Steam Treatment

Why Steam Treatments For Bed Bugs Are So Effective

While tiny, bed bugs are known for leaving devastating messes and damage everywhere they go. These insects just happen to be very problematic for Houston home and business owners. If you reside in this city, you may be their next target. You are probably wondering how you can prevent this from happening and what to do if it does happen. Well, it is not as simple as one might think. In fact, preventing and eradicating bed bug infestations will require help from one of the top extermination companies in Houston.

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There are a variety of treatment options that are extremely effective in eradicating bed bug infestations. These treatments are often combined together to get the quickest and best results. However, there is one treatment that stands above the rest, steam treatment. This treatment is so effective because it kills on contact and has the ability to penetrate into small cracks and crevices, where bed bugs tend to hide. If you are looking for a quick solution to your bed bug treatment, we highly recommend steam treatment.

How does this process work?

We utilize large machines to produce steam that reaches temperatures up to 170 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is required to kill bed bugs on contact. The effective area is sealed off to protect the rest of the home. This process also helps to keep the bed bugs contained in that area. Once the area is fully sealed off, the steam machines are turned on. Once the steam reaches 170 degrees Fahrenheit, the machines are turned off. The steam is allowed to penetrate into the bed bug hiding places before the area is unsealed.

Is Steam Dangerous?

While steam is not considered dangerous, it poses safety risks. Since steam is produced at extremely high temperatures, it can damage furniture, floor surfaces and anything it comes into contact with. It can also cause severe burns to humans and pets. However, when steam is utilized to eradicate bed bugs, licensed exterminators know exactly what to do to prevent potential damage and injuries. A test is performed prior to full application of the steam treatment. This test is to determine how sensitive the furniture and flooring materials, in the affected area, are to high-temperature steam. While the idea is to treat the entire affected area, it is possible to remove sensitive items, such as décor, furniture and clothing. However, these items will need to be treated prior to returning them to the home.

Is Steam Treatment Expensive?

While steam treatment tends to run a little higher than other bed bug treatments, it can help save you money over time. When you consider that it requires multiple treatments of insecticides and only one treatment with steam, you could actually save money. To help Houston residents determine if they can afford steam treatments for bed bug infestations, we provide free written quotes. These quotes are provided only by request and will require an in-home inspection. Contact our local office to schedule your free in-home inspection appointment today.

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