Option 2: Targeted Heat
Steam is another form of heat that kills bed bugs, larvae and eggs. Steam treatment is no more labor intensive than other methods, but it’s not meant to penetrate materials deep enough to kill hidden bed bugs. Steaming works on items such as box springs, bed frames, blankets/sheets, curtains and pillows and can be used on several items without causing damage.
Option 3: Pesticide
Instead of using heat, we carefully apply specific pesticides in certain areais. It takes more time to kill the bed bugs with this method. Pesticides alone should not be used to control bed bugs. Sprays will cause bed bugs to scatter, making eradication more difficult. There are several insecticide sprays on the market that will not kill eggs. When heat is not applied, it can take 30 days or longer to kill all bed bugs.