Bed bugs, mites, and cockroaches are classified as “household pests”. It makes sense when you consider these insects infiltrate and infest houses, apartments, flats, condos, duplexes, and townhomes. All the places, where humans reside. While steam treatment is specifically utilized to wipe out entire colonies of bed bugs, it can safely be utilized for other pests.
Living in an infested home is enough to cause severe depression, anxiety, and other medical conditions. There is no doubt, some victims believe they are trapped in their infested homes. Others not so much, as they will take immediate action to eliminate the problem. Fortunately, there are pest control solutions like steam treatment to bring down an entire bed bug colony.
Why Is Steam An Effective Bed Bug Treatment?
Steam just happens to be one of the most recommended treatments for bed bug infiltration and infestation. Why is steam so effective in eradicating bed bugs? Bed bugs hide in the deepest crevices to avoid human detection, only coming out to feed. This deceptive behavior allows the insects to go undetected longer than most other household pests. Keeping this in mind, bed bugs are nocturnal insects, with the ability to adapt to their hosts’ schedules. If the host sleeps during the day, the bed bugs will alter their schedules, allowing them to feed during daylight hours.
The ability to remain undetected in the human habitat for an extended period of time can result in a full-blown infestation. The infestation may only take a few months if there is more than one female bed bug reproducing. Once the infestation reaches this level, one of the only treatment options is steam.
Steam is so effective because it penetrates a variety of structural components. When implemented properly, steam can access the bed bugs’ hard-to-reach hiding places. This is just one reason why steam is an effective bed bug extermination option.
How Does Bed Bug Steam Treatment Work?
As previously mentioned, steam permeates structures known for harboring bed bugs. Bed frames, mattresses, floorboards, carpet, hardwood flooring, and upholstery furniture. Our pest control experts utilize large steamers to generate enough steam to wipe out a full colony of bed bugs. Some of the insects will die on contact, while others can take up to 90 minutes to die. This is a complex process that must be monitored carefully to ensure full eradication.
Steam is generated by boiling water at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. The hot vapors are utilized to penetrate deep inside all infested structures. To learn more about this revolutionary bed bug treatment, reach out to our local pest control experts.