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Our eco-friendly pest control treatment deemed “steam” has grown in popularity at an alarming rate in Pennsylvania. If you are unfamiliar with this type of extermination, you probably have a few questions that need some serious answers. One of the most popular environmental-friendly treatments is steam, which is exactly as its name entails.
Steam is generated utilizing water and a heat source. Our commercial-grade steamers are efficient, convenient, and effective in eradicating bed bug infestations. In addition to the commercial-grade steamers, we also utilize fans to force the steam into the impacted home.
Why Steam Treatment For Bed Bug Infestations?
Bed bugs are tiny insects “parasites” that prey on humans and animals, with the former being the biggest target. The downside to bed bug infestations is challenging detection. What this basically means is bed bugs are very difficult to detect with the naked eye. While bed bug sightings are reported all through Pennsylvania, the legitimacy of these reports is questionable. The adult female and male measure up to 7 millimeters in length, which is where the detection difficulty comes into play.
With this said, live bed bugs are extremely difficult if not impossible to detect. In fact, most sightings are not live bed bugs, but fecal matter, exoskeletons, and dried blood. These signs are more commonly found in locations utilized during feedings. Since these parasites feed on human and animal blood, the signs will appear close to where the host slept through the feeding.
Steam is so effective because it delivers an almost-instant effect. While not instant, it feels like it when compared to some other pest control methods.
Is Steam Bed Bug Treatment Eco-Friendly?
Yes, steam does not utilize chemicals, which is why it is deemed “green-friendly.” Anyone who knows anything about pest control knows some pesticide formulas contain potentially harmful ingredients. Steam, on the other hand, is a chemical-free formula that utilizes water and a heater to generate hot steam.
Another benefit of steam is its penetration capability. When steam is directed at a surface, there is generally no instant response. It takes between 10 to 15 minutes for the steam to heat up the surface and begin penetrating deep into the structure. This is why steam is oftentimes the best bed bug extermination option for Philadelphia residents.
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We recommend steam treatment for eradicating bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, fleas, and ants. However, steam is primarily utilized in bed bug extermination because it can penetrate permeable surfaces like wood and plastic.
What You Need To Know About Steam Treatments For Bed Bugs In The Philadelphia, PA Area
If you are located in the Philadelphia, PA area there is a good chance that you have heard about the recent outbreak of bed bugs. While these bugs are making an impact all over the world, they seem to have really hit the Philadelphia area hard. They might not carry diseases, but they are nasty and they bite. Plus, they can also cause a lot of mental anguish. In fact, they have impacted some individuals so badly that they have just up and moved from their homes entirely.
Unfortunately, this might not be a viable option for everyone and this is exactly where out Philadelphia steam treatments can come in handy. Not only are they cost effective, but also they are completely efficient with the ability to remove entire infestations.
Why Would Philadelphia Residents Choose Steam Treatments?
Why would residents in the Philadelphia area want to choose steam treatments to eliminate their bed bug problem when they can use chemicals and pesticides? Well, the truth of the matter is that bed bugs are growing more and more resilient to the chemicals and pesticides that used to be so effective at killing them off. In addition to this, chemicals and pesticides cannot penetrate certain areas. Steam not only kills instantly. Also, it is emitted in a vapor. This gives it the ability to travel behind walls, in electrical outlets, behind baseboards, and other hard to reach places that the alternatives might leave behind.
Along with this certain chemicals and pesticides can be dangerous to you, your pets, and your children. While there are some dangers associated with steamers, the treatment itself is completely free of toxins. In fact, you don’t even have to vacate the home when the treatment is applied.
Don’t Attempt To Steam Yourself
It is true that anyone can run out and purchase a steamer. While this might seem like the smart investment you might just be causing yourself more heartache in the process. Steamers emit a water vapor that comes out of a nozzle at temperatures over 180 degrees F. This extreme heat can do major damage to certain surface if you aren’t careful. Plus, if you don’t know exactly where the bugs are there is a good chance that you are going to miss some or you might just end up spreading the infestation to other parts of the home. In the end this is a job that is best left to our team of highly trained professionals.