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Does Heat Treatment Kill Bed Bugs?

Are you worried that you may be dealing with a bed bug problem? There are many different types of treatment for killing these disgusting pests; however, a bed bug heat treatment has been proven to be the most efficient and effective way of killing bed bugs. Interested in learning more? You have come to the right place. Listed below are some tips on professional heat treatment for a bed bug infestation. 

Where do Bed Bugs Come From?

Bed bugs are small, brown insects that feed on human blood. Despite the fact that bed bugs are not necessarily harmful to humans, if you are bitten by this type of pest, you may encounter an allergic reaction which could potentially require medical attention. Bed bugs can come from old or used furniture, and can also cling to bags, purses, clothes, and more. Bed bugs are also commonly found bouncing from unit-to-unit in apartment complexes, hotels or multi-family  homes. It is essential to identify the problem before it gets out of control.

Signs to Look For

Bed bug bite on a persons feet that are on a bed.An easy way to potentially find the start of a bed bug infestation is noticing blood stains, or dark spots on your bedding, walls, and any other common hiding spots. Another common sign is sudden bug bites on your body. Because bed bugs feed on human blood more commonly during night hours, this may be a sign of a bed bug problem. Multiple bites appearing in a single line are more indicative of bed bugs than other bugs or pests. 

Locating the Problem

When first locating the problem, you will need to act immediately. Bed bugs can spread instantly, which can allow the problem to worsen before you even know it is there.If you think you may have bed bugs, seek professional help immediately for fastest results. Because most DIY at-home bed bug resolutions involve chemical contact, these solutions are not nearly as effective as professional help. Since bed bugs have developed a tolerance to chemical treatments, this makes this solution (applying chemicals) far more problematic in the long run. Bed bugs can also hide in hard-to-reach  places, making it difficult to use a chemical treatment effectively, since they need to actively be exposed to the poison for the poison to  work. Not only is this method lengthy and far less effective, but chemical treatment for bed bugs is extremely dangerous and in many ways toxic to humans and people who suffer from asthma. 

What is Bed Bug Heat Treatment?

A bed bug heat treatment is a process that heats the infested area in order to properly eradicate the bed bug infestation.With temperatures ranging between 130℉ to 145℉, all stages of the bed bugs, and their eggs, will be killed throughout this process. Within around 90 minutes, any bed bug eggs or live bugs exposed to the heat will be dead.  Some exterminators will keep the problem area heated for longer just to ensure the problem is fully resolved. This treatment is much more effective than the chemical route you may be considering, and it is also much safer. A bed bug heat treatment is a 100% non-chemical solution and is safe for humans, even people with asthma, and it’s the ONLY process that kills the eggs.

Bed bug marks identified from an inspector pointing at problem area on matress.

Heat Treatment Process

Bed bug heat treatments start with a professional team coming to your home or office to solve your bed bug infestation. Professional heating equipment is placed inside and outside of the affected area  to make sure the air is moving equally throughout the area. High end specifically targeted heat sensors will then be placed to ensure the accurate temperature is monitored and maintained throughout the process in order to eliminate all stages of the bed bugs. Once the day-long process is complete, you will be free of bed bugs! 

Interested In Hiring A Bed Bug Heat Treatment Team?

Concerned you may be dealing with bed bugs? Bed Bug Barbeque has got your back! Reach us online or via phone at (216)-400-5374 for a free estimate today! 

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