Today, there are many innovative methods for treating bed bugs. Since these pests are harder than ever to eliminate, these methods are necessary. Unfortunately, traditional chemicals and pesticides that once killed these pests are no longer effective. At the very least, they’re not as effective as they used to be. It requires stronger, harsher chemicals or two to three applications of traditional chemicals. Either way, you can see the potential negatives this could have on the environment. It is often best to fix the problem using eco-friendly methods.
This is just one of the many reasons that our steam treatments are growing in popularity. The best thing about the whole situation is that steam treatments are proving more effective than older traditional methods. There is a handful of benefits associated with our innovative steam treatments. There are also some minor downsides. Either way, it pays to know what you are getting with these treatments before deciding whether they are right for your situation.
Below, you’ll learn more about our steam treatments.
How Our Steam Treatments Kill Bed Bugs
Our technician will arrive at your home with a highly innovative steam machine. We’ll use the machine to apply steam throughout your home. This steam is applied to potentially infested areas in the property. Once the steam is administered, it will kill the bugs on contact. This type of treatment is great in areas where other treatments aren’t even applicable. For instance, steam can be used to permeate behind walls, baseboards, and into electrical outlets, whereas traditional pesticides cannot. It can also safely be used around edibles and food items.
A More Eco-Friendly Solution
As you can already see, there are a lot of good things about the steam treatments we offer. The biggest benefit of this type of treatment is that it is completely eco-friendly. It is nothing more than water and heat, so it is chemical-free. You could stay in the home, although it is not recommended, while we administered the treatment.
Since there is no residual effect and it is a kill on contact treatment, you can come back on the property as soon as treatment is over. There will be no waiting outside for two or three hours like with traditional chemical and pesticide applications. Our heat treatments are safe for everyone, including you and your loved ones.
Know The Downsides
Just like everything else in life, the steam treatment does come with some potential drawbacks as well. The first is also one of the biggest benefits, being that it is a kill-on-contact treatment. Unfortunately, bedbugs may be missed from time to time. If this happens, they will go on to live another day. This is not the case with traditional chemicals and pesticides since bugs can later come into contact with the substance and die. This won’t be the case with steam since it’s a kill-on-contact treatment.
In addition to this, the treatment does require a special machine. A traditional clothes steamer will not get the job done. Remember that you’ll likely want a professional to handle the administering of the treatment. As simple as it might seem, there is a whole lot more to this treatment than just spraying steam in potentially infested areas. The potential to further spread the infestation to other parts of the property is too great. Do not take the risk. Get a professional on the phone.