If you suspect you have a bed bug problem in your Nassau County, NY, home, you understandably want those bugs gone—and as quickly as possible. In some cases, you may need more than one visit for bed bug control, whether it is the initial inspection and later exterminator visit, or if you need a follow-up visit.
Why Bed Bug Control Is Necessary
A bed bug is a tiny pest, measuring approximately ¼” at adulthood. Bed bug eggs are almost undetectable by the human eye. A female bed bug can produce up to 12 eggs a day—amounting to hundreds over the course of her lifetime. What’s more? A bed bug can be found lurking in places that are difficult to penetrate or where a homeowner or may not know to look. These characteristics are what allow bed bug infestations to occur and make them difficult for homeowners to eradicate on their own.
The Hardiness of Bed Bugs
Infestations do not necessarily mean that there are colonies upon colonies of bed bugs infiltrating your living space. Although bed bugs are commonly found in clusters or groups, they are not actually social insects and can spread out to go undetected in a home for a lengthy period of time.
They are extremely resilient to environmental conditions and can thrive in virtually all climates. This allows them to be spread globally. A bed bug is also able to survive days without a blood supply. The ability to withstand various temperatures, as well as being able to survive days without a host, can make it very difficult to ensure all have been killed with one treatment when traditional approaches are used. That’s why you will want to look for a bed bug exterminator that offers a guarantee that you will be bed bug free after their treatment—or they will return to make it so.
Finding the Bed Bugs
Depending on your situation, it may be necessary to have at least two visits by the bed bug control company. The first is all about detection—to see if you indeed have a bed bug problem and if a solution needs to be put in place. It is possible that your problem involves some other type of pest. By sending in the dogs—highly trained canines that can sniff out bed bugs within a 3-foot radius—you will soon find out for sure whether you have a bed bug problem and where those bugs are hiding. Then another visit will be in order for the bed bug extermination process.
Resistance to Traditional Treatments
Bed bugs have become resistant to the more commonly used chemical treatments. If you relied on a traditional chemical treatment and the resistance effect to happen to in your home, you could end up with a few bed bugs surviving and a problem that lingers and grows after the initial treatment. It’s better to rely on a highly effective treatment that has proven to be effective against today’s bed bugs—Cryonite freezing, which uses liquid CO2 to literally freeze bed bugs dead in their tracks, and ensures that all your bed bugs are gone in one bed bug control visit.