Pest UK / Pests / Heat Treatments for Bed Bugs. Apr 17 in Pests. At PEST UK we now offer a 'Heat Treatment' for Bed Bugs. Heat treatment works by applying steam under pressure to the areas where bed bugs are infesting, this will include mattresses, skirting boards, furniture in fact any objects in the room, especially near to beds.
Take the bag to the Laundromat/home laundry room for cleaning these items on the highest heat settings.Wash and dry these items in hot water (with little bleach where allowed). Dry the items and then reseal them in the bags. Do not open the sealed bags until the bed bug treatment is completed.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment. At PEST UK we offer a 'Heat Treatment' for Bed Bugs. Heat treatment works by applying steam under pressure to the areas where bed bugs are infesting, this will include mattresses, skirting boards, furniture in fact any objects in the room, especially near to beds. The heat in the steam kills the bed bugs.
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.
Since you cannot see all of the bugs or all of their eggs, you need this sort of a treatment since heat can hunt them down for you. There will be no need to locate their nests when your entire home has been heated up until it is a death trap for these bugs. You will need to get a heater and have it put in your home.
Heat treatment is not selective, it simply kills every insect, independently of their development stage. In practice, heat treatment is the eradication method of choice against bed bugs, fleas and moths. It can also be used against cockroaches and any other insect pests.