Bed bugs are a true nuisance that’s bothered society for thousands of years. When you have an infestation it can feel like it’s been millennia since you’ve had a good night’s sleep as they’re often crawling in your bed, biting your legs, and creating unnecessary stress in your home. If you have a bed bug problem, Clearview Environmental Science is your bed bug exterminator in NYC that will offer expert advice about ways to get rid of bed bugs.
If you’re worried about bed bugs in your home, you can start treating the problem by washing clothes, bedding, and linens. Bed bugs die easily with hot and cold temperatures so a run through your washing machine should be sufficient to kill bugs that are hiding in the items you’ve washed. If you have a steamer, you can run it over your mattress or other areas where bed bugs like to hide as it will kill them and their eggs. This should prevent further infestation.
Temperatures upwards of 122 degrees Fahrenheit will kill bed bugs and their eggs instantly. Now, we understand that unless you live in Arizona or Nevada, you’re not going to have that kind of heat readily available in your home. This method will take specialized equipment that will heat a room between 135 and 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Thermometers are used to carefully monitor the temperature of the room to ensure that it doesn’t get too hot and cause any damage. While this process takes about eight hours to complete, it will rid your home of bed bugs in a single day.
If you’re looking for a DIY method of heat treatment, you can bag up clothing items, toys, and bedding in black trash bags and leave them outside on a hot day. Any day with a temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit should be warm enough to heat the contents of the bags to the ideal temperature. Use a thermometer to verify the temperature of the interior of the bags before bringing them back inside.
Your local marketplace should have a section of insecticides that you can use to spray in bedrooms and on beds. While foggers and bug bombs can be effective ways to kill bugs, they will have trouble getting into the small nooks and crannies where bed bugs like to hide so you could continue to have a small infestation on your hands.
Other products like desiccants will dry out the bed bugs so they die, but they can take several months to eliminate an entire bed bug infestation. Chemicals like pyrethrins, pyrethroids, pyrrole, and neonicotinoids can be effective in killing bed bugs, but it’s not uncommon to have bugs that are resistant to them.
Call a bed bug exterminator
If all else fails or you don’t want to deal with the problem yourself, you can always call your local bed bug exterminator in NYC. The team with Clearview Environmental Sciences is professionally trained to eliminate your home from bed bugs and other creepy crawlies that might be harassing you. We have 20 years of experience in pest control and work directly with entomologists to ensure that our extermination methods are effective.
Schedule a call with our team any time as we have experts standing by 24/7. If you have any other questions about our bed bug extermination process, please feel free to give us a call at 347-224-2581 or 929-381-9487 or send a message via our contact form. We can rid your home of bed bugs so you can get back to sleeping soundly.