If you’ve been reading up on bed bugs lately or experiencing an infestation, you’ve likely heard of some new state-of-the-art treatment known as cryonite treatment. This is a new innovative, non-toxic patented treatment that is used not only to eliminate bed bugs but a wide range of crawling insects. It is successful at killing everything from cockroaches to bed bugs. And, it’ll be instantaneous, on contact. Although it does kill on contact, this can be considered both a good and bad thing, which you’ll learn more about later.
Cryonite treatment works by releasing CO2 or snow, which is applied to the infected areas. It rapidly kills the critters when they come into contact with it. It freezes them below sub-freezing temperatures and their organs stop producing. Continue reading to learn more about this innovative type of treatment.
How Does Cryonite Kill Bed Bugs?
As you learned from the information above, cryonite pretty much works by freezing its targets. The freezing process is extremely rapid and reaches sub-zero temperatures. The speed is just one of the many things that contribute to the effectiveness of this type of treatment. The cooling medium is carbon dioxide snow, which is also sprayed from a special nozzle specifically designed for the application of this substance. It allows the substance to be distributed in the most effective way possible.
You’ll find that in many situations the CO2 from this treatment is also referred to as dry ice. This is because it is converted directly to gas right out of the canister. There is no liquid phase, making the treatment even that more effective. Because there is no liquid stage, this treatment can be applied in a lot of areas where liquid treatments aren’t applicable. For instance, you can’t apply liquid pesticides and chemicals in electrical outlets or bakeries because of the potential for food contamination.
This is something you do not have to worry about when taking advantage of dry ice or snow treatment. Since it’s gas and not liquid there will be no potential food contamination or potential for electrical short. Although this might seem like a good thing, it can be construed as a bad thing as well. Without the liquid, there is no lingering effect that you normally get with pesticides, liquids, and chemicals. If the bugs don’t come into immediate contact with the substance, they will live to fight another day. With liquids and pesticides, there is that lingering effect so bugs can later die from coming into contact with the substance.
That being said, there are some other upsides to this variation of treatment. The nozzle is not only specifically engineered to administer the gas in the most efficient way possible, but it is usually designed with a good-neck or 90-degree angle, allowing the administering tech to move the telescopic handle into places that other treatments couldn’t effectively reach. The snow/gas also penetrates deep into cracks and crevices where other treatments can’t reach.
A More Eco-Friendly Solution For Everyone!
While there are many calling the cryonite treatment a new, innovative treatment, it has been around for centuries. In Europe and Australia, this treatment has been extensively tried and tested. It’s been put through the wringer in every imaginable situation, every possible scenario. It was just until recently that the treatment made its way to the United States, and this is why a lot of people are just now hearing about it for the first time. A lot of pest management firms in Baltimore are just now adding the treatment to their arsenals. Regardless, the treatment is extremely eco-friendly, and eco-friendly treatments are something that is more and more needed in this chemically-filled world.
In addition to being extremely eco-friendly and safe, there are a variety of other advantages that come along with this type of treatment.
- It can be utilized anytime, anywhere
- Can safely be used around edibles and electrical applications
- If there are production lines that can be stopped without causing critical problems, this treatment makes the perfect solution
- There is no residue left after treatment, making this the perfect solution for apartment buildings, condos, and residential settings. People can virtually move right back in as soon as treatment is over
- It is effective against all stages of crawling bugs (It kills adults, nymphs, larvae, and even eggs)
- Treatment usually cost less because it is quicker and easier for the administering pest management firm
If you have more questions and concerns about cryonite treatments or just want to take to someone about pest management services, we always have someone standing by at our Baltimore offices. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a ring. Set up an appointment and we’ll have someone out to the property within the next 24 to 48 hours. If emergency services are needed, we have specialists available for this task as well. Whatever you need, do not hesitate!