Thermal Remediation – Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Our own experiences show, and studies prove, a thermal remediation bed bug heat treatment is the most effective option when battling bed bugs. Over the years bed bugs (including their eggs) have been growing higher tolerances to pesticide products, making them difficult to eliminate and requiring multiple treatments to gain control. Bed bugs don’t stand a chance against our state-of-art thermal heater. Our thermal remediation will kill bed bugs no matter their stage of life cycle, including eggs. Another worthy fact about thermal remediation is time. From start to finish we can complete a successful heat treatment in just a few hours!
Before we can turn up the heat there are a few things that need to be done first. When you hire G&H for a thermal heat treatment you will be given a checklist with instruction on what to do with certain household items (aerosols, wax candles, pets, ammunition etc.). We will perform a crack and crevice treatment to ensure the success of the treatment. When we set up, heating tubes are strategically placed in order to get the best results. Heat sensors will also be placed around the structure, this allows us to safely monitor all areas and ensure there are no “cool zone” where bed bugs could survive. Once we get the structure to the desired temperature, 125°-140°, a lethal temperature to bed bugs in any stage of their life cycle, that temperature will be maintained for a period of time typically 3-5 hours. The size and amount of “clutter” within a structure will have an impact on time. During the treatment, our technician’s may move items to help ensure heat is being distributed evenly throughout the structure.
Once treatment is completed, you will be notified and will be returning to a bed bug free home!