It is becoming more and more common for Springfield residents to notice the beginnings of a bed bug infestation in early fall. There are two reasons for this. First, bed bug infestations continue to rise across the United States since their reappearance at the end of the century. The second reason has to do with how bed bug infestations take root. An infestation doesn't happen overnight. It takes some time for a bed bug infestation to rear its ugly head. If you picked up these hitchhiking insects while traveling for the 4th of July or while taking a trip to a summer destination, now is when you may start seeing the signs of an infestation, signs such as bites on the skin, bugs crawling in your bed, black or brown stains appearing on sheets or bedding, shed insects skins, or tiny white eggs. These signs can be subtle. For more assistance with determining whether or not you have a bed bug infestation, check out "Common Places to Find Bed Bugs." If you're seeing these signs, the best option to treat those bugs is with a heat treatment.
Why Heat Works
- When the body temperature of bed bugs is raised to a high temperature for an extended period of time, it kills them.
- Bed bugs are capable of becoming resistant to certain products. Heat can stop bed bugs of all stages, even ones that have become product resistant.
- Heat radiates into furniture, clothing, walls, carpets, mattresses, box springs, and other locations where bed bugs hide that products may not be able to get to.
- Heat treatments are fast. You can have a heat treatment done in a single day and get back to your life.
- Heat treatments can be performed in single-family homes, apartments, condos, commercial structures, universities, multi-unit commercial properties, and more.
What Is Required For A Heat Treatment?
It is extremely difficult to raise the temperature of a structure to a level capable of killing bed bugs. Professionals use specialized equipment and protocols developed by pest control experts. If you're dealing with bed bugs, reach out to a licensed pest control professional to get rid of them.
For assistance with bed bugs in Springfield, start here. Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions has a strong track record of completely eliminating bed bugs and other household pests with the latest pest control technologies.