Bed Bug Control

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  • Safeguard's Enhanced Bed Bug Control Program
  • An honest discussion of all other common treatment options


Safeguard's Enhanced Bed Bug Control Program


Bed bugs are tolerant to most available control materials and can be very hard to get rid of. Our bed bug control program is designed to overcome their natural resistance and get you to zero bed bugs ASAP.

We use vacuums to remove bed bugs and their eggs from beds and furniture. Fewer bugs, fewer bites - right away. We use 200°+ steam to penetrate furniture and areas under baseboards. High temperature / high pressure steams kills all stages of bed bugs on contact.

We install box spring encasements to trap bed bugs away from you - after making sure your bed frame won't tear or harm the encasement. We install bed bug interceptors under the legs of your bed frame, and we use a variety of control materials to overcome bed bug chemical tolerance.

Bed bugs have a two week egg hatching cycle, to combat this cycle and overcome chemical tolerance we treat homes three times in a row in two week intervals, using different control materials each time.

These materials, applied carefully and thoroughly, coupled with the steps outlined above form the basis of our control strategy.

In sleeping areas we treat all furniture within two to three feet of the bed or other sleeping surface, we treat under the baseboards, we treat bed frames, mattress edges, and we treat the box spring, if present, before encasing it.

Throughout the home we treat baseboards, window frames, and doorway framing. We steam and chemically treat all upholstered furniture.

We suggest that customers consider placing clothing, stuffed animals, and bedding in driers on high, as 15 minutes or so will kill bed bugs and their eggs. Customers will need to read labels on these items to make sure this action is safe for each individual item.


Call Safeguard today to book an inspection or treatment for your home!

To talk to a bed bug exterminator, at no cost and no obligation - give us a call. You'll be glad you did!


How do others control bed bugs?


Common bed bug control options

  • A can of something from the home and garden center
  • Whole home heat treatments
  • Spot freeze treatments
  • Heavy steam applications
  • Whole home fumigations
  • Professional exterminator spray services


Over the counter products don't educate consumers on how to look for bed bugs, or how to do a thorough bed bug control. The other problem is that they just don't work. Don't be fooled, many of over the counter products have web sites full of supposed customer testimonials.

Whole house heat treatments cost thousands and fail about 25% of the time. They are primarily used by most companies to crash heavy populations of bed bugs. Because of that super high failure rate, almost all companies which do heat treatments, also do spray treatments too, as insurance. Why pay the extra thousands, when the spray treatments can work by themselves?

Spot freeze treatments may be the worst answer out there. Bed Bugs are super resistant to cold. Unless you have access to a deep freeze big enough to hold everything you own, including your house for 4 to 6 weeks, run, don't walk from this option.

Heavy steam applications are a great idea, a hot enough steam with enough steam pressure behind it can kill bed bugs. If you are looking at steamers - opt for the $700.00 models and skip the cheap ones that don't work. We use steam as one important aspect of our overall treatment strategy.

Why do heat and steam only treatments fail so often? Bed bugs can sense heat, and they can sense it directionally. That is, they can tell where the heat is coming from. If then can find an insulated area to crawl away into - they will. The average home is full of heat sinks - cooler areas that bed bugs can retreat into.

A true whole home tent fumigation, where they put tarps over your home, works 100% of the time. Due to it's expense however, most companies that do tent fumigations require you to have an ongoing spray service to achieve a warranty.


Safeguard's use of vacuums, steam, and rotated treatment materials is an enhanced treatment protocol that really works!


We are your local Bed Bug Control Experts.

We use Bed Bug Control products that are pet and people friendly - and effective.

We have been providing Bed Bug Control in the Greater Seattle area for over 20 years!

We are A+ rated, we get most of our work from repeat customers and referrals, and we have been awarded the Super Service Award from Angie's list - multiple times!

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