Why We Treat Bed Bugs With Heat
Having a bed bug infestation normally fills you with a feeling of dread and panic. Even the thought of bed bugs can make your skin start to itch. If you find that you do have bed bugs in your home, it’s time to treat bed bugs with heat. It’s the most effective option for quick eradication of the problem.
Why Are Bed Bugs So Hard To Get Rid Of?
Bed bugs are incredibly hardy, which makes them a very hard pest to treat if you don’t have the right tools. The first reason they’re hard to get rid of is because they can survive in colder temperatures and warm ones. This is why we treat bed bugs with heat, lots of it at high temperatures, so that they won’t survive.
Over the years bed bugs have evolved to be resistant to many insecticides. This means they no longer die when they come into contact with certain chemicals. Heat treatment is also one of the more environmentally friendly methods of extermination:
Bed bugs are wonderful at hiding too. Another reason we treat bed bugs with heat is because it can permeate every nook and cranny where they could be hiding.
Why Is It So Effective to Treat Bed Bugs With Heat?
A benefit of why we treat bed bugs with heat is because it addresses and solves many problems that other treatments cause. To treat bed bugs with heat means you are reaching into the deepest parts of your property. Even crevices in walls are hit by the high intensity heat. There’s nowhere a bed bug will be able to hide and escape the very high temperatures.
To treat bed bugs with heat we are also providing a solution to a big pest problem that is safe for people, pets and your belongings. There’s no chemical residue left behind after treatment, so there’s nothing to clean up.
Bed bugs will never become resistant to heat. They also will die at every stage of life when exposed to high temperatures. This means that future infestations will be stopped in their tracks, because no bed bugs will be missed during the treatment.
How Does A Bed Bug Heat Treatment Work?
Depending on what you are treating there are different methods of heat treatment. The most common is placing large heaters into a room and blasting high temperatures for an extended period of time. However, there are other ways to treat bed bugs with heat too. Here we will give you the most common so you can see which one might suit your needs most.
You may also want to wash your clothes, cushions, pillows and sheets after a professional heat treatment to make sure all signs of bed bugs have been completely eradicated.
For items like clothes, blankets, shoes, bags and even suitcases that have bed bugs inside them, a hot box can be used. This is a perfect solution if you only have a small number of items that have been infested. As long as these items have been quarantined from the rest of the house and the infestation hasn’t spread, a hot box will work.
If you have sensitive fabrics, clothing or furniture that can’t be washed, dried or exposed to high temperatures you can try steaming them instead. Steam treatments are a lot more labour intensive, but the steam should get hot enough to penetrate all of the material and kill bed bugs at any stage of life.
Your simple at home tumble dryer is an excellent tool against bed bugs. Putting clothes that have been exposed to bed bugs in the wash with hot, soapy water will kill them too.
Depending on the garment’s instructions, items that can’t be washed in the washing machine, might still be able to be popped on a dry cycle alone. Dry fabrics on a high heat to get rid of bed bugs.
Professional Heat Treatments
Heat treatments on any property involves raising a room’s temperature to a high enough level that is lethal to a bed bug. This sort of treatment on a large scale must be done by a professional who has the right equipment and training to get the job done. High levels of heat permeate walls, bedding, cracks and crevices to kill any bed bug in its path. It’s an effective method, but it can get costly, which is why it’s so important to use an expert exterminator for the job. Visit our about us page to read about our Essex based services: We have years of experience. in the field of bed bug control