Learning about bed bug infestation and methods to get rid of them will help in creating a comfortable lifestyle. Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feast on human blood and other warm-blooded animals. A myriad of health effects can occur if your home becomes infested with bed bugs, including skin rashes, psychological problems and allergic symptoms. These insects derived their name from their choice habitat, which usually entails ordinary households, especially in the bedroom where we sleep. Bed bugs are mainly active at night while we are sleeping. You can pinpoint the identity of bed bugs by noting their reddish-brown, oval and wingless bodies. There are a few treatment types that can be employed to effectively remove a bed bug infestation.
- Thermal Remediation. Thermal Remediation employs heat ranging in excess of 120 degrees to 140 degrees. There are three components to thermal remediation, including a heat source, accurate moving of the heat and appropriately monitoring the heat distribution. Since bed bugs are attracted to heat, thermal remediation aims to draw them out of their hiding places, thus effectively killing the eggs, nymphs and adults.
- Cyronite Technology. Cyronite Technology employs excessive freezing temperatures to eliminate bed bugs. Cyronite, CO2 and a combination of particle sizes and distribution speeds allow for easy intrusion into the nicks and crannies where the bed bugs reside. Cyronite technology leaves no residue, which allows for easy re-habitation after administering the treatment.
- Chemical Treatment. The most traditional way of getting rid of bed bugs include using chemical treatment. Chemical treatment may be the most cost effective treatment if applied correctly. Chemical treatment can be particularly effective if applied in the earlier phases of bed bug infestation, including preventative measures.