Fumigation for Bed Bugs
Fumigation for Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are pests that have become a widespread problem in recent years. In the past, they were most common in homes and motels, but now bed bug infestations can be found everywhere from office buildings to movie theaters. The best way to exterminate them is with fumigation – which will kill not just the live insects, but their eggs and larvae as well.
What exactly is fumigation?
Fumigation is a procedure in which poisonous gases are distributed through an infested area. Fumigants can be gas or liquid, and they must be applied carefully to avoid causing harm to people, pets, or other living things.
Fumigation is a common way to control pests such as cockroaches and ants.
Fumigation has been used for centuries against bed bugs too – so in some ways it’s an old-fashioned technique that still works today.
Fumigators use two types of poison
Fumigation is a common way to control pests such as cockroaches and ants. Fumigation has been used for centuries against bed bugs too – so in some ways it’s an old-fashioned technique that still works today.
Bed bugs are hard to kill. They can live for up to 18 months without feeding on a human, and they hide in cracks and crevices so you might not know that there’s an infestation until it becomes serious. Fumigation kills them more thoroughly than other methods of extermination because the gas penetrates deeply into furniture seams, mattresses, crevices and even the spaces beneath floorboards.
Fumigation also kills other pests that might live in your home or business premises – such as cockroaches or ants. Fumigant gasses can be used to kill both warm-blooded animals, like mice, rats and birds, but they don’t act quickly enough on their own to kill bed bugs.
Will fumigation get rid of all the bed bugs?
Fumigation is a powerful weapon against bed bugs but it doesn’t work on its own – you’ll also need to do some deep cleaning and be prepared for the possibility of having to replace items such as carpets, furniture or curtains because they’ve been contaminated by the pest. Fumigant gasses can kill other pests too, like cockroaches – but they don’t act quickly enough on their own to kill bed bugs.
The other thing is that fumigation can leave the living spaces uninhabitable for a few days or so while it dissipates from the premises and this could disrupt work schedules in commercial properties. A professional exterminator will take a thorough look at the property, identify any possible entry points for the pest and then tailor a treatment program to suit.
TREATMENT FOR BED BUGS
Common treatment of Bed Bugs is to use insecticides, although these may not always be effective. Bed bugs can also be treated by heating the infested items in a dryer on high heat for at least 20 minutes or encasing them in airtight plastic bags and placing them into 120 degrees Fahrenheit ovens for three hours.The best course of action is prevention when possible. Bed bugs can be found in homes, hotels, or even hospitals and any environment that allows for the transportation of people from one location to another.Weekly inspections of hotel rooms is recommended by many experts when traveling or if a person has an infestation at home as it is easier to detect them before they reproduce than after. Inspecting for bed bugs should entail looking in all of the nooks and crannies, including headboards, mattresses, dressers, couches and carpets.When traveling, always carry your luggage with you to avoid left-behind items which may become infested. Bed bugs also cannot fly or jump so they can’t go from person to person.It may seem like bed bugs are everywhere, but they do not transmit disease and cannot harm humans unless provoked with an allergic reaction to the saliva of their bites which is rare. Bed bug infestations can be turned around by a professional exterminator such as RALEIGH’S BEST BED BUGS EXTERMINATOR in as little as one day!