Heat Treatment 
  • This option is perfect for home and business owners who want a solution that is 100% eco-friendly.
  • Heat doesn’t leave any residuals.
  • Heat kills all life stages of bed bugs, from egg to adult.
  • A heat treatment only requires one treatment visit, and it can be accomplished in one day. Therefore, no follow-up visits are required. So, your bugs will be gone in a single day, instead of weeks. That means that the occupants of your home or business don’t need to be displaced multiple times over the course of a few months. And, they won’t have to be bothered by the repeat preparation needed before each visit. This makes heat a very convenient way to get rid of bed bugs.
  • Heat radiates into walls and your belongings to get bed bugs in places that are hard to get to with insecticides.
  • Studies have shown that bed bugs can become resistant to chemicals and adapt to living in dangerous environments. This can make it a difficult job to treat for bed bugs with chemical products. Heat treatments fully deal with all the bed bugs in a structure, even bugs that have developed a resistant exterior skin, referred to as a cuticle.
  • 95% of the time, bed bugs can be fully eradicated with only heat treatment.
  • It isn’t easy to bring the temperature of a structure up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit and keep it there. Heat treatments require the use of industrial strength fans, temperature regulated industrial heaters, and sensors. It is also important to have a certified pest professional administer a heat treatment to prevent property damage and loss of life.
  • Some items cannot be left inside a structure while it is being heated. It is important to have experience and training when administering a heat treatment so that no items are damaged or destroyed.
  • Most items can stay in a home that is being heated.
  • Preparation is needed for this treatment method. Truckee Meadows Pest Control will provide a preparation sheet with things you will need to do to get ready for your treatment day.