Bed Bug Management

Bed Bug Management

Bed Bug Management and Control Auckland Services

bed bug management Auckland

You can find bed bugs in mattresses, upholstery and carpets. Bed bugs can hide inside your luggage, personal items, or maybe even on you. Surely hitchhike a ride back to your place—for example, home, condo, townhouse or apartment. Steam ‘n’ Dry Bed Bug Management Auckland Services 1987 guarantee bed bug control service treatments in South Auckland City, North Shore, East and West.


Does Hot Steam Cleaner Kill Bed Bugs?

Yes, a hot steam cleaner certainly can kill bed bugs. However, not every hot steam cleaner is heated hot and powerful enough to kill bed bugs. The most crucial feature that you would have to consider is the temperature of the actual steam. The method requires over 73°C hot steam. Only some hot steam cleaners can reach this temperature. You cannot expect a standard portable steam cleaner to kill the insects as soon as you turn the thing on. The truth is that you will need to come in contact with the bed bugs or eggs to get rid of them. That’s why DIY methods take time to ‘explore’ every single crack and crevice.

If the steam is not hot enough at 72°C, the bed bugs will continue to breed in your mattresses, upholstery and carpets within the house, and no damage will be done neither to the adults nor to the eggs.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Bed Bug Control Auckland Services primary key is to kill the bed bugs, the surface’s heated temperature should be around 72°C immediately after the steam tool has passed over it. Even though 49°C can be enough to kill the annoying creatures at periods, it recommends that you use a more superior and hot steam cleaners services to ensure your peace of mind.


Time to Steam Kill the Bed Bugs

In portable heated steam cleaners, you would need to repeat the procedure simply because a few bed bugs are left running around the house. If you only have hot tap water of, say, 49°C, you will need to spend around 15-20 minutes killing the bed bugs. When it comes to the bed bugs eggs, at times, you would need to expose them to the hot steam for approximately 90 minutes at this heat. The higher the temperature, the faster the bed bugs will die. In reality, most mattress cleaners can only generate about 50°C.

It’s also well researched that powerful vacuuming is good for helping control bugs and their faeces. However, household vacuums only generate approximately 1-2 HG of vacuum power. Often exhaust contaminated waste air back inside the home. Without a doubt, Steam ‘n’ Dry Bed Bug Control Auckland Services can help.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Bed Bug Management Auckland Service Truck has the most significant hot steam extraction truck-mounted cleaners. It uses hot 85°C steam at the point of contact when it kills bed bugs before a very heated hot steam-powered truck-mounted vacuum with 26 HG of vacuum sucks them up.

Using an infrared thermometer can also be helpful. Measure the temperature of the surface immediately, as soon as the wand passes. If the weather is not high enough, then move the steamer a bit slower. Of course, do the opposite if the temperature is too high. Steam ‘n’ Dry Pest Control Auckland Services provide bed bug control, carpet beetle, wasp, ant, spider, dust mite, cockroach, flea, fly and rodent control services since 1987. Serving North Shore, West Auckland, Eastern Bays, South Auckland and Hibiscus Coast. 


Travelling From Bed Bugs

Whenever travelling, keep in mind the following bed bug control measures to aid in preventing them from your return home. These bed bug prevention and response kits are designed to be a simple tool that individuals can use to create a bed bug prevention and control program. List all the tools and documents that could be used in bed bug prevention and control. Hotels should have the following materials on hand for a response to bed bug incidences:

  • Hotel bed bug policy
  • The policy should include training for staff in dealing with bed bug complaints from clients.
  • Bed bug management in apartment, rentals or hotels


Mattress, Upholstery and Carpet Bed Bug Control Precautions

Once inside your home, observe these helpful guidelines to help keep bed bugs away.

  • Remove all clutter out of your homes in mattresses, upholstery, and carpets, finding bed bugs less difficult.
  • Steamers will sometimes spit out hot water when you start up or after the heated hot steamer has not applied steam for a while. Pointing the wand at a towel when you first start hot steaming the mattresses, upholstery, and carpets will allow you to capture this water.
  • Always read and understand the guidelines on your hot steamer DIY or service.
  • Wash and dry your bed sheets regularly, applying the hottest temperature for the fabric on the mattresses, upholstery and carpet.
  • The heated hot steam is under pressure, so for DIY, be careful when refilling the machine and using the steam wand.
  • Meticulously examine any second-hand mattresses, upholstery and carpet for bed bugs before bringing them into your home.
  • Examine your home routinely – following a trip, a move-in, guest staying overnight, or a service worker arrives in.
  • The hot steam will be hot, as high as 50-85°C. Thus, it can cause burns, so never let children use the hot mattresses, upholstery and carpet steamer and always direct the steam away from yourself.
  • While steam is helpful, it can also be dangerous. There are several precautions to take when operating a hot steamer.
  • When using heated steam, always test on an inconspicuous area as some fabrics may be damaged. With microfiber fabrics, always steam with the direction of the microfiber.
  • Do not use a pinpoint steam nozzle. Make sure you use a nozzle to distribute the steam at lower pressures, such as a floor or upholstery attachment. Pinpoint nozzles directly on the mattresses, upholstery, and carpets can blow the bed bugs away, and they may survive.


The Best Bed Bug Hot Steam Cleaners

Very Hot Steam

A regular steamer that you may have at home might not be suitable for the job as the steam temperature is not high enough. Steam ‘n’ Dry Bed Bug Control Auckland Truck Services has the most significant hot steam extraction truck-mounted cleaners. It uses hot 85°C steam at the point of contact when it kills bed bugs before a full truck-mounted vacuum with 26 HG of vacuum sucks them up. Thus, it is the most crucial characteristic of a steam cleaner that you have to consider when choosing a device for bed bug control.

Large Heat Exchanger Boiler

A large boiler is not necessary, but if your steam cleaner can store a significant amount of water, you can spend more time hunting the bed bugs down instead of refilling the whole thing again and again.


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Thus, call Steam ‘n’ Dry Bed Bug Control Auckland Services on 0800 199 399, or send us an email.


Experienced, researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 34 years of disinfecting, cleaning and pest control Auckland services experience.

Published: 6/11/2014 Updated: 27/12/2021

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