Bed Bug Heat Treatment


Bed Bug Heat Treatment

One of the best types of treatments that we offer is certainly the heat treatment possibility. All bed bugs and their eggs are going to die out if the temperature is 118 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Before you try to crank up the thermostat, hear us out. This is something that you should only try with the right equipment and with help from professionals. As you can probably guess trying to recreate those conditions with your current heating system could be a total mess. If you want to learn more about heat treatment be sure to read along.

Main Benefits of Heat Treatment

Pretty much the main benefits of proper heat treatment result in the total extermination of bed bugs and their eggs present at that time in particular. There’s really no other way to put this. If you’re looking for the most effective type of treatment against bed bugs this happens to be it. Are you looking for another benefit? Well, it’s also a very passive form of treatment. In the sense that you’re not going to have to do anything. We’ll make sure that we prep the area accordingly for you. We’ll let you know when we’re done.

Why People Shy Away From Heat Treatment

There are a couple of reasons why people shy away from this type of treatment, and most of the reasons are based on what we would consider false narratives. There’s an idea that heat treatment is too costly, so you should run to the store and buy a bed bug spray to do things yourself. You can do that, but the treatment is not going to be as effective. Another issue is that people feel that the extreme heat is going to damage electronic devices and other types of things around the house.

Can Heat Treatment Really Damage Certain Devices?

There are certain devices that could be damaged by heat. If you’ve ever left your phone out in the sun on a beach or the desert you may have actually experienced this. We’re not sure if this is an issue that phones in newer generations have, but they would actually advise you to help the device cool down because it wasn’t able to operate in such hot conditions. We would say that definitely, keeping certain devices in extremely hot temperatures is not a great idea. That being said, that is why we spend so much time making sure we do the proper prep work before we just come in to heat things up.

How Often Should I Apply Heat Treatment?

This is not something that we would say you would need to do every couple of months or whatever. If you do see yourself in the need to heat treat areas regularly you may need to think about where you’re catching these bed bugs. If you live in a home that is essentially far away from neighbors you could be the one that is bringing the bed bugs along.


Common treatment of Bed Bugs is to use insecticides, although these may not always be effective. Bed bugs can also be treated by heating the infested items in a dryer on high heat for at least 20 minutes or encasing them in airtight plastic bags and placing them into 120 degrees Fahrenheit ovens for three hours.The best course of action is prevention when possible. Bed bugs can be found in homes, hotels, or even hospitals and any environment that allows for the transportation of people from one location to another.Weekly inspections of hotel rooms is recommended by many experts when traveling or if a person has an infestation at home as it is easier to detect them before they reproduce than after. Inspecting for bed bugs should entail looking in all of the nooks and crannies, including headboards, mattresses, dressers, couches and carpets.When traveling, always carry your luggage with you to avoid left-behind items which may become infested. Bed bugs also cannot fly or jump so they can’t go from person to person.It may seem like bed bugs are everywhere, but they do not transmit disease and cannot harm humans unless provoked with an allergic reaction to the saliva of their bites which is rare. Bed bug infestations can be turned around by a professional exterminator such as RALEIGH’S BEST BED BUGS EXTERMINATOR in as little as one day!


Whether you are looking for a quote, or you need help quickly give us a call or contact us. When you do feel free to ask away. We can cover any type of questions that you may have. That way you’ll have a perfect idea of what you’re buying before our exterminators arrive on your property.