Bed Bugs Treatments Are Getting Hot I am not referring to the weather but rather about Heat, the kind of heat necessary to control bed bug infestations. Did you know you can have a treatment performed by a professional pest control company that offers Thermal Heat Remediation for Bed Bug control, or simply put a Bed Bug heat treatment?
The bed bug heat treatment process brings up the ambient temperature of the room(s) and personal belongings in the infected rooms to an average temperature of 120 to 135 degrees for a period of time long enough to kill bed bug adults, nymphs and eggs.
In order to develop the heat necessary to destroy the bed bug, a pest control company must have the necessary equipment to safely heat up the rooms. There are two distinct methods used one is electric heaters and the other is propane heaters.
First of all let me make one point clear, both types of heaters will do the job, so don’t let companies try to sell you on one or another – that’s not what you need to be worrying about, if the machine will get the heat to the area and maintain the temperature for a long enough period of time – who cares what kind of heater is being used. You need to be careful to choose a company that has a clear service plan that makes you feel comfortable in the Heat treatment service and their protocols of the job.
Unfortunately, bed bug treatment regardless of whether it’s a chemical treatment for bed bugs or a Bed bug heat treatment is still a lot of work for everybody involved. Don’t be fooled, you will have a lot of preparation to get ready for a bed bug treatment, and a lot of clean-up to get your home back in order.
Make sure you understand your ROLE in this process. Just as an example, most professional companies should make sure you have a preparation checklist, there are a lot of things that need to be removed before a heat treatment can be performed. Some personal articles don’t handle heat to well – candles will melt, VHS tapes, CD’s etc… could warp just as a couple quick examples, so you should make sure that whoever you choose to perform a bed bug heat treatment has properly instructed you in your preparation duties to prevent any possible damage from the excessive heat necessary to eradicate the live bed bugs and their eggs.
And then there is the price, yes let’s go there one quick moment. First let me just say this, I know you have heard it before, but it always warrants being said again; are you ready – IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT IS. Please, please – do not be swayed by the lowest price when it comes to bed bugs, you’ll be sorry. Bed Bugs are a serious pest, not soon to go away, and especially not without a lot of hard work. If you want a real chance at controlling your bed bug infestation, you need to choose a company based on the Scope of Work they put forth, the level of competence they show you, and a professionalism that you can believe in – such as testimonials, their record, number of years in business, their professional agreement that includes what the job will entail.
Never base your decision on the low bid, that company is never the right one, and generally you will end up paying more after a job has gone wrong, when you could have had it done right the first time.