Bed bugs can be very challenging pests to exterminate. Due to their small size and instinctual hiding in dark spaces, bed bugs are difficult to spot, and they reproduce quickly. Successful bed bug treatment relies on various factors, from the cause of infestation to site-specific issues such as clutter. As a result, bed bug treatment becomes a layered process that requires the expertise and equipment only professionals can offer.
If you’re considering bed bug treatment in Montreal on your own, you should consider some common misconceptions first.
1. “Bed Bugs Are Killed Only by the Application of Pesticide”
This couldn’t be further from the truth. No pesticide can destroy bed bug eggs. Multiple chemical applications are required, especially when you consider how quickly these bugs can reproduce and that a bed bug’s egg stage is resistant to various forms of treatment.
There are some natural remedies on the market, including applying Diatomaceous Earth, using tea tree oil, or covering your mattress with bed bug protection encasing. However, the most reliable bed bug extermination method is professional heat treatment. This form of bed bug treatment effectively kills bed bugs at all life stages, is safer, and is more efficient than other treatment options.
While pesticides can exterminate bugs in the interim, they can also inadvertently lead the bugs to migrate to a nearby room.
2. “I Can Get a Heat Machine and Do It Myself”
Not so fast. While heat treatment should be a go-to bed bug extermination method, you should exercise caution if you’re going to employ this tactic on your own.
Before you go renting a heat machine, know that there is a higher risk of fire if you don’t have the proper equipment. The temperature of the treatment also needs to be closely monitored by an expert. These DIY machines produce extreme heat. So, if you’re not careful, you could burn yourself or even set your house on fire when using these high-octane machines. Plus, if you’re banking on a bailout from your insurance company for home damage, consider that home insurance companies usually refuse to cover these accidents.
With the use of effective heat treatment, bed bugs and their eggs die within 90 minutes at 48 degrees Celsius or immediately at 52. Pets and all heat-sensitive items that could melt or be damaged should be removed from the affected area before using a heat machine.
3. “I Can Spray the Pesticide Myself”
Bed bugs are slick pests and can run away from the pesticides once you start spraying. As a result, you increase the risk of infestation, bed bug migration, and negative health ramifications for you and your loved ones.
If the pesticide is not professionally dispersed, then bed bugs will simply move to another room and the problem will continue to grow there. On its own, pesticides and other chemicals can be harmful to you, your family, and pets if not handled by a bed bug exterminator. Considering that multiple pesticide applications are needed to get rid of bed bugs permanently, doing this yourself, with something that can be hazardous, isn’t advised.
4. “Doing It Myself Will Be Cheaper”
On the surface, this idea sounds logical. After all, bed bug extermination costs money. And, you might think carefully doing it yourself will do the trick, as long as you know the methods and have the equipment.
While it might cost less to do bed bug treatment on your own, you’d be doing your home and health a disservice. Because bed bugs are quick movers and can multiply in an instant, time is of the essence as it relates to bed bug extermination. The faster they are eliminated, the better chance you have of reclaiming your home. Failing to do bed bug treatment properly will result in higher stress levels, multiple treatments, and ultimately, higher expenditures.
When you don’t apply the treatment properly you damage your home, health, risk spreading them to other parts of the home and other guests, and leave the bed bugs unaffected. Now, you have more costs than you started with. You need to repair the damage, care for yourself or your family, and hire a professional to do the job right.
Bed Bug Treatments Montreal
If you notice bites on anyone in your household, fecal droppings on clothes or bed linens, or see a bed bug, call a professional bed bug exterminator immediately. Thermapro Solutions is a leading bed bug exterminator in Montreal and surrounding areas. If you think you have a bed bug infestation, contact Thermapro Solutions today for the right treatment done by experts.