Bed bug infestations are on the rise in the United States, and New Braunfels, Texas, is no exception. One of the main reasons why bed bug infestations continue to rise is that most people don't know all that much about them. At Gold Star Exterminators, our goal is not only to arrest pest infestations but also to prevent infestations from starting. We accomplish this by educating our customers on the behavior patterns and common harborage locations of New Braunfels pests. Let's look at how bed bugs behave and how bed bug pest control in New Braunfels works to stop them from living in your home.
How Do Bed Bugs Spread?
It is surprising how often we are asked: "Where do bed bugs come from?" The reason this question comes up so often is that our customers have perimeter pest control that provides layers of protection to keep pests out. Unfortunately, bed bugs don't live in your yard or enter into your home from the perimeter near your home. These are hitchhiking pests.
Does Vacuuming Help Keep Bed Bugs Away?
No. You're not going to keep bed bugs away with any control method, but vacuuming is one way to apply bed bug pest control in New Braunfels homes and businesses. Routine vacuuming can suck up bed bug eggs, nymphs, and adult bed bugs. We recommend using your vacuum in the places where bed bugs hide, such as cracks, crevices, seams, and compressed spaces. Use the attachment on your vacuum for the best results. Once you're done, dispose of the bag outside of your home. If you routinely vacuum key locations in your home, you may just get rid of a bed bug infestation before it has a chance to grow large. This is an effective form of natural pest control for bed bugs.
Will High Heat Eliminate Bed Bugs In New Braunfels?
When heat is applied correctly, it can eliminate bed bugs in all stages of development. Here are two examples of how you can use heat to exterminate bed bugs in your home:
- Put laundry items in your dryer for 30 minutes to exterminate bed bug eggs, nymphs, and adult insects hiding in your clothes. Bed bugs are strongly attracted to items that have been worn.
- Use a steam cleaner to exterminate bed bugs, eggs, and adult insects in rugs, upholstered furniture, mattresses, box springs, and more. If you do this correctly, you can arrest an infestation, but be aware that bed bugs can run from the heat.
Licensed professionals perform heat treatments to entire structures or use steam to exterminate bed bugs. These methods can work when performed by a trained and experienced technician, but it is far better to use control products, such as pyrethrins and pyrethroids.
Pyrethrins are botanical insecticides derived from chrysanthemum flowers and pyrethroids are synthetic insecticides that act like pyrethrins. In both cases, these products work to flush bed bugs out and exterminate them.
Certain bed bug populations are resistant to certain pyrethrin and pyrethroid active ingredients. In these cases, a pest professional may combine multiple pyrethrin or pyrethroid active ingredients to achieve control of bed bugs. It may also be necessary to switch over to an entirely different treatment product for resistant bed bug populations. Your licensed pest professional will use the combination that is needed and will perform inspections to make sure no bed bugs remain in your home.
At Gold Star Exterminators, our bed bug control technicians go room to room and treat areas with residual products that are known to exterminate bed bugs. They follow up with additional treatments and evaluations until no signs of bed bug activity remain. We've found that this is the most effective way to systematically arrest bed bug infestations in New Braunfels.
Total Bed Bug Control For New Braunfels Residents
It is important that you know how to prevent bed bugs from getting into your home and ways you can deal with bed bugs early, but when they've taken root and you don't know where they're hiding, it is time to contact Gold Star Exterminators. These insects have a surprising knack for avoiding treatments. Our technicians use field-tested methods to prevent bed bugs from escaping treatments, and the products we use are known to work best. When you need local pest control for bed bugs in New Braunfels, Gold Star Exterminators is the right choice.
If you have questions that were not addressed in this article, you may find other bed bug articles here on our website, or you can reach out to us. We'd be happy to speak with you about your bed bug issues and guide you toward a solution that is specifically targeted to your situation and adapted to meet your budgetary needs. Connect with us today. We're here to help.