Between the end of World War II and the beginning of the 21st century, bed bugs were largely eradicated in the United States. Unfortunately, these pesky critters have made a big comeback in recent years after a long hiatus. Fortunately, combating bed bugs isn’t particularly difficult given a little know-how and the right tools.
A bed bug is a tenacious insect that feeds on human blood. Mature specimens measure 6 millimeters in length and sport reddish-brown skin. While bed bugs are active throughout the year, their busy season stretches from April to November. You’ll typically find them along the seams of sheets and pillowcases.
Why Bed Bugs Are a Problem
While they don’t spread infectious diseases, bed bugs cause skin irritation and even anaphylaxis. They often disrupt regular sleep patterns, thereby reducing one’s quality of life. Bed bug infestations can also lower home values and decrease the profitability of businesses in the hospitality industry.
Eradicating Bedbugs With Heat Treatment
As the name implies, heat treatment relies on fairly extreme temperatures to cook bed bugs to death via dehydration. Bed bugs can’t survive temperatures in excess of 120 degrees Fahrenheit for more than a few hours. The treatment will consist of 24 hours of heat treatment and 3 to 6 hours of cooling.
Heat treatment technicians use commercial-grade heaters to rapidly warm a home or business’s interior. Fans and flexible ducts circulate hot air throughout the space until every surface reaches the same temperature. Heat treatment specialists must carefully calibrate and position their equipment to ensure that there are no cold spots where bed bugs might survive.
The Benefits of Heat Treatment
Using heat treatment to rid homes and businesses of bed bugs comes with a slew of compelling benefits.
Thorough Bug Eradication
When you opt for fumigation, there’s a chance that chemical-resistant bugs might survive and repopulate the space. When performed properly, heat treatments virtually guarantee that every last bed bug has been destroyed. The peace of mind that a heat treatment affords justifies the higher price for many.
Quick Turnaround Times
Seasoned heat treatment professionals can eliminate bed bugs from a domicile or business in less than a day. As such, occupants don’t have to clear out for a weekend and experience disruptions to their daily routines. The effectiveness of heat treatment generally eliminates the need for follow-up visits by pest control providers.
Worldwide Heat Treatment
Worldwide Pest Control is the premier provider of Texas heat treatments for two reasons: superior technology and superior technique. We use cutting-edge tools specifically designed to eliminate bed bugs using heat. Our well-trained specialists have the hands-on experience required to deploy that technology effectively.
Get Rid of Bed Bugs for Good
Whether you live in Austin, Corpus Christi or San Antonio, Worldwide Pest Control can make a bed bug infestation a distant memory in short order. Our results speak for themselves. Give us a call today to solve your bed bug problems once and for all.