Does bed bug treatment work?

Insecticide treatments performed thoroughly and correctly by an authorized PMP can be a very effective way to control bed bugs. Three different types of insecticides should be used to achieve the best result. Conventional treatments may be suggested for small, isolated infestations. This method of treatment requires multiple visits, but it is more cost-effective.

When applied by a trained professional, the chemicals do not pose a threat to occupants returning home after treatment, and leave a protective barrier against future infestations. Managing bed bugs is a difficult and time-consuming task. After carrying out physical repairs, cleaning and treatment, it is important to monitor for surviving bedbugs. If the PMP used conventional treatment, there may be some surviving eggs that will hatch.

This does not mean that the treatment was ineffective. As these eggs hatch, it will be necessary to continue monitoring and receive follow-up treatments. A conventional chemical treatment program will generally require at least one follow-up treatment two weeks later. If you live in an apartment that currently has a bed bug problem, you'll need to contact the landlord or property manager first.

Warranty: Most companies will offer you a 30-day warranty after your “one and done” heat treatment. The use of products such as cedarwood oil, tea tree oil, chemical-free sprays, ultrasonic electronic units, aerosol repellents and glue traps does not solve bed bug infestations. Heating services involve the use of a unit that physically heats a room or the entire house to at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is optimal for eliminating bed bugs. A bed bug will die within an hour or two if exposed to temperatures in the range of 110 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

If your bed bug infestation keeps coming back, and they're coming from a neighbor, then you're at their mercy. But even after the most thorough treatment, you may have to wait weeks for all bed bugs to die. A trained and experienced pest control technician follows strict inspection and treatment protocols to ensure complete elimination of these insects. Preparing for treatment is very important, as it will make it easier to control bedbugs that have not been removed.

If all of these things are not used, bed bug populations will drop below a detectable level when service is complete. There is nothing that makes your skin curl like the possibility that bed bugs will make your house their home; even thinking about them can make you feel itchy and nervous. However, if you see them crawling on your bed or luggage, these sprays can kill bedbugs on contact. Pesticides are often an important part of a control strategy, but they must be used correctly for treatment to work.

During the kick-off meeting, the technician will conduct an inspection to determine which treatment options will work best for your particular situation.

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