How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Kalamazoo

If you think you might have a bed bug problem, you’re going to need help from a professional to get rid of them. Trying to get rid of bed bugs on your own can be fruitless, seeing as these pests tend to hide in hard-to-reach spots. A bed bug inspection is the first step in getting rid of an infestation in your home. This step helps determine the severity of the bed bug problem, where the pests are located, and what the best method to get rid of them is.

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How to Prepare for a Bed Bug Treatment

Your bed bug exterminator will very likely provide you with a list of actions you need to complete to prepare for bed bug inspection. Common prep items include:

  1. Removing linens from bedding and other fabrics from your bedrooms, and washing them in the hottest water possible.
  2. Removing all personal items that are on furniture or on the floor.
  3. Removing everything from closets and drawers, and possibly removing books from shelving.
  4. Cleaning or laundering all clothing in the hottest water possible and storing them in clean storage bags for up to two weeks after treatment.
  5. Moving items and furniture away from the walls to give access to baseboards.

Types of Bed Bug Treatment

There are several bed bug treatments on the market with varying degrees of success. From steam treatment to heat and even freezing, there are many options to choose from. Some of the main types of bed bug treatments include:

  1. Steam. Steam is a completely chemical-free treatment option and kills bugs and eggs on direct contact. However, the moisture that is left behind can cause damage if not properly taken care of.
  2. Freezing (Cryonite).  Freezing kills both bugs and eggs on direct contact and is a chemical-free alternative however it can only kill by coming into contact with the insect or the egg. There are no residual effects of our freezing treatment and this treatment does not penetrate materials.
  3. Heat Treatment. With the use of heat, a bed bug infestation can be eliminated in a short period of time, without the use of chemicals, allowing normal use of the room to resume quickly.

Wondering What Bed Bug Treatment Works Best?

Bottom line: getting rid of bed bugs on your own is nearly impossible. When you work with a professional bed bug control expert like Griffin Pest Solutions, you can rest assured we will determine the best bed bug treatment for your unique infestation. Contact us today to learn more!

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