Find out why heat remediation is your best bet for keeping bed bugs at bay
Unlike rodents and roaches, bed bugs aren’t known carriers of human disease, but they’re still some of the most hated pests on the planet – and for good reason. While not technically harmful to your health in the long run, bed bug bites can cause a good amount of temporary redness, itching and inflammation. Plus, after they fade, it’s not uncommon to find yourself dealing with lasting emotional trauma that makes you fearful to sleep in your own bed or travel to hotels.
Don’t let bed bugs win. If you suspect that you have an infestation, calling in the professionals is the best solution. Like most pests, bed bugs multiply fast, and if you put off treatment or opt for do-it-yourself solutions that end up being ineffective, you can find yourself with an even more extensive – and expensive – problem that needs immediate attention.
Making Bed Bugs Feel the Heat with Professional Thermal Remediation
When it comes to removing bed bugs in the safest, quickest and most effective way, thermal remediation, or heat remediation, is usually the preferred choice among both pest management professionals and homeowners. During the treatment, special equipment is used to raise the temperature in the home until it becomes hot enough to kill all bed bugs. To make sure that every corner is covered, thermometers are placed throughout the house. While you can’t be inside when heat remediation is in progress, it’s a relatively short treatment that typically lasts six to eight hours, so you don’t have to worry about finding overnight accommodation elsewhere.
Another option is to go with a professional chemical treatment, but it has some downsides. Full treatment can take several days when you can’t be home, and you may feel apprehensive about the idea of having your house sprayed from top to bottom with insecticide. Nonetheless, in the right hands, it’s a safe procedure with a good track record. If you’re on a budget, you may not want to rule it out.
What you do want to avoid if at all possible is taking on the job yourself. Over-the-counter chemicals can be hazardous in untrained hands, especially to families with pets and young children, and they rarely deliver the right results. The main problem is that bed bugs are the ultimate experts at hiding in spots the human eye can’t see. Besides crawling into the crevices around mattresses, they can also be found in furniture, electronics and even appliances. Large in number but small in size, they’re some of the toughest pests to eradicate without expert knowledge and high-quality equipment.
Need help right now? Contact us at Burns Pest Elimination to learn more about our heat remediation services in Phoenix and Tucson.