Bed bugs are not only potentially dangerous to a structure, but they can be detrimental to one’s psyche. Some people become so enthralled with these bugs that they find themselves unable to sleep in infected rooms once the infestation has been cleared up. They don’t spread diseases, but they do bite. And not while particularly painful, some individuals do have allergic reactions to these bites.
All in all, bed bugs have become more than just a nuisance over the years. This is why we have started offering steam treatments. With the unique tool in our arsenal, we now believe that we offer the most effective and efficient means of pest management. What makes steam treatment so important? Why have we started offering it to Cincinnati residents? Here’s what you need to know about our bed bug steam treatments.
How Steam Kills Bed Bugs
The theory behind the steam treatment is basic at best. It pretty much involves nothing more than the utilization of high-temperature steam heat. This heat is then applied to the potentially infested areas. One of the reasons we started offering steam treatments is because they are excellent for furniture, mattresses, and other materials that are tricky to handle.
Given that you don’t have to move most items from the home, there is very little that the homeowner has to do to prepare for our arrival. Although it is not recommended, you and your pets could safely stay in the home while we administered the heat treatment. That being said, there is one major downside to this type of treatment. The downside is, it is a contact kill treatment. This means that it kills directly on contact.
While this might seem like a good thing, it does have a negative. Because it does not have a residual effect, the treatment will not kill anything that it doesn’t come into contact with. Any insect not exposed to the steam can scurry off, live, come back later, and reproduce in the structure. Before you know it, you might end up looking at another full-blown infestation.
A More Eco-Friendlier Solution
More and more Cincinnati residents are becoming aware of the negative effect and impact chemical-based pesticides are having on the environment. They are looking for greener solutions for everything from pests to water management. This is just another of the reasons that we’ve decided to add the steam treatment to our tool belts. The steam treatment is one that doesn’t require the use of any chemicals whatsoever. Pesticides have long been used in the pest industry to treat bed bugs and other insects.
They have even proven fairly effective over the years. The only problem is they can be potentially hazardous to your family. Not only can they be potentially hazardous to people that come into contact with them, but they are harming the environment. There is no question about it, a single application of these pesticides eats away at the earth’s already degrading ozone layer. All in all, a frightening situation.
Homeowners these days are always looking for cheaper and DIY pest management solutions. While there are steamers available for rent, it doesn’t necessarily mean this is the best means of approach. There is much more to a steam treatment than just emitting lots of steam throughout a structure. Sure, you can do this and it might even be mildly effective. You may eliminate half your problem, but the real trick to successfully using steam is, knowing where to utilize it.
You have to know all the potential hiding spots for insects. This is something we are more than adept at. Whether it be bed bugs or fleas you are trying to eliminate, we know all the potential hiding spaces and where exactly to apply the steam. It only takes one bug scurrying off to live another day and come back and infest the home again.
Reach out to us for a free estimate. We offer steam treatment solutions throughout the entire state of Cincinnati, Ohio. We also commonly offer discounts and coupons. Be sure to check our official website occasionally, as this is where we will post these offerings. It never hurts to save a few dollars when it comes to pest management. This is something we understand all too well.
Why Hire Kings Pest In Cincinnati?
We are a locally owned and operated pest control company in Cincinnati. We are licensed with the State of Ohio. Our extermination team is comprised of the best exterminators in the nation. Our goal has always been to employ high producers and talented pest control experts.
- We offer free consultation, inspection, and written quote
- Our professional steam treatment is suitable for adult bed bugs, bed bug eggs, and bed bug larvae
- We implement custom steam treatment strategies for each individual bed bug infestation
- Our pricing is fair and competitive with Ohio’s top pest control companies