It’s the stuff of nightmares. No, not finding out that a monster truly does lurk in your closet or that you did, in fact, show up to work in your pajamas, but rather, that you have bed bugs. How did this happen? And will you be able to get rid of them? Fortunately, despite popular belief, it is possible to get rid of bed bugs without throwing away all of your belongings. Truly Nolen has developed an effective bed bug treatment plan that will help you squash the infestation and return your home to a healthy, bug-free zone.
How Does Truly Nolen Treat Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are incredibly difficult to get rid of as they are tiny, elusive and like to hide in the deepest crevices of mattresses, furniture, carpet, flooring, and walls. They are also extremely hardy, with some populations becoming increasingly resistant to treatment. Many professional pest control companies have developed their own proprietary methodologies for eradicating bed bugs in their particular communities. At Truly Nolen, we’re no different.
Bed bug treatment entails several steps, including steaming, washing, tossing, vacuuming, heating, freezing and using pesticides. Though each of these methods has been proven effective in killing bed bugs, no one treatment alone can completely eliminate an infestation. This goes back to the fact that bed bugs like to crawl into the deepest crevices of furniture and homes, hidden out of reach from control methods.
At Truly Nolen, we have developed a patent-pending high-pressure misting system that pushes control materials into all the cracks, seams and voids in which bed bugs like to hide. The chemicals we use are powerful enough to kill an infestation upon the first application. Don’t worry, though — they are registered with Health Canada and meet the country’s highest standards for environmental and health safety.
Why Should You Call Truly Nolen?
There are dozens of resources out there that propose DIY bed bug solutions. While those “solutions” may help to reduce your bed bug population, the unfortunate truth is that professional intervention is almost always necessary for bed bugs. Thorough inspections are absolutely necessary for revealing every hiding spot, and commercial management tools are essential for pulling and killing every last egg, nymph and adult.
How Quickly Does Bed Bug Treatment Work?
How long it will take to completely rid your home of bed bugs varies depending on the extent of the infestation and the type of treatment you elect to use. If the professional you hire merely uses a pesticide spray, it can take several applications to eradicate the bed bug population. However, more invasive solutions, such as our misting system and heat treatment, can penetrate deep into surfaces and kill the most well-hidden eggs and nymphs. For many cases, heat treatment and our misting system rid an environment of bed bugs upon the first application. To know what to expect, talk to your pest control technician about the estimated extermination time and what you can do, if anything, to speed the process along.
Will Treatment Help To Prevent Future Bed Bug Infestations?
Unfortunately, bed bug treatment cannot help to prevent future infestations. However, your proactiveness can. You can help to prevent bed bugs from invading your home by hiring a professional to do the following:
- Seal cracks and crevices
- Inspect headboards, mattresses and linens
- Thoroughly inspect and treat regular bed bug hiding spots
- Isolate your unit if you live in a shared housing complex and recommend protective covers for mattresses and box springs
Bed bugs can wreak havoc on your health and your emotional well-being. If you suspect you have an infestation, or if you know you do, contact Truly Nolen for bed bug treatment and peace of mind.