When it comes to household pests, bedbugs are one of the worst. Unfortunately, these pests are going to create numerous problems for you and your loved ones. In addition to this, you’ll need to pull out all of your tools to remove them from your home rapidly. If you don’t, the bedbugs may recover and continue haunting you and your loved ones. Although there are other solutions, we recommend thermal heat treatments for various reasons.
Heat is one of the most reliable solutions and it is safe for everyone involved.
Eliminate Bedbugs With Heat
You’ve likely heard something about bedbugs being killed with heat. The good news is that bedbugs cannot tolerate extremely hot temperatures. When they’re exposed to hot temperatures, they have two choices. They can either escape and get away from the heat, or they can die. As a result, it is easy to get rid of bedbugs using heat. The biggest benefit associated with heat treatments is that they can target the entire home simultaneously.
The exterminator will enter your home and begin increasing the temperature. The excessive heat will enter the cracks and crevices in your home. While you can’t see in the cracks, the heat will still penetrate them. Using heat for this purpose guarantees that you’ll be able to get rid of bedbugs and bedbug eggs. The exterminator will need to raise the temperatures to at least 140-degrees.
Bedbugs cannot survive when exposed to these temperatures. Within a few hours, they will die. If there are cracks and gaps, the bedbugs might be able to escape the home, but a professional will prevent that from happening.
Heat Is The Most Effective Solution
Ultimately, heat is the most effective bedbug treatment on the planet. It is mostly fool-proof, but there is still a risk that some bugs are going to survive. As mentioned above, bedbugs will need to escape or they’ll die. If they can find a way to get out of your home, they may survive and return. A good exterminator will take steps to prevent this from happening. They’ll block all gaps and cracks to guarantee that all bedbugs will be eliminated.
Heat Treatment Monitoring
When using heat, it is pertinent for the exterminator to keep a close eye on the temperatures. In most cases, they’ll try to maintain a measure above 140-degrees for at least two hours. However, it is often best to maintain this temperature for longer. Maintaining this temperature is vital to the success of the treatment.
Leaving Your Home For Heat Treatments
Although heat treatments are the best, you will need to take some precautions. For instance, you will need to leave your home while the exterminator gets rid of the bugs for you. It may take up to three or four hours for the exterminator to eliminate the bedbugs using heat. Then, they will check the home carefully and clean up the dead bugs. Once they’ve finished, you will be able to return to the home immediately.
When you’re ready to take your home back from those annoying bedbugs, call us. We’re eager to begin working hard for you.