What Are Bed Bug Heat Treatments?
February 10, 2014
Bed bug heat treatments are the most effective choice for getting rid of bed bugs in homes and businesses.
So you’ve determined that you have Bed Bugs in your home. That’s not good. These pests can be very difficult to get rid of, especially with traditional Bedbug treatment methods (chemical spot treatments,steam, are typical). But what if we were to tell you that there is a bed bug solution that can completely get rid of bed bugs in your home or business, in just one day, with no use of chemicals? It may seem to be too good to be true, but it’s not; bed bug heat treatments are the way to go when it comes to entirely getting rid of bed bugs in a structure.
What are bed bug heat treatments?
Also called thermal remediation, a bed bug heat treatment is just that: treating a bed bug problem with heat. It is well known that bed bugs (and all life stages of these parasites) cannot survive above a certain temperature, especially when they’ve been exposed to that high temperature for long periods of time. And there is more than just one way to use heat to kill bed bugs. Heat in the form of steam has been used for killing bed bugs in carpets and behind base boards. Portable heat chambers can kill bed bugs infested in household items and furniture and hot dryers can kill bed bugs inside clothing and bed linens. At Clark Pest Remedy, our professional heating system is how we choose to treat structures that have bed bug infestations. This system uses a combination of heaters and fans to bring a room up to the appropriate temperature for killing bed bugs and their eggs (and not harming your belongings) and with the help of heat sensors and fans, the room is kept at this temperature for several hours. Once the bed bug heat treatment has concluded, bed bugs, bed bug nymphs and bed bug eggs will be dead, leaving you with the peace of mind that your bed bug problem is over.
Why choose Bed Bug Heat Treatments?
It may seem obvious to you now – pest control companies use thermal remediation for bed bug control because it works! But weren’t they using chemicals before and that worked too? Good question! Yes – bed bugs have been treated with chemicals for many years, with a varying degree of results. It is now thought that bed bugs may be gaining a resistance to some of the popular bed bug control insecticides that have been used to control them since their re-emergence in the past few years. And because bed bugs are so very good at hiding in the cracks and crevices of our surroundings, often traditional insecticide treatments don’t reach into their hiding places, leaving a few bed bugs in a room to start a new bed bug population. But for some people, a bed bug heat treatment may seem cost prohibitive. Yes, bed bug heat treatments are a little more expensive than the bed bug heat treatments of the past. This is because they take a significant amount of set up and very skilled operation of the heating system to completely get rid of a bed bug problem inside a structure. But when you consider how many traditional treatments you may need to fully eradicate your bed bug problem, (technicians visiting over and over again to re-treat the problem, charging you at every visit), you could end up spending way more money trying to get rid of bed bugs the old fashioned way. A bed bug heat treatment is a single service that can completely eradicate all bed bugs in your structure in one visit. One price- one visit- and you’ll be one happy customer!
For more information on the thermal remediation services provided by the professionals at Clark Pest Remedy,Atlanta and other service areas in Georgia, contact Clark Pest Remedy today. Our friendly customer service representatives can give you more information on our bed bug heat treatment services or you can speak to one of our friendly technicians for more information.
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