How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs With Steam
A bed bug infestation can prove to be very difficult to get rid of in it’s entirety. Bed bugs are able to travel on clothes or in luggage and immune to insecticides. They are very persistent bugs.
However, there is one way to eradicate them for good. Steam. Because it’s vital you act fast to avoid any infestation spreading, or getting worse. We’ve compiled a ‘how to’ guide for getting rid of bed bugs with steam.
Bed bugs may not be permanently removed with chemicals. But, the one thing they can’t survive is heat. Anything over 120 degrees is too hot to handle.
At around 140 degrees, steam has the power to infiltrate all of the hard to reach areas in your home, including the inside of mattresses, curtains and carpet effectively. And, without damaging the environment, which is an added bonus.
It also has the advantage of acting as a sanitizer and gets rid of unwanted smells, like cigarette smoke, so you’re basically deep cleaning your home while you’re at it.
We have specialized steam cleaning equipment that will make the whole process quick and easy.
How to Identify Bed Bugs!
If you think you may have bed bugs here are some things to look for:
- Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses.
- Dark spots, which are bed bug excrement and may bled on fabrics much like a marker would.
- Eggs and eggshells (which are about 1mm) and pale yellow skins that Nymphs shed as they grow bigger.
- Live bed bugs.
We have another blog article called Bed Bugs 101. You can get more information about where they live and hide. Click HERE to read the full article.
A word of warning!
You may purchase a steamer and try this yourself, which we understand. But beware, the steam is very hot and just a small amount can produce burns. Also, keep children and animals away from a steaming device. Read more HERE about DIY steam treatment.
Why call us?
Our highly trained technicians will evaluate the situation, give you a fair estimate and can return to get rid of bed bugs quickly and safely. Your technician will use steam at 140 degrees for 2 to 4 hours (depending on how big the infestation is) to eradicate those bed bugs. We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee.
If you need further assistance or just don’t want to deal with the mess of getting rid of Bed Bugs with steam please give us a call at 615-220-1933. We are the area experts and can quickly and efficiently take care of your bed bug issues.