HELP: Pest control guy coming to thermal fog(4 posts)
I have discovered a small bedbug problem in my apartment. We've been getting new bites every few days, so I talked to the apartment manager and a pest control guy came over yesterday and sprayed some liquid stuff along some of the baseboards in my apartment. He said that was a primer for what he will do later. He said he'll be back on Monday to do a thermal fog. Is that okay? I've read about how foggers only spread bedbugs around and make it worse, not kill them off. But is that only with an aerosol fog? He's going to be using a thermal fog, so I was wondering if this was any different?
Also, he will give me more instructions on Monday (after he does the thermal fog) and says I will need to wash all my belongings (clothes, bedding, towels, pillow and couch slipcovers). Is that because the bugs will hitchhike over onto my clothes or is this because the chemicals they use that will be on my clothes after the thermal fog? Please help.
Oh and one more thing. How hot will a thermal fog get? Should I take aerosol cans, candles, and stuff that might melt or get damaged out of the apartment when he comes?
Sorry, I am just so new at this. I really just want all these bugs gone.
From what I am told, it's because most of those fogging chemicals used tend to stain fabrics. I could be mistaken but this is what I thought I got from my PCO last time they came by.
my company uses thermal remidiation not fogging but for every treatment there are prepartions that need to be done by the homeowner. I would advise you to call you pco and get a prep list of what needs to get done. Also ask him to walk you through exactly how the treatment will be done. Every legitmite pco should spend as much time with you as necessary to answer any questions or concerns regarding any treatment they will be preforming. I tell every single one of my clients to ask any question the is no such thing as a stupid question. thats what your pco is there for to answer any and all questions or concerns you may have.
I have heard of thermal, and I have heard of fogging, but I have not heard of "thermal fog." I would like to hear or read more about what exactly is involved.
The provider should be giving you explicit instructions for prep and you should ask if it is not clear.
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