Are Bed Bug Heat Treatments Environmentally Friendly?

November 14, 2016

 

One of the foremost challenges associated with the removal of bed bugs from the home is the need to use dangerous chemicals during the removal process. Removal companies often harness products such as neonicotinoids and pyrethroids in removing bed bugs from the average Edmonton home. And these chemicals can have a significant impact on those living inside the property.

To help counteract this issue, many are now seeking out a more effective, environmentally-friendly way to control bed bug populations. Heat treatments are the leading product in this area, and in this latest post, our experts will explain the heat treatment process and its benefits.

 

An Outline of the Heat Treatment Process

 

The heat treatment process involves the use of thermal radiation to kill bed bug life cycles. The technician uses the latest heating equipment to raise the temperature within the space to above 120F. At this temperature, the heat can penetrate the bed bug’s living spaces and kill bed bugs at each stage of growth, including eggs. The heat kills the insects by dehydrating them and depriving them of the required level of moisture. This entire process can be completed in just 6-to-8 hours per treatment.

 

The Benefits of Bed Bug Heat Treatment

 

When comparing heat treatments with the latest bed bug treatments using chemicals, it’s important to understand the range of advantages heat treatments offer. These advantages include:

  • A one-time solution

A great benefit of heat treatments is they are a one-time solution for those requiring treatment in the home. While chemical treatments might require the home to be evacuated for a day or longer, heat treatments can be completed in just a few hours. And after the project is completed, there are no lingering chemicals in the home.

  • Limited preparation

In preparing for a home to be treated with insecticides, property owners often have to go through an arduous preparation process. For example, all clothing and bedding will have to be removed and placed off-site. In completing heat treatments, however, homeowners only have to remove elements that might be impacted by heat. For example, they may have to remove candles, food, and aerosol cans.

  • Impossible to miss the target

Another benefit of heat treatments is that it gives the bed bugs nowhere to hide. While chemical treatments might lead to bed bugs behind walls being left untouched, heat treatments penetrate all areas and ensure that bed bugs and their remnants are removed from the property.

Heat treatments are transforming the way we carry out comprehensive bed bug control work! To learn more about the value this service can bring to your property, contact us today.

 

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