Heating Vs. Spraying
Chemicals Can Make The Bed Bug
Infestation More Difficult To Control
Anyone who has had bed bugs knows how hard it can be to eliminate and/or control them. Most people who try to eliminate the problem on their own using chemicals learn they may kill some of the pests but are unable to end the cycle of infestation. The costs and frustration add up, and eventually most people will still have to contact a professional to permanently address the problem. Most people are probably not aware that the chemicals used can make the bed bug infestation more difficult to control and are likely causing them to spread making eradication costs more expensive. Below are some reasons why this occurs.
Below Are Some Reasons Why This Occurs:
Bed Bug Resistance
Many bed bugs are now resistant to the chemicals used in treatment, this means that if even a small number of the bed bugs in your residence are resistant, it will be impossible to completely eradicate the infestation. Worse yet, any resistant bed bugs that survive the initial treatment will mate, producing offspring that inherit that same resistances. This will cause any future treatments to be completely ineffective. This is a very common pattern with the pesticides in use today.
Bed Bugs Hide In Unreachable Locations
Bed bugs are known to gather in small areas that are protected and may be impossible to reach or spray with chemicals. They take refuge of cracks in beds, walls, baseboards, electrical outlets, furniture, and even within box springs and electronic devises (TV’s, computers etc.) Penetrating the spots where bed bugs hide can be an impossible task, additionally spraying chemicals on these items may be illegal and unsafe.
Chemicals Cause Bed Bugs To Scatter And Spread
If the chemicals used are not sprayed directly onto the bed bugs, they tend to be ineffective. Even when sprayed directly, the “resistant” bed bugs will not die and may cause larger problems, as described above. Bed bugs are known to be sensitive to the “residue” of chemicals and pesticides and will do their best to avoid them. This means that spraying chemicals around the perimeter of an infested area may not only be an ineffective way to kill bed bugs, it will also cause them scatter and spread, gathering in cracks and crevices until the residues wear off. Bed bugs can live up to a year without feeding, this means that they can survive long enough to simply return once it is safe to do so. Even worse, those bed bugs will likely begin to seek out additional place to feed and will spread to the bedroom across the hallway or even go next door.
Chemicals Will Not Kill Bed Bug Eggs, Necessitating Multiple Treatments
Since any infested area will contain eggs, a chemical treatment is always going to require multiple treatments. Bed bug eggs typically hatch every 5 to 16 days (depending on conditions) and just like the adults, the baby “Nymphs” avoid chemical residuals. Newly hatched nymphs will seek shelter, allowing them to avoid the next chemical treatment. The multiple treatments required to “break the cycle” are frequently ineffective, inconvenient and expensive. In addition, this causes the re-amendment process to continue for weeks and months on end.
Some Items May Need To Be Discarded
Frequently, people have had to replace beds, furniture and other infected items due to the ineffectiveness of chemicals. The cost of chemical treatment adds up and is likely to be ineffective.
Client preparation for a chemical treatment is a time consuming, highly-invasive process. For the exterminator to eradicate as many bugs as possible, they must access many of your things, including nearly every inch of your bed, dressers, nightstands, and any other items that allow spraying access to every possible hiding place. This may require removing many items from their stored locations, etc.
Chemicals Are Toxic
There is a cumulative effect when using multiple chemical treatments. Residual pesticides build up and although they are deemed “safe” you probably don’t want a build-up of restricted chemicals in your bedroom and home.
Why Heat Works Better Than Chemicals To Kill Bed Bugs
Heat Can Kill ALL CYCLES Of Bed Bugs In ONE Treatment
All bed bugs will die when exposed to temperatures above 120 degrees F. This temperature will also eliminate the eggs and larvae. Because heat treatment is so effective, this is a once and done service.
Heat Treatment Can Penetrate Walls And Other Unreachable Places
Done properly, the extreme heat used to kill bed bugs can also be forced into mattresses, box springs, walls, furniture, cracks and crevices, killing bed bugs wherever they hide. Bed bugs are also attracted to heat, as such they are far less likely to scatter during treatment and will frequently emerge from hiding spots and move toward the source of the heat.
No Items Need To Be Discarded
A heat treatment can reach nearly all items in your home. This makes it unnecessary to replace expensive beds, furniture, electronics, or anything else that was infested prior to treatment.
Relatively Simple “Pre-Treatment” Responsibility
Because heat treatment penetrates most items using forced air from fans, Green Thermal Solutions does not require nearly as much access into dressers, drawers, and other items as would typically be needed to do a chemical treatment.
Heat Treatment Is 100% Eco-Friendly And Non-Toxic
Our heat treatment process requires no toxic chemicals, meaning it is 100% eco-friendly and safe for people and pets. You will be able to re-enter your residence shortly after after your treatment.