Charlotte Bed Bug Treatments
Bed Bugs Keeping You Up At Night?
Charlotte NC has recently become one of the top cities in the United States with Bed Bug infestations, and City Wide Exterminating is leading the way in affordable Bed Bug extermination and treatment. Our multi-step bed bug control treatment process uses a wide variety of effective products and techniques to help quickly solve your Bed Bug problems without breaking the bank.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed Bugs are small insects that feed on human blood. They are nocturnal and use their piercing-sucking mouth parts to draw blood from their victim while they sleep. The saliva from a Bed Bug acts as both a numbing agent and anticoagulant. This allows the Bed Bug to feed uninterrupted without waking its host.
What do Bed Bugs look like?
Bed Bug size and color depend on age. Newly hatched Bed Bugs that have not yet received a blood meal are clear-creamy white and roughly half the size of a grain of rice. Adults are reddish-brown and are roughly the size of a watermelon seed. All Bed Bug stages have six legs and a pair of short antenna. Still not sure if your bug is a Bed Bug? Send a clear picture to email@example.com, and our Associate Certified Entomologist will provide a FREE verification!
What do Bed Bug bites look like?
Typically Bed Bug bites can be observed by multiple bites oftentimes in a linear pattern along your body – usually along the side you lay on most while sleeping. Bed Bug bites are most frequently found on exposed skin such as the neck, arms, and upper body area. While some individuals do not react to Bed Bug bites, others may notice small itchy red spots within days or even hours after being bitten.
How do you get Bed Bugs?
Bed Bugs are excellent hitchhikers! They travel with humans on their clothes, in their luggage, and even in their hair. Bed Bugs can be found anywhere people are found. This means on public transportation, movie theaters, schools, hotels, airplanes, doctors offices, and just about anywhere else you can imagine. Most commonly, Bed Bugs are brought into a home after someone has traveled to a Bed Bug infested place. The Bed Bugs conceal themselves in the traveler’s luggage during their stay and are carried back home once the trip is over. However, they can also just as easily come home tucked behind the collar of a shirt after a night at your local movie theater.
How to get rid of Bed Bugs.
The first thing is not to panic. People have burned down homes trying to get rid of these blood suckers. Second, make sure you actually have Bed Bugs. Our staff Associate Certified Entomologist will gladly verify your bug. All it takes is a clear picture emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Third, do not make the problem worse by ‘bombing’ and spraying harsh chemicals found at your local hardware store. This will only make the Bed Bug extermination treatment more difficult. The final and most important step is to call City Wide Exterminating. Our staff of Charlotte and Concord NC bed bug control treatment professionals will provide you a thorough multi-step program designed around your budget and level of bed bug infestation.
Q: Is treating with heat the only way to get rid of Bed Bugs?
A: No. While heat is highly effective, it provides no lasting protection and can be costly. However, in some cases, Bed Bug heat treatment may be the best option. If so, our Charlotte bed bug control staff will work with you and our trusted partner in Thermal Remediation to provide a solution.
Q: Do you just spray for Bed Bugs?
A: No. Applying products is a very small portion of our Bed Bug extermination strategy. Our Charlotte bed bug control experts use a wide variety of non-chemical methods to help eliminate Bed Bugs. These methods include steam, physical barriers, heat, and physical removal.
Q: Do chemical treatments kill Bed Bugs?
A: Yes. Our Bed Bug extermination professionals use highly effective products for optimal bed bug control.
Q: What are the tiny dark spots on the mattress from?
Q: Are Bed Bugs only found in beds?
A: No! In fact, our Charlotte bed bug control specialists find as many Bed Bugs in the furniture surrounding beds as they do on beds.
Q: How long can Bed Bugs live without feeding?
Q: Can I see Bed Bugs?
A: Yes, even the smallest Bed Bugs are visible to the naked eye.
All about a Bed Bug Heat Treatment
One of the most common ways to control bed bugs is a heat treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about a bed bug heat treatment, continue reading below.
What Happens During a Bed Bug Heat Treatment?
A bed bug heat treatment is actually a very simple and easy process. The process basically turns your home into one large oven. While specifics tend to vary among different bed bug exterminators, there is a general process. Before the treatment even starts, homeowners are typically required to remove any special or delicate belongings. During the actual treatment, homeowners and pets are not allowed inside their home.
The first step in a heat treatment consists of a professional, like City Wide Exterminating, placing heating units sporadically throughout your home. The amount of heating units within your home will depend on how serious your bed bug problem is, as well as how big your home is.
Then, a professional will place thermometers around your home. These are used to regulate and maintain the heat to the desired range. Typical heat treatments will maintain a temperature somewhere between 113 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once a desired temperature is reached, professionals typically rotate belongings so that every area of the room is exposed to the heat. If you have a serious bed bug issue, professionals might spray insecticides into small crevices throughout the heat treatment.
After a few hours, the heat is slowly turned down. Once the temperature is returned to an average household temperature, professionals will inspect and sanitize the home. Then, homeowners and pets are allowed to reenter their home.
How Does It Work?
Like any other living thing, bed bugs can’t withstand extreme heat. After years of studies, it has been proven that bed bugs die within 90 minutes in a temperature of 113 degrees Fahrenheit. If that temperature is raised only five degrees, then bed bugs will die within 20 minutes. But, bed bug eggs are typically more heat-resilient. Thus, heat treatments usually last at least two hours.
Is a Bed Bug Heat Treatment Effective?
Yes! By the end of the heat treatment, all of the bed bugs and eggs should be exterminated.
If you suspect a problem with Bed Bugs, contact City Wide Exterminating at (704) 888-0911 or email us at email@example.com.