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Bed Bug Treatment

Ehrlich - Bed Bug Treatment Services Are you concerned that your home may have bed bugs? You can rely on Ehrlich for bed bug treatment service that eradicates bed bugs quickly. Ehrlich has been solving pest control problems for over 80 years! 

It is highly recommended that homeowners hire a professional pest control company if they spot an infestation of bed bugs within a home. Bed bugs spread fast - each mature female bed bug can lay as many as 500 eggs in their short lifetime.

Ehrlich's bed bug treatment services range from conventional solutions to K-9 bed bug inspections to state-of-the-art heat treatments. Your technician will recommend different treatment services depending on the specifics of the infestation. 

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Bed Bug Treatment Options 

Your Ehrlich technician will be able to review and recommend multiple solutions that are available to bring your bed bug problem under control.

Through targeted bed bug training programs, our technicians are trained to understand the biology and habits of bed bugs to ensure successful treatment.

Our approach will always be sensitive and sympathetic, recognizing how emotional and stressful a bed bug infestation may be.

  • Heat Treatment 

This environmentally-friendly process has now been adopted in the industry for bed bug control, and heat treatment is widely regarded as one of the most effective solutions for bed bugs.

Portable heaters, either electric or propane-fired, are used to gradually heat the ambient air within rooms to above 120º F while monitoring with strategically placed temperature sensors and infrared thermometers.  

This high temperature is then held for 1 ½ to 3 hours or more depending on the level of infestation, and relative level of clutter in the treated rooms.

Added feature:

  • Heat treatment is a low risk option for customers (and their pets), and the environment due to the minimal use of pesticides.
  • The service can be completed in just one day rather than over the course of a few weeks, and it’s effective against all life stages of a bed bug.

Contact your local Ehrlich office to find out more, as heat treatment is not offered in every service area.

  • Conventional Treatment

Conventional treatments consisting of insecticides remains our primary and most turned to approach for handling bed bugs.

Several insecticide formulations, including liquids, dusts and aerosols, are typically required for a thorough bed bug service due in part to the varying types of surfaces, materials and situations encountered.

Dusts are an excellent tool to use when treating for bed bugs. These formulations tend to last longer than their liquid counterparts and can be easily applied into voids where liquids may not reach or should not be applied.

Aerosols are also convenient tools, especially when fitted with a crack and crevice tip, allowing direct application into cracks and crevices where bed bugs like to hide.

Vacuuming will be able to remove large portions of a bed bug population from areas where they are visible
Treatment will usually begin at the focal point of the infestation, which is generally the bed in an infested room, followed by careful treatment of all items in the vicinity, including baseboards, floor/wall junctions, tack strips under carpets, behind electrical outlets and switches, cracks in walls and floors, items hanging on walls and relevant structural voids.

  • Steam Treatment 

High temperatures are lethal to most insects provided they cannot quickly escape to a cooler location.  The temperatures produced by portable steam units are more than sufficient to kill bed bugs and their eggs upon contact.  

Steaming allows us to treat all surfaces of mattresses, box springs and upholstered furniture, which are often restricted with insecticides.  

Added feature:

  • Steaming tends to get bed bugs to move out of deeper recesses as the temperature begins to rise, making them more likely to expose themselves or cross any applied insecticide.
  • Using steam treatment, means there is less need for applying pesticides. 

Steam may NOT be appropriate for treating all surfaces due to the moisture that is produced.

  • Fumigation

While not our first choice, fumigation is also an option in a few select situations.  

Fumigation uses materials in a gaseous state, which can penetrate all items placed within a fumigation space and is able to kill all stages of insects present during the exposure period.

  • Freezing

Freezing is also an option for eliminating bed bugs from some items which can not be treated conventionally

As a homeowner, you can action this solution by using your home freezer.

Enclose infested items in plastic bags and freeze them for about a week.  

A chest type freezer will allow you to freeze larger items too.  

While freezing is reported to be effective against nymphs and adults, eggs appear to be more tolerant of cold temperatures and must be exposed for at least 30 days before they become non-viable.

Follow-up Service 

At Ehrlich, we ensure that there is a follow-up with every customer. Our current standard practice is for at least 2 follow-up visits after the initial corrective service, to include inspection and treatment as needed.  

We provide this service to ensure that we have effectively resolved your bed bug problem.

How To Prevent Bed Bugs in Your Home 

As with any other pest, early detection is paramount!

As a homeowner, you can help to avoid and reduce the risk of bed bug problems, by following good housekeeping practices, such as:

  • practicing good sanitation
  • regular cleaning of hard to reach places, like cracks & crevices
  • reducing clutter
  • inspecting furniture in your residence

However, even the cleanest of homes can develop a bed bug problem, which is why travel advice on bed bugs and general bed bug awareness is useful to prevent a problem. 

No Obligation Bed Bug Inspections 

Ehrlich offers customers FREE bed bug inspections. Have you home inspected by a state-certified bed bug technician at no cost! 

Schedule your bed bug inspection online in seconds or call Ehrlich at to speak with a company representative.

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