Like chemical bed bug extermination, services that kill bed bugs with heat typically charge by the room or by the square foot. The more rooms that need to be treated, the higher the cost because in each room, the service must clear an area to place equipment (heaters, fans and temperature-monitoring equipment).
Chemical treatments alone do not effectively arrest a bed bug infestation.Companies that focus on heat treatments as the primary treatment for bed bugs get the job done safer and faster. It usually only takes one heat treatment to rid a property of bed bugs, while a chemical treatment may need to be done three or more times.
Chemical options remain effective but require a longer period of time is to fully exterminate Bed Bug infestations. In most cases, preparation and patience is required over a period of two to six weeks. Milwaukee Bed Bugs Pros recommends treatment every 14 days as Bed Bug eggs hatch. In time,
most heat treatments need to be used in combination with other non-chemical and/or chemical methods to control an infestation. Recent research has determined the thermal death points (the temperature at which a bed bug dies) for bed bugs
Steam treatment can effectively kill all stages of bed bugs. To be effective, steam treatment must reach 150-170 degrees Fahrenheit (65 - 75 degrees C) for a sustained period. To be effective, steam treatment must reach 150-170 degrees Fahrenheit (65 - 75 degrees C) for a sustained period.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment versus Chemicals Why is Bed Bugs Heat Treatment Better than Using Chemicals? Throughout history, the treatment for Bed Bugs has been mostly chemicals in an effort to help with the reduction of the pest. Of recent, this has changed as it has been proven to be less effective when dealing in solitary bed bug treatments.