Bedbugs Heat Treatment Services Brisbane
Here at Sunnystate Pest Control, we have now invested in our own bedbug’s heat treatment equipment. We are now able to treat bedbugs in a number of different ways.
I have done plenty of posts about bed bugs in the past and I always mention how hard they are to get rid of. These little pests require a very thorough treatment whichever system is used, whether it’s heat or chemical.
We will still do a bed bugs treatment by using chemicals if the situation requires it. Now having the ability to do both put us at the top of the game in the control of the dreaded bed bug.
Both are very effective ways of getting rid of bed bugs and both heat and chemical treatments have their good and bad points.
So let’s have a look at both treatment types to have a better understanding of each.
Bed Bugs Heat Treatment:
We know that heat will kill bedbugs and their eggs but the heat has to remain at a set temperature for a certain amount of time. The desired temperature to kill bed bugs is 45 degree Celsius.
There is a lot of information on the internet about the desired death zone temperature for eliminating bedbugs. I go on past experience and 45 works fine, but for how long does the room being treated need to stay at 45 degrees. This is the part a lot of pest controllers get wrong; to kill the adults and their eggs the temperature need to stay constant for one hour or more.
We like to heat the affected room up to 55 degrees and keep it there for one hour. This way we have 100% confidence that all life stages are killed including the eggs.
Getting the room to the desired temperature is the hard part, especially without having to bring in big industrial generators for hours at a time.
Our system works from an ordinary 240-volt power supply and is very quiet meaning we can carry out our bed bugs heat treatment service anywhere any time.
There are a couple of downsides when doing just a heat treatment only. The first is that there is no back-up for the treatment; once it has been completed bedbugs can easily reinfest a room a few days or months later.
The other downside is that some buildings can be very difficult to heat up to a temperature of 55 degrees. Houses like the old Queenslanders and weatherboards are very difficult to heat up.
So heat doesn’t work in every situation, but this is where we stand out from the rest. Here at Sunnystate Pest Control, we not only use our heat treatment, but we also back it up with a chemical treatment afterwards.
Below is a heat treatment chart showing the temperature and the time duration required to successfully eliminate bed bugs using heat.
Bed Bugs Chemical Treatment:
As I have explained in many other posts about these little critters the chemical treatment is still an important part of our bedbug’s treatment program. But they are now resistant to many of the different chemicals on the market today.
When a bed bugs treatment is carried out in a house or hotel room. It is important that the pest control company carrying out the service understands which chemicals to use.
If the wrong chemical is used the whole process will be a complete waste of time and money, not only for the company doing the job but more importantly the customer.
Each chemical that a pest extermination company uses will have a label attached and a list of pests that the chemical can be used for.
A chemical treatment can be just as effective as a heat treatment to eliminate bedbugs, but it needs to be much more detailed to be successful.
When doing a chemical treatment to eliminate bedbugs the chemical needs to get into every crack and crevice in the room. No place can be left untreated or the adult bedbugs can easily feed on their host that night and then lay more eggs.
When doing just a chemical treatment; follow-up calls will have to be arranged to check the affected room, usually 3-4 visits are necessary. In addition to any treatment, it is recommended that beds are fitted with a bed bugs mattress protector.
Before the heat treatment process was widely put into use, a chemical treatment was the only way to deal with them. But as mentioned earlier a chemical treatment needs to be much more detailed to get the desired effect.
The downside to a chemical treatment is that it doesn’t kill the eggs, and this is why backup treatments are required to kill the newly hatched Nymphs.
The one thing I can say for certain is that bedbugs are a very difficult pest to get rid of. But by combining both chemical and heat treatment together gives the best chances of total elimination.
The most important factor with any bed bugs treatment is to use a professional pest exterminator that will offer a full guarantee on their work.
All treatments will require between 3-4 visits whether it is a bed bug heat treatment or a chemical treatment or both together.
When a treatment doesn’t work it usually comes down to an inexperienced pest controller. A quick surface spray of the affected rooms just will not work.
To get rid of bedbugs it best to use a professional and licensed pest control company that has a full understanding of the feeding and harbouring habits of these pests.
If you have any problems with bedbugs and need assistance we offer a 100% guarantee on our work and service the whole of Brisbane, Ipswich and Gold Coast. We can treat hotels, backpacking hostels, houses, units, trains and even planes.
Get the professionals in and don’t let the bedbugs bite!