Everything you need to know about heat treatments for bed bugs
Bed bugs seem to be harmless. Adults are often referred to as “apple seeds with legs.” The little ones are known as nymphs. But make no mistake about it: bed bugs are a serious pain. They do get you when you’re sleeping in your room, even while you’re on holiday or spending a year overseas, they’ll wait for you until you return home — for a year or more. There are a variety of ways to efficiently get rid of bed bugs, but deciding which solution is better for your case can be difficult.
Heat therapy is one way for homeowners to prevent the use of chemicals and other forms of treatments when it comes to bed bug control. Is heat treatment for bed bugs effective? When you pay a qualified pest control specialist to do the job correctly, it does. And the cost of medication, combined with the blood loss caused by the bugs, can make you anemic.
What is bed bug heat treatment?
Heat treatment Bed bugs use specialized equipment to safely heat each target area to temperatures that bed bugs cannot tolerate. These treatments are often carried out room by room. Temperatures above 122 degrees Fahrenheit are too hot for bed bugs and their eggs to survive. The typical heat treatment increases the room’s air temperature to between 135 and 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
How does bed bug heat treatment work?
Like humans, insects consist of proteins. Also, enzymes are proteins and their origin and their body position and function is determined by their DNA. If a cell is heated up to 135 degrees Fahrenheit or more, the DNA breaks down and the cell stops working properly. However, you’ll need a target temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours or 145 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour to achieve complete control. This must be done on the insect, not just in the room or in the environment.
There are some methods for doing heat treatment bed bugs. The most popular method is for a pest control specialist to carry big electric heaters into your house. The heaters are turned on and work until the temperatures hit 135 and 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Experts can also use ductwork to blow hot air into rooms or apply localized steam heat.
We use devices to build a continuous high heat condition in which bed bugs cannot survive. This technique is superior to others because it eliminates bed bugs’ ability to hide. Heat treatment for bed bugs treats entire rooms, not just parts of them.
Ecopest for Bed bug Heat Treatment
Customers with bed bugs in their homes are often anxious, in tears, and in dire need of an urgent remedy. This is completely natural. Be certain that the service provider takes time with you to consider the seriousness and duration of the infestation, as well as the property concerned. They can then go through all of the recovery plans for you so that you are well informed of the options available to you.
The bed bug heat treatment for bed bugs expense reflects not just the time and effort we will put in, but also the assurance we will include you. We have over 50 years of experience in heat treatment around the world here at Ecopest. Please give us a call if you think you have a bug in bed or a moth and need heat care. We will provide you a briefing on whether and when heat treatment is required.
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