Why Thermal Remediation is Best for Elimination of Bed Bugs

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • April 21, 2017

Treating Bed Bugs With Thermal Remediation

Many households are fortunate enough to not know what bed bugs are, but it’s only a matter of time before they encounter them. All it takes is a stay at an infested hotel room, a bed bug ridden seat at a movie theater, or even picking them up on public transit to know how irritating these little pests can be!

That’s why Bed Bug Awareness week is so important, to raise everyone’s awareness of this awful pest and how easy it is to come in contact with them. Between April 23rd and April 29th, we will be shedding some light on how to prevent and treat bed bugs.

Thermal Radiation

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, at Killingsworth, our number one priority is to keep you safe and comfortable at home. When an infestation occurs, our experienced and skilled bed bug treatment team will take guard for you and help eliminate the intruders.

To do this we implement a heat treatment called thermal remediation to eliminate bed bugs instead of the alternative chemical treatments, as this is the most effective way to ensure all bugs are taken care of.

Heat is the bed bug’s greatest weakness. It’s a one-shot treatment that eliminates all current bed bugs. Occasionally, we will be asked about spraying insecticide, however, bed bugs can become resistant to the chemicals, so this is not advised.

The Process

First, our K-9 scent detection dogs will identify that you do in fact have a bed bug infestation. Then, we have electric bed bug heaters that are placed around the infected area and raise the temperature of the room to 135 degrees Fahrenheit – the temperature at which all the pests are killed.

Some companies set their temperature at 200 degrees, but this level is not necessary to kill bed bugs and can even melt and damage household items.

We monitor on location to ensure that lethal temperatures are reached without damaging the space and its contents.

After the bed bug treatment is completed, our highly trained K-9 teams will be brought back in to make sure all bed bugs have been killed and your surroundings are bed bug free! If you would like to schedule a bed bug inspection, contact us today! We’ll make sure you get your Killingsworth.

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For more information on the pests that could be hiding in your home, download our Pest Encyclopedia.

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