All you need to know about bed bug treatments, costs and preparations
Who needs bed bug heat treatment?
The short answer to this question is, “a lot more people than you would think!” Bed bugs are an issue for homeowners, renters, companies, call centres and long-term care facilities. Bed bugs stand in the way of safe, healthy environments for many people.
How do I know if I need a bed bug heat treatment?
Most of our customers come to us after they see a rash or bug bite on their skin, or if their staff or residents have told them that they have rashes or bites. Currently, Toronto has a bed bug epidemic that pest control companies are struggling to manage.
Bed Bug Treatment Options
While we recommend bed bug heat treatment because it is the most convenient and effective treatment, we also offer other options, including Aprehend®, chemical treatment and dry cleaning (vacuuming and steaming). Unlike pesticide or chemical treatment, heat treatment is able to get all the areas of a room. It is also able to eliminate any eggs (which is something chemical treatment cannot do).
What about DIY bed bug treatment options?
There are do-it-yourself bed bug treatments you can purchase, but it can be very time consuming, dangerous (due to the risk of ingesting chemicals) and may result in property damage. We recommend hiring bed bug professionals for this work because we guarantee no heat damage for every customer we serve.
Find out more specific information about our bed bug heat treatment service here. With many years of dedication and experience, we’re very proud to have earned the reputation as the best bed bug service centre in Toronto (and surrounding areas).
Bed Bug Heat Treatment Costs & Other Services
Costs for our treatment options range from approximately $350 (for 2 rooms of dry clean treatment, the least effective option) to $1,800 (for 2 bedrooms apartment with heat treatment, our recommended option). All treatments are 100% guaranteed; we include a 2-week follow up inspection and an even longer warranty period that is up to 120 days.
Why bed bug heat treatment is the best method?
Bed bug heat treatment is the most effective method to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Unlike pesticide or chemical treatment, heat treatment is able to get all the areas of a room. It is also able to eliminate any eggs (which is something chemical treatment cannot do).
Compared to other forms of treatment, heat treatment is a safe method. It doesn’t require much preparation. You will not need to dispose any sheets, drapery, pillows, or furniture. Nor does heat treatment ruin any fabrics or materials.
Why does pesticide and chemical treatment fail?
In fact, 95% of the customers that come to us have used chemical treatment, and because it didn’t work in removing the eggs, they hire us to use heat treatment. Chemical treatment and pesticides have problems getting to corners, edges, cracks, and floor openings.
As a result, the bed bug eggs continue to be a problem. Chemical treatment also requires multiple uses, whereas heat treatment is a one-time activity. Chemical treatment is also very unhealthy for children, seniors, and to the majority of the populace.
Bed bugs and eggs die when air temperatures reach the 140F (60° C) called the “kill zone.” Forced convection technology is used in our process to produce sustained temperatures of up to 145 ° F. It ensures the “kill zone” heat is pumped through the treatment area quickly and evenly, guaranteeing the death of ALL bed bugs and bed bug eggs from your home and surroundings.
The peak temperature engineering ensures that the temperature reaches to even harder to reach areas. Bugs have been known to actually leave the area with pesticide treatments and return when it is safe – one of the reasons it often requires multiple applications and multiple visits.
Since bed bugs are drawn to heat (it’s how they find their meal), they remain in the kill zone, guaranteeing complete annihilation in one trip.
Bed bugs emerge from hiding instead of trying to escape and travel towards the heat source. Remaining bed bugs hiding inside anything will still be killed immediately as soon as the temperature reaches the kill zone.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment Process
- Thorough property inspection.
- Preparation before the heat treatment starts.
- Set up the equipment (heaters and fans).
- Vacuum the infested areas to remove all bed bugs and eggs.
- Rise the temperature up to 140F and keep it for at least 6 hours.
- Monitoring the temperature every 1/2 hour.
- Cool down the structures.
- Rearrange the rooms.
- Follow up in two weeks to make sure everything is alright.
- Enjoy your life with no bed bugs!
We are providing bed bugs heat treatment services in Toronto all areas of the GTA which includes Ajax, Brampton, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Etobicoke, Markham, Toronto, Scarborough, Thornhill, Aurora, Clarington, Brock, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge, Whitby, Burlington, Halton Hills, Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgia, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan ,Whitchurch-Stouffville, Mono, Orangeville, Brandford West Gwillimbury, New Tecumseth, and even surrounding cites like: Hamilton, Guelf, Kitchener, London, Muskoka, Barrie, Kingston and more cities are under our coverage.
Why heat is the best bed bugs treatment?
We typically exterminate bed bugs in one visit, whereas chemical treatment requires multiple visits. Our heat treatment method eliminates bed bug eggs.
Affordable and best rates in Ontario
We give the best rates for heat treatment. We use the latest technologies and processes to help make heat treatment affordable.
Chemical treatment and pesticide is very dangerous. Not only does it not work effectively, most of these products have been labelled as carcinogens in other continents.
There is little preparation that you need to do for heat treatment. Chemical treatment requires you to dispose and wash certain belongings, we don’t require you to do that.
Conventional bed bug preparation
This Preparation guide aims to assist you in preparing your home for conventional treatment and take necessary precautions to protect your valuable belongings.
Improper preparation is one of the main reasons that treatment for bed bugs fail.
We need unrestricted access to walls, closets, and areas around the furniture to allow for a thorough inspection and treatment.
Conventional bed bug treatment cost
Conventional bed bug treatment cost starts from $375 in Toronto and the GTA for one bedroom apartment, our bed bug specialists recommend 2 sessions and they warranty for 60 days.
Aprehend bed bug preparation
This Preparation guide aims to assist you in preparing your home for Aprehend treatment and take necessary precautions to protect your valuable belongings.
It is very important to follow these directions closely as properly preparing your home is a very important step in any treatment process. Improper preparation is one of the main reasons that treatment for bed bugs fail.
Aprehend bed bug treatment cost
Aprehend bed bug treatment cost starts from $395 in Toronto and the GTA for one bedroom apartment, our bed bug specialists recommend 2 sessions and they warranty for 60 days.
Vacuum & Steam Bed Bugs Treatment
Use of steam vapor system will allow our bed bug specialist to provide bed bug removal process with deeper penetration. The high temperatures of the vapor will destroy any eggs that have been deposited into the carpet edges, box spring, and mattress in an efficient manner. After vacuuming, the steam vapor system may be used around the perimeter of the room, including carpet edges, over the mattress, and box springs.
Cost of Vacuum & Steam Bed Bugs Treatment
The vacuum & steam bed bug treatment price starts from $350 for an one bedroom apartment, to get a quote for your treatment, please fill our the form below.
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Thermokill offers variety of bed bug treatments
Almost all pest control companies think they know how to get rid of bed bugs, but it is just one of their many services. We are expert only in Bed Bugs removal, that's all we do! Therefore, our success rates are much higher cmparing to them. Furthermore, before any treatment is performed, we evaluate the property to assess your bed bug infestation to offer the best bed bug treatment.
Save yourself some money and stop trying “do it yourself” methods or products. They never resolve the problem 100% and consequently, makes the cost of bed bug removal higher than it should be. Since bed bugs hide in many small places, only a professional can find them all and fully get rid of them. Let us help you get rid of your Bed Bug infestation right, the first time.