Thermal remediation for bed bugs in New York City present special challenges to those that provide the services. In many cases we are required to work in units that are not easily accessible due to either the height or the configuration of the buildings footprint. In addition there are always the challenges of parking as with a heat treatment for bedbugs you must get the heaters into the unit, bring your own electricity, bring your own fans – and this requires a large vehicle. It is hard enough to find parking in many instances even with a small truck but when you consider that you are towing and 8000 pound generator that’s about the size of the Yukon plus a box truck that is typically 20 feet long you can see how parking can become quite the challenge. In addition you are now looking in most cases of going vertically from the ground floor up to as high as 40 to 50 stories. That’s 400 to 500 feet vertically. The equipment required to maintain the lines as well as securing the lines to the building every 10 stories becomes quite challenging. No wonder the costs of thermal remediation or bedbug heat treatment in New York City is typically 2 to 3 times that that would be found in the surrounding boroughs. It just takes a lot more time, a lot more manpower, and a lot more planning to get the job done correctly and safely. Many people believe falsely that these treatments are not available in New York City due to these restrictions but that is not true. A3 Superior Pest Control has been providing these types of services to the residents of New York City since 2006. We have over a 90% success rate first time out over these last nine years. That success rate is not based on just new infestations but situations that were treated multiple times by multiple companies over periods as long as two years without elimination. Heat is that effective. Lately I am reading more and more about companies that state that heat spreads bed bugs from unit to unit.
This may be the case with low powered electrical heaters that take too long to get the temperature of the apartment to lethal temperatures. You cannot simply plug-in components to 115 V outlets and expect them to produce the type of heat output required to provide a thermal treatment. This is why we bring our own generation power. The power that we provide and the number of heaters and fans that we use can holistically heat and raise the temperature to lethal numbers generally within one to two hours. We have found that this is ideal for complete elimination. In addition if the heat is maintained long enough you will totally penetrate wall voids, furniture, cracks and crevices and every other location that these insects can hide.