Heat vs. Bed Bugs

Our topic for today is the role of heat in the complicated and challenging process of treating a house full of equipments which are infested with bed bugs.

Studies show that the heat is one of the top enemies of bed bugs. These house pests cannot withstand an extremely hot temperature. Based on research, if you subject an area (with a possible bed bug infestation), to a temperature of 113 degrees Fahrenheit for at least an hour, then you can be assured that all bed bugs in all their stages will be killed.

There is one drawback in using heat, though. Electronic equipments might have some limitations as to the degree or amount of heat they can take. Most devices cannot withstand 140 degrees Fahrenheit without breaking down.

Going back to the heat and its role on the bed bug eradication process, many companies have been releasing such heating units, like steamers, that are cost friendly and totally efficient. Recently, such steamers like Vapamore or Steam Extreme, have made steamers available to the public. According to those who have used them, these steamers are great so far. They are professional grade but inexpensive, making them easily accessible by the public, more accessible than before when steam cleaning was extremely expensive and could only be done by a professional.

A steamer can also help take care of mattress seams, carpet edges, clothes and fabrics. Steamers can also reach up to 6 inches deep in the wall voids, gaps and crevices. Thus, reaching those bed bug eggs and killing them, too.

There is no doubt that heat can prove to be one of our best solutions in eradicating bed bugs. But still , there are limitations. We at Pest Mall suggest that you use heat and other non-chemical means wherever and whenever you can and then used insecticides in places you cannot. For more information, feel free to contact us at 1-800-788-4142.

Date: Friday, 24. February 2012 10:16
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