Bed Bug Heat Treatment

Orlando Bed Bug Heat Treatment 

Bed bug heat treatment is a pest control method used to eliminate infestations of bed bugs, which are small, blood-feeding insects that can be found in and around bedding and sleeping areas. This method involves raising the temperature of the infested area to a level that is lethal to bed bugs, typically between 120°F (49°C) and 140°F (60°C), while maintaining that temperature for an extended period.

Here's how bed bug heat treatment typically works:

  1. Assessment: A professional pest control technician will first inspect the affected area to determine the extent of the infestation and identify areas where bed bugs are hiding.
  2. Preparation: Before the heat treatment, occupants must remove or isolate items that could be damaged by high temperatures, such as electronics, certain chemicals, and heat-sensitive materials. Clothing, bedding, and other items that can withstand the heat are usually treated inside specialized equipment.
  3. Heating equipment: Specialized heating equipment, such as industrial heaters and fans, is set up in the infested area. The temperature is carefully monitored with temperature sensors to ensure even heating.
  4. Heating process: The temperature is gradually raised to the target range and maintained for several hours. This kills bed bugs in all stages of development, from eggs to adults. The length of the treatment may vary depending on factors like the severity of the infestation and the size of the treated area.
  5. Monitoring: Technicians closely monitor the temperature and make adjustments as needed to ensure that all areas reach the lethal temperature for bed bugs.
  6. Post-treatment: After the treatment is completed, the area is allowed to cool down. Once it is safe to do so, occupants can return and use the treated space again.

Bed bug heat treatment is effective because it penetrates cracks, crevices, and hiding places where bed bugs often reside. Unlike some chemical treatments, it does not leave residual chemicals behind and is less likely to lead to pesticide resistance in bed bug populations.

If you have a problem with bed bugs, do not hesitate to contact us. The sooner you pick up the phone and call a pest control professional, the better. Do you need help fast? In many situations, we can schedule same-day services!

Problem with Bed Bugs? Call Us Today! 

If you notice signs of bed bugs in your home or business, do not wait to call us. Our highly professional and friendly team is always at the ready to put a stop to infestations. For eco-friendly and quality solutions, go green—go Green Flag Services. Reach out for bed bug heat treatment in Orlando.

For bed bug heat treatment in Orlando, call (888) 303-7002

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    We are members of the National Pest Management Association and Florida Pest Management Association with over 55 years of industry experience.
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What Is Bed Bug Heat Treatment?

Bed bug heat treatment is exactly what its name implies. It kills bed bugs by exposing them to high temperatures. During heat treatment, we use advanced equipment to steam carpets, bedding, upholstery, and other affected areas or items. After an appropriate period, the hot steam will eliminate bed bugs. 

How Effective Is It?

Bed bug heat treatment is highly effective so long as it is done properly. According to a National Library of Medicine report, prolonged exposure to temperatures above 131 degrees Fahrenheit will kill bed bugs and their eggs. Generally, the eggs can withstand slightly higher temperatures than adult insects. As pest control experts with 65+ years of experience, our team ensures we perform treatments at the appropriate temperature and for the proper duration. 

We often use Aprehend® in combination with heat treatment. This is a biopesticide that bed bugs bring back to their nests and transfer to others, effectively killing the population. Using Aprehend® helps us provide pest control services that are as thorough as possible. 

An Eco-Friendly and Safe Solution to Bed Bugs

Heat treatment is an eco-friendly bed bug solution because it does not utilize harmful chemicals or pesticides. This means there is no risk of introducing these toxic substances to the ecosystems near your home or business. 

Plus, heat treatments do not leave chemical residue that could harm people or pets. As a result, many past customers have felt boosted confidence turning to us to treat their living spaces. 

As for Aprehend®, it is organic, non-toxic, and completely safe for residential use. Its active ingredient is a fungal disease that only affects insects and has been used for years by those in the agriculture and horticulture industries. 

Signs You Might Have Bed Bugs

So, how do you know you may need heat treatment for bed bugs? 

Watch for signs of these pests, such as:

  • Live bugs: Spotting live bed bugs is a clear indication of an infestation. They are reddish-brown and about a quarter of an inch big. You will likely find them hiding in the cracks or seams of furniture and mattresses.
  • Bloodstains: You might notice small blood spots on your sheets. These are often byproducts of bed bug feeding. 
  • Bite marks: Bed bug bites look like red, itchy welts. You may see these on your arms, legs, necks, and face. The bite marks tend to be in clusters. 
  • Fecal stains: Look for small black dots or dark stains on your sheets, mattress, or furniture. These come from bed bug excrement. 
  • Musty odor: Bed bugs release pheromones, which have a distinctly musty and sweet odor. 
  • Shed skin and eggs: Bed bugs grow and shed their skin, leaving translucent shells or molted skins behind. You could also find tiny pale-yellow eggs or eggshells in crevices or along mattress seams.

Call (888) 303-7002 or get in touch online. Beyond Orlando, we serve Tampa and other areas in Central Florida. 

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