December 19 / 2013 | Heat Treatment
The frequency of bed bug infestations is on the rise. At one time in the 50’s this insect was virtually eradicated, but resistance to pesticides and conventional chemical treatment methods has seen a sharp increase in the number and extent of outbreaks. Whether it’s a hotel, hospital or private residence, bed bugs can ruin your day, not to mention your reputation.
So what can you do to treat this problem? Treating with pesticides could require multiple visits and ongoing monitoring. However, utilizing heat is one of the safest and most effective methods in use today to treat and control bed bug outbreaks.
Heat treatment is an environmentally friendly procedure that uses no chemicals before, during, or after the process. Exposure to a temperature of 45o C (113o F) for a period of 15 minutes is lethal to bed bug adults and nymphs. Increasing the exposure time to 60 minutes at that sustained temperature will effectively neutralize eggs, but increasing the temperature by only one degree C (46o C/115o F) and holding it for 7 minutes, will kill the eggs, nymphs and adults at the same time.
Heat treatment is the best way, and the most efficient to deal with your bed bug problem. Call us today to see what we can do for you.