To kill bed bugs, pest control companies use several methods, including insecticides. Pyrethrins and pyrethroids are commonly used, as they are fast-acting and low-toxicity. Other methods use desiccants, which dissolve the outer covering of bed bugs. The chemical action of desiccants is similar to that of pyrethrins.
The first way to eliminate bed bugs is to find the source. Bugs often hide in cracks and crevices in walls and floorboards. They will also hide in light switch sockets and loose trim. They can be transported on people and items, which makes it important to treat the source of infestations as soon as possible.
The temperature of the environment is important in determining the amount of time bedbugs live without feeding. In colder climates, their metabolism slows down. The temperature should be around 45 degrees Celsius or 113 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature in the room should be high enough to kill bedbugs, but not so hot that it spreads the infestation. Bedbugs will seek cooler areas of a room when temperatures are high.
Infestations can be difficult and expensive to treat, so it is important to educate yourself on effective bed bug treatments and choose the best one for your situation. A thorough inspection will ensure a successful treatment and prevent the emergence of new infestations.