Say Goodbye to Bed Bugs With Heat: The Safe And Proven Treatment For Henderson Homes
“Don’t let the bed bugs bite” is a popular saying for a reason. Bed bug bites are annoying, and the bed bugs themselves can seemingly pop up out of nowhere. For many homeowners, dealing with a bed bug problem can feel overwhelming at best, and since many DIY treatments don’t work, figuring out how to deal with an infestation can be stressful.
Your trusted Henderson pest control experts can help you deal with an active infestation and want you to feel empowered. Here’s what you need to know to identify bed bugs and how treatments work to get rid of them once and for all.
Examining Your Home: Where To Look For Bed Bugs
Bed bugs typically feed on humans and animals while they’re sleeping. You’ll want to look for bed bugs in and around your bed, under the sheets, along the seams of your mattress, and on any upholstered cushions on furniture that you and your loved ones use on a regular basis. Look for living bed bugs moving around in those areas and some signs of their presence, such as:
- Shed skins
- A strange, musty odor with no identifiable source
- Reddish-brown fecal spots
- Bed bug bites resulting in red and itchy welts
Bed bugs in Henderson range in color from mahogany to dark, reddish-brown and are typically 1/4 of an inch long. When they haven’t fed, they’re usually oval-shaped; as they feed, they become swollen and may look more elongated.
If you notice any bed bugs or see any signs they are there, contact your bed bug removal specialist immediately.
Safe And Effective: Advantages Of Bed Bug Heat Treatments
Though there are many ways to get rid of bed bugs, using heat is one of the most effective bed bug treatments currently available. It works by heating your home to 130 degrees Fahrenheit which is hotter than bed bugs can survive. Here are a few reasons to use this unique treatment:
- No pesticides: Heat treatments kill bed bugs with heat rather than pesticides and poisons.
- Less time: Heat treatments work faster and can typically remove active infestations in a single appointment.
- Kills all stages: Some pesticides and chemical treatments only work on adult bed bugs, while others only work on eggs. Heat kills bed bugs at all stages of life.
Keep in mind that heat treatments are just one option. If you’re looking for the most effective bed bug control in Henderson, you may need to combine chemical treatments with heat treatments.
Harnessing The Power Of Heat: How Bed Bug Heat Treatments Work
As stated earlier, heat treatments work by heating each room of your home to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is the threshold where bed bugs will perish. When you schedule an appointment, your pest control technician will go room by room and heat each space to 130 degrees.
Once the room reaches that temperature, they’ll maintain the temperature for at least an hour, enough time to get rid of most bed bug infestations and can even get rid of bed bug eggs.
You’ll need to make sure your family and pets are out of the house for the duration of the appointment. If you have items sensitive to heat, you’ll want to remove them from the premises as well. Your technician will be able to advise you on what can stay in place and what you’ll need to remove ahead of time.
Experience The Power Of Professional Bed Bug Heat Treatments
Bed bug heat treatments are an effective, chemical-free way to deal with an active bed bug infestation. If you’re waking up with red, itchy welts and have noticed signs of bed bugs in your home, don’t wait. Contact the experts at Anver Pest Control to schedule a consultation. We know how to get rid of bed bugs once and for all.