For over two months now, we have expounded on the topic of bed bugs as they impact healthcare institutions in our multi-part series, Bed Bugs in Institutions. We thank you for continuing this series! You have learned general information about bed bugs, details on identifying bites, health hazards associated with these troublesome insects, and various steps that you may take in order to successfully prevent or eliminate an infestation. In this concluding article, we will explain the benefits of heat treatments for bed bugs and what types of factors to consider when hiring a pest control company to apply heat treatments in your institution. If you are ready to ensure that your facility is free and clear of bed bugs and other annoying pests, continue reading.
Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs
Heat treatments are the latest and most innovative – yet, superior – solution to preventing and eliminating infestations of bed bugs. This is a non-chemical approach that does not possess any level of toxicity. Heat treatments have the unique ability to penetrate the insides of walls, furniture pieces, mattresses, and other difficult to reach locations, which results in the fact that the treatments may kill bed bugs and destroy their eggs – regardless of location or hiding spots. Here at All Pest Exterminating, Inc. we offer these spectacular heat treatments! In fact, we are the only company in the area to offer this innovative solution to healthcare facilities. Essentially, our secret to success is applying heat in an evenly distributed manner throughout your facility. Because of heats unique ability to enter into all spaces – regardless of location – an entire bed bug population (including eggs) may be eliminated quickly and easily.
Standard Bed Bug Treatments Pose Numerous Problems
Yes, it is true that there are several different types of bed bug treatments that are currently available on the market. Unfortunately, none of these treatments offer the comprehensive elimination of heat treatments. Furthermore, there are several unique problems posed by standard bed bug treatments. These issues include the following:
- Exposure to chemical-based bed bug treatments could exacerbate current health problems and/or lead to the onset of health complications.
- Children and pets stand the highest risk of developing problems when exposed to pesticides that currently eliminate live bed bug infestations.
- If pesticides are used incorrectly and/or in an unskilled manner, the bed bug population could extend into rooms and additions other than that in which they are currently located.
- Throughout the past several years, it has been established that bed bugs are now growing increasingly resistant to the pesticides that are currently available on the market.
- Pesticides that treat bed bugs are only capable of killing off the live bugs; they are not capable of killing off bed bug eggs.