June 13, 2016
In our previous post, we talked about bed bugs, their characteristics, life cycle, where they hide, and signs of a bed bug infestation. In this new post, we will explain how to eliminate bed bugs and how a pest control specialist tested Tag.Link.Page.OzoneSanitizing as an effective and safe way to eliminate bed bugs.
How to Eliminate Bed Bugs
There are several methods used to eliminate bed bugs, including pesticides, heat treatment, freezing, using organic and inorganic materials, vacuuming, and more. But bed bugs are not easy to eliminate, and some pest control professionals may even use a combination of methods. Bed bugs are resistant to insecticides, they have a very fast reproduction rate, and they quickly disperse to neighboring areas. Because of this, bed bugs have become a public health threat, and depending on the degree of the infestation, it may take a pest control professional 2-3 visits to completely control the problem.
A pest control specialist named Michael Nihill from Attack Exterminating Co. in New York was using a heat treatment to kill bed bugs. It would usually take him from 6 to 8 hours to reach a bed bug-killing temperature of 116 to 135 degrees. Once that temperature was reached, it would take about an hour to eliminate the bed bugs. When he heard about Germinator Mobile Sanitizing, he decided to go all the way to Atlanta to try it out. He wanted to check the effectiveness of the combination of ozone and heat treatments, so he ran an experiment to demonstrate the effectiveness of ozone sanitizing on killing bed bugs. As you can see in the video above, Michael Nihill had four vials of live bed bugs from all the different stages of life (eggs, nymphs, adults). He put three bottles into the Germinator Mobile Sanitizing unit, and he kept one as a control specimen. After 60 minutes, all the bed bugs in the control vial were still alive. When he checked the bottles from the Germinator, to his surprise, all the bed bugs were dead!
Nihill was shocked when he saw the results. It would usually take him 6 to 8 hours to reach the bed bug-killing temperature of 116 to 135 degrees, and then about an hour to kill the bedbugs, whereas in the Germinator, the temperature reached was 140 degrees, and in less than an hour, the bed bugs are all killed. He concluded that The Germinator is 100% effective for killing bed bugs.
Benefits of Ozone Sanitizing to Eliminate Bed Bugs
Studies have shown that ozone sanitizing removes 99.9% of germs, viruses, and bacteria, and it also is effective against bed bugs. It doesn't use liquid chemicals – so it won't damage your things – and it's safe for children, pets, and even asthma and allergy sufferers.
Germinator Mobile Sanitizing comes directly to your location and does all the work, from moving things into the truck to putting them back where they belong, while you safely sit, waiting for the incredible results.
Our mission is to provide you and your family with a healthier, safer, and more comfortable environment. So, if you're tired of endless nights without sleep due to the psychological burden of having bed bugs in your home, just give us a call at 855-NO-GERMZ (664-3769). You can also fill out the form below to contact our offices to find out more about our services and how they can meet your needs. Remember to always stay in touch by liking our page on Facebook at Facebook at Germinator Mobile Sanitizing
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