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Bed Bugs are tiny insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. Adult bed bugs are reddish brown in color and are 5-7 mm in length. Bed bugs can be found anywhere, but most commonly in areas where people sleep such as bedding, mattresses, and bed frames. In most cases bed bugs are not a sign of unclean or unsanitary environments. Bed bugs can travel on people, suitcases, clothing, and any other portable item. Because of this, bed bugs have been found in upscale hotels.
Bed Bugs are most active at night and bite any exposed areas of the skin. A person may not feel the bite as it is happening, but will notice a red bump and experience itching anywhere from a few minutes to days later. In most cases, bed bug bites can go untreated. The bumps will eventually go away, but more bites will occur if the infestation is not taken care of.
Bed bugs are very small so they may be hard to detect. Along with bed bugs, fecal matter and eggs may also be present in the area they inhabit. Bed bugs move, but their waste and eggs do not. Look for dark spots and shed skin on your mattress. If you lift your bedding, you may see the bed bugs scurry away because they prefer to be in the dark. Check seams of your mattress to see if you can spot the bed bugs. Unlike mosquito bites, bed bug bites are usually in a form of a straight line along a blood vessel. If you see any of the above, you most likely have a bed bug infestation.
ThermaPureHeat is the best and most effective solution to killing bed bugs. ThermaPureHeat is a chemical-free, environmentally-friendly system that uses heat to kill bed bugs. Heat is applied evenly throughout your structure, killing bed bugs and their eggs. This heat can even target inaccessible areas that pesticides cannot reach. Learn more about killing bed bugs with ThermaPureHeat.
Below is a video from Dr. Michael Linford, Ph.D., President of TPE Associates and co-patent holder of ThermaPureHeat technology, educating you on bed bugs.
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Bed bugs are hard to kill if you try "do-it-yourself" practices. This includes vacuuming, washing linens in extremely hot water, removing unnecessary clutter, sealing cracks and crevices in your bed frames, and discarding mattresses. These methods may get rid of some of the infestation, but not all. Bed bugs can also be found in furniture, frames, and within walls. Using ThermaPureHeat will get rid of bed bugs in inaccessible places and will kill bed bugs from egg to adult. Stop worrying and kill bed bugs for good.
Homeowners will often contact bed bug exterminators to get rid of bed bugs in their house. Extermination involves the use of pesticides and chemicals. More than one treatment may be needed to kill the infestation. According to ThermaPure.com, a study done by the University of Massachusetts has found that 68% of all bed bug infestations require three or more pesticide treatments, 26% require two pesticide treatments, and only 6% require one pesticide treatment. Bed bugs develop a resistance to the pesticide or chemical, requiring more chemicals to be used with each treatment. Pesticides are also unsafe and pose a threat to your home. ThermaPureHeat is the safest and most effective solution to getting rid of bed bugs.