Bed bugs are notoriously hard to control. They spread quickly, they’re hardy, and worst of all, they can be hard to find. However, even though they’re a major nuisance in homes and businesses, bed bugs can be managed using these proven methods. Here’s what you need to know about determining the most effective method of bed bug control in Bronx NY.
Prevention of Bed Bugs
Of course, before discussion can begin about controlling bed bugs once they make their presence known, you will want to think of how you can prevent them from taking over your home in the first place. Visual inspections play an important role in preventing bed bug infestations, but since bed bugs hide in places not easily accessible to the human eye, it’s good to know that our highly trained bed bug dogs love to sniff out these pests in any stage of their lifespan. The team (a bed bug dog and a bed bug control expert) identify the signs of bed bugs as well as insects hiding in the most unlikely places.
Solutions for Prevention of Bed Bugs
There are pillow and mattress encasements that do give some residents peace of mind if they are worried of bed bugs entering their home and finding a place to live among bedding and clothing. While these items are known for protecting mattresses and pillows, those are not the only spots where bed bugs will go, and there can be no assurance from these sealed items alone that you will not get a bed bug infestation.
The Proven Solution When Bed Bugs Arrive
At NY Bed Bug Dogs, we use Cryonite—a breakthrough pest control technology that freezes bed bugs and other insects with carbon dioxide “snow” at a freezing temperature of -110° F. This method penetrates deep into the places that bed bugs like to hide, such as cracks and crevices, electrical outlets, and other small spaces that make them challenging to detect. This is a nontoxic solution that is safe for use around children and pets. Cryonite freezing does not require evacuation, as is necessary with chemical pest control. This means less disruption to your life or business. Cryonite can safely be used in homes, offices, dorms, restaurants, hotels, and hospitals.
Other treatments for bed bug control have shown to not be as effective or as safe. Steam treatments have been used for upholstery, carpets, and curtains, but it should be applied by professionals with specialized equipment. Heat treatment—where the room temperature is increased to 135 degrees for at least 90 minutes using large heaters and fans—is known for killing adult bed bugs, nymphs, and unhatched eggs. Such treatments can damage services or be problematic if pets are around during treatment, so consider this option with caution.
Bed bugs have become resistant in recent years to chemical treatments, which can also cause issues for children or pets afterward.
Finding the Right Solution
Put any suspicions of a bed bug infestation to rest. Call in the dogs to see if you actually have a problem. We can let you know your bed bug control options—and you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your bed bug problem will soon be solved.