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Thermal Remediation for Bed Bugs

July 15, 2013

Bedbug thermal remediation is the best way to eliminate a bedbug infestation quickly and efficiently. In a lot of cases it is also a lot cheaper than providing a chemical program if you factor in your personal time and your preparation requirements plus the items that may have to be thrown away. In most cases treating bed bugs by using heat will also eliminate the risk of spread to another unit or another room. It’s commonly called heat treatments since 2005. During this period of time we have learned a lot about thermal remediation and we feel there is not a better program out there at this time.

Let’s take a look at why we say a bedbug thermal remediation exterminates bed bugs quickly. Some of the main issues that were currently having with bed bugs is that they are highly resistant to the pesticides that are available on the market right now. They have achieved this resistance through changes in their bodies ability to process pesticides making them inert, as well as changes in their exoskeleton which actually allow them to slough off pesticide residues. In addition the egg, and they lay between three and five eggs per day, is highly resistant to pesticides. And this is the reason why when we are providing chemical programs we typically stagger are programs out for 30 days and treat every two weeks. This refresher chemical addition is designed specifically to attack newly hatched nymphs. Whereas if you’re using bedbug thermal remediation to eliminate bed bugs we’re actually in essence hard boiling that egg. And we say that it’s efficient because it kills the entire cycle. It kills everything from egg to adult. Another reason why we state that it’s very efficient is because since bed bugs are attracted to heat there’s more of a chance that they will move towards the heaters rather than heading out the door or through a crack in the wall.

Now we say that thermal remediation for bed bugs cost are as affordable or even cheaper than chemical programs. The main reason we say that is because of the time involved in the process of eliminating bed bugs through a chemical program. First of all the prep for a chemical program is quite extensive that includes laundering your clothes and drying them at high heat. You then have to place these items in a sealed plastic bag and you are not allowed to return them to your drawers for the length of the treatment. In addition everything in the closets on a hanger has to be dry cleaned. Also take into account that if the infestation has gotten into the couch, the stuffed chair, the mattress, the box spring in most cases these have to be thrown away. Whereas thermal remediation for bed bugs can all be cooked in place totally eliminating the infestation in one treatment. Voilà you have your life back!

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