If you shudder at the thought of bed bugs, you’re not alone. These pests are unfortunately prolific and hardy, and it’s all too easy to fall victim to them, as they often hitch rides on clothing and luggage. If you find yourself with a bed bug infestation, you’ll want to know how a bed bug exterminator gets rid of bed bugs in NYC homes. Here’s what you can expect.
Starting with the Bed Bug Inspection
If you find one bed bug, this means you probably have more lurking about! Don’t delay in getting your home thoroughly inspected. An inspection is performed by our dynamic duo: a highly trained team of an exterminator and a bed bug dog who delights in sniffing out (with extreme accuracy) bed bugs that are impossible to find through visual inspection alone. Bed bugs are typically thought of as living in mattresses and bedding, but this is not the extent of their domain. They often live behind wall outlets, and can be found in dressers, soft furniture, and the tiniest cracks along baseboards.
Treatment for Ridding the Home of Bed Bugs
We strongly recommend not taking a DIY route to bed bug treatment, for two reasons: effectiveness and safety.
The chances that you could possibly find every single bed bug and kill it are extremely small. Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs don’t spend most of their time around the bed. They spend most of their time hiding in places where it’s relatively easy for them to escape spray pesticides. Bug sprays and insecticides are only partially effective since it’s incredibly difficult to place these products exactly where they will actually kill the bugs, and the bugs have built up an immunity to those traditional methods of extermination.
And pesticides are often ineffective against eggs that are waiting to hatch. And if one gets missed, you may as well start over. A single mated female can quickly re-infest your home since she can lay as many as 250 eggs in her lifetime—each of which can hatch in a matter of just days.
You may have heard of home remedies like essential oils as effective chemical barriers to bed bugs. However, essential oils must be reapplied often to remain effective, they do not kill bed bugs, and dogs and cats are sensitive to essential oils—in fact, essential oils can be toxic to pets. Rather than risk your pet’s health and deal with the constant hassle of trying to prevent bed bugs from entering your home, consider non-toxic professional inspections and treatments that actually find and kill bed bugs.
With the help of our trusted bed bug dogs, our pest control experts know where to look for bed bugs and how to eliminate them at the source by using a combination of techniques that attack bed bugs in all stages of development. Cryonite freezing gets the job done—fast and effectively. The emission of carbon dioxide “snow” at a temperature of -110°F freezes bed bugs right away. You don’t have to worry about eggs hatching because they will be eliminated during this process as well. And in the unlikely event that you notice a problem again, we will come back for a free follow-up visit. NY Bed Bug Dogs stands by behind our guarantee 100%.