Bed Bugs At Your DeKalb, Illinois Home? Learn What To Do

A Guide On Bed Bugs, Their Habits, And Their Weaknesses

Bed Bug Exterminator DeKalbHomeowners, renters, and frequent travelers alike are quick to agree that bed bugs are simply a nightmare. Not only is this common household pest known for its ability to turn the thickest skin into an exasperating, hive-covered pelt, but they're also among the most resilient creatures around. Bed bug removal is a complicated business, as these little home infiltrators have a tendency to make frequent comebacks.

The keys for a peaceful and bed bug-free home lie in understanding the invader, preventing its arrival, and --once everything else is said and done-- choosing an efficient and aggressive bed bug treatment that won't harm your family.

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From - And Why Won't They Leave?

Common bed bugs are one of the oldest types of parasitic insects to make a living by attaching themselves to humans. These little, reddish-brown crawlers are incredibly fond of warm, cushioned spaces, such as mattresses, pillows, and curtain drapes. As they feed on human blood, they are particularly likely to nest in beds or bed boxes, where the mattress provides a comfortable place to hide and sheets make for a convenient nest for new eggs.

Just 25 years ago, bed bugs were considered to be on their way to extinction in developed countries. However, a new strain of pesticide-resistant bugs made most bed bug exterminating procedures ineffective, which has led to an aggressive comeback.

Their quick reproduction and ability to establish a new colony with just a few starting eggs make them a pest to be wary of in addition to their impressive physical resilience. They can resist temperatures as low as 14º F, as well as low humidity, for an extended period of time.

Preventing Bed Bug Infestations: Easier Said Than Done

Bed Bug FearAlthough once associated to overcrowded environments or conditions of squalor, the new resistant bed bugs can lurk in many unsuspecting places, such as laundromats or gyms. Some classic strategies to avoid bed bugs include:

  • Have second-hand furniture thoroughly inspected before bringing it home
  • Use plastic covers on box springs to make them easier to spot and to prevent their spread
  • If using public or shared laundry facilities, carry laundry home directly after drying instead of folding it on-site
  • Vacuum the home often, with special attention to nooks and crannies
  • Keep the bedroom free of clutter to make them easier to spot

Despite taking these precautions, even the most cautious family may find the need to hire a professional bed bug exterminator.

Once Bed Bugs Have Already Arrived, What Can Be Done?

Bed bug removal methods involve killing every single bug and egg as this is the only way to keep the bugs from reappearing in just a couple of weeks. Traditionally, this has been accomplished by boiling sheets, cushion covers, and curtains - although bigger pieces such as couches or mattresses would need to be discarded.

After the onset of modern pesticides, bed bugs were believed to be become a thing of the past. However, the little creepers have acquired resistance to these pesticides, leading to the use of even stronger, and more toxic, chemical agents. While most bed bug treatments nowadays are E.P.A.-approved, the strongest variants are too new for us to truly know their long-term effects, and they carry too much of a risk once kids or pregnant women are added into the picture.

The latest advances in bed bug removal are being made with heat treatment, which aims to bring bed bugs beyond their thermal death point. It has long been known that bed bugs cannot resist temperatures above 115º F for long, but with their fondness for deep cushions, can this be done at home without setting the entire house on fire?

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The short answer is yes. The new ThermaPureHeat patented system is a new technology that has provided a breakthrough bed bug treatment method. This system forces heat into every corner of the house where bed bugs may hide - from cracks in the closet door to the deep depths of a box spring.

We don't use harsh chemicals that are a detriment to human or pet health.  There are some chemicals that will damage furniture.

In just one session, lasting only a few hours, bed bugs will be gone for good, allowing for clean surfaces and a new-found peace of mind without having to get rid of your furniture or bedding.

Homeowners or residents in DeKalb, IL looking for a chemical-free, safe, and efficient bed bug exterminator can call 1-855-433-6653 for a quote or request a free consultation visit online.

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3248 Sycamore Rd
DeKalb IL 60115

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