Advanced Pest Control Solutions for Effectively Exterminating Bed Bugs
Wondering about the latest and most advanced pest control solutions available for eliminating bed bug infestations? Bed bugs are some of the most common and widespread pest infestation that can affect property owners all over the world. Although they are not as destructive as other types of pests such as termites, bed bugs can cause a lot of discomfort for property owners causing itchy and unsightly bite marks and sometimes causing severe allergic reactions. Not to mention that these pests can present a serious health concern as bed bugs have the potential to spread various diseases.
Now before we get right to it though, let’s take a closer look at bed bugs. What do these pests actually look like and how would you actually know for certain that you are sharing your home with some? Well your typical bed bug is usually yellowish or slightly brownish in color and grows to a fully grown size of about 2 cm. Bed bugs somewhat resemble an apple seed in shape with six legs and very small head.
Bed bugs are fairly difficult to spot during the day because they are nocturnal creatures that only come out to feed when it is dark. However there are some tell-tale signs that suggest their presence in and around your property which includes unexplainable and itchy bites all over your body and red or brown stain defecations in walls, textile and mattresses.
Advanced Pest Control Methods for Bed Bugs
Dogs – Many of today’s professional pest control service providers such as Terminix now use trained canines to sniff out bed bug infestations. Some of the most difficult part of dealing with bed bug infestations is accurately determining breeding areas. A dog’s keen sense of smell was found to be perfect for such a task helping exterminators facilitate accurate and highly effective treatments.
Thermal treatments – bed bugs are known to be susceptible to heat and thermal treatments present another active pest control solution for dealing with such problems. Many advanced pest control service providers now use portable thermal systems which raises the temperature in enclosed areas to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit effectively killing all traces of bed bugs and eggs.
Integrated Pest Control (IPC) – Another modern and effective way to deal with bed bug infestations is to invest in what is known as “Integrated Pest Management” solutions. This particular strategy is offered by many of the top professional pest control companies in the pest management business and focuses on biological interactions of pests with their environment and educating clients on how to take advantage of such information to naturally keep their property free of bed bugs as well as other pests such as termites and rodents.
IPC looks into the number of scenarios wherein pests can possibly intrude your property and take measures to effectively prevent them often without the need to rely on conventional chemical treatments which can be harmful to humans and the environment.
These are but a few solutions available in the market when it comes to dealing with bed bug infestations. What other advanced pest control methods can you think of?