BED BUGS

Armed Force Pest Control, Inc. offers the following treatment methods for bed bug eradication.

Heat Treatments

Our heat treatments involve us bringing in specially designed equipment to raise the temperature in your home to kill the bed bugs. Bed bugs and eggs die within 90 minutes at 118°F (48°C) or immediately at 122°F (50°C). During a heat treatment, the air temperature in the room is typically between 135°F (57.2°C) and 145°F (62.7 °C). Our highly trained technicians will place remote thermometers throughout the home, to make sure the right temperatures are reached. We watch the thermometers closely to ensure that it gets hot enough to kill bed bugs. A heat treatment typically takes between six and eight hours, depending on the condition of the area being treated.

During the heat treatment pets and any heat sensitive items that may melt or be damaged at temperatures up to 150°F degrees should be removed from the area being treated. Make sure to discuss any items of concern with us as anything not treated with heat will need to be treated in another way.

Heat treatments do not offer any residual effects and your home could quickly become re-infested after a heat treatment if prevention steps are not taken to re-introduce bed bugs into the area.

We recommend allowing us to apply a residual insecticide to the border of the home/room being treated as a preventative measure to reduce the risk of future infestation by re-introducing bed bugs to the area.

Insecticide Treatments

Insecticide treatments are a very effective way of controlling bed bugs. Three different types of insecticides are used in order to achieve the best result. Armed Force Pest Control, Inc. uses the highest quality materials available including;

  • A fast-acting, contact insecticide for use on surfaces that humans frequently touch, i.e. sofas.
  • A residual insecticide for inside furniture, cracks and crevices and the underside of surfaces we touch.
  • A dust insecticide for cracks, crevices and voids, such as electrical outlets. Typically, insecticide treatments requires multiple treatments roughly one week apart, as it is unlikely all the bed bugs will be killed in the initial treatment. An insecticide treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to 2 hours per room depending on size and condition of the room. Once the treatment is complete you should wait 3 – 4 hours to re-enter the treated area.
  • Armed Force Pest Control, Inc. will provide you with a detailed list of instructions for how to prepare your home. It is very important to follow these directions as closely as possible. Preparing the home is a very important step in any treatment process. Improper preparation is one of the main reasons that treatment for bed bugs fail.

Bed bug infestations can be difficult to eradicate, however, Armed Force Pest Control, Inc. uses the best equipment & materials and has the skill & knowledge to solve your bed bug issues quickly & effectively.