Our Bed Bug Heat Treatment Program Kills Bed Bugs and Their Eggs with Minimal Personal Preparation
Heat has been scientifically documented to kill bed bugs and bed bug eggs. In fact, sustained temperatures of over 120 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of ten minutes (like putting infested clothes in a dryer on medium heat) will kill all bed bugs and eggs. However, you can't put your furniture, carpet, and home accessories in the dryer, so what can you do to get rid of bed bugs when you've got a bed bug problem?
There are two options to get rid of bed bugs. The first option is extermination using pesticides. This treatment option, although less inexpensive, requires a significant amount of labor on your part. Before each of the two or three chemical treatments, you will need to wash, dry, and plastic bag all bedding and clothes. You must then organize and de clutter your living spaces to prepare for the pesticide application. Additionally, you must vacuum and move all furniture away from the walls and baseboards. Move things into another room, and you may actually end up spreading your bed bug problem. It is hard work, and the attention to detail that you put into preparation will directly affect the success of the extermination process.
The second option is a full house heat treatment (sometimes known as structural pasteurization). This highly effective option requires very little involvement on your part, short of opening drawers and taking your pets out for the day. Forcing heated air into your home for several hours to kill all bed bugs may be just the problem solver you need to get rid of your bed bugs once and for all without the time consuming and tedious cleanup chores associated with bed bug extermination using pesticides.
It's easy to get ready, here's what you have to do to prepare for a whole home heat treatment:
- Open all the closet doors, drawers and doors in your home.
- Remove any aerosol can products from the premises.
- Move any houseplants outside.
- Put outside or in a shed any oil paintings, candles, or waxy products that may melt.
- Set your heat or air conditioning to off.
- Unplug electrical appliances.
- Go out for the afternoon and pamper yourself. You deserve it!*
It's that simple. Our heat treatment team does all the rest. When you come home you'll be bed bug free in one visit.
While you are away, this is what our heat treatment team does:
- The team will arrive around 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and start equipment set up.
- They will do a quick walk through to make sure problem items that are easily visible are removed before heating starts.
- They set up our propane and generator-powered heaters to blow hot air throughout your home to achieve an interior temperature of 140 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit for three to four hours; killing all bed bugs and eggs where ever they may be.
- Our team is usually packed up and leaves around 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Follow-up for an Extra Measure of Assurance and Your Peace of Mind
As we understand how traumatic a bed bug problem can be and to provide a greater level of assurance, after your heat treatment, we will apply special bed bug killing materials in the affected areas for your peace of mind. On top of that, we will come out to inspect for bed bugs in two weeks to make sure that none survived plus we offer a 90 day bed bug free warrantee.
The bottom-line is that our heat treatment saves you:
- valuable time
- takes the headaches out of bed bug treatment by minimizing the amount of cleaning and preparation work
- and affords an immediate kill of all bed bugs from adults, to nymphs, to eggs allowing you to get on with your life fast!
We know that bed bugs can just happen. Sometimes you will never even know how they got into your home. If they happen to you, our new heat treatment service can solve your bed bug problem fast with minimal effort on your part. Call us today to find out more about our special bed bug heat treatment team and to check pricing.
*There are a few more things we ask you to do to prepare for your heat treatment, but they are not hard, nor are they complicated. They'll be action items such as put canned sodas in your fridge and not in a cabinet. We'll give you a short list to do the night before or morning before our team arrives.