Professional Bed Bug Steam Treatment Austin TX
The bed bug develops from an egg, into a nymph within 17 days, in most cases. Add an additional 5 weeks into the molting process, the nymph becomes a mature bed bug. This is a process that every bed bug egg must undergo to become an adult. Unfortunately, many bed bugs will never reach adulthood due to unforeseen circumstances. All the while, the species continue to thrive, as the adult female is constantly procreating.
While entomologists are eager to learn more about the bed bug species, some believe everything has already been thoroughly researched. If this were the case, there would be nothing else to learn on a scientific level.
What Is Residential Steam Treatment?
Residential steam treatment is specifically designed to eradicate pests in homes, apartments, condos, and flats. Steam is available as a do-it-yourself or professional treatment. Both treatment options begin eradiating pests within 20 minutes, with maximum exposure of 90 minutes. However, there are several major differences between the two steam treatments. These major differences include:
Our professional steam treatment utilizes state-of-the-art technology to heat water to 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius). Once the water reaches the desired temperature, steam will begin to form. The do-it-yourself steam treatment utilizes traditional steamers to perform the same action as the professional steam treatment.
Steam Treatment Coverage
Unlike do-it-yourself, professional steam treatment offers full coverage of a specific area. Depending on the treatment plan, professional steam can cover an entire home. Do-it-yourself steam treatment is limited to a small area, at best. For this reason, professional steam treatment is more suitable for full-blown pest infestation.
Our professional steam treatment delivers full coverage for single- and multi-story homes and businesses. We utilize protective barriers to seal off the infested room from the rest of the home.
Is Steam Treatment Effective For Bed Bug Infestation?
Yes, steam can safely and effectively eradicate bed bugs. When implemented strategically, steam can eradicate full colonies of bed bugs.
Is Steam Treatment Safe?
Steam treatment does not rely on chemicals to eradicate pests. Instead, it utilizes high-temperature steam to exterminate bed bugs, cockroaches, mites, and other insect species. While steam does not pose environmental risks, it does pose a danger to specific materials, surfaces, humans, and animals. When the water reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit, steam begins to generate. Humans or animals cannot survive temperatures of 111.2 degrees Fahrenheit, let alone, 212 degrees Fahrenheit. To protect our clients, we do not implement steam treatments in homes occupied by animals and/or humans.
The pest control expert will go over the risks of steam treatment during the initial consultation. Our professional bed bug steam treatment protocol will also be discussed during the consultation. This is the perfect time to ask questions and learn more about the implementation of the steam treatment.
You will be required to move some of your possessions and assets from the home prior to each steam treatment. Again, these precautions will be discussed during the consultation.
Why Hire Us!
We are a locally owned pest control company, conveniently situated in the heart of Austin, Texas. Our hiring process begins in our local communities before expanding to other Texas cities.