Bed Bugs Heat Treatment
Adult bed bugs are brown in colour and around 3.5 mm in length. They are wingless; however they do have well developed legs, which are able to crawl up most vertical surfaces.
Bed bugs are most commonly found in multi-occupancy buildings with high resident turnover, such as hostels, hotels and holiday camps. Humans find bed bugs a pest as they bite the skin and feed on blood, causing severe irritation and itching. Significant bedbugs infestation can also cause anaemia in some human hosts.
One of the biggest problems in dealing with bed bug infestations is the fact they spread so quickly. Female bed bugs produce two to three eggs every day during their lifespan (which can be several months). It is therefore important that bed bug infestations are spotted and dealt with immediately.
Signs of bed bugs
Look out for these signs, which indicate a bedbug infestation:
- Small black spots on your bed linen
- Blood spots on your bed linen
- Small bite marks on your body
Bed bugs aren’t necessarily a sign of unsanitary conditions. You’re more likely to get bed bugs if you have recently travelled back from somewhere, as they get caught up in your clothes and luggage. We recommend washing all of your clothing and bedding on a high heat to lower the risk of a bed bug infestation.
It’s not just your bed linen that bed bugs can hide in. They can be found in plug sockets and also like to bury themselves in your mattress, along with crevices in your walls and furniture, and holes in your bed frame.
Treating Bed Bugs with Heat
Bed bug removal can be time-consuming and labour-intensive, which is why we highly recommend getting in touch with our pest control experts. We have found heat treatment to be the most effective method of removing bed bugs from homes, hotels, hostels and other hospitality businesses.
How does it work?
This method of bed bug pest control simply entails heating up the interior of your home to a temperature, which bed bugs and their nymphs cannot survive in. The heat spreads to every corner of the room, leaving no place for bed bugs to hide.
Benefits of bed bug heat treatment
The benefit of using bed bugs heat treatment is that it saves you having to locate all of the bugs and their eggs, which is virtually impossible anyway. Whether they’re hiding in your bed linens, mattress or even behind your wallpaper, the hot environment is a guaranteed death trap.
Heat is one of the most effective pest control treatments for bed bugs and saves you having to have insecticide sprays and powders in your home or business. We will ask you to evacuate your home or business whilst the heat treatment is carried out, as the high temperatures produced by our industrial heaters can be uncomfortable.
We also provide on-going monitoring services to help ensure bed bugs do not return to your home, hostel or hotel.
Get a quote
For more information about Bed Bugs Heat Treatment or to receive a quote, please give us a call on 0800 690 6920.
Call Speedy Pest Control for a free quote on 0800 690 6920
It uses no hazardous chemicals or pesticides. Instead, we use only heat, which is the deadliest enemy of bed bugs.
The temperature typically ranges between 120 F and 155 F, which will kill all bed bugs, but is safe for most belongings.
In addition, the heating unit is external to the box and has a tip-over safety switch to prevent fire hazard.