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Do Bed Bug Heat Treatments Cause Damage?

Heat is by far the most effective way to eradicate bed bugs in your home. Most of our customers have never dealt with bed bugs before and will frequently seek out information about the pests and treatments online. Frequently these searches will turn up conflicting information; it is no wonder that so many individuals are left feeling confused and unsure as to the best course of action for themselves and their families. Many of our customers are individuals who would prefer that pesticides aren’t used in their homes, have done their homework on treatment options, or have turned to a bed bug heat treatment as a last resort after having their house sprayed over and over again.

The most asked question we receive is “Will heat damage my home or electronics?” The easiest way to answer this question is to point out that if our process caused any damage to the homes of our customers, we would have been out of business long ago. Bed bugs can not survive temperatures greater than 120F or 49C for longer than a minute. The reason that heat treatments are more effective than the traditional chemical treatments is that heat will also kill bed bug eggs (chemical do not).

Prior to any heat treatment, a technician from Green Thermal Solutions is available for a free consultation to explain how the treatment works and to help identify heat sensitive items in your home. We identify these items prior to a treatment with our heat treatment checklist, when you return to your bed bug free home, rest assured that there will be no surprises.

It is, however, important to take note of any heat sensitive items that may be in your household. These heat sensitive items include:

House plants, wax products like candles and crayons, gel deodorant, aerosol cans, fire extinguishers, oxygen tanks, vhs tapes, vinyl records, guitars, medication, guns, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Working with the experts at Green Thermal Solutions, we will help you identify these items and remove them from your home prior to your home’s treatment. This is one of many ways that Green Thermal Solutions ensures that we safeguard your home throughout the treatment process.

Another common concern is your home’s electronics. Frequently, children ask “Will my Xbox be okay?” It is important to know that our treatment process will not affect your home’s Xbox, PlayStation, computers, laptops, tablets, LED and LCD televisions. The only electronic items we ask you to remove are plasma televisions. The liquid in the back of the television will dry out during a treatment.

Finally, it is also important to know that Green Thermal Solutions takes the job of Bed Bug Heat Treatment very seriously, we are fully insured and offer $5,000,000 in liability.