Bed Bug Management

Bed Bug Management and Control Services in Auckland 

bed bugs control AucklandIf you encounter a bed bug problem in your home, seeking professional bed bug management services is crucial. Indeed, you can find Bed bugs in mattresses, upholstery, and carpets, and they can hitchhike on luggage, personal items, or even on you, which means they can quickly infest your home.

Steam n Dry Bed Bug Management Auckland Services has provided guaranteed bed bug control services since 1987. Our services cover South Auckland City, North Shore, East, and West Auckland, ensuring that residents in these areas can rely on us for effective bed bug eradication.

The Power of Hot Steam Cleaners in Bed Bug Control

  1. A hot steam cleaner is one of the most effective methods for killing bed bugs. Nevertheless, it is vital to remember that not all steam cleaners create equality when tackling bed bug infestations. The critical factor to consider is the temperature of the Steam produced by the cleaner. For effective bed bug control, the Steam should reach a temperature of at least 73°C. Only certain steam cleaners are capable of generating such high temperatures. Standard portable steam cleaners may not be able to eliminate bed bugs immediately, as they require direct contact with the insects or eggs. DIY methods can be time-consuming as you must thoroughly treat every crack and crevice.

If the steam temperature is not sufficiently hot, typically at 72°C or higher, the bed bugs may continue to breed and infest your mattresses, upholstery, and carpets.

At Steam n Dry Bed Bug Control Auckland Services, our primary goal is to kill bed bugs effectively. We ensure the surface temperature reaches around 72°C immediately after the steam treatment. While temperatures as low as 49°C can temporarily kill bed bugs, we recommend using our professional hot steam cleaning service to guarantee complete peace of mind.

Time and Persistence are Vital in Bed Bug Eradication

To eliminate bed bugs, repeating the steam treatment process is crucial, especially if there are still a few bugs lingering in your home. If using a hot tap water supply at around 49°C, you must expose the bed bugs to Steam for approximately 15-20 minutes. When effectively killing bed bugs and their eggs, the recommended steam exposure time at this temperature is about 90 minutes. Higher temperatures will result in faster bed bug mortality. Notably, most mattress cleaners can only generate temperatures of about 50°C.

In addition to hot steam treatment, powerful vacuuming can also be beneficial in controlling bed bugs and removing their feces. However, household vacuums usually need more power, typically generating only 1-2 HG of vacuum power and often releasing contaminated waste air back into the home. On the other hand, Steam n Dry Bed Bug Control Auckland Services equips with the most potent hot steam extraction truck-mounted cleaners. These cleaners use hot 85°C steam upon contact to kill bed bugs, followed by a truck-mounted vacuum with 26 HG of vacuum power to effectively remove them.

Precise Temperature Control and Inspection

An infrared thermometer during the steam treatment can help ensure precise temperature control. Measuring the surface temperature immediately after passing the steam wand is essential. If the temperature is not high enough, adjust the steaming speed accordingly. Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Services has provided reliable bed bug control and control services for carpet beetles, wasps, ants, spiders, dust mites, cockroaches, fleas, flies, and rodents since 1987. We proudly serve the North Shore, West Auckland, Eastern Bays, South Auckland, and Hibiscus Coast areas.

Preventing Bed Bugs Infestations During Travel

When travelling, it is essential to take preventive measures to avoid bringing bed bugs back to your home. Hotels should have proper bed bug management protocols in place, including staff training on dealing with bed bug complaints from guests. Here are some further steps you can consider:

  • Familiarize yourself with the hotel’s bed bug policy.
  • Remove clutter from your living space, making it more difficult for bed bugs to hide.
  • When using a hot steamer on mattresses, upholstery, and carpets, place a towel before the wand to capture any hot water that may spit out when starting the machine.
  • Always read and understand the guidelines for using your hot steamer, whether a DIY device or a professional service.
  • Regularly wash and dry your bed sheets, using the hottest temperature suitable for the fabric.
  • Be cautious when refilling the steam cleaner and using the steam wand, as the Steam is under pressure.
  • Inspect any second-hand mattresses, upholstery, or carpets before bringing bed bugs into your home, and ensure you have obtained the necessary measures to prevent their introduction.
  • Regularly inspect your home, especially after returning from a trip, moving in, hosting overnight guests, or receiving service workers.

Safety Precautions and Tips for Using Hot Steam

While hot Steam effectively eliminates bed bugs, it can also be potentially dangerous. Indeed, here are a few considerations to keep in mind when operating a hot steamer:

  • Never allow children to use the hot steam cleaner, as the Steam can cause burns. Always direct the Steam away from yourself.
  • Take caution when using heated Steam on different fabrics. Always conduct a trial on an inconspicuous area to ensure it does not cause any damage—Steam toward the microfiber to achieve the best results when working with microfiber fabrics.
  • Avoid using a pinpoint steam nozzle, as it may blow the bed bugs away, allowing them to survive. Instead, use a nozzle attachment that distributes the Steam at lower pressures, such as a floor or upholstery attachment.

Choosing the Best Bed Bugs Hot Steam Cleaner

Selecting a steam cleaner with the right capabilities is essential to combat bed bugs. While regular steamers may not reach the required temperature, Steam n Dry Bed Bug Control Auckland Truck Services utilises the most potent hot steam extraction truck-mounted cleaners. These cleaners produce hot 85°C steam at the point of contact, effectively killing bed bugs. A truck-mounted vacuum with 26 HG of power follows them to ensure thorough removal. When choosing a steam cleaner for bed bug control, temperature control is the most crucial characteristic to consider.

Additionally, a steam cleaner with a large heat exchanger boiler is advantageous, as it allows for significant water storage. Using this method, you can spend more time targeting bed bugs instead of frequently refilling the machine. At Steam n Dry Bed Bug Control Auckland Services, we comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and hold the Pesticide Applicator Certification.

Contact Steam n Dry Bed Bugs Control Auckland Services

For reliable bed bug control services in Auckland, don’t hesitate to contact Steam n Dry Bed Bug Control Auckland Services. You can call us at 0800 199 399 or email us for assistance. Graeme Stephens leads our team. He has been an IICRC Master Restoration Technician since 2001. With over 36 years of experience, we specialise in disinfecting, cleaning, and pest control services in Auckland.

Updated Last: June/09/2023


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