If you broach the subject of bed bugs
with some people, they instantly claim to know it all. Contrary to belief, no one knows everything about the bed bug
species. In fact, entomologists are continuously researching the bed bug
. These studies are helping entomologists learn more about the bed bug’s
feeding, sleeping, and mating habits. The evidence collected throughout these research studies is later passed down to exterminators and other pest control experts.
Exterminators have been driving bed bugs out of their hiding places for decades. Bed bugs have some of the most extraordinary behavior, which they find as a necessity for survival. As a parasite, the bed bug feeds on blood from a living, breathing host. With the human being the more preferred host, the bed bug finds itself trying to survive in a home full of people. In this case, a decent hiding place is a difference between discretion and detection.
Our Professional Bed Bug Extermination Strategy
Fortunately, it is not always necessary for bed bugs to emerge from hiding to achieve full extermination. However, it can enhance the treatment process by pushing the insects out of their hiding places. We utilize special tools and techniques to entice the insects out into the option. Here is how our extermination team can achieve this very complex feat:
- Heat – Bed bugs are drawn to heat. How do we know this? Bed bugs utilize their antennas to detect heat from sleeping humans. When heat is detected, the bed bug knows it is safe to feed. We replicate this situation by utilizing heaters to increase the temperature to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It can take anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes for the heat to penetrate the hard-to-reach bed bug hiding places.
- Carbon Dioxide Trap – Again, the bed bug is drawn to carbon dioxide. Humans generate carbon dioxide while sleeping. When the bed bug begins to detect carbon dioxide, it is time to feed with minimal risks. We utilize traps that generate carbon dioxide and capture bed bugs as they emerge from hiding.
- Steam – We utilize cutting-edge technology to generate steam that is later utilized to drive bed bugs out of hiding. When the temperatures reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the steam will begin to penetrate surfaces where bed bugs are hiding.
Bed bugs exhibit deceptive behavior to avoid detection in human living spaces. We utilize the most powerful tools – heat
, carbon dioxide, and steam
– to enhance our bed bug management strategies.