Heat treatment for bed bugs is the only proven way to get rid of bed bugs and their eggs in 1 treatment. Chemicals and pesticides have not been very effective at eliminating bed bugs. Heat treatment will not only eliminate bed bugs but other organisms within the home as well.
Bed bugs are the best hitchhikers. They can catch a ride in the seams of your clothing, your luggage, and almost any piece of fabric you can think of. Hiding in mattresses, bed frames, headboards, sheets, luggage, clothing, carpet, cracks, crevices, furniture, and even picture frames. To top it off the females are laying eggs and all of those places. They can even travel from room to room via wall voids, electrical outlets, plumbing, etc. Making hotels and apartments prime targets. Female bed bugs may lay from 200 to 500 eggs. A bed bugs entire life cycle is anywhere from five weeks to four months depending on the availability of blood hosts. They can go without feeding from 80 to 140 days. They have had adult bed bugs in Laboratories last 550 days without a meal. Drinking up to 6 times their body weight in blood, taking 3 to 10 minutes to feed.
A heat treatment is when the building air, materials, and contents are brought to temperatures of 140 to 180 degrees for several hours. Killing bugs, organisms, and allergies, pathogens, viruses, etc. The treatment starts with an inspection of the treatment area or structure. The bed bug expert will instruct the customer of what items may need to be removed from the home and to take exact measurements. We will also leave you with a checklist of what needs to be done for preparing for heat treatment and schedule the treatment date. On treatment date the customer will needs to make arrangements for all living things to be able to stay for the next 12 hours. After treatment we will set a number of visits to follow up with the treatment.