Your Guide to Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Bed bugs are nasty little creatures. They wait until we’re asleep and then attack us by sucking our blood. When we wake up in the morning, we’re left with red, itchy spots all over our skin. The good news is that eliminating bed bugs is now easier than ever. After many years of trial and error, it’s been discovered that bed bug heat treatment is the best solution.
Advantages of using heat to treat bed bugs.
Whether or not you’ve heard about the effects of using heat to kill bed bugs, the simple fact is that it’s quite effective.
Here are some of the benefits of this solution:
Bed Bugs Can’t Hide
Bed bugs are masters of hide and seek. That’s why it’s so difficult to get rid of them. A chemical treatment has a lot of problems reaching into the cracks and slits inside a bed’s frame, mattress, and box springs, not to mention couches, wall outlets, etc.
Since a heat treatment raises the temperature of an entire room (or home), bed bugs have no place to hide. No matter where they go, the heat will find them.
Kills All Life Cycles
Over the years, there have been many different types of chemicals created to target bed bugs. Several of them have actually been quite effective, but only with adults. That’s because bed bug eggs have been found to be more resilient against chemicals.
They’re also more resilient against heat. But with a heat treatment, the temperature is turned up to a point where even the eggs can’t survive.
Non-Toxic Treatment for Bed Bugs
Most pesticides have been found to be toxic to humans and animals. That means your household members and pets might be harmed by spraying chemicals meant for bed bugs. Heat treatments require zero chemicals, which makes them much safer for everyone. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to keep your pets out of the home and may need to remove heat-sensitive items during the treatment since there’s a high level of heat involved.
Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs: An Eco-Friendly Solution
Not only is bed bug heat treatment safer for humans and pets, but it’s also better for the environment. Chemicals that have been used to kill bed bugs in the past have been shown to find their way into the environment. With a heat treatment, this problem simply doesn’t exist. There are no dangerous chemicals to leach into the soil or get into the air.
How Bed Bug Heat Treatment Works
If you’ve never even heard of the idea of a heat treatment to kill bed bugs, that’s okay. Many people are in the same boat. But it’s proven to be quite effective. If you’ve decided that this is the best way to get rid of bed bugs in your home, here’s what you can expect:
The first part of the process involving bed bug heat treatment is to provide you with an infestation analysis. In other words, an expert will come to your home and look for signs of bed bugs. They’ll then present you with an analysis of their findings and tell you what the best plan of action will be, including a heat treatment.
Once it’s been determined that a heat treatment is necessary, the experts will bring in their equipment. This includes the heaters that will raise your home’s temperature, in addition to some large fans. These fans are not meant to cool down the home. Rather, they’re used to spread the hot air more quickly so that the bed bugs can be effectively eradicated.
The final part of the process is the heat treatment itself. In order to kill bed bugs and their eggs, the heat temperature will be raised to somewhere around 120 degrees and sometimes higher. Depending on the level of heat used, the entire process could take as little as 20 minutes or as long as 90 minutes. You’ll then need to let the heat dissipate for a while before returning home.
Contact ProHealth Pest Control for a Bed Bug Heat Treatment
ProHealth Pest Control offers pest control services for many different types of pests, including bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, rodents, ants, arachnids, etc. If you have any questions about our services or would like to set up an appointment, reach out to us at (727) 308-2543 today.