Steam has proven to be one of the most effective ways to eradicate bed bugs over the past couple of years. One of the reasons for this is because this treatment not only kills bed bugs on contact, but it kills all stages of the bug. Adults, nymphs, or eggs. It doesn’t matter what you are dealing with, the right amount of steam applied in the right location, and the treatment will eradicate the problem. It will indeed kill a whole range of crawling insects, including but not limited to cockroaches, fleas, mites, ladybugs, and more.
There are no two other ways to look at it, steam is one of the more effective treatment options available today. It will be knowing the negatives and positives of the treatment that will ultimately help you decide if it is right for your bed bug problem.
How Does Steam Kill Bugs So Effectively?
Most homeowners are familiar with hardwood steamers or carpet steamers. Well, a bed bug steamer works based on the same theory. The theory might be the same, but the major difference is with the temperatures and pressures. Bed bug steamers are commercial machines capable of producing higher levels of heat and pressure. Simply put, a carpet steamer or a clothing steamer would not be a good alternative to the bed bugs steamer because they don’t produce enough heat to kill bed bugs.
Bed bug steamers work by delivering lethal temperatures of steam to locations where bed bugs may be hiding. The steam produced by these machines is even capable of reaching into cracks, crevices, and gaps where other traditional treatments might not reach. This is another major upside to the treatment.
While this might sound simple, effectively utilizing a steam machine to successfully eradicate bed bugs is much more complex than just spraying steam into potentially infected areas. You must be extremely careful not to further spread the infestation because the potential is there. Therefore, it is always best to just opt for a professional when it comes to steam treatments. Most professional pest management firms like ours not only offer steam treatments, but they offer free inspection and consultation visits.
An Eco-Friendly Solution
While there are a lot of upsides to the steam treatment, one of the most appealing today is the fact that the treatment doesn’t utilize any chemicals. It’s basically nothing more than water, heat, and steam, making it one of the safest solutions available today. The treatment is so safe that residents, including pets and children, could remain in the home while the treatment is administered. However, this is not something that most pest management firms would recommend, including ours.
We always make sure residents evacuate the property during treatment. However, since steam treatment is a kill-on-contact treatment without any residual effect, it does mean that you can come right back onto the property after the treatment is over. You don’t have to worry about being out of the home for 24 to 48 hours after.
Unfortunately, this can be a bad thing as well because it means the bugs that are missed will go on living. This is one of the major downsides of the treatment.
Whether you have questions, want to learn more about steam treatments, or just want to speak to someone about pest management solutions today, you can always give our office a call. We always have trained people available you can speak with about anything pest-related.
Do not forget to inquire about our free pest control services. We suggest all Philadelphia residents to take advantage of our pest inspection, consultation, and written estimate. All of these services are free and available via appointment only.
About Our Philadelphia, PA Steam Treatments For Bed Bugs
It really is no big surprise that bed bugs are overrunning many homes in the Philadelphia area. In fact, bed bug infestations are growing worse and worse throughout the world. Many people living in apartments and condos have been affected so badly by these infestations that they have just up and moved. Of course, this may not be possible for everyone. If you own a home and paying a mortgage, you just can’t simply pack up and move, so what are you going to do? Well, this is where our steam treatments can come in extremely handy. Not only will our treatments effectively remove these pests from your home, but also they will do it without putting anyone in the home in danger.
Why Choose Our Steam Treatments?
It is true that there are a variety of methods to eliminate bed bugs. However, you might be surprised to learn that steam is without a doubt one of the most effective and that is why we have added it to our arsenal. Bed bugs just cannot survive when they are exposed to extreme amount of heat and that is exactly what our treatments do. Plus, steam has the ability to reach places that other chemicals and pesticides can’t. When you combine this with the fact that the treatment is fairly affordable and non-toxic, it really is easy to see why more individuals are opting for this form of bed bug treatment.
Let The Pros Handy The Job
Sure it is entirely possible that you can run out and buy a steam machine. You can even try to perform the treatment on your own and there is a chance that you might even be successful. However, steamers emit water vapor at temperatures over 180 degrees F. So, they are fairly dangerous and have the potential to ruin surfaces and furniture, if you do not know what you are doing. Plus, there is always a chance that you could just end up spreading the infestation. This is why this type of treatment is best left to the professionals. And if you do not heed to this advice, you might end up costing yourself more money in the long run. You also need to know exactly where the bed bugs are hiding. You can try to steam your entire home, but there is a good chance you will probably miss a bug or two.
We not only possess the abilities to completely eliminate the entire infestation, but we can do it safely without ruining or damaging your home.