In Northern New Jersey and Hudson County, bed bug infestations are becoming a real problem, both in commercial premises and residential homes. Apartments, condos, houses, motels, hospitals and other commercial residences can all be prone to bed bug infestations. Not only that, but when a place has a problem with bed bugs, it can result in a lot of stress and worry for home owners, as well as financial losses for companies that rely on having a squeaky clean reputation, in order to attract new customers.
Heat Treatment versus Traditional Bed Bug Eradication Techniques
There are many traditional methods for eliminating bed bugs, including fumigation and pesticide application. However, there is a more eco-friendly way to rid your home or business premises of these nasty biting insects, and that is the method of heat treatment. Heat treatment of bed bugs is not only more eco-friendly than using pesticides, it is also much more effective in immediately killing all kinds of bed bugs and other insects that may otherwise be resistant to conventional pest control methods. Here’s what happens to Bed Bugs when exposed to our heating system.
Discovering the Extent of the Infestation
Before a treatment begins, it is important to understand the full extent of the bed bug infestation in your home or business premises. This is something that can be very difficult to achieve without tearing up carpets and lifting up floors and looking inside walls and all the other places these bugs can hide. In order to prevent this, more companies are providing a canine inspection of properties in New Jersey, as these specialist dogs have a much better success rate (about 98%!) than humans at detecting bed bug infestations.(for more on Bed Bug sniffing Dogs, click here!)
Why Heat Treatment of Bed Bugs is Effective and how it Works
A lot of pest control companies use a number of bug foggers and spray bombs, however, they can often have little to no effect. This is not the case with bed bug heat treatments, which are much more effective in eliminating bed bugs without the need of harmful pesticides. The heat treatment works by heating a home or commercial property to a temperature that has proven to be effective in killing bed bugs from eggs to fully grown adults. The heat also penetrates all of the nooks and crannies where bed bugs can linger, such as floors, walls, mattresses etc. Not only are heat treatments of bed bugs environmentally friendly, they are safe for humans, pets, personal belongings and the building itself. Here’s a quick video of how heat treatments work.
Heat treatments for dealing with bed bug infestations are much more effective than home remedy pesticides, or some of the solutions that are provided by the majority of pest control companies, which will not be effective in eradicating bugs from bed linen and mattresses for example. Not all pest control companies offer heat treatment for bed bugs, so it is important to find a company that offers this method, as well as having the staff and technicians that are capable of doing the job.
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