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What Happens During Heat Treatment to Kill Bedbugs?

As unsanitary as a bed bug infestation sounds, it can occur anywhere – even 5-star hotels. Bed bugs can spread relatively quickly, which is why you’ll want to get rid of them as soon as you spot them – not to mention that they also feed on blood, which means they’ll bite you during the night! Fortunately, there are many ways to treat a bed bug infestation, but the best way to get rid of your bed bug problem is by using heat remediation, also known as heat treatment.

Why is heat treatment a superior way to remove bed bugs?

Using rubbing alcohol or bleach are effective ways to kill bed bugs – but you’re not going to get all of them. When you apply rubbing alcohol or bleach to an area affected by bed bugs, they’ll usually just scatter to another location. Killing one or two isn’t going to make much difference. You can also have your home sprayed for bed bugs. This can kill the bed bugs, but it won’t kill their eggs. Bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs over their lifetime, which means that you’ll have to deal with yet another bed bug infestation soon enough. These treatments can be effective, but they won’t deal with the problem over the long term.

How does heat treatment kill bed bugs?

Heat treatment is a way to eliminate your bed bug problem without the use of chemicals, making it a much more eco-friendly alternative. Large thermal remediation units, which are basically commercial heaters, will be placed around your home in order to turn the space into what’s basically a giant oven. The area that is infested with bed bugs will be heated to a minimum of 130 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature at which bed bugs will die. The heat will penetrate every part of the space, from the air to the furniture to your bedding, leaving the bed bugs with no place to hide. Because of the intense heat, you’ll want to make sure you clear your family and pets out of the home during the heat treatment process.

In addition to killing off all of the bed bugs, the extreme heat will also kill their eggs, which means you won’t have to worry about a secondary infestation. If you have bed bug problems in more than one room, you’ll want to have all affected areas treated with heat remediation immediately. Because the intense heat will kill all bed bugs relatively quickly, they’ll have no time to escape the area and find refuge in another part of your home. In fact, your home could be bed bug-free within 24 hours!

While there are a number of treatments that can kill bed bugs, no treatment is as effective as heat remediation, which kills both bed bugs and their eggs, nullifying the chance of a second infestation. If you think you have a bed bug problem, then contact us at Presidio Pest Management for a free bed bug inspection today.

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Renee A
Renee A
16:14 14 Jun 19
I am honestly so impressed with this company. I really can’t say that for many places anymore. I called the company with a matter that I was panicked about and they were able to assist me very quickly the same day.Scott came to the rescue and his service was amazing. He was a great guy who answered all my questions and did such a thorough job.I will be recommending this company to all my friends and family. Def will be scheduling my annual house sprays with them.Thank you!!!read more
Tamara Kramer
Tamara Kramer
15:12 08 Jun 19
Scott was very friendly and knowledgeable. Took care of business. A super nice guy. We'll see how the treatment for ants works.read more
Amy Keogh
Amy Keogh
22:12 23 May 19
The owner and all of the employees who visited our home were very professional, courteous, and fast! High praises for the hard work they do. Thanks!read more
Mel Hawl
Mel Hawl
22:54 26 Apr 19
Fast service, fair pricing, great communication. Our service was done by Jay. He was great, explained the process clearly and answered all our questions. He was polite and funny. He was good with the kids, made us feel very comfortable and didnt make us feel ashamed at all. I am extremely satisfied with this service.read more
Allie Dennis
Allie Dennis
15:39 23 Apr 19
Great service! Kind, professional, and trustworthy. We got our house sprayed for spiders and ants in the Fall and plan to use them again as Spring rolls around!read more
Larry Binion
Larry Binion
18:43 15 Apr 19
Bobby is Impeccably Excellent! Matt is the Man also! What would I do without Presidio. They are so good they should make a video! With these Guys I would have no hope! To be honest their service is DOPE!. In pest control they are best! Hire them and put your worries to rest!read more
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N A
13:41 25 Mar 19
Presidio is scheduled to provide service at our home. Thus far Bob has made himself readily available to answer our questions and address our concerns, even after business hours. We genuinely appreciate that. I feel confident that we've chosen a company that will get it right. Looking forward to their visit to our home.read more
Julie Widiker
Julie Widiker
19:39 01 Feb 19
This company is thorough with the complete process. Start to finish. The owner and the employees are incredible! Compassionate, understanding and very knowledgeable. Any questions I have had are answered promptly and efficiently. Our exterminator professional Matt has been courteous, prompt as well as knowledgeable. I highly recommend Presidio!read more
Sara DeNardo
Sara DeNardo
20:17 14 Jan 19
I cannot express how great it is to work with Presidio. They are reliable. thorough and fast to respond to any and all appointment requests. In the mortgage industry you find yourself against many deadlines, and we have yet to worry about an order we have with Presidio. In fact, they over exceed any expectations I have on what a reasonable turn around time is. I would recommend them over any Pest Management company in the tri-county area! You will not be disappointed.read more
Laura Gush
Laura Gush
10:44 09 Jan 19
Pest control for bedbugs for apartment complex. Have been dealing with bedbugs for about 7/8 months now. Initially heat and chemically "treated" did a few follow up appts and never showed up for the last couple that they said they would. Fewer bedbugs and the duration that they'd be seen after went from upwards of 10 every day down to 1 or 2 bedbugs every 2 weeks to a month (just thought maybe they were single straddlers". Anyway, bedbugs started coming more frequently again and in increasing numbers again, so apt management was notified and Pest control guy came, had an attitude (not to mention, this particular employee seemed always to have an attitude any time he did actually come to do his job) about "why" he was just now hearing about them again after 6 months. And I told him, well, they weren't coming so frequently anymore until now, plus you never showed up for the last couple "follow ups" he looked around and asked "where are you seeing them?" I said, what does that matter, we are seeing them and they need to be treated. Well, he didn't treat anything that day and was "supposed to" come back a couple days later and never showed. So now I have to continuously go to apartment management who are only here 3 days per week for a total of 12 hours (4 hrs each day). Another week passes and apartment management said that "Pest control had come" I said, no they absolutely did not. If they did, they didn't come to my apartment. They also claim the initial heat/chemical treatment doesn't kill the bedbug eggs. That doesn't seem right either. I bet if they had to live with bedbugs they'd treat theirs real quick....Update: they came and were completely professional. Fabulous the last times to treat the bed bugs. Just a shame it couldn't have been treated the first time. Thank you!read more
Anthony Grochowski
Anthony Grochowski
00:37 04 Nov 18
We have been using Presidio for a few years now. From one house to another, 20 miles apart. We switched from using a big brand-name company and couldn't be happier with the results. They are professional, personable and thorough! They speak to us in layman's terms and help us to understand what it is they're doing to help. They give options and let us know exactly what we are getting, no surprises. We have three children and animals and are completely comfortable with the products they use. They've proven to be effective, time after time.read more
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