Why Use A Heat Treatment To Kill Bed Bugs

Once bed bugs infest your home it can be hard to notice if they are even there. They are expert hiders and know to come out when it is safe to feed on our blood. They are attracted to our CO2 and know to come to our beds. These smart creatures know to hide away during the day when they cannot feed. They are so thin they hide in the tightest of spaces. Most of the time they cannot even be seen by the human eye. Dogs are trained to alert for the musty smell bed bug let off in order to find them in the first place.

Apart from finding them, they are incredibly difficult to exterminate. Chemical treatments are commonly practiced because it’s the easier treatment method to do. The problem with this is the spray can rarely kill every bed bug. Bed bugs hide in areas where the spray can’t them. The residual of the spray is not enough to kill the either. Chemical sprays can lessen the number of bed bugs but cannot eliminate an entire infestation. The most common bed bug treatment method cannot necessarily kill every bug. It’s not uncommon for exterminators to say “we tried our best we are sorry.” We know this because we get people who previously had chemical treatments asking us for heat treatment.

There are many different treatment options available for bed bugs. In fact, the most popular treatment option is chemical sprays. These are relatively easy to conduct and have been around for a long time. The exterminator can generally charge a premium for spraying bed bugs. The problem with these sprays is the fact that not every bed bug will get hit. They are expert hiders and can be in the tightest of spaces. It’s not uncommon for this pest to be in the pages of a book. They are as thin as a credit card. The residual of these sprays is usually not enough to kill them either. There has also been extensive research that bed bugs develop resilience to these chemicals over time. Chemicals can help lessen the number of bed bugs but can rarely kill an entire infestation. That’s when we turn to heat treatments

Heat Removal is the process of using high temperatures to eliminate bed bugs and their eggs. This is done by cranking up the temperature in a room to over 122 degrees Fahrenheit for a sustained period of time. Anything above this temperature will kill bed bugs. The great thing about heat treatment is that bed bugs have nowhere to hide from it. They will eventually succumb to the heat and die. Heat treatment is also effective against bed bug eggs. This means that you can kill an entire generation of bedbugs with just one treatment. If you’re looking for a bed bug treatment that is more likely to be successful, heat treatment is the way to go!

It’s important to have a bed bug heat treatment-specific exterminator. It takes experience and skill to have successful heat treatment. The exterminator must move personal belongings to ensure there are no cold spots for bed bugs to potentially hide. They must be able to work in the heat and be hands-on in treatment. We do not recommend hiring general pest control companies offering bed bug treatments. It’s important to hire someone that does heat treatments every day. A typical guarantee is 3 months or 90 days. Some companies might offer longer guarantees of 6 months or 180 days. This means that if bed bugs come back within the timeframe, they will retreat to the property for free.

The average price for bed bug heat treatment is around $1,000. This can range from $500-$2,000 depending on various factors such as square footage, the number of rooms affected, and how bad the infestation is. Heat treatment is generally more expensive than chemical sprays because it’s a more labor-intensive process. The exterminator must be in your home for several hours to ensure complete coverage and elimination of bed bugs, but it is far more worth it to get rid of all the bed bugs at once rather than taking 3 or more appointments for a chemical spray to get rid of all of the pests.

Not to mention that the chemical sprays that exterminators often use to get rid of a bed bugs are often harmful to you, your family, and your pets and so when getting a treatment, you’ll have to evacuate your home for longer rather than if you got a heat treatment to remove the bed bugs.

Bed bugs are resilient pests that have been known to survive for over a year without food. This means that they can live through the winter by hiding in small cracks and crevices. When the weather warms up, they will come out of hiding and start feeding on blood again. This is why it’s important to have a bed bug treatment that will kill them no matter what time of year it is. Heat treatment is the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs because it will kill them no matter what stage of their life cycle they are in.

Bed bug heat treatments are also eco-friendly because there are no chemicals used in the process. This is important for people who are looking for an environmentally friendly option for a bed.

The worst thing about bed bugs is getting bit at night. If you cannot sleep at night we recommend you stay at someone else’s house under the condition you don’t spread bed bugs. You can do this by putting all the clothes you are going to wear in the dryer, double bag them, and then putting those clothes on when you are outside the treatment space. Throw the clothes that you were wearing back inside the infected space. The last thing you want to do is infect everyone else. If you can withstand the bed bugs feel free to keep sleeping in your own bed. While you may get bitten, bed bugs do not carry any harmful diseases. If you are feeling stressed from bed bugs there is support out there. Working closely with a good exterminator is the best way to help you with your bed bug problem. If they cannot offer the emotional support you need, a counselor would be your next best bet. For anything more severe we recommend talking to a medical professional. 

For more information about Bed Bug Heat Relief or to get a quote for our heat treating, or bed bug inspection services, you can visit our website at https://bedbugheatrelief.ca/, or call us at 647-205-6384. We strive to be the best bed bug removal service in Toronto, Ontario. You can trust Bed Bug Heat Relief to always provide satisfaction and guaranteed bed bug removal service.


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