Bed Bug Treatment FAQ’s
Heat is a very effective and the most environmentally friendly method of killing all life stages of bed bugs from egg to adult.
Professional pest control companies use a variety of forced-air systems that heat areas of your business or home to 120F plus to kill bed bugs
Heat chambers are used for targeted heat treatments to eliminate bed bugs in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, furniture, framed pictures, books and other items.
Infrared heat chambers use about 50% less energy than comparable forced air heat chambers
The best way to prevent bed bugs is regular inspection for the signs of an infestation.
Besides bed bug bite marks which can take as long as 14 days to develop, signs of an infestation include:
- Bed bugs’ exoskeletons after molting
- Bed bugs in the fold of mattresses and sheets
- Rusty–colored blood spots due to the blood-filled fecal material that bed bugs excrete on the mattress or nearby furniture
- A sweet musty odor
Special bed bug proof mattress, box spring and pillow covers not only prevent bed bugs from biting you through the cover, but they make it much easier for you to see the telltale signs of exoskeletons and blood spots from bed bug fecal material.
Bed bug interceptors can be used for early detection and monitoring for bed bug infestations.
No. Many mattress covers are not designed to protect against bed bugs, allergens and bacteria.
To protect against bed bugs, look for mattress covers with commercial grade materials, three-sided zippers and self-locking closures.
Both the mattress and box spring should be encased. One must remember that the box spring is hollow providing a large empty space for bed bugs to hide and multiply.
Both the mattress and box spring encasements offer the same level of protection from bed bugs. The only difference is box spring covers are not waterproof.
Our encasements are hypoallergenic and prevent dust mites and allergens from passing through the breathable membrane material making them an excellent choice for those suffering from allergy and asthma triggers.
Our mattress covers are waterproof on 5 sides. The box spring covers are not waterproof.
Yes, BugStop encasements are washable. We recommend washing without using any bleach or chemicals.
Our encasements are lined with a breathable polyurethane membrane. BugStop mattress and box spring covers will not change the feel of your mattress or pillows and are completely noiseless.
We use a thin layer of high-quality polyester knit fabric coated with a hypoallergenic membrane layer. Once our encasements are on, they will not change the feel of your mattress.
In order to better understand how bed bug interceptors work and can provide protection, you must understand the physical capabilities of bed bugs, the most important being that bed bugs cannot fly or jump.
With interceptors under the legs of your bed and furniture, and with the bed away from any wall, bed bugs have no choice but to climb up into the interceptors where they fall into the inner well and are trapped so they cannot reach their source of food – your blood.
Faster inspections, happier customers
Pest control companies that use our Bed Bug Interceptors say they’re good for business – on a number of fronts.
They speed up post-treatment inspections. They provide visible proof that the treatment was effective, giving customers peace of mind. And they can be sold as a service add-on or reused for other customer treatments.
To learn more about our bed bug interceptors and related pest control products, call us at 1-877-411-0053.
We’d be happy to answer your questions.
Lorne Chadnick, Founder and President