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Bed Bug Treatment Types at California Bed Bug Exterminators

Expert treatments and solutions for your bed bug problems by California Bed Bug Exterminators

Excellent Bed Bug Extermination Treatments by California Bed Bug Exterminators

Bedbug infestations are common in both residential and commercial properties. They’re one of the most dreaded problems for many property owners because these critters are extremely difficult to get rid of. A bed bug infestation might seem to happen overnight, but that’s only because these pests are hard to spot unless the infestation is already severe.

California Bed Bug Exterminators is a trusted pest control professional when it comes to excellent bed bug extermination treatments. We understand the importance of feeling safe and well-rested in your own home, which is why we perform accurate bed bug inspections and create the right treatment plan for the property before the problem gets out of hand.

If you’re suspecting bed bug activity in your home, make sure to contact California Bed Bug Exterminators for a thorough inspection. Our highly trained team also utilizes IPM-based treatment methods to effectively eliminate the bed bugs in the property without harming humans, pets, and the environment.

What are the Different Bed Bug Treatment Types?

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Thermal Remediation

Bed bug heat treatment involves using a bed bug heater to increase the room temperature to extreme levels that are lethal to the bed bug population. It’s arguably the most effective bed bug treatment option since it only takes one treatment session to completely eradicate the pests. Thermal remediation also doesn’t require the use of chemicals like a pesticide.

Steam Treatment

Like heat treatment, this bed bug removal method also utilizes lethal temperatures to eliminate the bed bug infestation. It’s also chemical-free which makes it a great option for people who have pets at home. Steam treatment is also an ideal bed bug control method for treating upholstered furniture, mattress, and box spring.

Insecticide Treatment

Bed bug spray treatment is a type of chemical treatment that utilizes insecticide and repellent to exterminate bed bugs. Here at California Bed Bug Exterminators, our pest management professional uses insecticides that contain pyrethroid, an active ingredient that kills bed bugs but doesn’t harm humans, pets, and the environment. The insecticide treatment’s residual products also manage to kill live bed bugs even after weeks of the initial treatment.

Bed Bug Traps

This bed bug treatment method isn’t as widely used as others, but it’s also an effective solution for the bed bug problem at home while you’re waiting for the bed bug exterminator to arrive. The traps are usually used for confirming the bed bug infestation or as an additional treatment in a property.

Mattress Encasement

Rather than a solution to the bed bug infestation, encasing the mattress is a great preventive measure to keep bugs out of the bed and box spring. It also prevents re-infestations and helps in the early detection of bed bug activity.

Everything You Need to Know About Bed Bugs

What do bed bugs look like?

Cimex lectularius (“bed bug”) is a blood-sucking, wingless insect that often infests residential properties. An adult bed bug grows up to about ¼ inch. They usually have reddish-brown, flat, and oval-shaped bodies that swell once they consume enough blood. A bed bug egg is pearl-white and oval-shaped, while a nymph has a pale body. 

Bed bugs feed off the blood of warm-blooded animals, but they’re known for attacking humans and living in mattresses. These pests are also excellent hitchhikers, which makes it easy for them to travel and infest one place to another.

Is it possible to get sick from a bed bug bite?

Although they’re itchy and annoying, bed bug bites don’t spread diseases. However, some people might experience allergic reactions to the bite. It’s also possible to have an infection or blood loss because of a bed bug bite. Some people also complain of loss of sleep because of the itching and scratching due to bed bug bites.

 Where can you find bed bugs at home?

As their name suggests, most bed bugs are found hiding in the crevice of mattresses. However, this is only one of the many places they might use as hiding spots. Bed bugs are also found in areas like:

  • On the bed frame
  • Seams of cushions, chairs, couches, and other upholstered furniture
  • In the joints of a drawer
  • Between the folds of a curtain
  • In electrical appliances and receptacles
  • At the junction of the ceiling and wall

How to Spot Bed Bugs in a Property

Bed bugs are difficult to spot, which is why most people check for other signs of bed bug activity in a property before calling a pest management professional. Here are telltale signs of bed bug infestation that require immediate treatment from a pest control company:

  • There’s an unexplainable musty odor in the room. Bed bugs emit slight-sweet, musty pheromones that are almost unnoticeable. If the smell starts getting stronger, it’s a sign that the infestation is already severe.
  • There are bed bug bites in different parts of the body. Bed bug bites usually form a straight line of three bites as they attempt to find the “right spot.”
  • There are rusty stains on the sheets and mattress. These critters aren’t safe when the host starts shifting on their bed and ends up crushing them.
  • There are dark fecal marks on the sheets and mattress. These marks often resemble dots created by a marker or pen.
  • There are pearl-white, oval eggs on the mattress, crevices, and other nearby structures. An adult bed bug lays up to seven eggs a day. A bed bug egg is usually small and easy to miss unless you’re especially looking for it.
  • There are empty shell casings on and near the bed. These husks are another alarming sign of a growing bed bug infestation.

Bed bugs are often difficult to spot unless the infestation is already severe. Knowing how to spot the signs of bed bug activity in your home allows you to contact pest management professionals immediately and act before the bed bug problem gets worse.

Call California Bed Bug Exterminators for accurate inspection and effective bed bug treatments if you’re suspecting an infestation on the property.

Benefits of Getting a Professional Bed Bug Extermination

Bed bug extermination services might be expensive for some people, which is why they attempt to try home remedies and DIY treatments for bed bugs first. However, bed bug problems are best left to the hands of a professional exterminator to prevent re-infestation.

Here are the benefits of professional bed bug extermination that you should consider first before grabbing a can of insecticide and spraying it on the treatment areas:

  • Professional exterminators only utilize the least amount of pesticide needed to effectively eliminate the bed bugs in the treatment area.
  • A pest control company has a collection of the best equipment for eliminating bed bugs effectively.
  • Pest control professionals are trained to ensure that their treatments won’t cause further damage to the property during the extermination process.
  • It takes a lot less time for the pest control expert to exterminate the bed bugs.
  • They only utilize the best treatment methods to ensure that the pests won’t return to the property anytime soon. This helps property owners save a lot of money in the long run.

 

FAQs About Bed Bug Treatment Types

Q: Which bed bug treatment type is the best one?

A: Each bed bug treatment type works differently from the others, which is why it’s not easy to pick just one treatment. It all depends on the infestation’s severity and location. It’s also important to consider the kinds of items in the treatment area and if the family has plants or pets that might be affected. The best way to determine which bed bug treatment works best for you is to consult with pest management professionals like California Bed Bug Exterminators.

Q: Is it safe to try bed bug treatments at home?

A: Bed bug treatments might be expensive for some property owners, which is why it’s understandable that most of them try cheap DIY treatments first before calling a pest control company. However, most store-bought pesticides used by residents and landlords contain chemicals that are harmful if mishandled. It’s still better to leave the bed bug extermination at the hands of a pest management professional to prevent accidents and ensure that the pests won’t return to the property anytime soon.

Q: How many bed bug treatment sessions do I need?

A: The number of bed bug treatment sessions needed for a property depends on the severity of the infestation and the type of treatment method to be used. Call us at California Bed Bug Exterminators today to get a free quote and find out the exact number of sessions needed to completely eliminate the critters at home.

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