Bed Bugs Pest Control & Treatment Methods
Adult Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are around 0.5cm long with oval, reddish-brown flat body. They are wingless and possess long, slender legs and antennae. They develop from egg to adult via a process called "gradual metamorphosis” meaning the last larval stage develops directly into an adult without passing through a non-feeding pupae stage.
The recent years have seen a surge in bed bugs infestation globally. Singapore, an international city has similar been hit hard, with home dwellings, hotels and many lodging establishments affected by them. As both male & female bed bugs require blood in order to reproduce and complete their life cycle, they are famous as annoying biting pests. While the bites are often not painful, they produce itchy red welts and often disrupt human’s sleep and make us irritable.
It is often mistaken that bed bugs only infest places with low hygiene or housekeeping. Instead, the truth is that bed bugs are spread through humans or our belongings when we accidentally visited a place that is infested and transport them to a new place. All it takes is one bed bug hiding in your bag, luggage or clothing or a female bed bug depositing some eggs into them and an infestation will occur at the new place.
As bed bug’s life cycle is short and the female adult bug lays various eggs per day, it is important to seek professional help as soon as you discover their presence to prevent the infestation from growing out-of-hand.
At 1800-NoPests (1800- 6673787), we offer effective bed bugs treatments to eliminate them and keep them out of your place. Some of our effective bed bugs pest control methods are:
Bed Bugs Chemical Treatment
Chemical treatment consists of two rounds of treatment at one week interval. It is suitable when there are no babies below 2 years or elderly in the premise as it requires occupants to vacate the premise for 4 hours after each treatment.
- Residual spraying of odourless chemical on areas of infestation such as mattresses, bed frames, skirting of floor, walls & crevices, etc.
- ULV misting of odourless chemical in bedrooms, living & dining rooms to cover the entire premise.
Bed Bugs Dry Steam Treatment
Dry steam treatment is the latest technology in eliminating bed bugs. As minimal chemical is involved thus; it is suitable when there are babies or elderly around and for those who are sensitive to chemicals. There is also no need for occupants to vacate the premise as treatment can be conducted with humans around.
The dry steam bed bug eradicator generates super-heated steam as high at 180°C which kill all stages of the bed bugs from eggs, larval to adult. Thus full control of the infestation can be achieved within 1-2 treatments.Some preventive measures to prevent bed bugs recurrence include:
- Maintaining high standard of hygiene & housekeeping.
- Seal cracks and crevices around your place.
- Wash bed linen in hot water or put in the hot dryer.
- After each overseas trip, wash all clothing in hot water or put in hot dryer.
For effective bed bugs control treatment & methods, call our bed bugs professionals at 1800-6673787 (1800-NoPests) or 6244 6926 to arrange for a free consultation today.