How Long Does Bed Bug Control Take?

There are a number of ways to rid a Staten Island, NY, home of bed bugs. When you’re looking for a bed bug control solution, the amount of time it will take is probably one of your top questions. It will depend on the method best suited to your infestation. Read on for more information about bed bug treatments and the time they demand for completion.

Cryonite Freezing

Cryonite freezing is not only highly effective, but is also extremely safe as no toxic chemicals or pesticides are used. This method entails pumping carbon dioxide “snow” at below-freezing temperatures into infested rooms. These extremely low temperatures have the ability to freeze bed bugs in all stages of life. Cryonite can be used on electronics, books, clothing, bedding and other sites where bed bugs may be lurking, and your possessions will be safe and fully intact after treatment.

The time it will take to freeze all your bed bugs into oblivion depends on the temperature used. The lower the temperature these bugs are exposed to, the faster they will die. NY Bed Bugs Dogs uses temperatures as low as -110° F, which kills bed bugs instantly. Therefore, a cryonite freezing treatment encompassing multiple rooms should not take longer than a few hours for the entire bed bug control treatment.

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Insecticide Treatments

 How Long Does Bed Bug Control Take - Staten Island, NY

Insecticide treatments are an example of alternative methods of bed bug control. It typically takes 30 minutes to two hours to treat just one individual room using insecticides. The exact amount of time required will depend on the state of the particular room and the extent of the infestation in that area. Once the insecticide treatment is complete, you will have to wait for the insecticide to dry before entering your home. You’d have to wait for your pest control company to inform you when it is safe to re-enter the premises. A thorough insecticide treatment typically requires repetition, and your pest control company may need to visit you two to three times before your bed bugs are completely eradicated.

Cryonite Freezing Vs. Insecticide Treatments

Cryonite freezing trumps insecticide treatment for multiple reasons. For one, cryonite freezing is non-toxic and does not contain any chemicals that bed bugs could adapt to and build up a resistance. Insecticides, on the other hand, can have toxic properties and may instill resistance in bed bugs that survive a treatment. Under this latter method, you not only have to wait for your home to be safe to re-enter but you run the risk of surviving bed bugs lurking in crevices after treatment. They could also have found a hiding place in a nearby home and could sneakily return to yours.

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What to Expect After Treatment

Unfortunately, bed bug control does not end the moment your pest control company leaves. The prevention of subsequent infestation is essential, as is monitoring whether any bed bugs somehow managed to survive.

Fortunately, with cryonite freezing, there is no waiting period to endure before using your possessions, including your furniture, again. With such treatment, bed bug removal is prompt and efficient. Even eggs and larvae are gone in only one visit from the exterminators.