With summer in full swing, it is the busiest time of year for new bed bug infestations. Bed bugs love Florida’s hot, humid summers, and with family travel at its peak during the summer months, bed bug activity only grows greater as they move from place to place on our clothing and bags. If you discover a bed bug infestation in your home, you may wonder about the most effective way to treat for them. Read on to learn how bed bug heat treatments work.

Why heat treatment is the most effective bed bug treatment

There are several treatment methods that homeowners and pest control companies use to try to eliminate bed bugs in homes. Chemicals are a popular method but have several downfalls. First, they can be dangerous for people and pets in the home, if not applied correctly; second, they’re only effective if applied in exactly the right areas; and third, many bed bugs have become resistant to chemicals, making them ineffective.

DIY methods, such as washing and drying bedding on a hot setting, vacuuming frequently, and removing clutter, can help to reduce a bed bug infestation; however, these DIY methods won’t eliminate the entire bed bug population, and the bed bugs will eventually return.

Heat treatments address all of these problems:

  • They reach to the deepest parts of your home, including inside walls; there’s no place that bed bugs can hide from a heat treatment.
  • They are completely safe for people, pets, and belongings; you won’t need to worry about chemical residue left behind.
  • No bed bug can become heat resistant, and heat treatments eliminate bed bugs in every stage of development; this means you won’t need to worry about another infestation cropping up later from missed bed bugs.

How heat treatments work

Bed bugs may like hot weather, but they cannot survive temperatures that are above 120 degrees. During a heat treatment, a room – or even your entire house – is heated to about 140 degrees for several hours. This ensures the complete elimination of all bed bugs in your home.

Preparation for a heat treatment is minimal for homeowners. You must remove your pets and items, such as candles, that would be affected by high temperatures. When you return to your home after the treatment, you can rest assured that your home is not only bed bug-free, but is also completely safe for your family to reside in!

Why call Biotherm for your bed bug heat treatment

When you have a bed bug infestation, you want to get it taken care of quickly and effectively. Biotherm Green Solutions, Inc. is the company to trust. We only do bed bug treatments so you can be sure we know exactly what we’re doing and can do it right the first time. For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Biotherm today!