Toronto Bed Bug Heat Treatments
Why Use Heat?
Heat treatments are a popular, environmentally friendly alternative to using chemicals to eliminate bed bug infestations. There is abundant scientific evidence that bed bugs are becoming increasingly resistant to chemicals but are physically not capable of surviving elevated ambient (above 50°C) temperatures. Heat treatments are the only way to ensure all stages of bed bug life (eggs, nymphs and adults) have been killed in a single treatment. We recommend you opt for a Bed Bug Heat Treatments In Toronto to eliminate every bed bug from your infestation.
Heat Vs Chemical Treatments
Studies show that bed bugs are resistant to chemicals and adapt to living in dangerous environments. This can make it a difficult job to treat for bed bugs with chemical products.
Regardless of how much you clean to make your home as inhospitable to bed bugs as possible, there always seem to be one or two places you never even thought to check where they continue to thrive. No matter how much you rely on bed bug sprays to kill them off, they always seem to return.
There is a high chance that a chemical spray won’t hit all the bed bugs. They are extremely good at hiding and that is why we need a K-9 to sniff them out. Bed bugs are so small that they can live in a crack the width of a credit card. Typically we see clients coming to us who have had multiple chemical treatments with no success spending more money than they would with just a single heat treatment. Bed bugs are attracted to heat and come out of their hiding spots when the temperature starts to rise. This is one of the main reasons why heat treatments are so successful.
Another significant advantage of heat treatment vs. pesticides is that heat is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Pesticides pose a potential health risk for the humans and pets inhabiting the treatment area, especially when they are over-applied. Each year, dozens of people fall ill due to chemical exposure from insecticides.
How Does A Bed Bug Heat Treatment Work?
If you are unsure whether or not you have bed bugs, a K-9 Inspection should be done before continuing.
During your initial assessment, we will provide you with a customer information package that will explain some important things you need to be aware of. This will include a pre-treatment checklist. This checklist will include some common items and belongings that must be removed from your home or commercial space before your heat treatment. Some examples would be aerosol cans, makeup, oil paintings, soda cans, and heat sensitive medication.
At Heat Relief our effective heat treatment is all about balance, timing, and monitoring. We use purpose built industry leading equipment which includes industrial heaters and convection fans to thermal heat the whole space so no bed bug is left standing.
We will adjust furniture and personal items to ensure 100% bed bug eradication by eliminating all possible cold spots. Heat sensors are used throughout the entire unit to make sure it’s heated to lethal levels. It’s the same concept behind throwing all of your potentially infested clothes and bedding into the dryer on a high setting, only applying this method to the whole house.
Heat treatments are so effective because bed bugs are attracted to heat sources, like body heat. Rather than trying to escape, they emerge from hiding and come out to the heat source we create. The heating happens quickly so the bed bugs have no time to escape; the temperature is controlled and maintained at a lethal level until every last bed bug is dead. This whole process takes roughly 6-8 hours depending on the severity and you’ll be able to return to your space the same day.
Our Bed Bug Heat Treatment In Toronto is Discreet.
There is an unfortunate stigma behind bed bugs and that’s why we understand the importance of being discreet.