It’s true – bed bugs and their epidemic tendencies have been in the news constantly, and many entomologists have confirmed that the situation is explosive. Today, we’re not surprised to find bed bugs in hotels and hospitals, cruise ships and university dormitories, and of course, in our private homes. But for decades, bed bugs were rare, perhaps because various pesticides were successful with extermination. Over the years, those same pesticides have been losing their effectiveness, and in recent years, the search for new techniques to eliminate bed bugs has resulted in a brand new approach – bed bugs heat treatment.
Bed bugs heat treatment, under the banner of different brand names, kills bed bugs by using heat – the bed bugs are eliminated, as are their eggs, and without harmful effects to humans or the environment. In most cases, the process is effective in a single treatment, and can be very cost efficient when compared to chemical methods that might require the replacement of mattresses and even furniture. Unlike the pesticide process, heat treatment penetrates into cracks, crannies and crevices, killing the bed bugs where they live. Bed bugs heat treatment distributes heat into beds and bedding; mattresses and furniture; and virtually every space that provides shelter to bed bugs – there is no safe place for the bugs to live and reproduce.
For many years, the treatment of bed bug infestations relied on chemicals, and a very high percentage of those treatments required more than one application to ensure success. Needless to say, new generations of bed bugs developed a resistance to the pesticides, further reducing the success rate in managing and eliminating the problem. Indeed, increasing dosage and frequency of pesticide application poses dangerous potential health hazards to people and pets. Bed bugs heat treatment turns out to be a simple, yet lethal solution.
It’s difficult to imagine how widespread a bed bug infestation can become, because they cover such a wide area: from the inseams of mattresses; to carpeting; to baseboards; to window casings; even behind picture frames and wallpaper. And they travel well – whenever people move, sometimes in luggage, in used furniture, or inside a mattress. The problem is, they’re hard to spot, and the bug bites are not always noticeable – in fact, some people may be greatly affected by bites, while others may exhibit no symptoms whatsoever. Getting to the bottom of an infestation with a bed bugs heat treatment protocol makes abundant sense. The non-toxic approach is an attractive feature, and its effectiveness in penetrating hard-to-reach locations is unrivalled.
The real benefit of bed bugs heat treatment is the “single treatment” application, with the potential to kill bed bugs at all stages of their development (including eggs). This is important, as not all current methods kill bed bugs at the egg stage. It means that quite often the heat treatment can exterminate an entire bed bug population in one shot. Industry statistics have already established the precise temperatures and duration of time for efficient extermination, and professionals in the field are well versed in the application process. They successfully eliminate infestations by raising temperature levels above the recognized “thermal death point”, and sustain that temperature until extermination is complete.