Our non-chemical, non-toxic approach penetrates wall cavities, mattresses and other hard to reach locations to kill bed bugs. By applying heat evenly throughout a structure, we are able to kill bed bugs wherever they are hiding, something many other treatments cannot achieve in a single treatment. Our heat treatment will kill all of the growth stages of the bed bug including the eggs. This is an important fact since not all current pesticide control methodologies kill bed bug eggs. A heat treatment can oftentimes eradicate the entire population in a single treatment.
Our Heat Treatment Process
Bring Heat – We use electric heaters and fans to introduce and circulate hot air to kill bed bugs in their natural habitat
Monitor – We monitor temperatures in real time using computerized wireless sensors to ensure accurate lethal temperatures are reached without damaging the space or its contents.
Target – With the use of Steam and HEPA vacuuming we target hard to reach places. Our high temperature, low pressure steamers treat mattresses and the edge of walls between carpets and the baseboards (or tile and wood floors). The steam takes advantage of bed bugs sensitivity to heat, which literally cooks the bed bugs in hard to reach areas. The HEPA vacuum is used during the cleaning process to pick up as many live or dead bed bugs, bed bug feces and eggs as possible along mattresses, box springs, baseboards cracks and crevices. We capture the bed bugs in the self-contained HEPA filter which ensure nothing gets out. We like to use these tools first during our treatments!
Crack and Crevice Treatment:
Move Air – We set up high temperature fans to move heated air throughout the space to reach bed bugs in cracks and crevices or elevated zones.
The temperature in the space is raised to 135 degrees; this exceeds the kill temp of 113 degrees. We maintain the 135 degree temperature for several hours. The heat will penetrate into all of the cracks and crevices and kill bed bugs and their eggs where they reside. Our process will force heat into beds, bedding, mattresses, furniture, electronics, wall cavities, etc. leaving no place for bed bugs to hide.