Bed Bugs: Isn’t that something that we’ve taken care of in this country? Those are the sorts of things that people have to worry about in third world countries, right? After all, growing up, you probably never encountered a single bed bug in your family’s home, so why is there any reason to believe that you have to worry about it now?
There are plenty of reasons to take precautions against residential bed bugs now to avoid a bed bug problem later. Why? Because there is a hidden resurgence occurring in this country: Bed bugs, which were nearly extinct in this country in the 1950’s, have been slowly increasing their numbers on American soil ever since DDT was banned for use in our country. If you don’t notice any dark spots on the mattress of your bed, you need to take steps to keep it that way by carefully cleaning any new furniture you get before it comes into the house, and washing your clothes in hot water after encountering suspicious furniture abroad. If you already have those spots, however, you are going to need a professional to get rid of them.
Many people assume that they can get rid of bed bugs by simply using over-the-counter pesticide foggers in the rooms in which they noticed the bed bugs. After all, they’re called bed bugs, so as long as the bedrooms are bombed, people assume that they should be in good shape. Unfortunately, bed bugs can inhabit any area in your house, and only need to be able to find a target once per year in order to feed. Using a fogger will therefore usually only be successful in causing the bed bugs to become more widespread throughout your house, as they avoid the pesticides in one room in order to inhabit another, such as the living room. It is for this reason that, when whole-house fumigation services are requested for bed bugs, pest control companies are forced to use three times as much pesticide as they would to treat termites. That’s an expensive solution!
Don’t let a pest control company jump straight to pumping your whole house with pesticides when you report a bed bug incident. While there are rare occasions where this might be necessary, the truth is that there are cheaper and more environmentally friendly solutions available on the market today. That’s where Environmental Heat Solutions comes in. What if we told you that we could kill bed bugs in the most environmentally friendly way possible, without using any chemicals, with a process that typically takes only six to eight hours out of your day? What if you could have a friend take your pets, send your children off to school, go to work, and come home to a bed-bug-free house?
That’s not just wishful thinking anymore. With Thermal Remediation® bed bug heat treatments administered by Environmental Heat Solutions, you can quickly exterminate the bed bugs from your home using a procedure that utilizes no harsh chemicals. Set up to tear down usually takes us no longer than eight hours, and you are free to inhabit your home immediately after we’re done, as there is no danger of pesticide residue making a curious dog or child ill. The only thing we leave behind is a warm house (maybe open your windows for a bit when you return) and no more bed bugs.
If you have a bed bug infestation, the worst thing you can do is wait. Call Environmental Heat Solutions today to learn more about our method and schedule your heat treatment.