Q/A: Our Bed Bug Heat Treatment Services

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DBW LLC bed bug service Question’s and answers list. This page was formed specifically to answer any questions our clients or potential clients may have about Dead Bug Walkin LLC’s bed bug services. This page has questions and answers, you may want to know, added to it on a regular basis. Plus every question that can be found on our website http://www.bedbugheatspecialist.com is answered in this article. If your unable to find your question on this please feel free to call or text message us at 918-710-7529 and ask away!

How long do our bed bug treatments take to complete?…

Question: How long will it take for us to complete our bed bug treatment for you?

Answerheat remediation f="https://bedbugheatspecialist.com/2020/04/30/steam-heat-vs-remediation-heat-for-bed-bug-treatments/">remediation treatments will normally take 6-8 hours to complete an entire home, then there will be a 2-3 hour dry and cool down time. Each bed bug infestation will be somewhat different, so your homes time it takes to complete a treatment could be different than what the times are above. Most of the time 6-8 hours is correct though. Our heat treatments only take one appointment or day to completely eliminate your bed bug infestation. Chemical only bed bug treatment completion times for us are even shorter. We usually will take 2 to 4 hours to complete a chemical only bed bug treatment. Then their will be a 2 to 4 hour dry time as well. Chemical only bed bug treatments may take more than one appointment or trips to completely eliminate your bed bugs and their eggs. Normally chemical only treatments usually need about 2-3 appointments or trips total to rid your home or business of all bed bug activity.

What type of heaters do we use for our bed bug heat treatment?…

Question: What kind of heaters do we use?

Answer: We use indirect fired diesel heaters that remain outside and the heat is ducted inside through windows and doors. Our heaters allow us to be up to 150 degrees temperatures in an average of about 2-5 minutes. Getting to a quick kill temp for bed bugs is essential so there are no runners.

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Do I pay for return trips if needed?…

Question: Will I have to pay for any return trips after my initial bed bug heat and chemical treatment?

Answer: When we are service an entire home it comes with a warranty that covers any return trips for free. The only time a home does not come with a warranty is when the service consists of individual rooms only. Yes we service rooms all by themselves at much cheaper rates than whole homes, but the infestation must be newer and not spread to more than 3 areas of your home for this to be an option you’d want to use.

When is payment due?…

Question: When will payment for my services be due?

Answer: Due to unscrupulous individuals who have tried to get out of paying once services were completed, your payment is due upon our arrival for the services before we even start. We are a completely transparent company. We do not hide things from our clients and we expect the same from you.

How do I get a warranty?…

Question: How do I get a warranty with my bed bug treatment?

Answer: When we service an entire home it comes with a free 90 day warranty that can be extended every 90 days for up to 1 year from the day of the treatment. We do not give warranties unless an entire home is being treated. Our two services that that come with the free 90 day warranty are our “whole home heat and chemical bed bug treatments” and our “custom bed bug heat treatments”.

How long are our bed bug heat treatment warranties for?…

Question: How long are our warranties?

Answer: 90 days. The warranty can be extended every 90 days for up to 1 year from the time of the initial treatment.

How can I lose my warranty?…

Question: How can I lose my warranty for my bed bug treatment?

Answer: The only way to lose your warranty is by abusing our employees repeatedly or refusing to follow our protocol repeatedly. It’s incredibly hard for you to lose a warranty with us. We will always try to work things out to keep our customers happy when possible. That being said, we do not put up with lies, craziness or attempted extortion. We’ve actually never had to revoke a warranty from a customer before. We always go above and beyond for our clients and most people notice that.

Dead Bug Walkin LLC Bed Bug Heat Treatment Specialists Pest Control

What if I don’t want a warranty?…

Question: Do I have to have a warranty if I do not want or need one?

Answer: No. Our warranty is free when the whole home is being services with heat. If you do not wish to have a free warranty then that’s okay. We would adjust the price to be lower since any return trips would not be needed.

What if I do not want my whole home treated?…

Question: What if I don’t want my whole home to be treated?

Answer: That’s okay! We can do rooms on an individual basis. Example- You only have bed bugs in your master bedroom and your living room. We can treat only those two infested rooms. This unfortunately doesn’t come with a warranty unless we can add a non repellent chemical treatment to the remaining parts of the home that are not currently infested. This is called a custom bed bug heat treatment with us.

Will the heat treatment kill other insects besides bed bugs?…

Question: Will a heat treatment kill other insects too?

Answer: Yes. Our chemical also kills all other insects as well. German roach infestations are reduced dramatically in areas treated for bed bugs. Most German roach infestations normally only require one or two more treatments or appointments to eliminate the roaches completely, after a heat remediation treatment for bed bugs has been done.

What can I do myself to combat bed bugs before my bed bug treatment?…

Question: What can I personally do myself to limit bed bugs before my treatment?

Answer: There many things you can do for bed bugs but only a couple of things that we’d actually recommend to you.

-Vacuuming is something that literally cuts infestations in half or more. You can vacuum.

– Half rubbing alcohol and half water mixed up in a spray bottle. Use this to spray bed bugs and their eggs to kill them within 30-60 seconds. Only spray the bed bugs and eggs themselves though. You will be wasting your time in areas without bed bugs since this spray doesn’t have a residual left behind once it’s dry. This spray only works when wet. DO NOT use any type of chemical for bed bugs yourself that can be bought in brick and mortar stores like Walmart or Home Depot! These types of chemicals are repellents and the bed bugs are already resistant to the chemicals active ingredients.

Does heat for bed bugs cause runners?…

Question: Does bed bug heat cause runners?

Answer: Yes heat above 90 degrees can cause bed bugs to try to run for safety. The good news is that our heat remediation reaches a kill temp of 150 degrees in an average of about 2 minutes. Other companies providing heat remediation for bed bugs can take hours to reach just 122 degrees. We use indirect fired diesel heaters that stay outside of the home and we duct the heat in through windows or doors. It’s crucial that enough BTU’s and fans to circulate the heat are sufficient. We use about 6-8 fans in just one room plus the heat is ducted in at about 3000 CFM’s.

How many bed bug heat remediation treatments will I need?…

Question: How many times will I need a heat remediation for bed bugs done by Dead Bug Walkin LLC for my home or business?

Answer: With a heat remediation bed bug treatment only one treatment or appointment is needed. Since with heat remediation every part of a structure and it’s items are drenched in heat, it eliminates all the bed bugs and eggs in just one swoop. There’s no relying upon a human to locate the bed bug activity like with a steam-heat-vs-remediation-heat-for-bed-bug-treatments/">steam heat treatment. This makes the ability for a remediation treatment to be a one and done treatment a viable possibility. Adding a non repellent chemical bed bug spray to heat remediation makes for the ultimate bed bug treatment possible. We recommend that you get a non repellent chemical insecticide residual applied to your beds, couches, chairs, surrounding furniture and your homes structure. If you do not get a non repellent insecticide applied after a pest control heat remediation treatment for bed bugs, you will most likely bring bed bugs back in your home. I cannot stress how important it is that you understand bed bugs have to be removed from your life not just your home or business.

Why remove cloths and other fabrics like bedding?…

Question: Why do you have to prep and remove fabrics throughout your home?

Answer: Fabrics can cause cold spots that would allow bed bugs to survive the heat treatment. Also it is illegal to let clients leave their clothes, bedding and other fabrics inside of the areas being chemically treated. The reason being is that chemicals cannot get onto things you wear, sit on or sleep with. Where do chemicals say this at? It’s located within the label. Always follow chemical insecticide labels. Every chemical insecticide has labels that tell you how to safely apply the insecticide and follow the law, because it is the law.

Why remove some hard items for a bed bug heat treatment?…

Question: Why do some hard items or personal items need to be removed for a bed bug heat treatment?

Answer: If personal items can melt, explode, catch fire or be damaged they will need to be prepped and removed from the premises for those reasons. We have a prep list for you to follow plus we teach you how to do the prep during our initial inspection. Some hard items that could cause cold spots may need to be prepped as well.

Are batteries safe during a heat treatment for bed bugs?…

Question: Are batteries okay to go through a heat treatment?

Answer: It depends on the battery. Smaller batteries up to the size (E) seem to be okay during a heat treatment. Anything larger than size (E) may be damaged. We’ve never actually had damage to a battery happen though.

What type of bed bug heat treatment do we service with?…

Question: When we service with a heat treatment what type of heat treatment do we use?

Answer: Dead Bug Walkin LLC uses remediation to kill all bed bugs and their eggs in one appointment. Heat remediation is when a structures entire interior is heated to a kill temp between the temperatures of 125-150 degrees F. We do not perform steam heat treatments! Steam heat treatments can take 2-4 treatments or appointments to eliminate bed bugs. We are a one and done pest control heat for bed bugs family business mostly, but we also specialize in chemical only bed bug treatments too.

What is bed bug heat remediation?…

Question: What is heat remediation for bed bugs?…

Answer: Heat remediation is when a structure and all it’s contents, minus items that may be damaged or dangerous, are sealed off and heat is applied to the entire area for no less than 1-2 hours. This type of bed bug treatment requires large heaters to reach the required kill temperatures needed. The heaters will be electric, propane, diesel or kerosene. 120 volt electronic heaters by themselves are not recommended for use. Instead 120 volt electric heaters should only be an add on to propane, diesel or kerosene bed bug heaters being used. 240 volt or higher electric heaters are not subject to any bias as to weather they can be used individually without a larger heater in play. Infact many 240 volt or higher bed bug heaters work very well when combined with several fans to direct the heat to areas that bed bugs are hiding in. Fans have an incredibly important function in a bed bug heat remediation treatment. If enough fans are not used or rotated to different areas the treatment will fail. It can literally be 150 degrees in the area being treated but without the heat being circulated even the high temperatures of 150 degrees is worthless. Many people including some professionals do not understand this concept of without the air circulating the heats temperatures will not be even throughout the area being heat treated. You will have higher temps close to the ceiling with lower temps near the floor. This is especially the case with backside corners inside closets and bathrooms. Bed bugs can tell where the hot and cool spots are so you can bet that they will survive if possible.

Do we require or use bed bug covers for mattresses & box springs?…

Question: Do we put on for you or require you to purchase bed bug covers?

Answer: No we do not normally require bed bug covers for mattresses or box springs. If you have bed bug covers you’d like to use, let us know so we can add a safe protective chemical spray to the edges of it for you. We do recommend that bed bug covers be put onto box springs before you would add a cover to a mattress. Bed bugs are more likely to be on the bottom, front and sides of box springs 1st, rather than mattresses. Bed bug covers can rip and tear pretty easily. They are meant to keep bed bugs inside of it or out of it only. They do not kill bed bugs themselves unless we add a chemical to them. The best thing that we’ve found they are actually good for is detecting new bed bug activity after a bed bug treatment, since they are brand new and white. Any black excrement (poop) marks or blood spots on the cover will tell you if bed bugs are still present. The covers can be put into mattresses or box springs even when live bed bugs are on it. That’s actually why it was made to encompass an infestation inside a sealed containment system before they have a chance to spread.

Should I see any bed bugs after a heat treatment?…

Question: Will I see any bed bugs after a heat treatment?

Answer: No not with a heat remediation treatment. We inspect once we finish our bed bug heat treatment service to make sure all bed bugs and their eggs are dead. If bed bugs are found after a heat treatment it will be because they were brought back inside. That’s okay though, because we will have applied a protective chemical to all of your furniture items and your homes structure. It will kill any bed bugs brought back inside and if not, we come back for free. No arguing with you about why it’s your fault or not our fault that they are back. We do not argue or make you feel stupid. We understand that life can get in the way and mistakes can happen. We just get it all done again for you. Easy peasy!

How quickly can we get to your bed bug treatment(s)?…

Question: How long will it be before we can service your home from the time it’s scheduled?

Answer: Inspections are mandatory before a bed bug treatment can be scheduled with us. We do not service clients without knowing what we are going into 1st and a plan is assembled. The wait times once an appointment is made for our inspection are normally fairly quick. Around 1-3 days wait time is all it takes for us to be able to do the inspection for you. The actual bed bug treatment itself wait time to get the service will normally only be as long as it takes you to do the required prep work. Some clients will take only one day to prep their items in their home and others will need one week or more to prep. If we had to give an average for the wait times of our clients, it would be around 5-6 days from inspection to treatment, because that’s normally how long it takes for them to finish the required prep work. We will always do our best to get to your family as quickly as possible.

Can oil paintings, art works and photos be damaged by bed bug heat?…

Question: Can a bed bug heat remediation treatment damage oil paintings, art work and pictures?

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Oil paintings are heat sensitive.

Answer: Most definitely yes. Painting’s are a delicate subject. They can be damaged by prolonged temperatures of just over 80 degrees let alone temperatures between 125-150 degrees. It’s not damage that can be normally be seen right away most times. It’s damage that will show up down the line. The most noticeable damage would appear on oil paintings as cracks in the paint that was used. It’s best for these items to be removed and placed inside of a large trash bag with a “Hot Shot No Pest Strip”, then sealed off air tight. Any items that you are afraid may be damaged by the heat treatment can be done this way. Other art works containing paints can be assumed to have the same tendencies to be damaged by heat. Art works containing glues will melt. Anything containing glue without tac nails or staples will melt and possibly fall apart. This is particularly the case for cheap picture frames. They tend to make an even bigger mess if they contain glass and if they are left hanging on the wall to fall after the glue melts. Photos-archive/”>Photos that are developed cannot be left to go through a heat treatment unless there is something holding it completely flat. This refers to the picture being behind glass, plastic or in a book, not just something sitting on top of the photo. If it’s not completely behind something the uncovered parts will shrivel up and curl. When our clients have their pictures of their kids or grand kids hanging on the wall and they are behind glass or plastic, we’ve never had damage occur to the photos.

Developed photos like this need removed for a bed bug heat treatment.

Developed photos like this need removed for a bed bug heat treatment.

What other items are sensitive to bed bug heat remediation?…

Question: What other items could possibly be damaged by a heat treatment for bed bugs?

Answer: Many items can be damaged by heat, if the company or supposed professional are inexperienced. The list below is things that definitely need to be removed and prepped before a bed bug heat treatment service can be performed.

  • One‐of‐a‐kind items such as heirlooms and other higher value items which are not replaceable should be removed from the rooms being heat treated.
  • Potted Plants
  • Plastic Window Blinds
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Chocolates
  • Carbonated Beverages
  • Wines / Liquors
  • Candles / Crayons
  • Cosmetics
  • Medicines / Vitamins
  • Vinyl Records / CD’s / DVD / Tapes
  • Oxygen Tank
  • Aerosol Tanks
  • Aerosol Cans (cooking, cleaning or repair & beauty)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Lighters and other combustible items
  • Musical Instruments
  • Oil Paintings & Other Artwork
  • Ammunition & Guns
  • Bows & Arrows
  • Paint Cans
  • Flat Screen TV’s or Monitors
  • Shoes (glue)
  • Items being held together by glue only

If you’d like to see all the things that will need to be done before our heat bed bug treatment service go to 👉 What to do before a bed bug heat treatment .

For all things needing removed for a chemical only bed bug treatment go to 👉 What Things To Remove For A Chemical Only Bed Bug Treatment.

Is there such a thing as a prepless bed bug treatment?…

Question: Is there such a thing as a bed bug treatment or heat bed bug treatment that does not require any items inside of my home to be removed or prepped?

Answer: There is no such thing as a bed bug treatment that does not require any preperations what so ever, unless the structure being treated is completely empty. If a company or individual conveys to you that they do not require prep for their bed bug treatment, they may be inexperienced or possibly just lying to you to get there sale. Even with a heat remediation only bed bug treatment fabrics should be removed at the very least from all drawers to allow the hot air to circulate through all areas. We do not condone heat only treatments for bed bugs. We suggest that a non-repellent chemical always be used to protect your family from reinfestation every 3 months. We have a free 90 day warranty that comes with our heat and chemical bed bug treatments and you can extend the warranty every 90 days for up to one year from your initial treatment day. All we have to do to extend your warranty another 90 days is apply the same non-repellent chemical that we applied for the initial treatment, again. Removing certain items and fabrics is essential to success for a bed bug treatment of any kind and the law requires facbrics to be removed from an area being treated when chemicals are used.

Can bed bugs fly or jump?…

Question: Can bed bugs fly or jump onto you?

Answer: No bed bugs do not have wings nor can they jump. Bed bugs are nothing like fleas or roaches. They are more like ticks outdoors outside of your home. Ticks get onto you by attaching themselves to grass then when you walk by brushing against that grass they crawl into you from the grass. Bed bugs are much like ticks except with bed bugs grass is replaced by your furniture and your belongings. Bed bugs mostly move by transference on your belongings your carrying around throughout your home. They however can crawl anywhere by themselves. Bed bugs can move about 100 ft. in 24 hours when crawling to new hiding spots close to where you sit or lay for long periods of time. Usually there places will be areas of your home that you sit or lay for 1 hour or more regularly. If you leave an infested area of your home for an un-infested area, the bed bugs will eventually follow you to the new areas you try to escape to. You cannot run from bed bugs! They will always find you. Moving is not an option either! When trying to just move to another home that isn’t infested, every single time bed bugs will make the move with you. No matter how much of your belongings you leave behind or their away. They will still be in other places and on other things that you couldn’t get rid of. Just because they are called bed bugs does not mean that they are only on beds. Bed bugs can be anywhere including on chairs outside of your home. You know that place outside of your home that you drink your coffee, smoke your cigarette or just sit relaxing. Well they can be places like that too. It’s examples like this that show you just how resilient bed bugs can be.

Can dogs, cats & other pets get or spread bed bugs?…

Question: Can dogs and cats or other pets get or spread bed bugs?

Answer: Bed bugs prefer to feed on human blood only unlike fleas and ticks who feed on anything with blood that walks, crawls or slithers. Bed bugs were not made to move through fur and hair and this is most likely the biggest reason they prefer humans to animals as a host. Bed bugs will not normally seek out canine or other animal hosts because of this. Everything is dependent on the level of infestation or how many bed bugs there are in the home or area. If the blood sucker problem becomes out of control, it’s possible that bed bugs may infiltrate a dog or cats bed along with your families beds, couches and chairs. “It becomes an overcrowding issue at this point. If there is no other place for them to go to then they will go to alternative food sources like cats, birds, dogs, gerbils, rats and other pets with blood. Bed bugs will always choose human hosts over pet hosts. We’re the primary food source so if you find bed bugs in your dog’s bed, that’s the least of your problems. You’ve got a massive bed bug infestation in your hands! You yourself, your family or your friends have unfortunately brought bed bugs into your home. The bed bugs are hiding most likely in your bed, couches and chairs to start with, then they will move out from there as the infestation grows or you cause them to spread.

What makes bed bugs spread because of you?…

Question: What you do that would cause bed bugs to spread?

Answer: Simply changing the environment like moving furniture to a different area, extensive vacuuming or spraying repellents or likewise can cause spreading issues with bed bug infestations. Spraying a chemical insecticide that is a repellent is the number two reason bed bugs spread before their natural habits dictate they should. The number one reason for the spreading of bed bugs is you and the things you carry transporting bed bugs accidentally to different spots in your home. Bed bugs spread throughout homes naturally once the number of bed bugs exceeds the food source. Transporting the blood suckers from place to place almost always happens on items or fabrics your carrying with you, not your actual clothing or your body itself. This does not mean people ourselves cannot transport bed bugs, it just normally only happens in heavier bed bug infestations.

Can your bed bug infestation be on your ceiling, walls and floor of your home?…

Question: Can my bed bug infestation be on my walls, ceiling and floor?

Answer: It is confusing to most layman’s where bed bugs can actually be, when it comes to the places they can hide from you inside of your home. Just because their name has the word “bed” in it does not refer to the fact that they are only on beds. The bed, couches and chairs in your home or business are just the start off point for bed bugs. One they reach a large enough amount of bed bug activity on those beds, couches and chairs they will naturally start to spread out to the structure of the home as well as the furniture surrounding the beds, couches and chairs. This is a natural action for bed bugs to do. This process is the same process that will almost always occur with time, unless you cause the bed bugs to spread unnaturally by doing something to threaten them. If you threaten their existence they will give off a pheromone telling every single bed bug in your home to hide deeper into hiding areas. The area that you threatened them in will have bed bugs scatter to the wind. That means now you’ve got bed bugs in your homes structure and nearby furniture besides beds, couches and chairs. The area threatened will still contain some bed bugs but most will find new areas to hide in if they feel it is warranted for their survival.

Bed bugs found during our inspection on the ceiling of a home located in Hominy Oklahoma.
Bed bugs found during our inspection on the ceiling of a home located in Hominy Oklahoma.

Why are bed bug bombs, foggers & chemicals from local chain stores a bad idea?…

Question: Why is it a bad idea to use bombs, foggers & chemicals for bed bugs bought from local chain stores?

Answer: Bombs, foggers and repellent chemical insecticides used for bed bugs will cause your infestation to spread to areas and belongings of your home that you never thought possible. All bombs and foggers for bed bugs fail everytime they are used. We have never once seen bombs or foggers set off where the end result was complete destruction of an entire population of bed bugs. It’s always actually the complete opposite. Pyrithroid chemicals can cause just as much spreading as bombs and foggers. Bed bugs are resistant to pyrithroids. Most bombs and foggers are also pyrithroids. These products are completely ineffective once dry, and rarely completely kill bed bugs even in wet form. Some repellents will be somewhat more effective than others, but still unsatisfactory. Repellent pyrethroids are usually the only type of chemicals, bombs and foggers for bed bugs that are available at most local chain stores. 99% of persons without professional help or guidance will fail when trying to get rid of their bed bug infestation. It is best to seek professional bed bug services before attempting any type of bed bug treatment yourself. Bed bug treatments are extremely difficult to eliminate without years of experience and even then it’s not guaranteed to be easier for trained bed bug specialists like ourselves.

What is a steam heat bed bug treatment?…

Question: Steam heat bed bug treatments: What are they?

Answer: Steam heat is when a technician, specialist or pest management professional uses a tool with a trigger and a flat platform about 2-3 inches wide by 2-3 inches long, to apply quick flowing steam to furniture and the structure of a home. The tool to apply the steam heat is attached to a large enclosed tank that holds the steam until it is dispersed out of the tank through a hose connected to the steam dispersement tool that the professional uses to kill the bed bugs and their eggs directly. Most steam heating tools will release steam that is around 300 degrees or more. If the professional, yourself or whoever is not paying enough attention to the details of the bed bug treatment, the steam could possibly damage the item being treated for bed bugs. A steam heat treatment is a tedious process that requires hours upon hours of thorough inspection. It’s literally inspecting every inch of a home. Then when bed bug activity is found the steam is applied for 30-60 seconds. After the steam has been applied for the correct amount of time it’s time to move on to the next 2-3 inches. This process is repeated 1000’s of times until no more live bed bugs are found. Those will all be done in just one treatment. Then normally 2-3 more treatments of doing the same process will be needed later. This gives a total of (2-4) bed bug treatments or (appointments) spread out by anywhere from 2-4 weeks depending upon the company being used. With a steam heat bed bug treatment a home owner is relying upon an individual person to find every single bed bug and bed bug egg in the home.

How many bed bug steam heat treatments does it take to eliminate my infestation, totally?…

Question: How many steam heat bed bug treatments would my home need?

Answer: It will take 2-4 steam heat bed bug treatments to eliminate a bug bug infestation. If certain chemical insecticides are used it may lessen the amount of treatments or appointments needed to completely destroy the bed bug activity. Be careful when using chemicals for bed bugs, they can not only be dangerous to you and your pets but it can cause your infestation to spread making it much harder to eliminate the bed bug infestation quickly. Bed bugs can live without even feeding for over 1 year. Females can continue to lay eggs throughout a duration of not feeding, as well. Each female will lay anywhere from 1-5 eggs a day at 68 degrees or 5-10 eggs a day at 86 degrees. Any hotter than 86 degrees makes them uncomfortable and they start to look for cooler spots to hide. Bed bugs die immediately when exposed to temps of over 122 degrees. This brings us to our 2nd most used heat bed bug treatment method, heat remediation for bed bugs.

How long does it take bed bug eggs to hatch?…

Question: How many days do bed bug eggs take to hatch?

Answer: Eggs laid by bed bugs will normally hatch anywhere between 7-14 days from the day a female lays the eggs. Each egg is cemented to the hiding areas surface to keep them in place. The instar or baby bed bug exits from one of the egg ends by making a hole to escape through. Bed bug eggs are shaped like tiny grains of rice and are literally the same color, “white”. If you keep your home at the normal 70-72 degrees Fahrenheit a female bed bug will lay 1-5 eggs per day ask by herself. Temperatures higher than 70 degrees will cause more activity including laying eggs. The female bed bug can lay eggs for the rest of her life after mating only once, although they mate like rabbits regardless of this.

Bed bug eggs at our clients home. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Bed bug eggs at our clients home. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

What are bed bug interceptors?…

Question: Bed bug interceptors, what are they?

Answer: Interceptors can be seen in the photo below this paragraph. Interceptors normally consist of plastic material that is used to place furniture legs in the middle of them. The concept is that if the furniture legs are not touching the floor, but surrounded by a smooth plastic surface, that is inside of another smooth plastic surface they have trouble walking on. The interceptors have raised rings separating each smooth surface from each other and the furniture leg. The raised rings are like unclimbable mountains for most bed bugs.

Bed bug interceptor used on a bed leg.
Bed bug interceptor used on a bed leg.

Do bed bug interceptors work?…

Question: Bed bug interceptors, do they work?

Answer: Bed bugs have multiple ways to invade your beds, couches and chairs to be able to feed on you. Not just climbing up the legs of your furniture to get to you. Bed bug interceptors should only be used as an add on to any type of bed bug control. Never use interceptors for bed bugs as a stand alone product for bed bug activity. Really any product for bed bugs is not meant to stand alone as the only source of protection or detection of bed bugs. Always do research on products for bed bugs prior to using them. There are many products that will actually make matters and expenses worse for you. A great example of this is any chemical spray you can buy from any local store. All chemical insecticides from most local stores will be repellents and pyrethroids. These chemicals cause Bed bugs to spread to other areas of your home and they are actually resistant to this type of insecticide.

Contact Info…

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Call or text message: 918-710-7529

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