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Why Get A Heat Treatment?

Okay. You already know you have bed bugs. Now you’re trying to figure out the best way to get rid of them. Someone has told you that a heat treatment will do the trick, but you have absolutely no idea what a heat treatment is or why it is the best way to kill these pests. If that sounds about right; you’re in luck. Today we’re going to be asking the question, “Why get a heat treatment?”

Bed bugs love the heat. When it gets hot, they start breeding like crazy. So, why on earth would you want to give them more of it? Well, there is actually such a thing as too much of a good thing. As it turns out, a constant temperature of around 115°F actually kills bed bugs. Not just the adults bugs, but larvae and eggs too. That is why pest control companies have turned to heat as an effective way to eradicate these blood-eating pests.

Not only is heat a good way to kill bed bugs, it is the “best” way to kill them. Here are some of the many reasons:

  • Heat treatments are environmentally safe. You’re not going to have to worry about residual chemicals harming your kids, your pets, or anything else for that matter. When done by a professional with specialized heating units and heat sensors, heat treatments are 100% safe for your family and your home.

  • Full chemical treatments must be put where the bed bugs are. If any bugs are missed, you’re left dealing with the infestation. Heat does not have this limitation. Heat radiates through walls and into all areas where bed bugs can hide.

  • If you get a heat treatment, you can keep your belongings. Heat gets into beds, upholstered furniture, electronic devices, and other valuable items.

  • Heat treatments are fast. You’ll only be displaced from your home for a few hours. Not only is this more convenient, it will also keep you from having to find hotel accommodations. And, that means more money in your pocket. This makes a heat treatment way more effective than tenting for fumigation or a full chemical treatment.

At Adams Pest Control, we use a combination of treatment options that scale up depending on the level of infestation. Small or confined infestations can be sniffed out by our bed bug canine inspectors and dealt with quickly and discreetly using a targeted use of chemicals. But, when bed bugs have taken over, it is time to turn on the heat

If you’re fighting bed bugs, our dedicated bed bug response unit is on the street at multiple sites every day. They know these bugs, and they know exactly what is necessary to eradicate them.

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