27 Aug 2014

The Best Non-Toxic Bed Bug Treatment

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Heat treatment for bed bugsBed bugs have been spotted just about everywhere humans tend to frequent, and these days it seems they’ve become an epidemic and a nuisance to society. Bed bugs have been found in hotels, apartments, private homes, dorm rooms, public transport vehicles, jails, hospitals and even on cruise ships.

About bed bugs:

    • They can lay one to five eggs in a single day (more than 500 in a lifetime).
    • They can travel over 100 feet per night but only live within eight feet of where people sleep.
    • They are small, reddish-brown insects that can neither fly nor hop. Instead, they crawl to get to where they need to go.
    • They can withstand an impressive range of temperatures, from nearly freezing to around 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • These critters feed off the blood of humans; their bites, a signature red blotchy area often resembling the first stage of chicken pox, are very distinct.
    • Because they are so resilient in temperature, it is no surprise that they can live several months without a meal.
    • They are small insects who love to live in dark hiding places only to come out at night when you are asleep (they are attracted to body heat and the CO2 we exhale).

History of bed bugs: Bed bugs were very common before World War II. However, with the use of DDT (not illegal), they were nearly irradiated on a large scale and were not an issue for a few decades.

Modern bed bug populations are different; they are highly resistant to the insecticides we use for their control all thanks to natural selection. Because of this increasing resistance to chemicals, other bed bug treatments are being explored.

Alternative treatments: The most effective bed bug treatment is a non-toxic bed bug treatment. Heat treatment for bed bugs is an easy and cost-efficient way to get rid of the pests for good.

Heat treatment for bed bugs: Heat is non-toxic and can kill bed bugs at all stages of their life, including the eggs which have been found to easily attach to clothing and bedding. Heat treatment for bed bugs is cost effective because virtually nothing in the room will be damaged (though oil paintings and plastics must be removed).

Thermal remediation services: If you have tried everything under the sun to kill bed bugs, you may want to take advice from the sun and literally bake the bed bugs out of their hiding places.

Thermal remediation equipment is needed in order to get the job done. For any bed bug infestation, massive heaters powered by generators will be placed around the affected room or rooms. High-powered fans will make sure that the heat is distributed evenly throughout the room. Bed bug heat treatment is only effective when the structure is heated to 140 degrees for two hours, or 130 degrees for three hours.

What makes this treatment so effective is that the bed bugs have no way to become resistant to that kind of heat.


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