People from Chicago are tough, but bedbugs might be tougher. When bedbugs invade your residence, it is wise to have several tools in your arsenal. Since one could fail, you’ll want to make sure that you have a backup plan.
While there are a handful of effective options, it is hard to dispute the immense benefits that our heat treatment brings to the table. Although this treatment is newer than others, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular pest control methods. Heat treatments offer numerous benefits that aren’t available with conventional bedbug treatments.
Still, it pays to have more than one tool in your arsenal, but it is a good idea to start with heat treatments. Our Chicago exterminators offer a handful of treatment options, including conventional treatments and heat treatments. Here’s what you need to know about the new, innovative thermal heat treatment.
How Does Thermal Heat Kill Bed Bugs?
Our thermal heat treatment involves raising the temperature in the home to 140 degrees F for ninety minutes or more. Our techs bring in specialized heaters to raise the temperature in specific parts of the home. Depending on the severity of the infestation, only specific parts might need to be heated.
Bed bugs cannot stand up to these extreme temperatures. When exposed to these excessive temperatures, their bodies pretty much dehydrate out causing their organs to shut down. While this is not a kill-on-contact treatment, many agree that it is even better. When administered right this treatment will kill all bed bugs at all stages of life. Bedbugs will not be able to escape the heat so they will die.
These extreme levels of heat will kill adults, nymphs, larvae, and eggs. Even if bedbugs are hiding in cracks and holes, the heat will reach and eliminate them. The only way for these pests to survive would be escaping the home and returning later. Is it possible? Yes, but it is highly unlikely.
The Most Effective Solution Available
When it comes down to it, our heat treatment is the most effective option you have available to you today. The heat permeates behind baseboards, into electrical outlets, behind wallpaper, and just about anywhere a bed bug could hide. In addition to all this, it kills them at all stages. There is always a chance that a bug or two is going to escape the home, but we’ll make sure this doesn’t happen.
One thing to remember is that you will need to evacuate the home during the treatment process. You should be able to return in a few hours.
Constantly Monitoring The Temperatures
For our heat treatment to be effective, we must make sure that the temperature is consistent. If there are too many temperature fluctuations, the treatment will be ineffective. The heat must stay at 140 degrees F or greater for at least ninety minutes or longer. Our technicians are going to carefully monitor the temperatures to ensure that the treatment is indeed effective.
Evacuation Of The Home
One of the minor cons to this treatment is the fact that pets and residents will have to be evacuated during its administration. The good news is that you can return home much sooner. With conventional treatments, you may have to stay away from your home for 24 hours or longer. Heat is quicker since you can return within a few hours. Our technician will call to tell you when you can return home.