How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Getting rid of a bed bug infestation is not an easy DIY-task. Many homeowners will try to eliminate bed bugs with hardware store sprays and chemicals, but oftentimes, homes with bed bug problems will require professional exterminators. Effective bed bug removal requires high levels of heat to eradicate bed bugs from your home.

Where Bed Bugs Live

Potentially infested areas include pillows, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, bed rails, closets, carpeting, furniture, purses, briefcases, luggage, and all cracks and crevices where a bed bug may hide. This is why simple sprays won’t do the job.

If an infestation occurs in your home, you will need to do more than spraying twice daily. Even if you choose to go with DIY bed bug removal with sprays, be aware that dormant bed bugs can live up to one year if left untreated.

If the infestation persists, you create risk for illness associated with bed bug bites. The only way to get rid of bed bugs for good is to hire a pest control company that specializes in professional bed bug removal.

Best Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Effective bed bug treatment consists of systematic and integrated processes for achieving long-term, environmentally sound bed bug removal. Bed bug treatment management must incorporate both chemical and non-chemical intensive heat treatments to achieve success. Breakdown in bedbug treatment strategy often arises from a lack of knowledge relating to behavior, biology, and Integrated Pest Management techniques.

Heat Treatments for Bed Bugs

When used properly, heat treatments can produce a 100% kill ratio of all bed bugs in an infested home. The thermal maximum temperature for bed bugs is 113 degrees F, with complete kill occurring at 120 degrees F for 2 hours.

Thermal treatments are properly complemented and coupled with the appropriate use of control chemistries in harborage areas and the use of IGRs (insect growth regulators/reproductive regulation) to control the reproduction of any surviving bugs. 

The correct coupling of this procedure ensures 100% kill of bed bug infestations and realistic control of re-introduced bugs in a realistic short-termed future. Furthermore, we suggest and provide mattress encasements, monitoring devices, and on-going strategies to maintain a bed bug-free home.

What Happens During a Bed Bug Extermination Treatment?

Here’s a behind the scenes look at our Bed Bug Removal Specialists, and what goes on in a complete bed bug extermination process

Ryan Nibert, Wildlife Technician with Xceptional Bed Bug, walks us through a bed bug infestation that’s been going on for 4 years! Find out why our solution to any bed bug problem you have is GUARANTEED to work!

Call us for any bed bug or other pest infestations you have! Our staff consists of some of the highest educated and experienced biologists in the industry, bringing 50+ years of combined experience in wildlife management and pest control.

We utilize cutting-edge technology and a scientific approach to find an “Xceptional” solution for every situation. Our mission is to effectively handle wildlife and pest problems in the most humane, professional, and environmentally-friendly way possible.