It would be hard to experience a pest infestation these days and not hear about steam treatment. When you understand the intimate details of this type of treatment and how it works, you’ll understand why this is the case. Steam treatment has quickly become one of our preferred go-to solutions for successful pest elimination, especially bed bugs. With the rapidly growing bed bug population, a newer, more effective solution was needed. We truly believe that steam is the solution the industry was looking for.
Despite its quickly growing popularity, there are still many who are unaware of this treatment option and how it works. As your local, friendly pest specialist, that’s exactly what we are here for. To form the uninformed!
How Steam Kills Bed Bugs
When most people experience any type of pest infestation, they simply want it gone. They don’t tend to care too much to concern themselves with the little details. However, since tackling bed bugs and keeping them away from the property is a joint effort, it’ll do you some good to learn more about the intimate details. The main detail is how the treatment works. And it’s so simple that anyone can grasp it.
Steam is nothing more than high-tempered water. Our techs use a special steam machine filled with water and a heater to raise that water to the point of boiling. When the water reaches its boiling point, it will be dispersed through a hose and applied to areas where bed bugs have been previously spotted.
Since steam is nothing more than high-tempered water, it makes it an excellent solution for treating furniture and clothing. That said, some heat-sensitive items might need to be removed or avoided altogether. This is something our techs can discern upon the initial visit to the property.
The Eco-Friendly Killer
Pesticides and insecticides have long been used in the pest industry. They’ve certainly served their purpose and have proven more than effective. The only problem with such chemicals is that they are dangerous and potentially lethal. That’s why homeowners usually must evacuate the treated property and remain clear for 24 to 48 hours after treatment.
In addition to this, it usually requires several applications of these chemicals the ensure the property has been successfully cleared. As affordable and effective as such solutions are, it’s not hard to see that they are also a potential danger just waiting to happen. In comes steam! Our steam solutions are nothing more than high-tempered water. There are no chemicals or additives whatsoever.
That said, this solution isn’t considered 100% safe. Since steam is extremely hot water, it can be dangerous to humans, pets, and sensitive items. This is especially true when wielded in inexperienced hands. Therefore, we always recommend taking the time to ensure your pest needs are in the hands of experienced professionals.
Although it’s not entirely necessary, we do require residents and pets to evacuate the property prior to treatment.
Indiscriminate Contact Killer
Above all else, it is the contact kill that makes steam such a suitable and effective option. As soon as a bed bug encounters the administered steam, it will die. This is the same for eggs and larvae as well. Steam is effective on most crawling insects and their offspring. Another big asset is the nearly limitless reach of steam. Steam can penetrate beyond walls, baseboards, into electrical outlets, and various other locations those other solutions wouldn’t dream of reaching.
When you look at things on paper it’s not hard to see how steam has grown into such a viable pest elimination solution these days. In some cases, it even ends up being the more affordable option. If this is something you might be interested in or want to be considered a candidate for, give our offices a call to schedule your free consultation.
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