Why Thermal Heat is Superior
The Resistance to Pesticides can lead to Pest Control Failure
Whether you’ve experienced bed bugs, know someone who has, or just know about bed bugs in general, you know how difficult these pesky bugs are to completely eliminate. Many people will start by trying to eliminate them on their own using chemical sprays or powders. They quickly learn that their attempts were unsuccessful in killing all the pests, which unfortunately means they were unable to end the infestation cycle. This can be incredibly frustrating, leaving people feeling hopeless, all while the costs continue to add up. That’s when most people give up and contact a professional to take care of the problem once and for all. Contrary to popular belief, the chemicals that are used can actually make the bed bug infestation worse and are likely causing the pests to spread, making extermination costs even more expensive. Which is why it’s in your best interest to call a professional as soon as you suspect a problem. To learn how and why heat is the superior method for permanent extermination, continue reading below:
Here Are The Reasons Why:
The Notorious Resistance
A new study in The Journal of Economic Entomology states that bed bugs are developing a resistance to some of the most common pesticides used today. This is considered a main cause of the resurgence in bed bugs over the last decade. Because of this resistance, many experts warn that chemical treatments can no longer solely defeat an infestation. Not only that, but the resistant bed bugs that survive the chemical treatment, can mate and produce offspring that will inherit the same resistance causing future treatments to be ineffective as well.
Bed Bugs Hide In All Sorts of Places
Bed bugs are elusive, nocturnal creatures that are known to take refuge in dark, protected places such as beds frames, headboards, walls, baseboards, electrical outlets and even electronic devices (TV’s, computers, etc). Reaching these spots with chemical sprays can be an impossible task, while potentially damaging these items as well. These hard to find and hard to reach areas are called harborages, where you will find a “cluster” of bed bugs.
Bed Bugs Can Scatter If You Spray
In order to be completely effective, chemicals need to be sprayed directly on to the bed bugs. And those pesky “resistant” bed bug eggs can still survive even if sprayed directly! Spraying pesticides or powders around the perimeter of an infested room can cause bed bugs to scatter and spread since they will do their best to avoid these chemical residues. Bed bugs can live for a whole year without feeding! Meaning they can hide out until the residues wear off and they are safe to return. Some will even move on to other areas of the home in order to seek food and shelter.
Bed bug Eggs Survive Chemical Treatment
You simply cannot completely exterminate a bed bug infestation with one chemical spray. This is because an infested area will contain eggs and pesticides DO NOT kill eggs. Bed bugs eggs hatch, on average, every 5-16 days. Newly hatched nymphs will seek shelter and try to avoid chemical residues the same way adults do, allowing them to now avoid the 2nd spray. This leads to multiple sprays and a process that can carry on for weeks, even months! Only causing you more frustration and costing you more and more money.
Some Infested Items Need To Be Removed
Because bed bugs are growing more and more resistant, and chemicals are becoming less and less effective, many people have had no choice but to discard and replace costly items such as beds, box springs, and other furniture. This is another cost to be considered when thinking about spray treatments.
For an exterminator to give you the best possible results and effectively treat an infestation, they must have access to many of your personal things such as: dressers, nightstands, every inch of your bed, etc. This can be a highly invasive process for some people. It can also be very time consuming for the client as this may also require removing many items from their stored location.
Chemicals Are Poison
While most pesticides are reviewed to ensure they do not contain chemicals deemed to dangerous for humans, they are still by definition, poisonous.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned of a rise in injuries from the misuse of pesticides used to control bed bugs. If these chemicals are not used properly, they can cause symptoms including dizziness, difficulty breathing, eye irritation, skin irritation or rash, contact dermatitis, sweating, headache, nausea, etc.
Heat Is Far Superior To Any Bed Bug Control Used Today!
The Whole Bed Bug Cycle Eliminated In One Heat Treatment
The lethal temperature for bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs ranges from 117°F-122°F. Our machine reaches temperatures in excess of 145°F. There is no way any bed bug, in any cycle of it’s life, can survive being exposed to that high of temperature for an extended period of time. Because of heats effectiveness to kill all bugs, it does not require more than 1 treatment!
Heat Treatment Gets In Those Out of Reach Places
Heat is able to permeate through objects and unreachable places such as walls, baseboards, electrical outlets, mattresses, box springs, etc. Basically every crack and crevice of the home. Not only that, but bed bugs are less likely to scatter because they are attracted to heat. Instead of running away, they will move toward the heat source.
Most Belongings Do Not Need To Be Disposed Of
As mentioned above, heat is able to permeate all the items in the home. That means that in most cases, there is no throwing out and then replacing expensive items like furniture and electronics.
Pre-Treatment for Heat
Green Thermal Solutions does not require nearly as much access into personal spaces such as dressers, nightstands, and other items that would typically be needed in order to complete a chemical treatment.
Heat Treatment Is 100% Safe For The Whole Family
The consistent exposure to temperatures of 120F or more are carefully applied while Heat Treatment is in progress to eliminate the bed bug population. There is no safer way to remove all stages of the pest. No chemicals needed, as it kills every stage along the way . Everyone can safely return to a bed bug free home, the same night.