Bed Bug Heat Treatment Methods And Principles

Bed bugs are the number one most dreaded pest to have in your home. This is why bed bug heat treatment is becoming a popular form of pest control in the UK to battle the rising tide of bed bugs. London bed bug treatment from Empire Pest Control has been very popular over the past year. We wanted to share our methods and principles for how we carry out our treatments.

Bed bug removal is so important because of the risk bed bugs pose to you and your family. Bed bug bites are itchy and unhygienic, as well as adding extra stress to your everyday life. So exterminating London bed bugs is vital. For effective bed bug control using bed bug heat treatment, get in touch with Empire today.


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Bed Bug Heat Treatment – Proven To Be Effective

Having a bed bug heat treatment has been proven to be the quickest and most efficient way to get rid of a bed bug infestation. It’s such a great method for a number of reasons, including:

  • Using heat is a completely toxin free alternative to the conventional, chemical methods some pest controllers use. This means have a bed bug heat treatment is not harmful to you, your family, your pets or the environment.
  • Research has shown that extreme temperatures can kill adult bed bugs within 15 minutes. And because heat is so easily accessible, raising the temperature of a room above 45°C will kill all the bed bugs in the immediate area.
  • As well as the heat killing any living insects in the area, it also kills the eggs too. This means that within 7 minutes, all the bed bugs in the vicinity, no matter what life stage they’re at, will be exterminated.
  • Heat treatment doesn’t only treat bed bugs. It has also been proven to be effective against other pests such as moths, cockroaches, fleas and woodworm.


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Why Heat Is Better Than Chemicals

Chemicals are normally what immediately pops into your head when you think of pest control. But the beauty of bed bug heat treatment is that no chemicals have to be used. The chemicals needed to kill bed bugs normally takes a couple of sessions. In comparison, heat treatment is a simple, one time single treatment for bed bugs.

Not only is heat more effective than chemicals, it’s cheaper as well. Heat is cheap, and you won’t have to replace bedding and mattresses after any treatments like you would with chemicals. Plus there is more and more mounting evidence that bed bugs are becoming immune to certain chemicals used in pest control, along with other pests like cockroaches.

Another reason that heat is better for treating bed bugs than chemicals is because heat will permeate everything. It can reach all of those places the conventional pest control methods won’t, like in between the wall cavities and throughout your mattresses. The heat will be evenly distributed around your home, killing all the bed bugs it comes into contact with, no matter the stage of life.


Why Heat Treatment Keeps You Healthy And Safe

Heat treatment is a very safe way of treating bed bugs when you have children and pets in your home. It’s also the ideal treatment for public buildings like hospitals and schools, where chemicals can’t be used an option of pest control.

Many children who are exposed to pest control chemicals have adverse reactions to them. So it’s so much better opt for heat treatment if you have a bed bug problem. Heat is also great if you have a lot of delicate fabrics and upholstery in your home. These are items that chemicals would likely damage if it were to be used.


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Empire’s Professional Bed Bug Heat Treatment

Here at Empire, we know the importance of treating a bed bug problem as soon as you spot the signs of a bed bug infestation. We have a specifically designed method of using heat to eradicate all of the bed bugs on your property.

We heat up the air in your rooms with an electric or propane generated heater. This pumps out very hot air, which then gets into every nook and cranny around your home. No bed bug is safe. There are also other methods used like large heat chambers. These can be used to treat specific items around the home. For instance if you had a sofa or mattress that needed a more intense blast of heat treatment.

The heat in the room will be monitored at all times to make sure it’s hot enough to kill the bed bugs. And we will ensure it is not too hot that we turn your home into an oven. Then our professional pest technician will inspect your rooms and items for any signs that the bed bugs haven’t been completely destroyed.

Your home will need some preparation before we can carry out a bed bug heat treatment. So when you book in your appointment we will make sure you are fully informed on what you need to do.