What Kills Bed Bugs?
Thermal remediation | Heat Treatment to kill bed bugs
Thermal remediation or Heat Treatment for bed bugs is the best method for elimination of Cimex lectularius. It is one of the best way to get rid of bed bugs. It is an efficient and effective means of holistically eradicating populations of bed bugs. It works extremely well in a homes, apartments, hotel room, or buildings quickly and efficiently. Thermal treatment for bed bugs is a Green Treatment as we can exterminate bed bugs using heat without pesticides. The major benefit is there is VERY LITTLE BedBug PREPARATION on your part so with very little prep and the bed bug heat treatment success rate being so high this method is PHENOMENAL!! This method uses electric fed heaters due to propane restrictions in major cities like New York City and many Towns and Counties in NJ, allowing us to heat treat entire apartments to entire buildings eliminating ALL bed bugs in a relatively short amount of time (24 hours or less).
How To Kill Bed Bugs
Many people want to know what is the most effective way or how to kill bed bugs efficiently without major disruption. Compared to a chemical program (3-5 weeks) it is much faster. Also in comparison we are using hot air as the insecticide which is much safer and also more effective as heat does not scatter populations of bedbugs. It also completely eliminates eggs which are the most difficult aspect of extermination. A3 Superior has been providing NYC bed bug heat treatment to the NY metro area (New York|New Jersey| Pennsylvania) since 2007 making us one of the most experienced companies providing thermal remediation.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment Costs
This is not the standard approach so bed bug heat treatment costs can be kept quite low. In fact the overall investment when you take into account your personal time, dry cleaning expenses of suits and dresses, replacing items that are infested such as box springs and couches make the use of heat treatment to get rid of bed bugs a much more attractive and less expensive option than a traditional chemical program. Now not all homes qualify for this type of service. If there are surrounding units that are infested or if you have someone that stays at your residence that is coming from an infested area the use of heat may not be the best option. But at least you have a choice between heat and chemical. In some cases you are better off leaving behind a chemical residual if there is the probability of further bed bug exposure. This is because although residual products do have limited uptake due to the tight exoskeleton of Cimex Lectularius heat provides no residual protection. We can if the client wishes chemically pre-treat or provide a chemical application after the program if there is a concern about the possibility of becoming re-
infested. We recommend checking all possible exposure sources prior to bed bug heat treatment and this will include surrounding units, staff, places of work, vehicles, gym or personal lockers, friends, childcare and nurseries, schools etc. This bug is a hitchhiker and travels with us. It also moves easily from one unit to the next via hallways, pipe chases, electrical conduits , cable wire channels etc. All avenue of infestation possibilities must be explored so that they can be ruled out. We only want to treat you once. Bed Bug Heat treatment generally takes about a day to complete depending on the size of the unit. Providing heat treatments for bed bugs multiple units at once takes a lot of coordination between the treating company, the management company and the landlors or building owner. One of the most important things is to ensure we have people complying with the preparation and not taking too many items with them on the day of treatment. When using heat to kill bed bugs you dont want to carry out insects and then bring them right back after we are done. That is a monumental waste of time, fuel, money, and energy.
Bed Bug Heat Treatments in private homes is much easier. When you are helping a family recover from an infestation typically you have a good idea where the bed bugs came from, there is less individuals so there is less opportunity to re-infest with bedbugs and its usually a cooperative effort to exterminate the population in one treatment. We provided one heat treatment to a family after Christmas. Unfortunately they had about 20 family members over for the Holiday. Guess where everyone put their coats? That’s right on the bed in the master bedroom right where the bed bugs had been reproducing for several months. We ended up having to treat three other homes. Everyone cooperated, all homes were inspected by canine and we had climb-ups installed, and everyone’s home had the issue eliminated through the use of heat. Bed Bug Heat Treatments WORK! You just have to know how to do it right, make sure you are taking into account all the possibilities of spread, eliminate any possibility of reinfestation (as humanly possible) and treat it properly.