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05.1 - methods to remove bed bugs

5 Methods a Bed Bug Exterminator Can Use to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

You might begin to worry that you have bed bugs if you notice red, itchy bites on your arms and legs when you wake up in the morning. When you first notice bed bugs, you should contact a bed bug exterminator in California so they can get rid of the bothersome invaders from your California residence. The exterminator will just inspect your home to confirm that you do really have bed bugs once you have explained the problem to them. This stage is crucial since the outcome can differ if an exterminator simply began treating without first inspecting. So you’re left with no options and are back where you started.

Surface Treatment and Deep Steam

Your exterminator might employ one of the following techniques, depending on how serious the situation is. 

If the California bed bug exterminator finds that there isn’t a complete infestation, chemical treatments might not be necessary. He or she might simply advise cleaning or discarding your sheets in order to prevent an infestation.

Deep Steaming and Surface Treatment

If there are any loose bed bugs, eggshells, shell fragments, or droppings in the folds and corners of your beds, an exterminator may use a specialized high-efficiency vacuum cleaner to eliminate them. A filter on this particular vacuum ensures that once anything is sucked in, it cannot escape. In order to ensure that everything on the surface is taken out, this vacuum is ran over the mattress, box spring, and bed frame. 

Following the surface treatment with the vacuum, the exterminator will use a steam cleaner to thoroughly clean the mattress, box spring, and bed frame in order to kill any leftover insects or their eggs. When there isn’t a significant infestation and the homeowner has dogs or young children who can be adversely affected by some pesticides in the house, they will utilize this procedure. 


To eliminate bed bugs and their eggs, an exterminator may use a pesticide that can be sprayed directly onto the bed. People who have dogs, young children, or elderly family members in the house shouldn’t use this technique because it could damage them. The exterminator can, however, spray pesticide all over the bed, box spring, and bed frame if you don’t have pets, small children, or elderly family members, just like he did with the vacuum and steam cleaner. 


Don’t be alarmed by the word “insecticide.” Science has advanced considerably. These days, a lot of exterminators employ insecticides rather than the “bug bomb” methods you see on television. These remedies are used on the bed as well as in any cracks where bed bugs might try to enter. Bugs won’t be able to survive in such locations thanks to this treatment. 

Heat Therapy

Extreme heat will not support bed bugs. Exterminators utilize heat treatment to destroy the bugs in more serious or large infestations. Since the room will be quite heated during this procedure, it is shut off and any heat-sensitive goods are taken out. Not only will the bed bugs and any eggs they may have hatched perish in the high heat. Similar to the steam method, this one is risk-free for households with pets, young children, and senior family members. 


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