What Are Bed Bug Heat Treatments?

So, you’ve determined that you have bed bugs. That’s a bummer. These pests can be very difficult to get rid of, especially with traditional bed bug control methods (chemical spot treatments are typical).  What if we were to tell you that there is a bed bug solution that can completely get rid of bed bugs in your home or business, in just one day, with no use of chemicals? It may seem too good to be true, but it’s not.

a bunch of bed bugs hiding in mattress

Bed bug heat treatments do not mean set your bed (or anything else) on fire

Also called thermal remediation, a bed bug heat treatment is just that: treating a bed bug problem with heat that comes from a professional heating system. Not flame, mind you. That never turns out well.

Professional bed bug heat treatments are effective because these biting pests cannot survive when a room’s temperature is significantly raised and maintained for long periods of time.

At EnviroPest, our professional bed bug heating system targets bed bugs - that’s adult bugs, eggs, and nymphs – in a single treatment. It uses a combination of heaters and fans to bring a room up to the appropriate temperature that has been proven lethal for bed bugs but not a threat to most of your belongings. With the help of heat sensors and fans, the room is kept at this temperature for several hours.  Once the bed bug heat treatment has concluded, bed bugs, bed bug nymphs and bed bug eggs will be dead, leaving you with the peace of mind that your bed bug problem is over.

Why choose the bed bug heat treatment option?

It may seem obvious to you now - pest control companies use thermal remediation for bed bug control because it works!  But weren’t they using chemicals before and that worked too? Good question! Yes - bed bugs have been treated with chemicals for many years, with varying degrees of results.  It is now thought that bed bugs have developed a resistance to some of the popular bed bug control insecticides that have been used to control them since their re-emergence several years ago. 

And because bed bugs are so very good at hiding in the cracks and crevices of our surroundings, often traditional insecticide treatments don’t reach into their hiding places, leaving a few bed bugs in a room to start a new bed bug population. 

How much does a bed bug heat treatment cost?

Bed bug heat treatments may seem cost prohibitive and while it’s true, this method of bed bug extermination may be a bit more expensive, you save time and money in the long run. Consider how many traditional treatments you may need to fully eradicate your bed bug problem, (technicians visiting over and over again to re-treat the problem, charging you at every visit), you could end up spending way more money trying to get rid of bed bugs.  A bed bug heat treatment is a single service that can completely eradicate all bed bugs in your structure in one visit. One price- one visit- and you’ll be one happy customer!

Of course, the cost of a bed bug heat treatment depends on the number of rooms affected and other factors. To find out how much it would cost to treat a bed bug problem in your home or business, give us a call!

Still have questions about bed bug heat treatments?

If you’re not convinced bed bug heat treatments are the way to go or have questions this post didn’t answer, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Let our Colorado pest control specialists get rid of bed bugs for good!

Offering bed bug removal services in Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs as well as Northern Colorado, our friendly customer service representatives would be happy to answer your questions and explain the process a bit more in-depth.

This blog was originally published on 11/15/2013. It has been updated to reflect the most up-to-date information about bed bugs and our treatment methods.

 

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