Chemical bed bug disinfestation
- is there a better way?

Chemicals are traditionally used for bug pest control in case of bug infestations. There are several poisons on the market used for bug killing, but normally eradicating a bug infestation involves three different chemical agents.

The first instant-contact insecticide gets rid of the bugs that are within easy reach. The next one is longer-lasting and will kill bugs on an ongoing basis. Finally, a dust chemical is typically applied to cracks and other areas that are hard to reach.

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Being site-specific, chemicals are only efficient if you have them applied where the bugs are. Therefore, more than one treatment is usually required.

The pros of chemical treatment of bug infestations include:

Chemicals can be highly effective.
If you catch the infestation early on, chemicals will do their job rapidly.

Chemicals help prevent future infestations.
When combining the three agents mentioned above, you’ll hit the bugs over a long period of time.

Chemicals can be inexpensive.
Chemical treatment can be slightly less expensive than heat treatment if you don’t need repeat treatments.

The cons of chemical treatment of bug infestations include:

Chemicals don’t kill eggs.
The eggs will survive chemical treatments – so you will most likely need more than one treatment. Keep in mind that a bed bug female lays 200-250 eggs in her lifetime.

Chemicals often need to be applied more than once.
Products available on the market are not strong enough to get rid of all the bugs, eggs and larvae, even with repeated treatments which can end up being pretty costly.

Chemicals are poisonous for humans, pets and the environment too.
Chemicals are toxic to you, your pets as well as other living creatures. So, they need to be applied correctly by a true professional.

Chemical bug pest control is prohibited in some places.
In fact, in living spaces or in businesses that produce and market foodstuffs, pesticides cannot be used due to high toxicity levels and the poison being in the air for long periods of time.

Chemicals require long treatment and subsequent cleaning.
When using gas or liquid chemicals, you will have to remove objects that might be contaminated or do not tolerate chemicals. Once the chemical bug pest control treatment has been completed, thorough cleaning is required in order to remove chemical residues.

Heat as a bug killer is a simple and great alternative!

An alternative to chemical bug killing is to simply apply heat. Done right, it will eradicate all bugs, larvae and eggs 100%. No repeat treatments required and no toxic agents in your hotel, home, office, bus, airplane, military barrack, transport container or? Here’s more on bug killing using heat.

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