How do heat treatments work?

Heat Treatments in London, Bed bugs are the most difficult pest to get rid of. They can hide in the smallest of gaps and only come out at night to feed when you are asleep, they have developed very strong resistance to chemical insecticides. Bed bug heat treatment kills by denaturing the proteins and enzymes essential for the insect to survive. Heat treatment is the best way to tackle a bed bug infestation because they have no way of building up resistance to heat, which kills the bugs in all their stages which includes, the eggs. Eliminating bed bugs with heat treatment is an eco-friendly method. One of the biggest benefits of the heat treatment is that the rooms can be back in action straight after treatment, and no furnishings must be thrown away.

Kills 100% of the eggs: tested effectiveness of superheated dry steam In vitro tests and on-site experiments have demonstrated the effectiveness of superheated dry steam in eliminating bed bug infestations with a few targeted treatments. At the first treatment, the superheated dry steam of Cimex Eradicator can eliminate 100% of the eggs and more than 90% of the adult insects. The tests were conducted by Pest 2000- Pest 3000. The special benefit of Cimex Eradicator is the dry and superheated steam which is generated in the boiler and then brought to a temperature up to 180° C in the controlled expansion chamber.

Pest exterminators have put a considerable amount of time and money into researching the Heat Treatments in London and best product to deliver a heat treatment and developed a program that will not only kill the insects whether it be a Bed bug , Cockroach, Moth or any other insect, we have also managed to put a program together that will allow your property to be used straight after the treatment is completed, which is a great bonus for hotel’s etc and without the need to destroy furniture.

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Have you got Bed Bugs?


Bed bugs hide themselves extremely well although visible to the naked eye, Remain at mostly undetected disappearing into a range of cracks and crevices with in your property.

The method of gauging if you have bed bugs is by applying sticky double sided tape on all edges of your bed frame, this will catch them and act as a temporary measure to help against immediate biting when you are asleep.

Generally black dots closely bunched together on your sheets are signs of bed bug faeces.

Unexpectedly bed bugs can also be found hiding under your carpets.

These insects need to be where a people are going to be, for an extended period. If in the bedroom, they will come out at night while the person is sleeping, from hiding places such as the frame and headboard of the bed, behind any loose or peeling wallpaper, cracks in wood-work or plaster, from behind ward-robes or bedside cabinets. In the lounge area, they favour soft furnishings and are often found around the arm joints of armchairs and settees.

Adult bedbugs are 4 – 5 mm in length, wingless and uniformly mahogany brown in colour. They have long well-developed walking legs with efficient tarsal claws for clinging on to the host during feeding. Prominent antennae project from the head adjacent to the compound eyes.
You will be bitten! The initial warning of a growing infestation is from actually being bitten  

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The resulting irritancy of the anti-coagulant chemical around the bite site can be severe, particularly to people with soft sensitive skin. Scratching is difficult to resist but this can cause infection of the bite area. If this is a likely problem, you should consult a Doctor or Chemist to obtain appropriate medication.

Bedbugs are more active at night, and infestations occur mainly in the bedroom and lounge areas. The bedbug feeds on the host by finding a bare patch of skin, through which it forces the feeding tube of its mouthparts, whilst at the same time injecting the host with its saliva. The saliva contains a chemical that prevents the blood from clotting. It is this substance that causes the itch and swelling associated with the ‘bite’ this is why we carry out so many Heat Treatments in London.


Bedbugs feed on their host by finding a bare patch of skin. It will then force the feeding tube of its mouthparts through the skin and injecting the host with its saliva. This saliva contains an anti-coagulant chemical, preventing blood from clotting. This saliva is what causes the itch and swelling associated with the bedbug bite.

If bedbugs are allowed to multiply, they can become a large problem it is possible that the person they are feeding on may become anaemic through blood loss but this is quite rare but this is why we carry out Heat Treatments in London.


Identify a Bedbug problem! for Heat Treatments in London


We have more cases of bedbugs in London and Essex than in Hertfordshire, but they are a common pest in both areas. Bedbugs are generally more active at night, and infestations usually occur in bedrooms and living areas.  They need to live near to a place where their food source (which maybe you) are going to stay still for quite a while. If they are in your bedroom, they will come out during the night while you are sleeping.  They may crawl out from several hiding places like the bed frame, behind loose wallpaper, any cracks in plaster or furniture or from under or behind bedroom furniture. In the living areas, they are more likely found in soft furnishings like sofas, often around the arm joints or frames.

You can identify the adult bedbugs as they are about 4 to 5 mm long. They have no wings and are dark brown all over. They have long legs and claws that they use to cling on to the host during feeding. They also have antennae on their heads adjacent to them