Bed bugs are troublesome household
pests. They’re sneaky, hard to find, and can move quickly when they sense a
threat. Bed bugs pose potential health risks for you and your family. They
don’t spread disease, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.
Detection is critical to break the bed bug life cycle before they become a bigger problem. Sigma’s Bed Bug Control gets to the heart of the problem, finding common bed bug hiding places in your home and prepping them for remediation.
Many people will try and fix their bed bug problem on their own; with sprays and do-it-yourself remedies. They quickly find out that the DIY approach is ineffective. As a result, many homeowners throw their hands up in frustration and start tossing many of their belongings in the trash for a fresh start.
Before you move, and before you throw out your bed, couch, and other furniture, it is important to understand that a heat treatment will get into those hiding places. Heat radiates. There is no place those bugs can hide when confronted with temperatures of 120 °F. Only heat will bring an end to the bed bug life cycle.
Your Best Bet at Killing Bed Bugs.
Heat treatment is a popular environmentally friendly substitute to using chemicals, pesticides, or insecticides to eradicate insect infestations.
Also known as Thermal Remediation®, heat treatment utilizes a high powered heater to raise the home’s air temperature to a bed bug lethal zone, killing all life stages from adults to eggs. Bed bugs have no defense against heat-it is our best weapon against them.
Our technicians monitor room temperature as it rises to the appropriate ‘kill zone’ level. This technology allows Sigma Pest Control to combat bed bugs in one service, using non-chemical methods and without extensive preparation.
Heat Treatment vs Chemicals/Pesticides
Applying high heat is a more effective method to terminate a
bed bug infestation than using chemical applications. Bed
bugs are more resistant than ever to insecticides, as a result of chemicals
inability to kill all insect life stages. The use of chemicals on a bed bug infestation
requires multiple applications. Whereas, bed bugs simply cannot survive at
extreme temperatures making heat a better treatment option.
Benefits of Heat Treatment
Using heat to kill insects provides numerous advantages over alternative pest control methods. Not only is it safer for the pest control operators, but for the occupants of the home as well.
NO CHEMICAL EXPOSURE – Chemicals can be toxic if not properly ventilated or if proper application procedures are not followed. Heat treatments, however, will not lead to any long-term health side effects.
ONE TIME TREATMENT – Heat treatments are performed only once (for low to mid-level infestations), to efficiently kill all insect life stages – from egg to adult – whereas chemicals typically require multiple treatments over an extended time period.
REAL TIME MONITORING – Computers track temperatures throughout the entire treatment process. A detailed report is generated at the conclusion of the treatment.
Call the Experts
Bed bugs have a thermal death point, and when exposed to temperatures over 120 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period, the entire population of bed bugs at all life stages (including eggs) are eliminated. Sigma Pest Control are your licensed and trained heat treatment experts. Our Bed Bug Control program is your answer to a bed bug free home. Call today for a FREE inspection and consultation – (540) 94-SIGMA.