Houston is highly ranked in a lot of areas, but “number of bed bug infestations” is one ranking everyone who lives here wishes we could get rid of. Well, we can–by getting rid of the bugs themselves.
Chem-free's trained professionals will not only get rid of any bed bugs you have using the most natural methods possible, but also we’ll help you stop future infestations before they start.
How exactly do we do this?
Not all bed bug infestations are created equally. Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all treatment, we first conduct an initial inspection. One of our technicians will investigate your home to ascertain the nature and extent of the issue. That means ensuring that you do really have bed bugs and determining how widespread the infestation is.
After the inspector confirms that you do, in fact, have a bed bug problem, he or she will suggest a recommended treatment plan. Typically, Chem-free first tries to use non-toxic heat treatments and other low-impact methods to solve the problem.
Why does this matter? Because for the better part of 50 years, bed bugs were thought to be a problem of the past. But in the ‘90s, more infestations started occurring. One possible reason for this is that these creatures developed a resistance to the various chemical treatments that were used the first time around. By using more natural methods, Chem-free aims to prevent this from happening again while also keeping your house safe for you and your family.
Treatments involving heat tend to be the most effective alternative to using toxic chemicals, because bed bugs can’t survive in temperatures above 110 degrees. In addition, you’ll be able to treat your home and come back on the same day because these types of treatments won’t leave behind any kind of harmful or dangerous residue. Using heat to kill bed bugs is more effective than low-temperature treatments because those take longer, and many home freezers simply don’t get cold enough.
However, heat treatments are not something you should try on your own. For one thing, residential heating and cooling units are not designed to get up to that temperature. For another, if you are able to raise the temperature of your home enough, you can unknowingly cause extensive harm to all kinds of common household items–electronics in particular. Chem-free's experts can advise you on what and how to protect of your belongings prior to a heat treatment.
Getting the Service Done
Our skilled professionals have been trained to understand the biology of bed bugs and have the best state-of-the-art equipment designed to raise the temperature of your home to a scorching 125 degrees.
At this temperature, bed bugs will die, no matter which part of their life cycle they are in. Just as importantly, we’ll ensure you know what to do with your belongings following the treatments to reduce the possibility that any living bed bugs will return.
Setting Up Monitoring
With most pests, once you get rid of the problem, it’s just gone. Not so for bed bugs. To make sure they stay away over the long run, you need to remain diligent, monitor the situation carefully and schedule follow-up visits. It’s also important to ensure cracks and crevices are sealed and that you vacuum regularly and prevent any clutter from building up.
Our trained technicians can guide you through this process and detail a wide variety of preventative behaviors you can engage in so bed bugs stay away. One thing you may wish to do is use special covers for your box springs and mattresses designed to keep bed bugs out. Another tactic is to frequently wash and dry your linens using heat to kill any stray bugs.
With Chem-free, you can also rest easy. While your warranty is still in effect, we will come back to your home as many times as needed completely free of charge to make sure no bed bugs return.
Chem-free proudly serves Houston, as well as Cypress, Katy, Sugarland, Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands and Kingwood.