Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs
Thermal Remediation is a proven non-chemical method of treating bed bugs. Research has shown that all life stages (adults, nymphs, and eggs) die within minutes at a temperature of 120 degrees. During the thermal remediation process, temperatures in your home will be from 120 degrees and 140 degrees. These are lethal temperatures to bed bug populations but not hot enough to damage most things.
A successful heat remediation is a partnership between the occupant and the heat remediation provider. Our goal is to eliminate the bed bug and its eggs. A typical application can be completed in 6-8 hours depending on size and clutter within the structure.
3 Keys to a Successful Heat Treatment:
- Bring Heat. Electric bed bug heaters are placed within the space; introducing and recirculating heated air with a target temperature not to exceed 135°F.
- Monitor. Temperatures are monitored in real time from a remote location using wireless sensors to ensure lethal temperatures are reached without damaging the space and its contents.
- Move Air. High temperature fans move heated air throughout the space to reach insects in cracks and crevices or high infestation zones.