How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs With Steam
A bed bug infestation can prove to be very difficult to get rid of completely. Bed bugs are able to travel on clothes, backpacks, blankets, mattresses, or in luggage. Also, they immune to insecticides. Which makes them very persistent bugs.
But, there is one way to eradicate them for good. Steam. Because it’s important to act quickly to avoid any infestation spreading, or getting worse, we’ve compiled a ‘how to’ guide for getting rid of bed bugs with steam.
Persistent and annoying- Bed bugs may not be permanently eradicated with chemicals. But, the one thing they can’t survive is heat. Any temperature over 120 degrees Farenheit is too hot for them.
When steam reaches 140 degrees Farenheit, it has the power to infiltrate all of the hard to reach areas in your home. This includes the inside of mattresses, curtains, backpacks, luggage, and carpets effectively. And, without damaging the environment.
Steam treatment also has the advantage of acting as a sanitizer. Reducing unwanted smells, like cigarette smoke. Think of it as deep cleaning your home while you’re getting rid of bed bugs.
Absolute Pest Control has 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!
Some people purchase a steamer and try it themselves, which we understand. But beware, the steam is very hot. And, just a small amount can produce burns. Additionally, 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.
Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us. We service most of Middle Tennessee including Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne.