Get Rid of Bed Bugs! DIY versus Heat Treatment

To determine whether or not your house has been invaded by bed bugs, it’s essential to know how to identify them. Before it gets out of hand, you’ll want to get rid of them.

There are various methods for confirming whether or not you might be dealing with an infestation of bed bugs, but the best way is to contact a company that specializes in bed bug heat treatment. The best ones will provide a thorough inspection and a free estimate.

What should I do if I find bed bugs in my house?

If you find bed bugs in your house, don’t panic—instead call an exterminator right away. Don’t move things around because by throwing things away or moving things around, as you would be disturbing the bed bugs, forcing them to relocate to other parts of your home. If you keep the bed bugs where they were first discovered, it helps technicians to find them faster so they can be removed as soon as possible.

Why you should choose professional bed bug treatment

With so many DIY bed bug treatment options available today, it may be tempting to treat them yourself instead of calling an exterminator. It’s not always safe to treat bed bugs at home; there are too many variables involved for anyone but an expert bed bugs professional to deal with safely.

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In fact, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of some different methods:


Method Pros Cons
Do it yourself Cheapest option in dollars (but the cost can increase, as multiple sessions will be required)

●        Extensive preparation required for each application

●        Not permanent; multiple treatments required

●        Very difficult to reach all of the bugs and eggs

●        The home is unlivable for days each time

Chemical treatment (either DIY or professionally applied) Mid-range expense

●        Not a permanent solution as the bed bugs will come back after a few days or weeks

●        Chemical treatments and pesticides are unable to reach into corners, edges, cracks, and floor openings.

●        Chemicals can be toxic to people and pets

Heat treatment by Thermokill

●        Free inspection and estimate

●        Bed bug removal in ONE day!

●        Up to 120-Day Warranty*

●        100% Chemical Free

●        Total extermination guarantee

Most expensive


While DIY treatments and chemical treatments may be attractive options, the time, effort, and disruption to home life make the choice a rather expensive one in the long run. The best way to get rid of bed bugs once and for all is with heat treatment applied by a professional exterminator.

How do pest control professionals apply a bed bugs heat treatment?

Bed bug heat treatment is an effective way for extermination companies to kill bed bugs without using chemicals. Heating raises the temperature to over 60°C (140°F) for 6 hours. The bed bugs’ thermal death occurs during that time. Heat treatments are best done by trained professionals.

They’ll be able to monitor the temperature throughout the home, making sure that the right temperatures are achieved in every part of the building, not just where they’re located. They’ll know how to set up their heaters correctly and will be able to adjust for any variations in building material or heat sink efficiency. This will also insure the house doesn’t get so hot as to cause damage to your possessions.

It’s your call

If you think there’s a chance you may have bed bugs, call us right away! We’ll carefully examine your home for signs of bed bug infestation and provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Call Thermokill today at (416) 272-1323 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

*We will extend the heat treatment’s warranty to 120 days for clients who leave us a testimonial on our Google or social media accounts.