This treatment involves raising the temperature within your home or business to a level that bed bugs of any age/stage are unable to survive. This is typically around 117 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Because bed bugs tend to hide in hard to reach or difficult to treat areas, such as blankets, furniture, shoes, and baseboards, “Heatigation” is an effective treatment option to reach bed bugs that aren’t out in the open.
Advantages of Thermal Remediation treatment include:
- It dramatically minimizes the amount of prep work needed
- It decreases the amount of downtime—less time off work and closure of your business
- It allows customers to experience immediate results in the initial treatment
- It minimizes the use of harmful chemicals, allowing re-entry into the home/business within hours
How Does It Work?
Heat kills by dehydrating or drying insects out. The high heat/low humidity atmosphere causes insects to die due to a lack of moisture. Therefore, the lower the humidity of the heated space, the quicker the insects will die.
For heat treatment to be effective, it is important that all parts of the area being treated reach lethal temperatures. Thermal Eradication 911 will prepare a heating plan which will consider the layout of the area and its contents so that the heat treatment equipment can be placed optimally to ensure the appropriate temperature is reached.
The convenience of using a safe and effective Thermal Heat Treatment vs. a traditional chemical treatment.
Forget packing up your family and pets, sealing up all food, and countless other tasks in preparation for fumigation. Factor in the added cost of a hotel while the fumigation is completed. With the convenience of Thermal Heat being a one day process, there is no need to leave your home for a long period of time saving you money already.
Thermal Heat can be used to treat entire structures, attics, walls, ceilings, and more. Thermal Heat can also be done Commercially making it a practical option for businesses. Closing for an extended amount of time can mean a huge loss for a company. In some cases, the infestation can be confined to a single piece of furniture. By using Thermal Heat, that single piece can be the only thing that is treated and successfully rid the furniture of infestation before it spreads.
Typically, customers are able to return to the treatment area on the same day. Temperatures will likely still be elevated when you return and additional items may have been moved to help evenly distribute the heat. Customers will receive complete post-treatment instructions prior to the start of service.
Is Heat Treatment Ideal For Me?
Although heat treatment is very effective, it is not recommended in every situation. Heat treatment is most effective in the following:
- Single Family Homes
- Apartment Communities
- Hotels & Motels
- Assisted Living Facilities
- College Dorms
- Furniture Rental Stores
- Summer Camps
- Businesses with sitting accommodations
Although they measure less than half an inch at full size, bed bugs can be a real menace – these nasty little bloodsuckers can be hard to kill. As a result, finding bed bugs in your home, office or favorite spaces can go quickly from mild irritation to a mortifying nuisance if not properly dealt with.
When bed bugs show up, you need to act quickly to secure their removal. The insects reproduce mighty fast, and within the space of weeks, you could go from a single nest to a full-blown infestation.
Dealing with bed bugs requires significant effort though since the bugs are tough, smart, and notoriously difficult to deal with. They are accomplished hitchhikers and can cling to clothing, hair, and other objects or escape into hard-to-see spots.
This is why health professionals and agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, recommend that if you find bed bugs, you should call in a Pest Management Professional. Professional exterminators such as Thermal Eradication can deal with the pest problem comprehensively, ensuring you don’t have to worry about new problems only a few months later.
But sometimes, you may want to try DIY measures to deal with very small bed bug problems or conduct a search by yourself. Can you successfully get rid of bed bugs using these DIY measures, or are you best served by contacting an experienced pest exterminator immediately?
This article explains the Pros & Cons to Hiring a Professional Exterminator.