Compare bed bug treatment types available in Los Angeles
Every company you contact will have their own special bed bug treatment. It is important to understand the differences between bed bug treatment methods so that you can make an informed decision when comparing service providers. What type of service is it: Heat, Pesticide, Steam? Is there a warranty, and if so how does it work? How long until the bed bugs are all gone? How many times will you need to perform treatment, and how often?
Bed Bug Heat Treatment by Heat Pest Services Inc.
We can quickly eliminate all bed bugs and eggs using our specialized bed bug heating equipment. Our process involves raising the temperature of the entire space to 150 degrees with dry heat, which reaches all bed bug hiding places and kills all bed bugs and eggs. Our Bed Bug Heat Treatment can be performed in just one room or several rooms without causing any damage to the structure or personal belongings. Additionally, we offer optional pesticide application with every heat treatment to provide long-lasting residual protection.
We are so confident in our bed bug heat treatment that we offer a warranty which covers retreatments.
Bed Bug Pesticide Treatment by Heat Pest Services Inc.
If you are unable to choose the heat treatment due to financial constraints, or fire suppression sprinklers you may be interested in our “non-heat” bed bug treatment. We use the best available chemicals for bed bugs, and in most cases, we can eliminate all bed bugs within 30 days (rather than 1 day with the heat treatment).
However, this pesticide treatment does not kill bed bug eggs, nor does it reach all the hiding places in walls. It will only kill bed bugs when they emerge from their hiding places and eggs. This means that you may still experience bed bug bites in the first few weeks after treatment if the heat treatment is not used.
We provide a 6-month warranty for bed bugs when treating the entire home with pesticides.
Bed Bug Heat Treatments by Other Pest Control Companies in Los Angeles
If you’re considering a heat treatment to eliminate bed bugs in your home, it’s important to note that not all heat treatments are created equal. Here are two crucial questions to ask your heat treatment provider:
- Do you heat the entire air space of the room to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit?
- Do you use electric or fuel-burning heaters?
Heating the entire space VS Heating the seams of mattress and cracks of furniture.
Some pest control companies use a steamer or a heat gun to heat all the seams of upholstered furniture. This is very different than heating the entire space. Steam has limited effectiveness when it comes to eliminating bed bugs. In addition, using steam may lead to mold growth. It’s also not possible to use steam on walls or ceilings.
Electric VS Propane Heaters
We use propane for a reason. Electric heaters do not get the space hot enough fast enough. When the space isn’t heated fast enough it gives the bed bugs a chance to escape the heat. At Heat Pest Services Inc., we use propane-fired heaters that allow us to heat each room to our target temperature of 150°F. We’ve been doing this for over 10 years and have found this to be the most effective method for eliminating bed bugs. Trust us, we know what we’re doing!
Bed Bug Pesticide Treatments by Other Pest Control Companies in Los Angeles
Each pest control company has its own preferred pesticide products they use for bed bug treatment. They also each have their own protocol about how many times they visit to re-apply the pesticide. Some companies will charge each time they visit and provide no warranty. Some companies visit a set number of times for a package deal. Some companies charge as much for their pesticide treatments as we charge for our far superior heat treatments.
Heat Pest Services guarantees to eliminate all bed bugs within 3 weeks with our professional pesticide treatment. We use specialized and expensive pesticides, and apply them safely and correctly as per the label instructions.
However, if you are using pesticides yourself as a homeowner, they may not be effective in killing all bed bugs. It can take weeks or even months to achieve complete eradication if a licensed professional is using the correct type of chemicals and processes. Additionally, bed bugs can develop resistance to most chemicals, which can lead to them building up immunity with each generation.
Tenting and Fumigation for Bed Bugs
Treating the entire space with fumigation using hazardous gas is an option, but it may not effectively eliminate all bed bugs or their eggs. It can also harm plants under the tent and is typically twice as expensive as heat treatment. There is no residual killing effect, and a long-term guarantee is not provided.
Common DIY Bed Bug Treatments
Bed Bug Bombs
Avoid using “Bug Bombs” or total release aerosol for bed bugs, even if the label claims it works for them. These products can make the problem worse by dispersing the bed bugs throughout the house.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
Using Diatomaceous Earth (DE) alone should not be relied upon to completely eliminate bed bugs. It should not be applied directly on mattresses or furniture. Care should be taken while handling DE, as it can be harmful if inhaled.