Living with bed bugs is far from being exciting. Instead, it is unbearable. The thought of bed bugs coming out in the dark to feed on your blood, while you’re in your most vulnerable situation is unnerving. A bed bug infestation can cause tremendous strain, resulting in moderate to severe anxiety.
Some victims become so enamored with being bitten by these pests, they find themselves unable to sleep at night. Even months after the infestation has been cleared, some victims have a hard time transitioning back to normal life. While these insects do not spread disease or particularly cause harm, it is easy to understand how they can be so mentally draining.
This is why when you’re looking for treatment options, you want one that is 100 percent effective in the most efficient way possible. Well, to say 100 percent effective would be a bit of a stretch because there are no bed bug treatments that are 100 percent effective. If anyone tells you any different, they are lying. It only takes one-bed bug to escape or one egg, and you could have another full-blown infestation on your hands.
All in all, you can see the importance of choosing a quality treatment that delivers guaranteed results. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose to treat your home and building with our steam treatments.
How Does Steam Treat Bed Bug Infestations?
When it comes right down to it in theory, you won’t find anything simpler than our stream treatments. To start, it is a well-known fact that bed bugs die when exposed to temperatures of 140 degrees F or greater. That is pretty much what our steam or mist machines do. They create a high-temperature steam heat that can be applied to potentially infected areas. Anywhere you’ve spotted a bed bug, we can administer this steam.
Our steam treatments are an excellent treatment option for most modern homes because they are easy on furniture, mattresses, and most other materials that are trickier to handle. Unfortunately, these are not the same things that can be said about heat or pesticide treatments.
A More Eco-Friendly Solution
From the information above, you can likely already see why more and more people are preferring stream treatments as opposed to the other options available. That being said, another great thing about this treatment is that it doesn’t involve the use of any pesticides whatsoever. That’s right, there is no mixture of chemicals or hazardous materials involved in the making of the steam. It’s just water and heat. This makes our steam treatments 100 percent chemical-free.
While we do not recommend it, you could stay in the home while treatment is administered. Another great thing about steam is, it penetrates between walls, behind baseboards, and into electrical outlets. And, it does so without causing any damage. With a bit of time and research, you’ll find that there are several DIY steam systems available.
There are even some stores that rent these systems out, making it tempting for homeowners to administer this type of treatment. Unfortunately, this is not the way to go. While it is tempting to apply steam treatments yourself, this is not the best course of action. The reason for this is because it only takes one bug escaping. If one bug lives, it can return later and infected the home again. Along with this, bugs will scurry and scamper off when treatment is applied. If you don’t know where to apply the treatment or the most effective way to apply it, you only risk spreading the infestation.
We always have someone standing by in our Akron, OH offices. Whether you have questions about our steam treatments or want to schedule an in-home consultation, you can give our offices a call immediately.