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What if my bed bugs treatment doesn’t work?

When you have a bed bug infestation and begin to look for a company to eradicate the problem it can be quite over whelming. There a couple of questions you need to ask before making a decision.

What do I need to do before my treatment can be carried out?
How many treatments will it take to eradicate my problem?
What can I do/not do after my treatment has been carried out?
Where will the chemical be sprayed and is it harmful for me, my family or pets?
Will my treatment be guaranteed?
If it is guaranteed how does the guarantee work?

Chemical treatments for Bed bugs

When you have a bed bug problem the first step is to freak out! After having a cup of tea and a biscuit you can then logically work out a plan of action to tackle the bugs.

The best place to start is to find what can kill them and how it works. Having bed bugs and finding a viable solution for killing them is no different to having any other service to your property. It is alway best to get a couple of quotes. When phoning around and speaking to the UK’s bed bug specialists you will find that we all do it a little differently.

Trust K9 offer two different solutions for the eradication of bed bugs.

Why use Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs

Trust K9 specialise in detecting and getting rid of bed bugs. Customers usually come to us for heat treatment for the following reasons:

They want immediate results.
Bed Bug Eggs cannot be killed with any type of chemical and so heat treatment is the only way to get rid of a bed bug infestation immediately. Hotels use us for heat for this reason. Although a correctly applied chemical treatment will get rid of bed bugs it will mean enduring bites for a few weeks, this is not good for hotel guests!

They have been on holiday and are worried that they might bring bed bugs home
We have a mobile heat service where we can pick up your luggage from the airport or you can bring it to our offices for an 8 hour heat treatment to ensure you don’t take bed bugs home with you

They are landlords and their property is uninhabited
A chemical treatment will not be fully effective if the property is unninhanitied.  Bed bugs need to be lured out by humans (Co2) and if the property is empty then they will lay dormant and may go into diapause.  Heat Treatment kills bed bugs and eggs immediately, so the house of flat will be ready for its new occupants to move in

They are moving to a new house and are worried they will take bed bugs with them
We always recommend that people get rid of a bed bug problem before they move.  In some cases this is not always possible and so if you only have your belongings and some small furniture, you can bring this to us for a mobile heat treatment to ensure that you don’t take bed bugs to your new home.

Contact us today on info@trustk9.com or call us on 0208 299 4090

What treatment is right for my bed bug infestation?

Choosing the right treatment to eradicate your bed bug problem can be a hard decision to make. There are lots of different types of treatment available and they all have pros and cons.

We have detailed the treatments Trust K9 offer and when we, and our customers, feel these are the best option.

Heat treatment – Full Structural

Trust K9 - Bed bugs specialists - heat-treatment iconExcellent for eradicating bed bugs quickly! This treatment is great for customers who cannot take the bed bugs any longer; although expensive it will kill all life stages during the treatment time. This treatment is not practical for everyone as you are required to be out of your home for 24 hours (14 hour treatment time, 10 hours cooling time) and we cannot heat above the third floor.
» Read in greater details about Trust K9 heat treatments

Chemical treatment

Trust K9 - Bed bugs specialists - chemical-treatment iconGreat all round! This treatment takes 5 weeks to kill all of the bed bugs and although this isn’t an appealing aspect the chemical is actually active for a lot longer. This treatment is great for giving you long lasting protection for example if it is in a neighbouring property. There also isn’t much prep work for this treatment and you only need to be out of the treated rooms for 2 hours.
» Read more about Trust K9 chemical treatments

Canine search

Trust K9 - Bed bugs specialists - Bed bug iconThis form of bed bug search is far more accurate than a visual search. Although costly it minimises disruption and is far quicker than a visual search. Canines are alerting on the strongest point of the scent of bed bugs therefore confirming if an infestation is present. This search is great for low level infestations or larger buildings.
» Find out about Trust K9 Canine search

There are also a few other options on the market, however please be aware Trust K9 does not offer these treatments as we do not feel that on their own they are sufficient enough to eradicate an infestation.

Heat treatment – Pod/Tent

This treatment is great for eradicating bed bugs in furniture; however this treatment will not kill bugs in the building such as skirting boards and plug sockets. This treatment would need to be teamed with a chemical spray to kill any bed bugs in the building and this would still take up to 5 weeks to kill all of those bed bugs.

Steam treatment

This treatment is a great starting point especially when you are trying to eradicate them yourself. Bed bugs die at 46 degrees Celsius so anything you get above this temperature will kill all life stages of bed bugs. However surrounding areas to the steam will be cooler and this can push the bed bugs further into furniture and the building as they try to escape. Steam also has no long lasting affect so a chemical barrier would also need to be applied and no further steam could be carried out as this would wash away the chemical barrier.

Freeze treatment

This treatment will kill bed bugs; however reaching temperatures low enough can take a long time. Freezing is great for soft furnishings and clothing that can be placed in a chest freezer.

Please email us or call us on 07943 638824 today for more information