BED BUG THERMAL REMEDIATION
Electric heat is proven to be the safest, most effective, easiest to use method for killing bed bugs and their eggs. Our bed bug heat systems are the lightest, easiest to use and most affordable complete systems on the market today.
WHAT IS THERMAL REMEDIATION?
Thermal Remediation is the newest innovation in the war against bed bugs. Also known as “Heat Treatments,” Thermal Remediation superheats the air in your home or business unit between 120 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This range of temperatures has been deemed the “Kill Zone” for bed bugs by industry professionals because sustained exposure will kill them within minutes.
The process begins with the All State Pro Exterminators Team placing specialized mobile heating units in the infested areas along with high power fans, all of which connect to a portable generator that will remain outside of the unit. As the mobile heating units raise the temperature of the room to the Kill Zone (135 degrees Fahrenheit) the service professionals will begin rotating items (clothes, couch cushions, etc.) throughout the unit to ensure the heat is able to spread evenly. Meanwhile, bed bugs become visibly active as they detect the increase in the unit’s temperature. But alas, the temperatures rise above what all stages of bed bugs (eggs, larvae and adults) are able to withstand, thus bringing another successful Thermal Remediation treatment to close.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
- Seeing the bugs. Adult bed bugs are about the shape and size of an apple seed.
- Case skins. As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence.
- Defecation. After feeding, bed bugs return to their harborage to hide where they defecate black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces.
- Bites also may indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.
WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND HEAT REMEDIATION?
Three words, “One and done.” Simply enough, only one heat treatment is required to eradicate a bed bug infestation. Other treatment options require multiple visits for several weeks or months from your technician and may require added efforts from the property owner to move furniture and other items for each treatment and keeping clothing tightly packed in sealed trash bags after frequent laundering. “One and done” sounds pretty good after hearing that, doesn’t it?
WHY IS THERMAL REMEDIATION THE CONTROL METHOD OF CHOICE FOR ELIMINATING BED BUGS?
Thermal Remediation has been found to be the most effective bed bug treatment available because it uses their biology and behavior against them. When bed bugs are looking for a blood meal, they search for a human host by detecting body heat and carbon dioxide emitted from breath. During a heat treatment, the bed bugs sense the rising temperatures and actually leave their hiding places to move towards the source of the heat (portable heaters). As the temperatures rise into the “Kill Zone,” (135 degrees Fahrenheit) the bed bugs are left susceptible to the rising heat as it is distributed evenly throughout the treatment area with high-powered fans.