How To Exterminate Bed Bugs
This informational site is brought to you by A3 Superior Pest Control LLC. There are several different options when it comes to treating for Cimex lectularius. The best option is the one that will get rid of the insects with as little inconvenience as possible and provide long-term control. You can also attempt to treat yourself if you know what you’re doing and you have access to the right products and equipment. If it is determined that you have bedbugs and you are living in a multifamily unit that means an apartment building or condo or co-op it is best to start with building management. In a lot of cases if you do the treatment incorrectly you’re going to end up spreading issues to your neighbors. And in most cases the management staff already have pest control operator’s that are standing by ready to come in and take care the problem that of already been proven effective. You are usually given a choice between chemical application, Cryonite or freezing technology, or thermal remediation. A chemical application program consists typically of 2 to 3 treatments provided anywhere from 10 to 14 days apart using a variety of dusts and liquid insecticides both persistent and non-coupled with steaming. Extensive preparation is required to avail yourself of this as all areas need to be treated and certain areas cannot be treated by this method and you must use either a unit called a pack tight or a dryer to affect the remediation. With Cryonite or freezing technology a fine mist of CO2 granular’s are sprayed throughout the residence.
It is important to note that with this program it will only kill and destroy the eggs that the spray contacts directly. It is not recommended that this program be used alone without the use of pesticides because the problem will not be eliminated. This is because there are just too many areas that bedbugs hide that the spray will not be able to reach. So companies that tout this as the end all – be all of bedbug extermination are lying. You will always need some type of residual treatment to help affect control and typically several treatments are required. With thermal remediation there is again some preparation required as not all items can be heat treated safely. This would include things like alcohol, champagne, oil paintings, ammunition, candles, and other heat sensitive items. But in most cases the company that is handling your remediation process will process these items for you so that they are protected. The other thing is that during the heat treatment you must be out of your apartment or home typically between 10 to 12 hours. Compare this to the for our vacate time for chemical application over 2 to 3 visits and it is quite similar but not just in the same time block. As far as efficacy we find that thermal remediation, chemical treatment, and the use of Cryonite coupled with chemical programs can all be effective if provided by the right service company. So it’s important before deciding on how to treat for bed bugs that you get references and be sure to get a written warranty prior to any work being provided.