Bed Bug Heat Treatments
Control Options in NC
Once bed bugs have invaded your home, they can be difficult to eliminate due to their nocturnal habit, small size and resilient nature. Bed bugs may enter your home undetected in luggage, clothing, furniture and other items. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit in tiny spaces. Because bed bugs use humans as hosts, their presence isn’t necessarily a sign of unsanitary conditions.
Bed bugs do not have nests like ants or bees, but live in groups in hiding places. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite at night. Although bed bugs can harbor pathogens in and on their bodies, transmission to humans is unlikely. Itching and inflammation of the skin are the most common reactions.
State Pest Control is an expert in bed bug treatment and offers the most reliable and effective resolution, heat treatment.
Bed Bug Treatment Process
Our bed bug heat treatment process is as follows:
- On the day of service, your service professional will begin with a visual inspection of the structure, and set up the heater and sensors for monitoring.
- The structure will be heated and fans will be brought in to circulate air.
- Once the structure reaches 120 degrees, we will break down beds, dust outlets (harborage areas) and move furniture around to allow air to better circulate.
- The temperature will be maintained for 5 hours.
- Next, we will treat with steam and liquid, as needed, focusing on cracks and crevices in the structure.
- Clean up begins.
After Service Considerations
Proper preparation is imperative for the success of the bed bug heat treatment. We will work closely with you to ensure the structure is appropriately prepared, so you receive the most effective treatment possible.
The treatment process is so effective that homeowners rarely have to worry about additional bed bug problems upon completion. Homeowners can significantly reduce the chances of bed bug problems returning by following recommendations that professionals will offer after the initial inspection. For example, it is often recommended that homeowners have their clothes professionally cleaned since bed bugs like to hide in soft clothes. Nevertheless, homeowners who follow directions rarely have problems with bed bugs coming back after a professional treatment.
Resolve Problem Today
If you are experiencing problems with bed bugs, resolving the issue now will prevent these pest issues from worsening. State Pest Control serves North Carolina with comprehensive pest control solutions that eliminate bed bugs.
Contact us today to schedule your free inspection and bed bug evaluation or call us at 910-212-5982 or 919-439-5885