Bed Bug Heat Treatments

You may have seen bed bugs feature in media reports and blogs. They are an ever-present threat in the pest control field and many people do not realize how prevalent they are.

One of the most effective methods that a pest control company can deploy is bed bug heat treatments. This treatment is regarded as being a more comprehensive way of eradicating bed bugs in the long-term. In a city such as Greater London, the chances of coming into contact with bed bugs are increased, so investing in this treatment has a longer-term benefit.

Why choose heat treatments?

bed-bug-crawling-on-bedBed bugs are amongst the most difficult pests to treat due to their nature and their resistance to insecticide treatments. They are also known to hide in darker and more concealed spots where it is difficult for them to be seen. They are good travelers and bed bugs have been found on public transport seats – not necessarily something you want to be thinking about when catching the bus or train!

It is more practical to use a heat treatment as it is less reliant on locating a specific spot to find bed bugs. With this in mind, it is perhaps best to explain how heat treatments actually work.

How do bed bugs heat treatments work?

By using a complex system of heaters and sensors, heat treatments work gradually and methodically to heat a room to a certain temperature.

You may be wondering why heat treatments are the go-to option for pest controllers when tackling bed bugs. In simple terms, bed bugs, like all insects, have a maximum temperature in which they can survive. If a bed bugs temperature rises to 45 degrees Celsius or above, the DNA of the organism begins to break down, making cellular function difficult. In essence, the bed bug is radiated directly by the treatment, making it impossible for them to recover or repel the heat generated.

As mentioned, the process applied for the bed bugs heat treatment is dependent upon a system of heaters and sensors. Using laptops and programs specifically designed for this treatment, all areas that could be hiding bed bugs are identified before heat is directly applied to both a specific area and the room in general. In doing so, any bed bugs are prevented from escaping the heat treatment.

How long does the heat treatment process take? 

Depending on the size of the room and the materials present, a course of heat treatment can vary in length. What is certain is that once the heat treatment has been applied, there should be no need for follow-up sessions.

A professional pest control company will provide the necessary equipment and knowledge to apply the heat treatment. Any pre-assessment of treatment will include a time-frame, so you’ll be given all the information you need in advance.

What not to expect

The Pest Exterminators are a professional, fully- accredited pest control company. We can guarantee a comprehensive service using the appropriate equipment to perform bed bug heat treatments.

Unfortunately, at present, the treatment process is unregulated, so anyone can theoretically become a “heat treatment specialist”. The simple way to avoid any cowboys is to work with a professional, BPCA –accredited pest control company – such as the Pest Exterminators.

Any company that offers services which do not outline a detailed plan of costs, equipment that will be used and how long the treatment will take should be avoided. Thankfully, you will not experience that with us.

Next Steps

If you have a bed bug problem that needs to be resolved quickly and efficiently, then the best course of action is to contact a professional pest control company such as the Pest Exterminators.

As outlined, we are able to provide the appropriate equipment and knowledge to perform bed bug heat treatments, giving you peace of mind from the start – get in touch with us today to find how we can help you to eradicate bed bugs for good.



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