Whenever faced with a bed bug problem, the question must be asked. How can I safely solve this problem? IPM or Integrated Pest Management is a great option.
According to the EPA, integrated pest management is "an effective and
environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on
a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current,
comprehensive information on the life cycles of pest and their
interaction with the environment. This information in combination
with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by
the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to
people, property, and the environment.”
Currently the safest and most effective bed bug IPM strategy is the Fire/Ice™ type. Using a combination of carbon dioxide and heat treatment, bed bugs can be wiped out without the hazards of chemical pesticides.
Curious about IPM? Contact Hart-Shegos Inspection Services