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Bed Bug Heat Treatment
If you’re dealing with a potential bed bug infestation in your home or business, acting promptly is crucial. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate without professional assistance.
Our expert bed bug heat treatment can help you eradicate the infestation and resume your daily activities. Reach out to Toxic Respond, your trusted pest control service in London.
Signs That You Need Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Bed bugs are primarily nocturnal, making them hard to detect. However, you might observe some of these signs indicating a bed bug infestation:
- Bite marks
- Reddish stains
- Dark spots
- Live bed bugs
Bite marks are often the first noticeable sign of a bed bug issue. You might not be aware of their presence until you spot itchy, red marks on your skin. However, about 40% of people worldwide have a mild or no reaction to bed bug bites.
Bed bugs also leave traces. You might find reddish stains on cushions and bedding where the bugs have been crushed. Dark spots could indicate their excrement. Eggs, nymphs, and live bed bugs might be visible in their hiding spots.
Bed bugs often conceal themselves in corners and crevices, such as the seams of couch and chair cushions. They might also hide in curtains, carpet edges, and piles of clothes or laundry.
Ignoring these signs can lead to a more severe infestation, potentially requiring repeated treatments and increasing the cost of removal from your residential or commercial property.
Heat treatment is one of the fastest and most effective bed bug extermination methods. It works swiftly, allowing you to tackle the problem before it escalates.
Using heat treatment also ensures quicker results and fewer chemicals. While insecticides require weeks to provide results, in nearly 100% of the cases, the heat treatment provides complete eradication in hours.
Get in touch with us via a message or a call. We are always available for a short notice appointment.
A home inspection needs to be conducted. After assessing the situation, our technician will suggest the treatment method for your case.
Our experienced team will proceed with applying all procedures necessary, following a strict protocol. The best results are guaranteed.
The Toxic Respond professionals will advise you on what to do to prevent future infestation. Additional treatment of the premises is possible upon request.
What Is the Cost of Bed Bug Heat Treatment?
The price of bed bug heat treatment is subject to the type and size of the property.
Preparing your property for treatment can enhance the likelihood of successfully eliminating the infestation in just one visit. Early action also reduces the need for repeat visits by preventing the infestation from spreading to other rooms.
|STEAM AND SPRAY||HEAT TREATMENT|
|1 Bedroom - £200||1 Bedroom - £500|
|2 Bedrooms - £240||2 Bedrooms - £950|
|3 Bedrooms - £280||3 Bedrooms - £1200|
|4+ bedrooms - quote upon inspection only||4+ bedrooms - quote upon inspection only
How to Prepare for Bed Bug Heat Treatment?
Proper preparation for heat treatment can facilitate our pest control technicians’ work. Here are some steps you can take to enhance the success of the treatment:
- De-clutter the infested area
- Vacuum and sweep all flooring
- Remove and clean all bedding in the infested area
- Remove heat-sensitive objects
Declutter the infested rooms as much as possible for optimal results. Remove all electronics with batteries, books, toys, and other objects that the heat treatment could damage.
Remove and clean the bedding and thoroughly vacuum or sweep the floors in the infested areas. We recommend moving all furniture at least one metre away from the walls and opening drawers and cabinets while leaving all clothes and linens in place.
We also suggest that you increase the heat in your home to its maximum setting for about two hours before the treatment begins. This can reduce the time needed for the treatment to work.
Any additional recommendations or concerns your exterminator identifies will be addressed before the treatment commences.
Heat Treatment Steps
Heat treatment for bed bugs involves several steps:
- Identify the bed bug infestation
- Arrange the heaters and sensors
- Increase the temperature in the infested area
- Apply an insecticide in case of a severe infestation
We first locate the infested areas, assess the level of infestation, apply 180°C Steam to reduce the bed bugs to a minimum, and set up the heaters and the sensors.
The heaters gradually increase the room’s temperature. Adult bed bugs begin to perish when temperatures reach about 48 degrees Celsius.
We persistently raise the temperature over several hours to ensure the complete eradication of all live bed bugs and their eggs.
Following the initial heat, we may recommend chemical spray to be conducted in case of a severe infestation. The chemical barrier can last for several weeks, ensuring any survivors will be exterminated.
How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
While the infestation is typically eliminated almost immediately, a few bed bugs may persist in some cases. However, within two to three weeks, your home or business should be completely free of bed bugs.
Book Your Bed Bug Heat Treatment in London
Toxic Respond is prepared to address your bed bug issue. With years of experience and a team of highly trained exterminators, we have successfully handled infestations of all sizes.
Contact us today to schedule an initial inspection. One of our pest control specialists can inspect your property, identify the location of the bed bugs, and help you eliminate them.