They are pesky and stubborn. Not to mention, they feed mostly on human blood. Because of that, bed bugs are considered as some of the most dreaded pests that could ever infest a place. But do you have any idea on how to kill bed bugs?
To eliminate those tiny vampires, several methods have been introduced. But among those methods, many stand up to the effectiveness of heat treatment. Some even consider it as the best way to eliminate those pests.
However, bed bug heat treatment presents a potential risk. As it requires the place to treat to be exposed to a very high temperature for a long period of time, it could possibly cause fire. In fact, there were already a number of fire accidents reported to have been caused by it.
One of those reported incidents happened in Canada in 2011. A 50-unit apartment building was set on fire because of the said bed bug treatment. It was found out the hired exterminators used propane heaters, which were prohibited, to get rid of bed bugs.
Just recently, it was reported that a man in Woodbury, New Jersey also set his house aflame because of heat treatment. Fire officials said that the man tried to kill bed bugs by himself with his own version of the bed bug heat elimination method.
Two other similar incidents were reported in New Hampshire and Ohio in October 2012 and February of this year respectively.
Read more about Heat Treatment and Its Potential Risk
“People who get bedbugs often say they would try anything to get rid of the bloodsucking pests, and now there’s debate over a type of heat treatment after several fires across the U.S. and Canada are being blamed on bedbug exterminations gone wrong.
In the summer of 2011, a 50-unit condominium in Edmonton, Canada burned when exterminators used a pest control treatment known as radiant heat, according to investigators there. It promises to eradicate bedbugs using industrial space heaters and fans to bring every square inch of an infested room above 120 degrees. Exterminators say more than an hour and a half of exposure to such high temperatures ensures a 100 percent bedbug kill rate.”
Read more about Bed Bug Heat Treatment Caused Several Fire Accidents at: nbcnewyork.com
Bed bugs are truly some of the worst pests that you could ever invade your place. Though they weren’t identified by experts as a danger to health, they were said to cause anxiety and paranoia to others. Their bed bug bites could also be a great source of stress. Apart from that, their elimination could also cause financial distress.
For those reasons, the small vampire-like pests must be eliminated. And to avoid spending too big for the elimination process, they must be detected and exterminated early.
As many have said, heat treatment could help you get rid of bed bugs effectively. But the problem is that it could also cause a fire accident. And though you could choose to hire professionals to do the process for you, the risk is still there. Not to mention, hiring an exterminator could also cost you about $1000.
So, if the infestation is yet minor, which should be if you detect bed bugs early, then you could just do the bed bug extermination by yourself with a different method. But how do you do it? The answer is through the help of a bed bug spray.
Here are the reasons why you should pick it over all the other bed bug treatment methods.
- It Makes the Process Easy. With a bed bug spray, you simply have to apply the solution directly to the infestation. You don’t need to acquire and set up huge equipments before starting the process.
- It Speeds Up the Elimination. Because it makes the process easy, you don’t need to spend hours just to get it completed. And consequently, that cuts the pests’ time to multiply and cause even more damages.
- It Poses no Fire Risks. Given that no heat is involved in the whole process of bed bug elimination via the use of a bed bug spray, it follows that there is no way it would cause an accident. However, most of the bed bug sprays these days contain harmful chemical ingredients. To avoid their negative effects to yours and your family’s health, you should pick the product that is chemical-based.
- It is Cheaper. The only thing you have to pay for in this bed bug elimination method is the bed bug spray. And even those sprays don’t cost much. Hence, compared with hiring an exterminator, it sure is a more affordable method.
But of course, you got to find bed bugs first before you could eliminate them. And given that those blood-feeding critters are very good at sneaking into unexpected places and things and hiding even in the smallest cracks and crevices, you could expect that it takes some work to find them.
If you follow the bed bug signs though, it would be much easier to locate the infestation. Just make sure you have with you a magnifying glass and a flashlight for deep and dark cracks and crevices.
Specifically though, here are the bed bug signs that you must always look out for.
- Blood Stains on the Sheets. Those could be from bed bugs you accidentally crushed. They could have been biting you while you sleep or simply roaming when you smashed or probably, stepped on them.
- Small Dark Specks. Those are bed bug feces. Actually, they are the undigested blood consumed by bed bugs. They stain sheets, curtains, upholstery, walls and floors.
- Musty-Sweet Odor. A group of bed bugs emits a musty-sweet smell. Others describe that smell as somewhat moldy.
If you see any of these signs, take it as warning to do further bed bug inspection. Simply follow them to confirm the presence of the pests. And when you determine the exact location of the infestation, immediately implement a bed bug treatment. As mentioned, that is important as its prevents the pests from multiplying and causing you further damage.
Before you start the elimination though:
- Isolate the area.
- Cover all the cracks and crevices.
- Seal the gaps in the door or window. Those could serve as escape points of the critters.
- Organize clutter to limit the pests’ hiding spots.
- Put the smaller items in clear plastic bags to trap the pests if ever they are hiding in them.
- And of course, prepare your bed bug spray.
But which bed bug spray should you purchase? There are now so many of them for sale. Nonetheless, not all them work. Worse, most of the conventional bed bug solutions today contain harsh chemicals that could endanger your health and even add pollutants to the environment.
So, to make sure that your bed bug elimination is safe apart from effective, you should go for one that has been proven to work and organic-based. And that it what Bed Bug Bully is exactly.
Initially available only to pest-control companies, hospitals and hotels, it has recently been released to the public. And as proven by the people who first used it, it is effective that it could even kill bed bugs in seconds.
Additionally, EPA has already acknowledged it as a safer bed bug product compared to others. Particularly, it classified Bed Bug Bully as pesticide-exempt under FIFRA 25(b).
You too could prove it yourself that Bed Bug Bully is truly effective and safe.