Killing Bed Bugs With Heat
Bed bugs are a blood sucking nuisance and incredibly tough to get rid of. A bed bug infestation can be a nightmare, and with so many methods of bed bug extermination, it is important to pick the right one. If you are interested in natural bed bug extermination, heat treatment is a good option to consider.
There are a number of heat methods available, all using different methods of applying heat to get rid of bed bugs. Our bed bug treatment experts have put together a description of the various ways to do bed bug extermination using heat, so that you can get the facts and choose which is right for you.
Heat Method 1: Heating up the room
Temperatures above 117 degrees Farenheit are lethal to bed bugs, so many people opt for a heat treatment of an entire infested room, or even bed bug treatment using heat for the entire home. However, a heat treatment for bed bugs of such a large scale takes time to reach the proper temperature, and by then the bed bugs can escape through under electric outlets, or even simply the door and other cracks and crevices. Bed bugs send out communication signals to other bed bugs when they are dying and warn them all to escape, and once the coast is clear the surviving bed bugs are likely to return swiftly to their host.
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Treating Bed Bugs With Heat Method
Heat Method 2: Heat Truck
Similar to heating up a room, you can also opt to place your personal items on a truck that is equip for the heat treatment of bed bugs. This method offers limited options for bed bug control, and poses the same issues as heating a room, as the bed bugs are able to escape. It also does not provide a bed bug extermination method for the bed bugs that might still be residing in your home. Plus, if even one bed bug survives the heat treatment, it will simply hide in your things, and begin a repeat infestation as soon as it has been delivered safely back into your home.
Heat Method 3: Steam Treatment
Using steam is our preferred method of bed bug extermination with heat, as it applies a highly concentrated blast of heat directly to the infestation, before the bed bugs have a chance to signal each other or escape. Using an industrial strength steam machine kills bed bugs on contact, and is natural, stain free, and scent free method of bed bug treatment. We always incorporate bed bug steam treatment into our bed bug prep services, to help prepare the area for treatment by a bed bug exterminator. Getting a bed bug inspection dog is extremely helpful when using steam as a treatment of bed bugs, as it pinpoints the source of the infestation, and is therefore an excellent method of bed bug control.