How Many Bed Bug Heat Treatments Will I Need?

Bed bug heat treatment set up for operation at a clients home in Northeast Oklahoma. Photo provided by Dead Bug Walkin LLC Bed Bug Heat Treatment Specialists Pest Control.
Image shows bed bug remediation equipment set up for operation at a clients home in Northeast Oklahoma. In the pic you can see the ducting coming through a window from a diesel indirect fired heater and heat resistant fans that circulate the hot air throughout the bedroom. All furniture must be separated or open to allow full efficiency to all areas hide in and lay eggs. Setting your home up this way allows a professional to completely kill off your infestation in normally just one service appointment. There are many things that will affect how many times it will take a pro to wipe your bed bug problem out though, and we talk about them in this article. Photo provided by LLC Treatment Specialists Pest Control.

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Bed bugs are persistent pests that can cause distress and discomfort when they infest our homes or businesses. Among the various methods used to eradicate these unwanted guests, heat treatments have gained popularity due to their effectiveness and eco-friendly nature. In this article, we will explore the question that many homeowners ask: How many heat treatments does it take to completely eliminate bed bugs?

Shown in image: bed bug nest containing bed bugs themselves, bed bug eggs, bed bug excrement and bed bug shed skins. Photo provided by Dead Bug Walkin LLC Bed Bug Heat Treatment Specialists Pest Control.

Understanding Heat Treatments:

Heat treatments for bed bugs involve raising the temperature of the infested area to a level that is lethal to the bugs and their eggs. Typically, temperatures ranging from 120°F to 150°F (49°C to 65°C) are maintained for a sustained period, usually several hours, to ensure complete eradication. This method is known as thermal remediation. Read: What is heat remediation for bed bugs?

The Effectiveness of Heat Treatments:

When performed correctly, a single heat treatment session can be highly effective in eliminating bed bugs. The intense heat penetrates mattresses, furniture, cracks, and crevices, reaching the hiding spots where these pests dwell. The sustained exposure to high temperatures effectively kills both adult bed bugs and their eggs, ensuring a comprehensive extermination.

Factors Affecting Treatment Success:

  1. Severity of Infestation: The extent of the infestation plays a crucial role in determining the number of heat treatments required. Mild or medium infestations may be eliminated with a single treatment, while more severe cases may require multiple sessions to ensure complete eradication. See: What's a bad bed bug infestation looks like? DIY bed bug sprays can also affect the severity of your infestation. If you use any type of insecticide from a local store, you will likely cause spreading issues throughout your home. Insecticides from local stores normally contain what's called a pyrethroid in them. Bed bugs have become resistant to pyrethroids over the years more and more. Pyrethroids are also a repellent. Repellents cause bed bugs to run to other areas they normally wouldn't be in, then they just avoid the areas treated till the insecticide wears off 2-3 months later. This in turn plays a big role in the amount of treatments needed to exterminate bed bugs for good. Read: Home Depot/ Walmart Bed Bug Sprays: Do They Work? Read: Why Bed Bug Bombs And Foggers Are Bad Ideas?
  2. Treatment Protocol: The precision and adherence to the treatment protocol significantly influence the success of heat treatments. Professional pest control companies with experience in thermal remediation employ comprehensive strategies that involve pre-treatment preparation, precise temperature monitoring, and effective heat distribution techniques. These factors contribute to the efficiency of the treatment and minimize the chances of re-infestation. Read: What will the steps of heat remediation for bed bugs be at your home?
  3. Follow Up After Treatment: To ensure complete elimination, follow-up inspections, assessments or further preventive maintenance are recommended. These inspections or assessments help determine if any bed bug activity persists or if new infestations have occurred. It can be as easy as just speaking to you, or actually involve more thorough things like, coming back to your home or business again. If necessary, additional heat treatments can be performed to address any remaining or newly emerged bed bugs. Although, if non-resistant insecticides or biological insecticides have been applied correctly along with your heat remediation service, theoretically any new coming bed bugs will die when coming into contact with the wet or dried spray. Read: How to make a heat bed bug treatment 100% more effective? Service warranties or guarantee's will normally include any retreats or inspections needed, for free in most cases. Read: About Our Bed Bug Warranty (Guarantee).

Consulting Professional Pest Control:

While there are DIY heat treatment options available, consulting a professional pest control service is strongly recommended. Experts in the field possess the knowledge, experience, and equipment required to conduct effective heat treatments. They can evaluate the severity of the infestation, customize the treatment plan, and provide valuable guidance on post-treatment precautions to prevent future infestations. It takes a lot more than just heat from a heater to kill every last bed bug or their eggs. Read: How do I know if a bed bug service is legit?…

Conclusion, How Many Heat Treatments For Bed Bugs Are Needed?:

Heat treatments are a highly effective method for eliminating bed bugs, offering a safe solution that targets both the bugs and their eggs. While a single heat treatment session can often suffice, the severity of the infestation and adherence to the treatment protocol can influence the number of treatments required. Consulting professional pest control experts ensures a thorough evaluation and effective treatment plan tailored to your specific situation. By investing in professional services, you can swiftly and effectively bid farewell to bed bugs, restoring peace and comfort to your home. Plus it almost always ends up being cheaper. The faster you call an experienced contractor for bed bugs, the better!

If you're in Northeast Oklahoma and have bed bugs, give "Dead Bug Walkin LLC Bed Bug Heat Specialists" call:

Call or text message 918-710-7529 or click image below to contact us. We're friendly, very respectful and here to help you any way we can. Even if you choose not to go with our company. We look forward to hearing from you!

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