Bed bugs are a huge problem for many people. Not only can they cause itchy, painful bites that disrupt sleep and make you miserable, but the prospect of having these pests in your home is enough to send anyone into a full-blown panic attack.
Luckily there are some bed bug treatments available for bed bugs, so you don’t have to live with them any longer. This article will discuss different types of treatment options so you can pick which one is best for your needs!
Chemical Treatment For Bed Bugs
Chemical treatments are some of the most commonly used ways to get rid of bed bugs. These chemicals usually target the nervous system so that you can kill bed bugs without having to worry about exposing yourself or other people in your home, which is a nice bonus.
Some standard chemical treatment options for our little bloodsuckers include:
- Pyrethroids – like lambda-cyhalothrin and bifenthrin (which work by disrupting nerve impulses)
- Indoxacarb – (which works by interfering with cholinesterase enzymes in insects’ nervous systems)
- Spinosad – (which interrupts neurotransmitter signals in insect nerves), etc.
You’ll find these chemicals pretty much anywhere in your local stores.
Heating The Whole Room to Kill Bed Bugs
If you don’t want to use chemicals, then the next best option is probably going with heat.
This method involves heating up your entire home room by room and at a very high temperature which basically kills all bed bugs inside.
This type of treatment usually doesn’t require any purchase or renting because it can be done for free! All you need is time and some patience.
It’s important to note that this technique may not work as well on items like electronics, ceiling fans, etc., so make sure these are out of the way before starting the process. Otherwise, there could be damage results from using this treatment method.
Fumigation treatment is another popular option for bed bugs. Fumigating involves using an insecticide that has been approved by the EPA to get rid of pests like bed bugs, termites, and other types of insects in your home (or business). This type of pest control usually requires you to leave the premises during the fumigation process, so it might not be ideal if they are in a residence or office space with tenants still living there.
The main benefit of this method is that it kills all stages of bed bug development, which means less chance of having these bloodsuckers coming back after one appointment! It could also cost more than doing heat treatments because professionals have to come into your home and do everything for you.
Which Bed Bug Treatment to Choose?
In choosing which bed bug treatment to choose, you must consider what you are willing to spend and what the best option is for your specific needs.
If you want something that kills all stages of bed bug development, then fumigation may be a good choice for you!
If chemicals don’t sound like they’re right for your situation or if it’s just not financially possible, then heat treatments might be the way to go.
This means heating up each room in your home/office which can take several hours, so this won’t work well if people still live there who will probably need some sort of relocation during treatment time.
On the other hand, chemical treatments are pretty much available anywhere at any store since these items aren’t considered dangerous by companies selling them other than those that are not recommended.
The New Understanding
Bed bugs are pesky creatures that can provide health risks. That is why there are different types of treatments to get rid of these bloodsuckers. We hope that the information provided in this blog post will help you be better prepared to deal with bed bugs. If you have more questions that you want to ask, do not hesitate to contact us!