It’s true that bed bugs can’t take the heat.
You might be thinking opening windows and doors and turning off the air conditioner will solve your bed bug infestation but that’s not the kind of heat that will eliminate your problem. What you need is the non-chemical, non-toxic heat.
Bed Bugs are Not DIY Project
Bed bugs love to hide in the smallest crevices of your home, luggage, and bedding and on baseboards, bed frames, and mattresses. They’re waiting for their favorite meal – the blood of humans and pets. Their ninja-like hiding skills make it challenging to stop a bed bug infestation on your own. That’s why you need to call Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination for a bed bug inspection and heat treatment of your home or office.
Bed Bugs Can’t Take the Heat
Our equipment increases the temperature of your home or office to 120 degrees slowly and methodically while circulating the air. We circulate the heated air so that it reaches even the smallest of bed bug hiding places, killing them in their tracks whether they’re just eggs or fully mature adults.
Adults and nymphs die within about 15 minutes of treatment at 113 degrees or hotter while it takes about 60 minutes to kill eggs. Our treatment raises and maintains a hotter room temperature for a period of time which helps eliminate the bed bug infestation.
This can often be done in just one treatment.
You can help by eliminating clutter in your home so bed bugs have fewer places to hide while your home is being treated and as an ongoing bed bug prevention measure. Get rid of the clutter permanently or you’ll risk bringing the bed bugs too.
Other Bed Bug Solutions (they don’t work)
The problem with the DIY approach of letting your house heat up, washing everything in hot water, steaming furniture, and leaving belongings outside in the sun is that while the temperature outdoors or in the house may reach temperatures over 100 degrees, small spaces like closets, furniture, electronics, and small holes in walls may not get as hot.
You’ll be left wondering if your treatment worked.
Adult bed bugs can live as long as a year on one blood meal so it’s likely a DIY bed bug treatment won’t kill the adults and the eggs won’t have sustained heat to kill them all.
Chemical solutions pose other problems. Unlike places treated with heat, homes and commercial spaces that use chemicals need more than one treatment to eliminate bed bugs. This is due in part to bed bugs being resistant to chemicals and also because we simply cannot reach all their hiding places in one treatment.
Other concerns are for the safety and health of you, your family, and pets.
That’s why we use non-chemical, non-toxic heat treatments to eliminate bed bug infestations.