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. Thermokill’s specialty is bed bug removal, and our bed bug exterminators focus only on modern and green bed bug treatments. Contact us for a free inspection and get rid of bed bugs in one day.
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 Treatment Costs & Other Services
Costs for bed bugs treatment options ranges starts from approximately $350. Most of the treatments are 100% guaranteed; we include a 2-week follow up inspection and an even longer warranty period that is up to 120 days* (Please contact our sales team for more details).
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, Caledon, East Gwillimbury, Georgia, King, Newmarket, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Mono, Orangeville, Bradford 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 varies based on the size of the property in Toronto and the GTA, 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 varies based on the size of the property in Toronto and the GTA, 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 varies based on the size of the property, to get a quote for your treatment, please fill our the form below.
I haven’t actually seen any bed bugs, but I do have bites on my arms and legs. Are there bed bugs in my home?
The presence of insect bites on the skin is, in fact, a poor indicator of a problem. Other insects (like mosquitoes or chiggers) may look like bed bug bites, rashes (like eczema or fungal illnesses). Even hives can masquerade as bed bug bites. It is possible for some people to not notice when they have been bitten by bed bugs.
If one room has bed bugs, do all of the rooms have them?
Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans and animals and appear as round, brownish insects. The flat bodies of adult bed bugs are approximately the size of an apple seed. Their bodies, on the other hand, enlarge and turn a rusty red colour after they eat.
This parasite is not able to take off in the air, but can jump from one surface to another with ease. Over the course of their career, female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs, each approximately the size of a dust speck.
Nymphs, or immature bed bugs, shed their skins five times before they reach adulthood, and each shedding necessitates a blood meal. As little as a month is needed for the bugs to fully mature and produce three or more generations annually in ideal conditions.
Even though they’re a nuisance, they aren’t believed to carry diseases. There’s a good chance the insects will take up residence in more than one room due to the ease with which they can spread.
To be sure, Thermokill’s free inspection will definitively identify the location of all of the bed bugs in a home.
How are bed bugs treated and prevented?
As prevention is always better than a cure, consider these home tips to practice before seeing signs of bed bugs:
- Avoid taking used furniture from areas that are commonly affected by bed bugs such as apartment complexes, or secondhand furniture sellers.
- Plastic, stone, metal, plaster, and high-weave fabrics are good choices for new furniture because these materials don’t generally have cracks, gaps, or seams.
- Glue or caulking can be used to fill or seal cracks, fissures, and seams in walls.
- Be sure to wash your sheets and other linens frequently with hot water.
- Mattresses, pillows, and other upholstered goods should be thoroughly vacuumed on a regular basis.
- To clean heavier bedding goods, such as mattress pads, duvet covers, and comforters, use a high temperature setting. Modern washing machines have a “dry steam” setting that is desired.
- Sterilize luggage and upholstered furniture using a hand steamer.
- Keep luggage on racks and off of beds and other furniture when travelling.
- After checking into a hotel room or other place where bed bugs are common, look for symptoms of infestation.
- Always keep in mind that where one bed bug is found, there are likely many more to be found around or adjacent to the contaminated room or item.
- As much skin as possible should be covered while sleeping.
As for treating existing infestations, your best bet is to contact Thermokill to do a free inspection. If bed bugs are found in your home, these professionals will be able to get rid of them for you.
Why Bed Bug Heat Treatment Is the Right Choice?
Will Heat Treatment For Bed Bugs Damage My Home?
No, heat treatment for bed bugs extermination will not cause any damage to your property or personal belongings. Fortunately, heat treatment does not leave any unpleasant residue that can potentially damage your property and other items.
Does Bed Bug Heat Treatment Damage Books?
Heat treatment does not usually damage books if you make proper arrangements. To ensure that your books remain safe during heat treatment, pack them in a wire-mesh basket and place them in the room that will receive the heat treatment.
Does Heat Treatment Kill Bed Bugs?
Yes, heat treatment can effectively kill bed bugs as it involves increasing the temperature of the infested area to more than 140 °F (60 °C) -degree Fahrenheit, under which it is impossible for bed bugs to survive on their own.
How Does Heat Treatment For Bed Bugs Work?
In the heat treatment method, the temperature of the infested room is increased to over 140 °F (60 °C) degrees to kill the bed bugs instantly.
How Effective Is Heat Treatment For Bed Bugs?
Heat treatment is a 100% effective bed bug removal process in which the room temperature is increased to 140 °F (60 °C) degrees to instantly kill all the bed bugs no matter in what stages of the life they are.
How Much Bed Bug Heat Treatment Toronto?
There are varying rates of bed bug heat treatment in Toronto, depending on the size of the room being treated.
How Long After Heat Treatment Do Bed Bugs Die?
You do not have to wait for the bed bugs to die after the heat treatment, as they die instantly. Bed bugs cannot survive under temperatures above 140 °F (60 °C) degrees, and the heat treatment temperature is higher than that.
What to Do After Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Here is what the bed bug specialists need to do after bed bug heat treatment:
- Speed up the cooling down process after the heat treatment. Turn on fans and air conditioners or open the windows to allow cross ventilation.
- When the room temperature is back to normal, begin the cleaning process to ensure there are no dead bed bugs or eggs left anywhere.
- Thoroughly clean all furniture items from inside to ensure no eggs remain in hidden spots.
- Use a vacuum cleaner to ensure all debris and residue are removed properly.
Can Bed Bugs Survive After Heat Treatment?
No bed bugs cannot survive after heat treatment as they are exposed to extremely high temperatures above 140 °F (60 °C) degrees in the process. The bed bugs instantly die once they are exposed to high heat.
What to Do After Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs?
After you have received heat treatment for bed bug extermination, the bed bug exterminator may start with the cleaning process. This ensures that all bed bugs and their eggs are carefully removed from the infected area.
Do Bed Bugs Come Back After Heat Treatment?
No, bed bugs cannot come back after heat treatment as they cannot survive in the high temperatures used in the heat treatment process, unless they be brought back from outside of the house or property.
How to Prepare For Bed Bug Heat Treatment?
When preparing for bed bug heat treatment, make sure that you thoroughly clean the infested area and remove all extra items like shoes, toys, books etc., in net mesh baskets so they can receive the heat treatment safely. Please follow our preparation list.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on blood. They live in cracks and crevices in furniture and walls. They also like dark places, such as under beds and behind pictures.
They are ancient insects that have depended on warm-blooded hosts for their survival throughout history. They originally parasitized bat populations before moving on to humans. The same cave where civilization first emerged was home to the insects. They can now be found in many places around the world, like South Africa, Australia, and Europe.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are small, brownish-red insects that feed on blood. Juvenile bed bugs range from the size of a bed bug egg (about 1/10 of an inch) to the size of full adult bed bugs, approximately twice that size. Adult bed bugs are approximately the same size as apple seeds. Like many other insects, they have six legs.
How do you get bed bugs?
There are many ways to get them into an apartment. Bed bugs are known to hitch rides on humans, pets, clothing, and furniture. Visitors or guests may unknowingly bring them into your home. You can pick them up at flea markets, swap meets, garage sales, thrift stores, and auctions. Bed bugs can survive for months without feeding. If they find food, they’ll move quickly to consume it.
How do you know if you have bed bugs?
When bed bug bites occur during sleeping hours, they usually cause an itchy rash that can last for several days. Symptoms don’t always show up immediately after being bitten. If you’re experiencing an outbreak of bites and other symptoms, you might be dealing with a bed bug infestation. They also leave behind feces that contain their waste products. Feces can appear as small, round dots on bedsheets and mattresses. These symptoms are not always present when bed bugs are in the home. Therefore, it is best to consult a professional pest control company for assistance.
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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.
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