Why use heat?
- Those Bugs Can’t Hide From The Heat
Bed bugs can move quickly. When they sense a threat, it doesn’t take them long to run to a hiding place. That hiding place is usually deep inside wall voids, or deep inside a piece of furniture. But, before you move, and before you throw out your bed, couch, and other furniture, it is important to understand that a heat treatment will get into those hiding places. Heat radiates. There is no place those bugs can hide when an entire home is brought up to 120 °F.
- Heat Brings Peace Of Mind
Many pest control measures can leave a false sense of security when it comes to fighting bed bugs. They may just find a place to lay low for awhile. Bed bugs can go into hiding for months without eating. So, when you suddenly start getting bit again, they could be from the same bed bugs that were plaguing you before. When you have a heat treatment, you don’t have to wonder if the treatments worked, because a heat treatment targets the entire home. You can know for sure that those bugs are dead.
- Heat Kills Insecticide-Resistant Bed Bugs
When bed bugs develop, they shed their cuticle (skin) five times. If they are exposed to pesticides during this growth process, they can develop a cuticle that is more resistant to those pesticides. They can even have offspring that are more resistant. And, this can sometimes create issues when trying to eradicate these bugs with pesticides alone.
Heat treatments kill pesticide-resistant bed bugs. There is no such thing as a heat-resistant bed bug. All bed bugs and eggs die when they over heat.
- Other Benefits
Not only are heat treatments extremely effective at killing bed bugs, it is a process that is all natural. There are no leftover residuals, no release of gasses, and no impact on the ecosystem.
A bed bug heat treatment will kill those bugs in hours, not weeks.
Using chemicals requires follow-up visits, and usually re-treatments
.When your heat treatment is done, you can move back in immediately. There is no wait for chemicals to dissipate or tents to be taken down.
Heat treatments kill bed bugs in all stages of development, including eggs. If you hire a pest control company to do a fumigation, it is possible that bed bug eggs can survive exposure to the fumigants.
A bed bug heat treatment treats the entire structure and everything inside. You won’t have to throw clothing away or get rid of any of your stuff.