Once you’ve discovered bed bugs in your home, you want to get rid of them as soon as possible. But which type of bed bug treatment should you choose? With several options on the table, how are you supposed to know which will work best for you and make your home bed-bug-free sooner?
At Magical Pest Control we specialize in three common types of bed bug treatments. We have chemical, freeze and heat treatments, all of which can be used kill bed bugs for good. Each type of treatment offers some advantages and disadvantages. Below we outline the good and bad of each, so you can pick which is best for you and your home.
Chemical Bed Bug Treatments
This is the most universal type of treatment available to homeowners. If you opt to deal with your bed bug problem on your own, you’ll probably be using some type of chemical. However, we strongly recommend hiring a professional exterminator to administer a chemical bed bug treatment.
Professional exterminators have access to stronger chemicals, which can have bed bugs out of your home faster. When it come to killing bed bugs, getting rid of the critters all at once is important to ensure they don’t resurge as soon as the treatment is over.
Chemical bed bug treatments are typically the least expensive, and they work well for targeting small, concentrated infestations. If you have a several bed bug problem, you may require multiple treatments to kill bed bugs for good.
Bed Bug Freeze Treatments
Freeze treatments use pressurized CO2 to freeze bed bugs on the spot. A technician administers the treatment, applying it to areas that bed bugs have been spotted in your home. There’s no waiting; it kills bed bugs instantly.
Like chemical treatments, bed bug freeze treatments are extremely effective for killing small, concentrated infestations. Because the process kills bed bugs instantly, there’s no waiting for chemicals to take effect and kill bed bugs. The freeze mechanism allows the technician to be very precise, ensuring the affected areas are handed thoroughly. Freeze treatments are also able to penetrate fabrics and enclosed areas without harming them.
Of course, there is also the added benefit that freeze treatments are completely safe and non-toxic. They leave no residue or any lasting affect on your home or belongings. If you’re concerned about the possibility of putting chemicals in your home, a freeze treatment is a safe alternative.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Magical Pest Control highly recommends bed bug heat treatments to our clients. Though a heat treatment is typically more expensive than a chemical treatment, it typically only require a single treatment application, making them more cost effective for large or stubborn infestations that might otherwise require multiple applications.
If you’ve been trying to eliminate a bed bug infestation that just won’t go away, a bed bug heat treatment may be your answer. As you’ve probably learned, washing your clothes and linens in extremely hot water kills bed bugs. A heat treatment takes that principle and applies it to your home, raising the temperature in the affected area to kill bed bugs hidden in each and every crevice.
Bed bug heat treatments are ideal for treating all types of infestations, including large infestations and infestations that haven’t responded to other treatment types. Because heat is able to penetrate walls, linens and upholstered furniture, heat treatments are extremely effective at killing every last bed bug in your home, ensuring the problem is eliminated in its entirety.
Much like freeze treatments, heat treatments are completely safe and non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about exposing your home or family to harmful chemicals. Heat treatments typically take 8-24 hours to complete and you’re able to return to your home immediately afterward.
Still not sure which type of bed bug treatment is right for your home?
Call Magical Pest Control. We’ve been helping homeowners in Ontario kill bed bugs for years. We’re trained to help you deal with your Toronto bed bug problem in the best, safest way possible. If you’re unsure which treatment option is for you, our technicians are happy to make suggestions and discuss your bed bug situation. Call us at (905) 738-6676 or fill our our contact form.