Bed Bug Heat Remediation
Bed bugs are a serious problem in the Sacramento area and beyond, inflicting home and business owners with tons of itchy, red bites. Without the right care, bed bugs are capable of spreading and reproducing quickly, making a big problem even worse. It doesn’t help that there are many misconceptions out there about these pesky pests. Learn the truth about bed bugs and how you can stop them with Advanced IPM’s dependable heat treatments.
Highlighting Common Bed Bug Myths
Myth 1: Bed bugs are hard to see.
When first born, bed bugs are one millimeter long, translucent, light in color, and very difficult to find. As they age, they grow darker – adult bed bugs are reddish-brown. They’re also oval, non-winged, feature several legs, and can grow to between 4 and 5 mm (about the size of an apple seed).
Myth 2: Bed bugs are impossible to catch because they are fast.
Bed bugs don’t move very fast compared to most insects. If you know where to look (in cracks and crevices of your mattress and box springs) and when (late night and early morning hours), you’ll find them.
Myth 3: Bed bugs are only found in dirty or messy properties.
Unfortunately, bed bugs can’t distinguish between a five-star penthouse suite and the local roadside motel. In fact, bed bugs can thrive in clean environments. This includes buildings like hotels, hospitals, and apartments, as well as anywhere with beds, carpets, clothing, or upholstery. Bed bugs aren’t picky, as they only need a single human host in order to thrive.
Myth 4: You can battle bed bugs with over-the-counter pesticides.
While many over-the-counter products may kill bed bugs at certain stages, it’s important to have a comprehensive program that targets the pests at all life cycles. Good news: Advanced IPM provides the most current and effective methods for bed bug control, including heat remediation.
The Benefits of Bed Bug Heat Remediation
Most bed bug treatments are extremely tedious, requiring multiple visits, significant preparation, and insecticides to control the situation. Bed bugs are growing increasingly pesticide-resistant, and there are fewer treatment options available. However, with the use of concentrated heat treatments, a bed bug infestation can be eliminated in a short period of time. The best part? Because it doesn’t rely on the use of chemicals, you can resume normal use of your space quickly.
How Advanced IPM’s Heat Remediation Works
With our heat remediation service, we’ll perform an initial inspection, then inform you of the areas where bed bugs are present. After that, we’ll perform our heat treatment – tailored specifically to your situation based on the scope of the infestation and areas where they’re present. This service has several benefits:
- Fast results: Can typically be completed in one day, allowing you back in the space in less than 24 hours
- Environmentally friendly: No chemicals, no toxic fumes, and no residue
- Effective: Kills the pests at every stage of their life cycle, from eggs to adults
- Economical: Treat an entire structure, or spot-treat high infestation zones while leaving other sections operational
Keep Bed Bugs from Biting with Advanced IPM
Bed bugs are far from ideal to have around, keeping us up at night as they leave itchy red bites. There’s a lot to know about this pest, and it’s best to lean on the professionals to get rid of bed bug infestations for good. The experts at Advanced IPM have the most effective service around to stop bed bugs with heat remediation. Rest easy without bed bugs causing stress and health issues – contact us for a free quote today.