Are you planning on getting a heat treatment to rid your home of bed bugs? It can seem intimidating, but with this quick fact sheet, hopefully we can remove some of the mystery.
- Bed bugs are hard to get rid of, that is why Wil-Kill uses independently certified canine bed bug sniffers.
- Canine inspection helps technicians locate infested areas and saves families the added labor of removing furniture, carpets, and other infested items.
- Canine inspections have more accurate results and are more cost effective for families.
- Dogs can smell live bed bugs and viable eggs.
- Some infestations can be solved with a canine, mattress encasements, and a limited use of pesticide dust.
- Bed bugs can live in cracks, crevices, electrical outlets, wall voids, wallpaper, baseboards, picture frames, mattresses, box springs, headboards, upholstered furniture, and more.
- Bed bugs are brown, seed-like insects that are about ¼ of an inch when full grown. After a blood meal, they can appear round and tick-like.
- Bed bug eggs and immature bed bugs are hard to see.
- 120 degrees Fahrenheit can kill bed bugs in all stages of development.
- Heat treatments require heaters and fans to circulate the heat.
- Technicians are trained in how to properly place heaters to keep homes safe from fire.
- Some pesticide dust is used, but it is limited and focused.
- Residents must leave for 6-8 hours so that a treatment can be done.
- Heat treatments are used when a single treatment is needed.
- Re-introduction of bed bugs is always possible.
Learning how bed bugs hitchhike into homes will protect you from future infestations. Stay informed, and stay protected. Contact Wil-Kil today.