Although the technicians here at Critter Control® of Fort Worth are well versed and experienced in bed bug removal, we understand that it can be confusing to try and decide which treatment option might suit you best. Here are some of the most common methods of removing bed bugs from a home:
Whole Room Heat Treatments
One of the most environmentally friendly bed bug treatment options, heat treatments are carried out by a trained professional with equipment specifically designed to safely increase the temperature inside your home in order to kill off your infestation. Bed bugs and their eggs are only able to live at temperatures under 118°F, and during a heat treatment the temperatures are elevated to about 135°F to ensure that none are left over.
Of course, anything in your home that is heat sensitive to temperatures up to 150°F should be removed during the treatment. Our technicians will work with you to create a plan, and advise you on anything that should be removed if you are unsure.
Because heat treatments only kill off bed bugs that are present in your home, preventative measures should be taken to ensure that more do not enter afterwards.
For more severe infestations where results need to be ensured, an insecticide treatment is incredibly effective. Generally, a few different types of insecticides are used in different areas of the home, including:
- A fast-acting chemical used on commonly-touched surfaces like furniture or counter-tops
- Longer lasting, residual insecticides for the underside of furniture, or cracks and crevices of things we often touch
- A powdered insecticide for use in areas such as electrical outlets or along baseboards.
As always, our trained technicians will help determine if an insecticide treatment is needed for your situation. If it is, we will work to treat your home as efficiently as possible, while keeping you and your family safe.