Due to pesticide resistance many pest control companies have turned to thermal remediation for bed bug control because it works better, quicker, and with longer lasting results.
When fumigation is NOT an option in cases where its a duplex, apartment complex, or where you share a wall with a neighbor that may NOT be interested in fumigating, heat is a great option for control of bed bugs, drywood termites, bird mites, clover mites, and more.
With more than 50 years combined in the pest control industry we’ve seen a shift over the last five years to heat due to its efficacy, quicker control, and reduction in the amount of pesticides being used in and around your home or business.
Pesticides are rapidly losing their effectiveness at treating bed bugs as they’ve become resistant to most of the popular products creating the need to search for a more effective, environmentally safe treatment. For many situations a heat treatment has become the most effective measure and has no impact to the environment. The heat treatment method is effective in a single treatment and reaches the hidden corners, cracks, and crevices in your home or business.
Our certified professionals understand the serious threat of bed bug infestation concerns for home and business owners. Our state of the art heat treatment applications and other techniques will quickly eradicate these nuisance pests and keep your home or business free of bed bugs.
The road to complete bed bug elimination begins with proper identification of infested areas.
In order for the heat treatment to be successful, you will need to be out of your home until 6 pm. Your home will be heated to temperatures ranging from 122-138 degrees for a minimum 5 hours in order to ensure we kill bed bugs in all life stages.
Please double check that all heat sensitive items have been removed as we will not be responsible for any damaged goods done by the heat. Do not store things in your car because the heat in your car can also damage goods.
When you return to your home you will find some things may be out of place. During the treatment we move things around (sofas, linens, cushions, clothes, furniture, etc) in order to get the maximum heat where needed. Things may not be in the same place as they originally were and it will be your responsibility to accommodate them as you need to.
Place anything that may melt in a basket if you cannot remove them yourselves and mark DO NOT HEAT and the service technician will carefully check them for bed bugs and store them until the process is over
You will be able to return to your home by 6 pm or the return time given by your heat technician. We have given your home a cool down period that will decrease the temperature quickly before you return. You will find that your home will still be warm upon arrival.
No this will not ruin your electronics. If we find electronics that we feel may be more heat sensitive we will move them into the bathroom, garage, or will cover them with heat blankets that will keep them safe.
Below you will find a list of items to remove from your home. This list is extremely important to avoid damage to your home and belongings as well as allow us to heat your home to the proper temperatures to ensure we give you the best service possible.
Pick up all clutter from your home and move your furniture away from the walls as much as possible to allow good heat flow throughout as we service your home.
Be prepared for a technician to show up between 8 am and 9 am in the morning for service. Make sure your home is ready for service as we need to be able to start our equipment and run it for the proper amount of time to give you the best service possible. Any delays in the morning will delay the time that you are able to return back to your home.
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