Is Heat Treatment an Expensive Way to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

The short answer is “it depends.” While the initial outlay may be perceived as high, you must consider everything that the service entails. Let’s look at two options for eradicating bed bugs: DIY and Heat Treatment.

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DIY versus Heat Treatment

It’s critical to know how to spot bed bugs to assess whether your home has been infested. If they have moved in, you’ll want to get rid of them before things get out of hand.

There are several ways to determine whether you have a bed bug infestation, but the best method is to contact the professionals that specialize in bed bug heat treatment. The top ones will conduct a comprehensive inspection and provide a no-obligation quote.

I found bed bugs in my house. Now what?

Don’t panic if you find bed bugs in your home; instead, call an exterminator immediately. Be careful, as throwing items away or moving things around will disrupt the bed bugs, prompting them to relocate to other areas of your home.

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Why you should consider professional bed bug heat treatment

It may be tempting to treat bed bugs yourself rather than calling an exterminator, especially with so many DIY bed bug treatment alternatives available today. It’s not always safe to treat bed bugs at home, as there are many variables to deal with safely for anyone other than a bed bug expert.

In fact, let’s look at the pros and cons of the 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 the bugs and eggs
  • The home is unlivable for days each time
  • Every session requires an outlay of funds
Heat treatment by Thermokill
  • Free inspection and estimate
  • One-time payment for services
  • Bed bug removal in ONE day!
  • Up to 120-Day Warranty*
  • 100% Chemical Free
  • Total extermination guarantee
Most expensive





While DIY chemical and non-chemical treatments may seem appealing at first, the time, effort, and disruption to one’s home life make the decision a costly one in the long term. Heat treatment administered by a professional exterminator is the best approach to get rid of bed bugs once and for all.

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.