At Canady’s Termite & Pest Control, our goal is to help you keep your home free of all kinds of pests and the discomforts they can cause. One of the pests that causes the most discomfort is bed bugs, which most commonly nest inside mattresses and other furniture, and leave sleepers covered in itchy red bites come morning. Fortunately, our team offers bed bug treatment to get rid of these pests and allow you to sleep in comfort once more. In general, bed bug treatment can be done using either insecticides or whole-room heat treatment. In this article, we’ll go over more about how the latter variety works so that you know what to expect from the process.
As the name suggests, whole-room heat treatment involves raising the temperature of the whole-room. Bed bugs and their eggs can’t survive at temperatures of 118℉ or above and will die within 90 minutes in such an environment. Exterminators use special equipment to raise the ambient temperature of the room past this threshold (typically reaching between 135 and 145℉) and keep it there for the necessary length of time. This temperature is usually maintained for roughly 6-8 hours in order to make absolutely sure that no insects or eggs survive.
This method of bed bug treatment is highly effective and is often the best option for dealing with an infestation. Over the years, many types of bed bugs have developed resistances to various insecticides, which means that conventional treatments do not always work. Since bed bugs can’t resist the effects of extreme heat, whole-room heat treatment can provide a more effective and reliable method of extermination.