The summer season is a haven for bed bug infestations. The heat does not scare them away for good. it scares them from outside and right into the soft and cozy confines of a big old mattress. Effective bed bug removal in St Paul from a professional is so much better than a DIY treatment that leaves too many holes and ways for bed bugs to escape. Below are two popular myths debunked by professionals in the field.
Bug Bombs in St. Paul Useful or Not?
Unfortunately, some retailers are selling bug bombs over the counter. Though they pack a chemical punch and have been known to kill bed bugs, they ultimately make the problem worse for many people. The reason this is the case is because the bed bugs immediately disperse as soon as the chemicals hit the air. They will hide in the deepest recesses of the room, mattress, and wood framing. This may even encourage the bed bugs to build new nests and havens in new and fewer accessible places. It seems convenient on paper, but this convenience has a cost.
Turn Up the Heat!
This myth is partially true, but a DIY treatment is simply impractical. The home needs to sustain a consistent 120 degrees throughout to kill all the bed bugs. This must be held for well over an hour, which is expensive and illogical. The reason follows the same path as bed bug bombs. Bed bugs will move to areas in the home where the heat cannot penetrate and spread. So those same crevasses that they hid in the moments following a bed bug bomb are the places the bed bugs will hide when the home temperature reaches that 120-degree point. Moisture and protective walls in the wood will keep them alive throughout this process.
These are both strategies that seem effective, and many people have been led to believe they work like a charm. The unfortunate truth is that bed bugs have too many places to go and too many options. professionals at Laughlin’s Pest Control have unique equipment tasked for the job, such as a process heating that gets all the crevasses and direct chemical applications as opposed to aerial bombs.
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