Types of Bedbug Treatments


Bedbugs are a common household pest that can inhabit your bed or any other soft fabric. Besides carrying diseases and just being generally unpleasant to be around, bedbugs also leave nasty bites, which can swell up and become extremely painful. Thankfully, you can contact a professional to eliminate bedbugs in just a couple of days, no matter the size of the infestation. There are two main types of bedbug treatments, each of which uses a different method to eliminate bedbugs. Understanding the differences between each type of bedbug treatment can help you decide which one best suits your pest removal needs.

Heat Treatment

Heat treatment involves bringing in a large appliance, basically just a heater, into rooms that are experiencing bedbug infestations. The heater will raise the temperature of the room to a point where the bedbugs will die, eliminating the entire population. This can usually be done in the course of a single day, which can be ideal for homeowners who are anxious to get back to their everyday lives.

However, heat treatments come with a number of downsides. Firstly, they require more effort on your part to set up, as you have to remove all heat sensitive items from the room being treated to ensure that they do not melt or become damaged. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, is the fact that heat treatments will only kill bedbugs and eggs currently in the room. This means that even after you remove the current population of bedbugs, another infestation could occur.


Insecticide refers to the application of various insect poisons within your home to eliminate bedbug populations. Several different types of insecticides are used to provide coverage for your entire home, with fast acting and residual poisons applied in different areas of your home. The main draw of insecticide is that it will proactively prevent future bedbug infestations within your home, as the poisons will stay around for a few days and kill off any new bugs that may enter your home.

However, the downside is that insecticide often requires multiple applications to prove effective, simply because of how widely they have to be spread. In addition, you cannot enter your home while the insecticide is still active, as the chemicals are still toxic for you and your family as well. This means that you will likely have to stay at another family member's house or a motel until your home is purified, representing an additional cost.


29 March 2017

Protecting Your Family With Pest Control

How often do you double check your front door or make sure that your garage door is closed? Although installing a home security system and giving your children instructions about stranger danger might seem like second nature, some people forget that there are real safety threats sitting around their windowsills. My child was bitten by a poisonous spider a few years ago, and ever since then, I have worked to increase awareness about the importance of pest control. A little pesticide can keep dangerous bugs from seeking refuge in your home and threatening your family. My website discusses different ways to keep your kids safe.