What Are My Bed Bug Treatment Options in Souderton?
February 12, 2019
If you discover that you have a bed bug infestation in your home, your first priority is figuring out how to get rid of them as quickly as possible. It can be tempting to try to do it on your own, but bed bugs are often difficult, if not impossible, to eradicate through DIY methods and you may end up dealing with them again in the weeks or months to come if the treatment is not complete. When it comes to bed bugs, the best choice is to hire a professional pest control company to take care of the problem. But what are your bed bug treatment options in Souderton? Moyer Pest Control offers a couple of options.
K9 Inspection Services
If you think you have bed bugs, it’s important to be sure before you choose a treatment option. Treating for bed bugs when you don’t actually have an infestation will only waste time and money.
Similarly, the scope of treatment largely depends on the size and severity of the bed bug infestation. If it is caught early, the bed bugs may only be in a small portion of your home, while a wide-spread infestation will require a larger scale treatment.
But how can you be sure you have an infestation if bed bugs are as good at concealing themselves as everyone says they are? And would you be able to tell how large the infestation is?
With Moyer, the answer is simple. We can bring in our specially-trained bed bug detecting K9 to sniff out the infestation. Our dog, Scout, has more than a 98% accuracy record of detecting the location of bed bugs. And, what normally takes a pest control technician hours, he can accomplish in a matter of minutes.
Once the scope of the infestation has been verified, we move into the treatment phase. As mentioned previously, most DIY treatment methods are unreliable. Bed bugs are excellent at hiding, so these treatments often fail to kill every bug in your home. Bed bugs have also grown resistant to insecticides over the years, making them even harder to eliminate. They can also go for months without eating, so even if it appears that you’ve rid yourself of them, they could simply be waiting until they think it’s safe to come out of hiding.
The most effective treatment method when it comes to eliminating bed bugs is heat treatment. Although bed bugs can withstand high temperatures up to 113 degrees, they cannot withstand the prolonged exposure to these temperatures.
Heat treatments are effective for a few reasons:
- They reach temperatures that bed bugs, including their eggs and larvae, cannot survive.
- They reach all parts of the house, even within walls and all the hidden places where bed bugs might hide.
- They are completely safe for your family and belongings. You won’t need to worry about chemical residue being left behind after the treatment, and none of your belongings will be damaged in the process.
If you suspect you have a bed bug problem in your Souderton home, call Moyer Pest Control today to set up your K9 inspection. Bed bugs are not a pest you want to leave unattended, and we can take care of them quickly and completely. We’re standing by to help.