Types of Bed Bug Treatments

Author : David Alexander | Published On : 20 Jan 2022

The 2 Most Common Types of Bed Bug Treatments


There are a number of choices to effectively get rid of bed bugs but sometimes it can get really confusing when trying to decide which option would be the most effective bed bug treatment for your situation. Given below is some general information regarding the 2 most common methods used by the pest management professionals to eliminate the bed bugs.

Heat treatment

In case of whole room heat treatments, a pest control professional brings in specially designed equipment to raise the temperature in your room, in order to kill the bed bugs. With the help of this treatment, the bed bugs and their eggs die within 90 minutes at 122 degree F. The air temperature in the room is typically between 135 degree F and 145 degree F, during a heat treatment. In order to make sure that the right temperatures are reached, the pest management professional will place remote thermometers throughout your home. They have a close watch on the thermometers to ensure that it gets hot enough to kill the bed bugs. Pets and any heat sensitive items should be removed during the heat treatment.

Heat treatments never offer any residual effects. But your home could quickly become reinfested after a heat treatment if prevention steps are not taken. Make sure you hire a reliable and experienced pest management company for this, that can offer you the best pest control treatment for bed bugs, ensuring the complete elimination of the bugs!

Insecticide treatment

Insecticide treatments that are conducted correctly and thoroughly by the pest control professional can be good way of controlling bed bugs. In order to achieve the best result, 3 different kinds of insecticides should be used. There are various brands of insecticides but one of each of the following categories should be used:

1 A dust insecticide for voids, crevices, cracks

2 A quick-acting, contact insecticide for use on surfaces that humans frequently touch

3 A residual insecticide for crevices, cracks, inside furniture and the underside of surfaces that you touch

The experts may offer several other options like freezing infested items and steam applications. Items being treated with these optional controls usually don’t need any insecticide treatment and thus fewer insecticides are needed.

Author Resource:-

David has over 10 years of experience in writing about different pest control and extermination services.