Thanks to technology and the growing awareness for greener solutions, the pest industry is making major strides in terms of offering safer pest management solutions. For a long time, pesticides were the only solution when it comes to pest management. Luckily, this is no longer the case at all. And, what’s even more impressive is, they are actually proving more effective.
All this being said, there are quite a few things one needs to know about the available eco-friendly solutions today. Just because a treatment is supposed to be more effective and greener, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the way to go. This is why we want to inform our customers as much as we possibly can about their options today. Here’s what you need to know about the eco-friendly pest solutions today:
Greener Solution For You And Your Family Cryonite Treatment
When it comes to eco-friendly solutions, cryonite is right at the top of the list. This is because it is not only innovative, but it’s a type of treatment that’s fairly new. Well, the treatment itself is not new, but it’s new to the United States. This type of treatment has been utilized extensively throughout Europe and Australia for several years. It involves the utilization of CO2 via a specialized nozzle. It comes directly out of the canister as a gas that freezes subject upon contact.
This one pretty much means what the name says. It’s a heat treatment that involves the application of heat. This treatment involves bringing in specialized equipment to raise the temperature in the home above 140 degrees F. Raises the temp and maintaining these temperatures for at least 2 hours will eradicate bed bugs in all stages. A good thing about this treatment is, it easily permeates behind cracks, in crevices, and into electrical outlets.
Here is another one that is what the name suggests. It involves the utilization of high-pressure steam. It is applied to infected areas via a system that is similar to that of a clothes steamer. While the theory is similar and the process is pretty much the same, a regular clothes steamer will not work for bed bug eradication. This is because these types of streamers do not produce the heat needed to successfully kill bed bugs. A specialized steamer will need to be utilized for this type of treatment.
Follow-Up Treatments Are A Must
While pesticide treatments have proven effective over the years, there were usually treatment options that required multiple visits. By the time you were done with the entire process, you’d have had the company out at the home at least 4 or 5 times. One for the initial assessment of the property, two for application of the pesticides treatment, another application of a treatment, and then a final follow-up treatment just to ensure the issue was resolved.
Speaking of follow-up treatments, this is also something that will be needed with these eco-friendly solutions. While they are more effective than conventional pesticides, any professional pest management firm should do its part to confirm the eradication of the infestation with a 30-day follow-up treatment. This is something we bill into all our treatment plans.