, and mattress encasements to uphold our “No Bugs and No Bites” commitment to our customers.
After our initial treatment, we will follow-up every two weeks with an inspection and with follow-up treatments until we can guarantee that there are absolutely no bed bugs in your home. Once your home has been declared bed bug free we will provide you with a 90 day re-treatment guarantee.
For more information about our Platinum Bed Bug Heat Treatment plan, our other bed bug treatments plans, or why heat control in combination with chemical control is the best option for your home's bed bug infestation, contact us at All-American Pest Control today.