Suspecting you have bed bugs in your home is sure to give you the creepy-crawlies. However, you can feel confident you’re getting the best bed bug removal company when you call the professionals at Sleep Tight Pest Control.
Bed bugs are known for taking up residence in hotels, dormitories, and high-rise apartments, but they’re now making their presence known in both single and multi-family homes. Read on to learn where bed bugs like to hide.
If this is your first time hiring professional bed bug removal, you may be wondering exactly what it is the bed bug exterminator will do when he arrives at your home. In short, how does he make sure the bed bugs know they’ve worn out their welcome?
At Sleep Tight Pest Control, we offer a few different types of bed bug extermination service. The first is known as a heat treatment. The bed bug exterminator will set up equipment that sharply increases the temperature in your home or business. The treatment kills bed bugs and eggs in as little as 90 degrees by making it too hot for the critters to survive. The entire process, including heating to the appropriate temperature, takes 6-8 hours.
The professionals recommend removing pets and anything that can’t tolerate pretty intense heat from the home during those hours. The temperatures reach up to 122 degrees.
Another treatment type includes the use of insecticides, and these can take a few visits and treatments to ensure the bed bugs are gone. Each appointment may take a few hours and insecticide treatments require the use of a few kinds of insecticides. The exterminator will use a spray on some surfaces you touch, another topical for furniture and cracks and crevices, and finally, a dusting of insecticide around outlets and baseboards.
Sleep Tight Pest Control pulls out all the stops to ensure we’ve removed all bed bugs and eggs, and one of our best tools is our bed bug detection dog. During a canine bed bug inspection, our dog detective uses his nose to sniff out all the places bed bugs may hide. The dog knows where we need to apply insecticide and can tell us whether they’re all gone after a treatment.
This is critical, because the highly trained canine inspectors do a better job of determining where bed bugs are living than their human companions. According to some experts, canine bed bug inspections are accurate 98 percent of the time, compared to only about a third of the time with a human inspector.