Been getting some questions about extreme heat or extreme cold to remove bed bugs and even how to kill bed bugs.
I will give you some case studies and personal opinions so you have the information you need to get rid of your bed bug problem.
Why Some Folks Prefer Heat:
I noticed some folks will ask about heat to kill bed bugs simply because their have been alot of promotion for pest control companies to use this process. While it has it’s benefits, you do need to consider the cost and extensive work involved.
The other reason some folks were considering heat is because many bed bug sufferers are told most bed bug sprays are toxic. The bed bug sprays simply have dangerous pesticides.
This is entirely NOT TRUE.
Their are bed bug sprays, which are PESTICIDE EXEMPT.
Under the FIFRA (25) EPA has made the unique Bed Bug Bully formula, pesticide exempt. It actually is a natural solution that is not harmful and kills bed bugs and prevents re-infestations.
But you were asking about HEAT… Right?
How to kill bed bugs with heat
- Temperature and time play important roles in eliminating bed bugs.
- There are different time requirement to kill bed bug at different stages.
- Adults and Nymphs take 15 minutes at a temperature greater than 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Eggs take 60 minutes to die at the same temperature.
- You can also use heat from the sun to kill them, or at least get rid of them.
- The Smartest trick- Treat your bed sheet with a steam iron to get rid of bed bugs. Use a steam iron for mattresses too.
- Keep monitoring with a thermometer and stay above a temperature of at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Raising room temperature above normal and maintaining it for several hours also eradicate bed bug infestation completely.
- Treat linens/clothing in a tumble dryer at a temperature of at least 120 degrees celsius for 20 minutes. Then wash again and dry on high heat. This is effective in killing both eggs and adult bugs. The use of steam is highly recommended.
Sounds pretty extensive right?
If Your Looking For A Professional
Here Is The Skinny On Heat Treatments:
Whichever you choose to kill you bed bugs is totally cool!
But keep in mind, the liquid vapor they use to kill bed bugs is still a formula. In most cases the pest control companies we work with use Bed Bug Bully.
But not all pest control companies are going to use a non-toxic natural formula. They could be using a harsh pesticide. So I do need to educate you on which ever you choose, to get rid of bed bugs comes down to the formula you or the pest expert is using.
Some facts regarding Killing Bed Bugs With Heat
- It requires more than 3 treatments to kill 68% of all bed bugs infestation.
- It requires 2 treatments to kill 26% of all the bed bug infestation.
- It requires just one treatment to kill 6% of all the bed bug infestation.
- Heat treatment uses heat and filtration technology to annihilate bed bugs.
- It is effective to thermal death point of every living being.
Remember… Whether Heat or Other Method
Most pest control companies will be using a solution to kill bed bugs.
Be sure to do research on your bed bug exterminator. Ask if they use bed bug bully or some natural formula to kill bed bugs. The last thing you need is a pesticide all over your furniture in your home.
I agree with many of my readers, I don’t want to evacuate and I want something simple.
And I always give the my opinions on all methods.
It really depends on your budget and preference. At some point though, you need to take action and get moving on getting rid of your bed bug problem. The longer you let it go, the more these critters multiply.
Non-Toxic Bed Bug Killer:
If you would like a stab at killing the bed bugs yourself. Without worry of pesticides and to use the same formula many pest companies are using to kill bed bugs, be sure to sign up for bed bug bully.
Their is a limited time on the complimentary samples. On the next page enter your information, then you will be taken to their order page, where you can tell them where to ship yours.
Try it… this has been the industry standard for pest companies. And is literally the same product used in heat projects.
Let us know your question below….