Bed Bug Treatment

Our Bed Bug treatment is designed  to work in conjunction with you setting up and maintaining a personal safety zone and you heat treating your clothing, bedding, and etc. See our page Bed Bug Control for more info.  Bed bugs which can actively feed on you, are much, much harder to kill.

Typical bed bug treatment (in order):

Steam

We use high pressure, high temperature, dry steam on baseboards and furniture within two feet of your bed. We steam the edges of your mattress, any populations on your box spring, and we steam your bed frame. We steam the creases and folds of upholstered furniture in areas that we don’t spray or dust – the surfaces that your bare skin would typically some in contact with.

Dust

We use non-repellent amorphous silica gel under the baseboards within two feet of your bed, into your box springs through the bottom dust cover, and in cracks and crevices of your bed frame. We dust the interior cavities of upholstered furniture.

Spray

We spray the baseboards in all rooms, all doorways, wall tops, the walls behind beds and upholstered furniture and closets. We spray furniture within two feet of the bed, the exterior of the baseboards, bed frames and the box springs. We spray the non-contact areas of upholstered furniture. If we need to, we spray the tufts of mattresses (the edges), and the skin contact areas of upholstered furniture with special materials designed and labeled to be used on those areas.

Follow-ups:

Bed bugs are among the most adaptive and hardest to kill pests there are. There will be bed bugs that are resistant to whatever we spray. We typically perform two follow-ups for every bed bug customer and we change the materials we use to kill any remaining bed bugs that with chemicals that work in different ways.

Prevention

We supply, and you need bed bugs interceptors / interrupters for the base of your bed frame and box spring encasements as box springs are the number one nesting site for bed bugs.

About The Chemicals

Steam is pesticide free. Amorphous silica gel is in your seasonings, your cake mix, your toothpaste, and if you wear makeup – bingo. All the chemicals we use are less acutely toxic than caffeine and are tested and classified as being non-carcinogenic, non-mutagenic, etc… We can and do use all natural sprays. They can be more toxic, they sometimes do carry warnings about reproductive health, and are not recommended for pregnant women and children under the age of six months, but they can and do work. They are also more expensive, sometimes much more expensive.

 

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