Fumigatin is a great option especially if you already have dry-wood termites. Fumigation commonly used to treat termites if double the amount of gas is used to treat your home can be very effective to treat bed bugs.
Bed Bug Fumigation PROS: Bed bugs are gone as soon treatment is done. The fumes will kill every bug everywhere– in your attic, and even behind the walls.
Bed Bug Fumigation CONS: Personally, even though I’m in the pest control business I HATE chemicals. Just the thought of a chemical gas touching everything in my house– inside my mattress inside my daughter’s pillow, in my food pantry, etc., just creeps me out.
Even though it’s believed that your home airs out and is safe, it just doesn’t settle well with me.
The cost is higher because you need double the amount of chemical than a normal termite treatment which is generally already a little expensive.
2. BED BUG SPRAY TREATMENT
This is our preferred treatment and how we effectively treat bed bugs for our customers. Spray treating your home can be intrusive but, in our opinion, the pros definitely out way the cons.
Bed Bug Spray Treatment PROS: This option is way more cost effective– seriously who has THOUSANDS of dollars to drop on a bed bug treatment?
At Doug the Bug Pest Control in Clearwater, FL, we only charge you for the applications you need. Meaning, if we get your bed bugs eradicated in 2 sprays you only pay us for two sprays. There is no large, upfront cost. You only pay when we spray.
We often kill a number of other bugs while we’re treating for bed bugs such as fleas roaches, etc. You’ll get a thorough inspection every time we treat as we often find bugs in unexpected areas.
Bed Bug Spray Treatment CONS: This treatment is not immediate. You’ll have to wait for ALL of the bed bugs to crawl through the chemical. This could take weeks or possibly months depending on the number of bed bugs in your home to start with.
But when weighed against the hundreds of dollars you’ll save, it could be a better option for you.
There are many effective ways to control bed bugs in your home and having a better understanding of what you’re dealing with can help you sleep better at night.
Weigh your options and, if you pray, pray about what will work best for you. If you have any questions find an honest professional in your area you can talk to.
If you happen to live in Clearwater, FL, we’d love to help you rest easy!