Terminix Canada’s bed bug heat treatment is a superior solution to get rid of bed bug infestations. Our non-chemical, non-toxic approach penetrates wall cavities, mattresses, and other hard to reach locations to kill bed bugs. By applying heat evenly throughout a structure, we are able to annihilate bed bugs wherever they are hiding.
Heat treatments kill all of the growth stages of bed bugs, including the eggs. This is important, given that not all pesticide control methods kill bed bug eggs. Often, a heat treatment can eradicate an entire bed bug population in a single application, with no fear of oﬀspring returning.
There is considerable documentation citing the temperature and time correlations necessary to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Several sources (Usinger 1966, Gulmahamad 2002, Quarles 2007) state that adults and nymphs die within 15 minutes at temperatures greater than 45°C with 60 minutes required to kill eggs. Raising room temperatures above the thermal death point, and maintaining that temperature for several hours, will eliminate a bed bug infestation at no harm to you.
|Thermal Death – Bed Bugs|
|Bed bug adults & nymphs||45°C (113°F)||15 minutes||Mallis, 2004|
|Bed bug eggs||45°C (113°F)||60 minutes||Gulmahamad, 2002|
|Bed bug all stages||46°C (114.8°F)||7 minutes||Quarles, 2007|
The temperature required to kill bed bugs and their eggs falls well within the temperature ranges achieved by a heat treatment. The low thermal death point of bed bugs allows our technicians to easily adapt the process to the building and its contents while still achieving eﬃcacy.
Unlike many pesticides, bed bug heat treatments penetrate every harborage and destroy bed bugs wherever they reside. Our process forces heat into beds, bedding, mattresses, furniture, electronics, wall cavities and other tough to reach spots, leaving no place for bed bugs to hide.
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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.CALL US today for a free consultation: 905-738-6676
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