HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS AT HOME | BED BUGS EXTERMINATORS.
Information on how to kill bed bugs at home and bed bug exterminators.
Welcome. If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation in your home, then surely, you would want to know how to get rid of the bedbugs. And fast!. You have come to the right place.
GETTING RID OF BED BUGS: WHAT CAN I DO MYSELF?
The first thing you need to do of course, is to correctly identify, that you are indeed dealing with a bedbug infestation, and not cockroaches, wood lice or simple mosquito bites. In order to help you identify the bed bugs, look at the images of bed bugs on this website and try finding signs of bed bugs, like spotting an actual bed bug, or look for dark spots (bed bug fecal matter), molts, bed bug eggs etc, in the lining of your mattress or in hiding places like floorboards and cracks. The image below illustrate,s what to look for.
If you have detected bed bugs, then what you can do yourself, is:
Vacuum your living space everywhere, vacuum the furniture, cracks and floorboards and remember to seal and change the bag outside, so the bedbugs cannot escape.
Wash or dry clean everything (carpet spreads, clothes and bedspreads, curtains etc) in the hottest water possible (min 45 degrees celsius or 113F).
Throw out you mattress and your pets’ mattress, as this is the most common hiding place for bed bugs.
Use a bed bug sprays or heat from a steamer or hairdryer to kill individual bed bugs and bed bug eggs. You can also purchase bed bug powder and pesticides, but bed bugs have now become resistant to many types of pesticide.
HOWEVER, more often than not, a few bedbugs or eggs will survive and it will all be in wain. Therefore, a professional bed bug exterminator is recommended, but f you insist on fixing the bed bug problem yourself ( maybe due to cost), then you can find more advice on how to get rid of bed bugs at home on this website.
HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS AT HOME:
BED BUG EXTERMINATORS.
If you have decided to look into professional bed bug extermination, then please read on.
First you need to realize that professional bed bug pest control and extarminators are not cheap.
How much does bed bug extermination cost?
In general, most good bed bug pest control companies will first send down a specialist to conduct a visual inspection of your home before quoting you a price. The cost of the bed bug extermination will be based on the inspection findings, and not on a flat fee, so it can be hard to determine the exact costs beforehand.
One should be prepared to pay between $350 to $1000 per treated room, as a general rule.
Thermal heat remediation will run anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000, for the full home or apartment treatment. Chemical bed bug treatment can cost anywhere from $1,300 to $5,000.
Before the bed bug exterminator arrives, he may ask you to:
-Remove your light switch plates and clear access to floorboards (common bed bug hiding places).
-Pile up your furniture.
It is advisable to:
- Throw out mattresses.
- Caulk walls and wood cracks (they often hide there) -
- Completely strip all bedding (down to the bare mattress). Wash it or dry clean at high temps. In hot desert areas, people with bed bug infestations often hang bedding in the hot sun, as temperatures over 113F (45 degrees celsius) will kill bed bugs.
Do: Examine your suitcases for bed bugs and remove them from your house, and leave them ready to be treated by bed bug exterminators. But bed bugs now live in all 50 Us states, so you can certainly get them at home without having traveled, too.
BED BUG EXTERMINATION METHODS:
Trained bed bug dogs are often used be pest controllers to find the bed bug hiding places in minutes. The bugs creates a distinctive, sickly sweet smell, that dogs can easily identify.
When the exact location of a bed bug infestation has been established, the bed bug exterminators can go to work, with the help of these 3 bed bug eradication methods:
Thermal Heat Remediation for bed bugs. --HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS AT HOME
Traditionally, bed bug exterminators will use hot, dry steam to kill bed bugs, as they will die from temperatures over 113 Fahrenheit (45 celsius).
But one chemical-free method of bed bug treatment is giving people new hope.
The process is called thermal remediation, where a home is basically transformed into a giant oven for up to 8 hours.
Thermal heaters will be placed in every room of the house, and the high temperatures will kill the bedbugs and their eggs in one treatment, with the heat gradually drying out their bodies until they were dead.
The video below deals with the use of bed bug sniffer dogs and one Themapure, one of the early bed bug heat treatment systems.
Insecticide Dust and pesticides for bed bugs. -HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS AT HOME
For items that you can’t stick in the dryer, like a mattress, exterminators can apply insecticide dust, which is a powdered form of the insecticides deltamethrin or pymethrin (Permethrin), other Pyrethroids, Dichlorvos and Malathion
The insecticides currently being used to kill the bugs can take up to three treatments to be effective, and the process involves packing and sterilizing everything in the home, and tossing out infested clothing and mattresses.
Cryonite treatment for bed bugs. --HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS AT HOME
Cryonite is a unique and patented system that uses carbon dioxide to freeze the bed bug insects to death. Cryonite works by emitting a carbon dioxide ‘snow dust’ that will rapidly freeze insects, as it evaporates when hitting their bodies. This technique has been thoroughly tested and is now in commercial use in mainly Europe, but also now in the US.
-Please, have a look around this website for more tips of how to get rid of bed bugs at home.
If you have any questions or have used bed bug pest controls and exterminators and want to leave a review, then why not make a comment in the comment section below.
Death to bed bugs!
HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS AT HOME and BED BUGS EXTERMINATORS.