Once near extinction, bed bugs are back in full flight. The number of bed bugs in urban areas has grown to epidemic proportions over the past few years. Today, bed bug problems can be found almost anywhere that people are. This includes hotels, apartments, dorm rooms, delivery vehicles, plastic bags, dry cleaners, jails, libraries and hospitals. Not forgetting churches, cruise ships, furniture rental stores, offices, homes, and cracks and crevices everywhere!
The problem with bed bugs is that they are resistant to pesticides. Secondly, they quickly develop immunities to traditional chemical bed bug pest control. Therefore, using a pest removal company with access to newer, advanced bed bug pest control and detection is crucial. This is the best way to deal with these bloodsuckers.
An informal survey of pest control operators conducted by an entomologist at the University of Massachusetts discovered some interesting findings. Some 68% of all bed bug infestations require three or more bed bug killers, 26% require two treatments, and just 6% require a single application. This means even the most potent bed bug killers offered by professionals are losing efficacy, and cannot kill bed bugs quite as easily! In many cases, they could return in as little as 90 days!
Therefore, Terminix Canada’s residential and commercial bed bug exterminator offers a full, innovative heat treatment for bed bugs. This doesn’t rely on traditional chemicals. Using high temperature techniques like steam treatment, we can get rid of bed bugs permanently and naturally.
Instead of using toxins to kill bed bugs, our bed bug heat treatment takes advantage of bed bugs’ one true weakness – their inability to stand extreme temperatures – getting rid of bed bugs by overloading them with steady heat. Best of all, it does this without adversely affecting your home or belongings, since the temperature required to kill bed bugs is relatively low to humans.
There is considerable documentation citing the temperature and time correlations necessary to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Several sources report that adults and nymphs die within 15 minutes at temperatures greater than 113°F, and eggs within an hour at the same temperature. Raising room temperatures above the bed bug thermal death point and maintaining that temperature for several hours can eliminate an entire bed bug infestation in one fell swoop, without necessitating the use of dangerous chemicals.
The temperature required to kill bed bugs and their eggs falls well within the temperature ranges achieved by our heat treatment for bed bugs.
The low thermal death point of bed bugs allows a Terminix bed bug exterminator to adapt our process to your building and its contents, while still effectively killing bed bugs onsite. Unlike pesticides, bed bug heat treatments penetrate furniture and crevices, and kill bed bugs where they reside. Our process forces heat into beds, bedding, mattresses, furniture, electronics and wall cavities leaving no place for bed bugs to run – a true bed bug killer.
Since our bed bug heat treatments kill entire bed bug infestations, including eggs and bed bugs concealed in furniture and mattresses, a single bed bug killer treatment can render additional bed bug extermination visits unnecessary, saving you time and money.
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