What to expect after bed bug treatment. There are steps to take after a pest management professional has treated your home for bed bugs. June 15, 2013 - Author: Cathy Newkirk, Michigan State University Extension When working with a pest management professional (PMP) to eradicate bed bugs, it is important to cooperate and follow all steps that are specified by the PMP.
A steam cleaning method is offered by exterminators around $300 for a treatment. You can use the steam method with insecticidal dust to get into the places that the steam could not reach for a more effective solution. Freezing. Freezing is the newest and most effective treatment to kill bugs.
Make sure to check with your pest control provider and review all available courses of actions for Bed Bug eradication and treatment. Bed Bugs Survival in a Home or Apartment. Bed bugs can survive for 8 to 16 months without eating. Bed Bugs are like vampires, they feed on the blood of humans and other mammals like dogs, cats, rodents and etc.
Moving Tips - don't take bed bugs with you! The Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force recommends that you consult with a licensed pest management professional before moving. Moving is NOT likely to eliminate your bed bug problem.
Use a portable bed bug heater. Since your shoes and books won't make it out of the dryer in the best shape, you'll need another treatment method for them. Portable bed bug heaters, like the new ZappBug Oven, are perfect for heat-treating your belongings.
Bed bugs are one of the great travelers of the world and are readily transported via luggage, clothing, bedding, and furniture. To get rid of bed bugs, act at the first signs of infestation and use an integrated pest management approach involving prevention, sanitation, and chemical treatment.