Maybe you see some of the telltale signs of bedbugs and you start to panic: small red-colored stains or tiny black dots on your bedding. Or worse yet, you see live bedbugs along the seams of your mattress or evidence of their bites on your or your children. Maybe the nasty little creatures hitched a ride home from overnight camp in your child’s duffel bag. Perhaps they came home with you from your most recent vacation getaway. No matter where they came from, your reaction is the same, panic! You want to know how to get rid of bed bugs overnight! What is the best way to eliminate bedbugs, fast?
Quick Bedbug Treatments Are Not Effective
Some treatments promise overnight results. As much as we would all like to eliminate these nasty little creatures from our lives in just a few hours, these treatments are not effective. You should be wary of any company that promises complete removal with a single application of chemicals. After years of pesticide use, bed bugs have become resistant to some of the chemicals used in pesticides. Even after several applications of pesticides, you may still have bed bugs. In addition, these chemicals may be harmful to your family and your pets, even while leaving bed bugs unfazed. Chemical treatments may promise quick results, but in the end, they are generally ineffective and can have a lasting effect on your health.
Do Not Try DIY
Do It Yourself (DIY) projects are great for many parts of your home. Trying to eradicate bed bugs is a not a great DIY project, though. Many homeowners view hiring a professional as an unnecessary expense and believe they can tackle any home project themselves. While some of the at home removal recommendations are helpful, such as removing clutter where bed bugs can hide, vacuuming and immediately disposing of the bag outside, and washing and drying bed linens thoroughly on high heat, none of these is enough to rid your home of these pests completely. Bed bugs are tiny with the ability to hide almost anywhere. Only a trained professional with specialized heat equipment can truly reach every crevice of your home to eliminate the pest and the eggs that will hatch a new generation of the nuisance.
Why Heat Treatments Work Best
While bed bugs have evolved, the chemicals that are commercially used to treat them have not. The only surefire way to end the life of a bed bug is with heat. The nasty little critters simply cannot withstand heat above 122º Fahrenheit. A heat treatment that exposes bed bugs to extreme temperatures for a prolonged period of time is a guaranteed way to exterminate them.
What should a home owner do then? You can hardly shove your mattress into the dryer and set it on high for the next few hours. Calling a professional like All Bed Bugs Begone is an important first step. Our specialized equipment uses clean, pure water heated to extremely hot temperatures, rather than endocrine disrupting, cancer causing chemicals. By raising the temperature in your home to 185º Fahrenheit for six to eight hours, we can ensure that the bed bugs in your home do not stand a fighting chance of survival or worse, multiplication.
Call us at All Bed Bugs Begone at 480-659-9011 for a free in-home estimate at the first sign of bed bugs in your home.