Why Heat Treatment for Pompano Beach Bed Bugs?

Waking up to the tell-tale itchy welt of a bed bug bite is enough to fill any homeowner with frustration and dread. Bed bug infestations have been on the rise in the developed world in the last 20 years, and they have earned a reputation for being difficult to reliably remove. Our professioanl exterminators at Florida Pest Control Center offer heat treatment for bed bugs in Pompano Beach and the surrounding areas of Broward County including Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Hollywood and more.

Bed bugs are named for their preference for warm, dry places such as mattresses and blankets as well as from their tendency to feed in the early morning hours while most people are sleeping and unaware. Infestations are usually transmitted via clothing, animals, furniture, or proximity to existing infestations. Once the bed bugs arrive at a home, they seek out carbon dioxide and body warmth to locate their food source: human blood.

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If you discover mysterious, itchy red marks on your skin in the morning, there are a number of ways to determine whether you have a bed bug infestation. If you are perceptive enough to discover a bed bug's molted exoskeleton, you can rest assured that you are likely to have a full infestation. Otherwise you'll need to use other methods to determine whether you have bedbugs or merely, for example, an allergic reaction.

You can look for the signs yourself, which include the smell of raspberries and the presence of minuscule fecal droppings. However, you may want to save time and stress by having a professional pest control service inspect your home. Once the bed bugs have been discovered, there are a number of options available to deal with them. Pesticides can be used, but they are not ideal for living spaces, where breathable air is important. Additionally, bed bugs in some areas have begun developing resistances to pesticides.

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One of the most safe and reliable ways to get rid of bed bugs is heat treatment. Bed bugs, not to mention some other pests you may also have, will die if their core temperature is sustained above 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus you can eradicate bed bugs from your sheets and blankets by simply tossing them into the dryer, but this will not address the infestation, which is likely to be embedded deep within the mattresses and other furniture in the home. A thorough heat fumigation treatment is a more ideal method since it will cover all parts of the infested area without putting potentially harmful pesticides in the air.

Contact Florida Pest Control Center for your bed bug extermination needs. We will ensure a complete extermination and prevent bed bugs from reemerging.