Kill Bed Bugs With An Expert Extermination

At Doffdon Bed Bug Exterminator, we offer eco-friendly solutions to eliminate bed bugs effectively. Our heat treatment is the fastest and most efficient method to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Our specialized heating equipment ensures that the entire space reaches lethal temperatures (150 degrees for 10-12 hours) even in hiding areas where pesticides cannot reach them. We also provide the option to use pesticides alongside the heat treatment for extra protection against re-infestation. With our 100% bed bug guarantee, you can trust that our heat treatment will eradicate all bed bugs from your entire structure.

Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are not caused by poor sanitation or poverty. They do not discriminate based on social status or the cleanliness of one's home. Regardless of how clean or expensive the environment may be, bed bug infestations can occur anywhere. Whether it's bedbugs in a Airbnb, hotels, multi-million-dollar estates, homeless shelters, or any other setting, bed bugs can be introduced through various means. These include staying in infested environments and having guests bring bugs with them, or purchasing/accepting items that are infested. Therefore, it's important to understand that bed bug infestations can affect anyone, anywhere.

While cleanliness may not prevent bed bug infestations, it does play a significant role in controlling and eliminating them. Crowded and cluttered living conditions pose challenges in eradicating bed bugs. These pests can hide and lay eggs in numerous places, and clutter provides them with ample hiding spots that are difficult to reach and treat.

At Doffdon Pest Control, we prioritize your comfort and safety by providing effective and eco-friendly solutions to eliminate bed bugs. Trust our expertise in heat treatment to ensure a bedbug-free environment for you and your loved ones.

Are you ever asking or saying to yourself; "something is biting me at night, or what is biting me at night. Or what is causing this itching on my body? It could be bed bugs Call us today for a free evaluation.

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Bed Bug Control: Heat Vs Chemicals - Which is better for You?

Bed bug resistance has become a major concern in recent years, as many bed bugs have developed immunity to the chemicals used for control. Even a small number of resistant bed bugs can survive most chemical treatments, leading to ineffective results. Furthermore, resistant bed bugs can pass on their immunity to their offspring, making future treatments futile. Research has shown that bed bugs can now survive significantly higher amounts of pesticides compared to a decade ago.

Chemical treatments also face the challenge of bed bugs hiding in unreachable places like the walls. These pests can conceal themselves in tiny cracks and crevices in beds, walls, furniture, and even electronic devices. Spraying chemicals in these areas may be unsafe and illegal, and may not even reach the hidden bed bugs.

Another issue with chemical treatments from stores DIY (Home Depot, Walmart, etc) is that they can cause bed bugs to scatter and spread. Unless the chemicals directly contact the bugs, they are unlikely to be killed. In fact, resistant bed bugs may even become a bigger problem, as they can scatter and hide deeper in cracks and crevices until the chemical residues wear off. Bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding, allowing them to return when it is safe to do so. Additionally, bed bugs may start searching for new places to feed and spread to neighboring rooms. This means that spraying chemicals can result in a wider infestation, making treatment more difficult.

Chemical treatments also have limitations in killing bed bug eggs, which can hatch every 5 to 16 days. The newly hatched nymphs, like the adults, can avoid the chemical residuals, making multiple treatments necessary. Depending on the products used. This process can be expensive, inconvenient, and time-consuming, often lasting for weeks or even months.

Moreover, chemical treatments may require the disposal of some infested items, such as beds and furniture, adding to the overall cost. Homeowners also need to engage in extensive preparation before chemical treatments, which can be invasive and time-consuming. Commonly called a Pre-check list

In contrast, heat treatments offer several advantages. Heat can kill all stages of bed bugs, including eggs, in just one treatment. Bed bugs cannot survive temperatures above 125 degrees Fahrenheit. At Doffdon Bed Bug Exterminator, our heat treatment raises temperatures in your home to 150° for 10 to 12 hours, ensuring close to 100% effectiveness.

Our Heat treatments can also penetrate walls and unreachable places, ensuring that bed bugs are eliminated wherever they may be hiding. Bed bugs are attracted to heat, reducing the likelihood of scattering during the treatment.
Unlike chemical treatments, heat treatments do not require the disposal of items in most cases. The heat can penetrate and treat almost all items in your home, saving you from the cost of replacing expensive furniture and electronics.

Preparing for a heat treatment is relatively extensive. See precheck list Forced air from fans allows the heat to penetrate most items.

Furthermore, heat treatments are non-toxic and do not have to involve the use of chemicals. At Doffdon Bed Bug Exterminator, we supplement heat treatments with a protein-based spray that provides a residual effect and is safe for both pets and people.

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In terms of time involved, Heat treatment remediation can be completed in one visit, taking approximately 10 to 12 hours. Chemical treatments typically require 1 visit, with the treatment taking around 24 hours from start to finish. However, it may take longer, depending on the size of the property.

The overall procedure for Bed Bug Heat Treatment starts with a possible physical in-home inspection/estimate, where the size of the property, necessary preparations, and estimated time requirements are determined. Preparation for bed bug Heat Treatment involves removing items that may be affected by the heat, such as wax candles and aerosol cans. A list of items is found on our Pre-check list

Chemical extermination,  preparation process which will include processing clothing, reducing clutter, emptying drawers, and more. Many items need to be placed in sealed bags throughout the treatment.

In conclusion, heat treatments offer a more effective and efficient solution for bed bug control compared to chemicals. The ability to kill all stages of bed bugs with one treatment, penetrate unreachable places, avoid the need for items disposal, and provide a non-toxic solution, and make heat treatments a superior choice.