There’s a lot of stigma surrounding bed bugs. Landlords don’t want other people to know that they have a unit that got infested simply because prospective tenants may not want to rent that unit. Hotels, motels, or any type of accommodation don’t want the bad publicity that they bring. Regardless of these facts, bed bugs can be found pretty much anywhere from hospitals, schools, libraries, and even on an airplane or a bus. Bedbugs are good hitchhikers and can survive a long period of time without eating or finding a host.
So what should you do if you notice or suspect that you have them in your home or in your bedroom?
First, we always encourage our customers to stay calm and not panic. Don’t run to the store and buy all of the over-the-counter insecticides that they offer and drench your home or business in chemicals. The commonly available sprays and powers often cause harborage where the bed bugs will try to find a crack in your wall or a crevice to hide because of the chemicals that irritate them but do not necessarily kill them on contact. This is especially true when we consider bed bug eggs which can not be killed with chemical treatments until they hatch.
Instead of applying dangerous DIY treatments, the best thing to do is to assess the situation, check your bed, and if you have positively identified that it is bed bugs, schedule a bed bug heater rental. Heat treatments have been proven to be one of the most effective ways to kill bed bugs, including eggs. Heat treatment rentals are an easy and affordable solution to killing bed bugs quickly and effectively. The chart below will show what temperature you need and for how long is needed to kill the bed bugs in that area.
Time to takes to kill bed bugs at specific temperatures:
115F = 14 minutes
120F = 7 minutes
125F = 3 minutes
130F = 1 minute
Note: We recommend performing heat treatments for 8-12 hours to ensure that all areas of the room reach the desired temperature. Heat permeates furniture, walls, and clutter in the room, and with the right package, you can kill bed bugs in an entire structure in just 24 hours.
If you’re looking for a fast and effective way to kill bed bugs – look no further. Anytime Bed Bug Heater Rentals can solve your bed bug problem in as little as 1 day! Check out our packages and schedule your rental today!