Bed Bug Chemical Treatment
Did you know that bed bugs are a major public health issue in the United States?
According to the EPA, bed bugs have been found in all 50 states and have become increasingly resistant to pesticides.
The best way to combat bed bug infestations is with a combination of bed bug chemical treatments and heat treatments.
Preparing for your treatment
When you receive a bed bug treatment, it is important to prepare your home before the treatment. It is also recommended that you follow our tips to help protect yourself and your family from the risk of being bitten by a bed bug.
It is important to remove all items from your bedroom that can be removed. For example, remove any clothing, linens, books and toys from the room. You may also want to consider moving the furniture out of the room entirely. This will make it easier for us to treat all areas in your bedroom thoroughly with pesticides.
If possible, move furniture away from walls so that our technicians can spray behind them easily without having to move them back in place after spraying has occurred. Cover all mattresses with special plastic covers provided by our technicians (no bedding or linens should be on these covers). Make sure any drawers are empty as well before covering them with plastic covers provided by our technicians. All pillows and cushions should also be removed from beds before application of pesticides begins as they will not be able to reach inside them once they are covered up by plastic sheets which prevent access by pests such as bed bugs who hide out within these types of materials while they wait patiently for an opportunity to
What to expect from a chemical treatment
A bed bug chemical treatment is a process that can take several days to complete. The process involves applying a chemical solution to all areas of the home that are infested with bed bugs, and then vacuuming up the dead insects after they’ve been killed by the chemicals. The vacuumed insects should be disposed of in sealed bags or containers, so that they don’t get into your home again after they’ve been treated.
The length of time it takes for a bed bug chemical treatment to work depends on a number of factors: how many people live in the home, how long it’s been since you had your last treatment, how many other people have lived in your home recently (e.g., children), and how quickly the chemicals kill off all of the bed bugs. In most cases, however, it should take between one and three weeks before you see an end result from your chemical treatment.