Bed bugs can make you feel like a terrible housekeeper but the reality is that anyone can get bed bugs, no matter how clean the home. When you need help getting rid of bed bugs in your NYC home, here are some methods a bed bug exterminator might use to eliminate these pests from your dwelling.
Bed Bug Facts
They are common: Statistics show that almost 1 in 5 homeowners have experienced having bed bugs in their homes at some point. These bugs can infect any home or hotel at any time, regardless of cleanliness.
More common in urban areas: Because people who live in urban areas tend to travel more, live in closer quarters, and work among a larger population, these bugs can be more common in city homes. Bed bugs can be three times more likely to be found in urban homes versus rural because of the proximity of neighbors.
Bed Bugs don’t transmit disease: While bed bugs are clearly a problem that needs a solution, they do not transmit diseases to humans. They can cause breathing problems for those with allergies and asthma, an allergic reaction to bites, and sleep interruption from the anxiety that having them can cause.
Bed Bugs do not only live in beds: While they can be found in and around beds because that is where the people are who provide their food, they can live in and on backpacks, purses, stuffed animals, shoes, bus seats, taxi seats, and airplane seats. They can travel in your suitcase, too, to end up in your home.
Methods Your Exterminator Might Use
Bring on the Dogs: Bed Bug dogs can be one of the most effective tools for detecting bed bugs with any accuracy. Trained for over 800 hours by a master canine instructor, these dogs are 96-98% accurate in locating the places where bed bugs can be found. Because they work to detect bed bugs nearly every day, the dogs can find bed bugs in any nook and cranny of your home.
Human inspection: In addition to the use of bed bug dogs, trained technicians will arrive at your home in regular clothes and an unmarked car to protect your privacy. Because having bed bugs can make you feel very unsettled, they will work to find and eliminate the bed bugs in a discreet manner.
Cryonite Freezing: Cryonite is a breakthrough technology of CO2 gas which can literally freeze bed bugs in their tracks. This “carbon dioxide snow” can penetrate every surface, corner, and cranny of your home to kill bed bugs in all stages. It is not poisonous to humans or pets, leaves no residue, and presents no contamination. After treatment, you do not have to wait any time to return to your home because it is non-toxic and safe for people and animals. Ideal for treating sensitive environments, cryonite freezing does not even require you to leave the room during treatment.
Once the bed bugs have been identified in your NYC home, the exterminator will get the job done quickly and efficiently. If you suspect the bed bugs are not completely gone after the first treatment, they will return at no charge to you to inspect your home thoroughly once more and treat your home again if necessary.