Medium or Average heat uses convected air temperatures between 140°F and 160°F in the treatment area. Most GreenTech Heat bed bug treatments utilize medium heat. High heat is ambient air convected between 160°F and 180°F in the treatment area. Extreme heat utilizes convected air temperatures greater than 200°F in the treatment area. Hotel
Wired and wireless probes are used (under carpets, behind baseboards, inside mattresses, etc…) to continuously monitor temperatures to guarantee complete bed bug extermination. Once temperatures above 130°F have been recorded in all areas, we will continue to heat for an additional 3-4 hours.
The bed bugs and their eggs will succumb to high temperature of the water and dryer. Dry Heat Exposure There are many such items like leather jackets, shoes, stuffed toys, etc. which cannot be washed in hot water as they may get damaged in water.
Temperature That Kills Bed Bugs. Adult bed bugs die at 119 degrees Fahrenheit, and their heat-resistant eggs require temperatures upwards of 125 degrees. Some infested objects can be safely baked in the oven at these temperatures for three to five hours to get rid of the pests. Safety should always be considered in deciding whether to treat in this manner.
Heat vs. Pesticides. Applying high heat is a more effective method to terminate a bed bug infestation in comparison to using chemical applications. Bed bugs are more resistant than ever to insecticides, meaning chemicals may not be able to kill all insect life stages resulting in remaining live bed bugs post-treatment.
How Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs Works. The principle behind heat treatment is simple: 120⁰F is the magic temperature: Bed bugs begin to die when the ambient temperature reaches 113 ⁰F, and die within minutes at 120⁰F. Kills all life stages: All life stages of bed bugs from eggs to nymphs to adults, will die with heat.