How Does Heat Treatment For Bed Bugs Work

Heat Treatment Efficiency

How Does Heat Treatment For Bed Bugs Work

Posted by Brin Aluin on Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 16:06:11

Because bed bugs dry out at 118 degrees Fahrenheit, it's necessary to monitor the temperature in each area carefully to ensure that maximum heat is achieved. Heat treatments take time. It's important that every inch of your home is brought to a high temperature in order to kill any bed bugs that may be hiding out.

The heat treatment process relies on a combination of heaters, fans, and heat sensors to eradicate bed bug infestations. Instead of locally treating infected spots, the whole area (home, apartment, dwelling, building, etc.) is treated to ensure that all bed bugs, even those hiding in unlikely places, are destroyed.

A key part of the way bed bugs are killed in an adequately carried out heat treatment is by being dried out. When you burn gas, you put water into the building, so that's not going to work. And it's the same with steam-applied heat, which clearly isn't going to dry anything out.

Since you cannot see all of the bugs or all of their eggs, you need this sort of a treatment since heat can hunt them down for you. There will be no need to locate their nests when your entire home has been heated up until it is a death trap for these bugs. You will need to get a heater and have it put in your home.

How Heat Treatment Works. Before diving into the equipment needed for a heat treatment, you should have a solid understanding of how heat treatments for bed bugs work. Heat treatments are a fast and effective method of eradicating bed bugs. They can be completed in one day and create very little mess and disruption.

The heat will have to be brought up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of two hours or 130 degrees for at least three hours. If the heat doesn't reach that level for that amount of time, the bed bugs and their eggs might not be completely eradicated.