Bed Bug Treatment Solutions That Work
From Detecting Bed Bugs in NYC to Freezing Bed Bugs, Count on Bell for Results
It is best to act quickly on bed bug treatment when there is any suspicion. A bed bug infestation is analogous to a leaky pipe, which, if not fixed, can quickly spread wider damage. A bed bug problem can grow exponentially if not treated. Two breeding bed bugs can quickly breed and multiply leading to 22 bed bugs and 130 eggs in 16 days; 162 bed bugs and 200 eggs in 31 days; and 304 bed bugs and 1,040 eggs in 60 days. In order for their to be effective bed bug treatment, you need to eliminate 100% of the insects, as a single pregnant female can start the problem all over again.
Bed bugs are best eliminated through direct physical contact. Bell Environmental treats residences, stores, schools, offices, and healthcare facilities for bed bugs using a unique, non-toxic, chemical-free method of rapidly freezing and thereby eliminating bed bugs in all stages and their eggs upon contact. InstantFreezeTM accomplishes its freezing action by transforming liquid carbon dioxide into a snow; a process similar to creating dry ice.
Why do Bell’s methods of detection and bed bug treatment work so well?
Bed bugs live in cracks and crevices and are immune to most pesticides
- Bed bugs need to be killed on contact
- Bell uses a frozen carbon dioxide method, InstantFreeze for freezing bed bugs to treat every inch of the room that the bed bugs can occupy, freezing bed bugs on the spot
- The key to eliminating bed bugs is thoroughness
InstantFreeze is the tool that lets our trained technicians provide the most thorough treatments.
InstantFreeze is safe to use on every surface of the room
- Unlike other bed bug control methods, InstantFreeze can be used to treat electronics and all furniture safely and without damage
- There is no residual to clean up
With Bell bed bug treatment, your safety and health come first
Because InstantFreeze is non-toxic and non-chemical, it is perfect for bed bug treatment in sensitive environments like schools and hospitals. In addition, it is completely residue free and can be safely used on computers and electronic equipment. Most importantly, with freezing bed bugs, there is no impact on human health, so rooms can be immediately reoccupied after the bed bug treatments are completed. This is the reason many hospitals use our InstantFreeze programs.
Using Bell Environmental’s pesticide-free methods, you can solve your bed bug issues and never have to risk exposure to chemicals. Our InstantFreeze bed bug treatment solution is a chemical-free, non-toxic method that we can safely use in all environments. There is no smell, residue, nor need to clean a room after treatment. Our bed bug treatment service allows you and your pets to reoccupy your home after minimal disruption.
Bed bugs hide deep inside cracks and crevices— eliminating them is like trying to get a moving needle in a haystack
Bed bug elimination is similar to trying to remove a moving needle in a haystack. A newly hatched bed bug is 1.5mm in size (the size of the tip of a ball point pen) and translucent. The eggs are also 1mm in size and have a pearly translucent appearance. A non-engorged bed bug is as thin as a credit card. Their small size enables them to hide deep in cracks and crevices, on any item. To illustrate, there are 7 places for bed bugs to hide on 1 wooden hanger. Bed bugs can hide inside the head of a screw.
Bed bug treatment is different than other pest control treatments
The pest control effort necessary to eliminate bed bugs is very different and more intense than other extermination efforts that people have encountered. The treatments focus on living areas instead of eating areas or places that have water. There are no effective baits against bed bugs. To eliminate bed bugs it is best to treat an entire residence or location. This includes all furniture and inspecting. It is also key to inspect and if necessary treat adjoining units.
When possible, Bell Environmental recommends a minimum 2-phase bed bug treatment program consisting of initial and a follow up detailed, crack and crevice treatments.
Benefits of the 2-treatment approach to bed bug control
The reason why Bell Environmental recommends customers follow a 2-phase protocol, approximately 2-3 weeks apart, is based on the biology of the bed bug.
- Female bed bugs can lay up to 5 eggs per day that are the size of poppy seeds or specks of dust. These eggs hatch after 6-10 days.
Bed bugs hide very well and occupy the smallest of cracks and crevices. It is possible that a single thorough treatment may not reach well-hidden bed bugs and eggs.
In our experience – along with the pest control industry, and the NYC Department of Health— it is rare that bed bug infestations are eliminated in a single visit. The correct, most thorough approach is to treat the affected area multiple times.
Bed bugs are hitchhiking insects that can also live inside wall voids. It is also key to inspect, and if necessary, treat adjacent units when bed bugs are found in an apartment building.
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