Pick Your Pest Control Professional Carefully

Special care must be used when bed bug treatment is being considered report Manhattan pest control specialists.  In the world of pest control, because of the resurgence of bed bugs in the United States, there has been an onslaught of start-up companies claiming success in the treatment of bed bug eradication.  Some companies however are new and therefore do not have the years of experience that is required to safely kill the pests.  Some companies have made the mistake of using outdoor pesticides that are not acceptable for use indoors.  Some companies have tried new remedies for treating bed bugs which have had serious consequences.

Pest Control Technology reported on November 2, 2012 that fourteen people in New Hampshire were displaced by a fire that broke out in a building where heat treatment was being used for bed bug eradication.  Heat remediation is a relatively new means of treating bed bug infestations.  It is effective in that it will kill bed bugs in all stages…ie…adult, nymphs, and their eggs.  Bed bugs are essentially baked to death when heating units are placed in a home, apartment, hotel, business, etc.   Bed bugs are susceptible to death once the temperature reaches over 120 degrees.

There are different types of heating units that can be used in the heat remediation process.  Each must be closely monitored to ensure that the structure remains safe.  In addition, heating units must be placed in certain locations so that they do not ignite items that are left in the structure.  The problem arises when inexperienced pest control technicians perform this type of service or when faulty equipment is used.  Despite being considered a “safe” type of treatment for bed bugs, fires do break out, often with devastating consequences.

If you are experiencing a bed bug infestation in your home or business, it is important that you investigate the pest control expert that will perform the eradication service.  Don’t be afraid to ask for references and check with your local Better Business Bureau to see what the experience of previous customers has been.