What Kills Bed Bugs And Their Eggs?

Bed bugs are a serious problem for many people. If you’re dealing with these bugs you probably know how much of a nightmare they can be. That being said, there are things you can do to get rid of them.

How to get rid of bed bugs and their eggs 

To understand what kills bed bugs and their eggs you must first understand the lifecycle of these bugs. The reason why they are such a problem is because these bugs breed rapidly. Each bug can lay between 300 to 400 eggs. These eggs hatch in 5 to 8 days and the newly hatched bugs mature in about 6 weeks. These eggs are laid in hard to reach cracks and crevices, which makes them difficult to get rid of. They need some serious bed bug control services to deal with them effectively.

mattress for bed bugs

So, what kills bed bugs and their eggs? Because the eggs are laid in out of the way places you might think you need chemical pesticides. You’re probably not a pest technician who has access to these things. But what you can do is wash and vacuum. Start by washing all of your bedding. Clean everything that is on or near your bed. Then vacuum every inch of your mattress. You should also vacuum the base of your bed and underneath the bed. In fact, you should clean, wash and vacuum the entire room.

What is the most effective treatment for bed bugs?

Remember, bed bugs and their eggs are invisible to the naked eye. This means you should still vacuum even if you don’t see anything. Something else you can do is, temporarily, seal your mattress in plastic. This prevents the bed bugs from crawling out and biting you, however it should not be done for too long. Another option is to leave your mattress and base in the sun.

bed with covers

After several hours or days the bed bugs may simply crawl away and find another place to live. Unfortunately, all of these solutions may or may not work. Bed bugs are extremely difficult to get rid of because they are very good at hiding away from humans.

What kills bed bugs and their eggs, with a high rate of success, are heat treatments. This is just one reason why professional pest control is best. Professionals have all the right equipment to carry out heat treatments properly. The principle behind these treatments is simple. No living organism can withstand extreme temperatures. During heat treatments a super-heated vapour is dispersed into the affected area. This kills 100% of bed bugs and their eggs and is the most effective treatment to date. If you’d like to learn more about this (or treatments such as pesticides) do not hesitate to contact us today.

Comments for this post are closed.