Method Pros Cons
Traditional (Chemical)
  • Most Cost Effective Treatment
  • Residual effectiveness
  • Resistance varies by populations
  • Too much clutter will hamper effectiveness
  • Some belongings may need to be discarded
Extreme Heat above 120°F
  • Chemical free
  • Kills all bed bug life cycles
  • Can penetrate materials
  • Can provide complete control within 24 hours
  • Belongings do not have to be discarded
  • Treatments can fail if preparation is not done correctly
  • Most expensive of treatment options
Steam
  • Chemical free
  • Kills bed bugs and eggs on direct contact
  • Does not penetrate materials
  • Moisture left behind can be a problem & cause damage
  • No residual effect
  • Too much clutter will hamper effectiveness
  • Some belongings may need to be discarded
Freezing (Cryonite)
  • Chemical free
  • Kills bed bugs and eggs on direct contact
  • Does not penetrate materials
  • No residual effect
  • Too much clutter will hamper effectiveness
  • Some belongings may need to be discarded

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