Bed Bug Treatment Options

Now that you have discovered those red welts on your arms, you will most likely be wondering how they got there. Well, to be honest with you, it is probably bedbug bites. While you may feel that you have been victimized by these small critters, this is only a normal coincidence, when it comes to bedbugs. Most victims are unfamiliar with bed bugs, so they do not give much thought to the red welts, instead they will blame them on a mosquito.

 

K-9 Inspection (WE DO NOT OFFER THIS)

 

Surely you have heard of police officials using canines to search for lost or missing people. Well, professional extermination companies have caught onto the valuable benefits that a canine can offer them. The canine is taken into the victim’s home, where they will begin a thorough search for the bedbugs. You may think that this sounds strange, because they are only bedbugs after all. Bed bugs actually exhibit some very sneaky behavior, when they feed and where they live.

 

In order to eradicate the infestation, the exterminator must find the bedbugs’ hiding place, which is where the canine comes into play.

 

Traditional Inspections

 

While many professional Detroit bed bug extermination companies will utilize canines for bedbug inspections, others will not. If a canine is not available, then the exterminator will be forced to complete the inspection process. This involves getting down on one’s hands and knees, then visually inspecting the areas, where bedbugs tend to hide. Do not be shocked, when you see the exterminator inspecting your bed linen and mattress. This is actually the most common hiding place, so it is to be expected.

 

Heat and Steam Treatment(WE DO NOT OFFER THIS)

 

The heat and steam method is the most effective treatment option that you will have to select from. The extermination crew utilizes large machines and fans that are capable of producing a high temperature heat and steam of around 100-120 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat and steam will emit throughout your entire home, even reaching into those tight hiding places such as wallboards, crevices, and box springs.

 

The heat treatment will normally eradicate the infestation the first go around, so even though it is a more expensive option, it could possibly save you some money.

Pesticides and Insecticides

 

Your next option will be to utilize pesticides, insecticides, or detergents. These products are very effective in treating bedbug infestations, but there is one downside to these treatments. You may have to repeat the treatment process 3-4 times, before you home is completely free of the infestation. Where the heat produced by the large machines will be able to reach deep down into crevices, the pesticides will not. This basically means that you will have to get down on your knees and spray the solution into the crevice, which can be very time consuming and messy.

 

Conclusion

 

If you have an infestation, you will need bed bug treatment provided by an exterminator in Detroit, Michigan. Do not hesitate very long to make your decision, because the female can produce a large number of eggs, within a very short period of time.