Common Questions about Heat Treatment and Bed Bug Removal
If you live in the Richmond VA area and need help removing bed bugs from your home or business below are a few of the most frequently asked questions.
What Is Heat Treatment, and How Does It Kill Bed Bugs?
Heat treatment is the practice of using energized, concentrated thermal vortexes to dry out and exterminate pests.
Utilizing an array of electric and propane heaters, hot air is ducted into the infested structure where it is channeled by fans into vortex like currents. These currents are lethal to bed bugs and can dry them out in a matter of minutes. A full structure heat treatment can take anywhere from four to ten hours for larger structures.
Why Can’t Bed Bugs Escape to Cooler Areas during the heat process?
Although bed bugs are remarkably resilient, heat is their Achilles heel. High temperatures cause intense disorientation to bed bugs as they desiccate. Unable to accurately navigate their surroundings, the bugs quickly expire.
Concerning bed bugs that do manage to make it cooler areas; (clutter piles, underneath carpeting, etc.) the cooler area is swiftly cleared as the temperature climbs higher. Once exposed, desiccation takes only moments.
Will The High Temperatures created during the bed bug removal process hurt my Electronics?
While careless applications of high temperatures can damage wood flooring or varnished furniture, electronics are relatively safe. Many electronics reach similarly high temperatures during production and shipment, and are built to withstand long-term exposure to heat.
Our technicians are specially trained to protect your electronics, using a variety of techniques to ensure your devices remain safe.
Do I Need To Empty My Home Prior To Bed Bug Treatment?
No. A common misconception is that heat treatments require that the client remove furniture, electronics, or anything of value from the treatment area. Bed Bugs have been known to harbor inside T.V.’s, cupboards, chairs, stereo systems, as well as many other common household items.
Most items in the treatment area will be safe during the process. Only heat sensitive items: waxy, oily, or cheap plastic materials should be removed.
Our technicians will walk you through the preparation process, letting you know exactly what needs to be removed.
Can’t Bed Bugs be Hiding in any Items I Remove from the Structure?
Technically, yes. Clean Heat Defense strongly recommends leaving any clothing or fabric material in the structure. Bed bugs tend to hide in warmer, softer places close to their hosts. Nearly all items removed from the structure will either be too small, or inconvenient for bed bugs to be harboring in them.
Bed Bug infestation is a serious problem in Virginia. Whether it is your home or your place of business, you need to contact a Pest Removal Service that uses the best heat technology without the use of often unreliable chemicals.
If you live or own a business in the Richmond Metro area and think you may have bed bugs contact the heat treatment experts and Clean Heat Defense to schedule your consultation.
With the use of the Green Tech Heat System, remediation begins in fifteen minutes. Our tools are the best in the industry, boasting the most powerful and safest heaters around.
Our processes are built from the ground up to keep your home and belongings safe while thoroughly eradicating any pests in the building.
Our highly trained professionals work with you to prepare for the treatment and advise you throughout the process. The best part is, one day and we are done!
Are You Ready To Rid Your Home of Bed Bugs! Call Clean Heat Defense Today!
If you live in the Central Virginia, Richmond, Charlottesville and Williamsburg areas we are ready to take care of your bed bug infestation right away!
No Harsh Chemicals and one day treatment makes your choice easy.
Simply contact us at (804)-913-1000 or fill out the form on this page and we will schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience!