There are plenty of options for treating bed bugs, but which one is right for you?
When it comes to getting rid of an insect infestation, many people think pesticides first. However, pesticides can not only be ineffective on bed bugs, but a danger to the user as there is a risk of an allergic reaction when skin comes into contact with surfaces that have been sprayed with chemicals.
Spraying furniture for bed bugs is rarely effective in a single application, and can cause the bed bugs to disperse, infecting other areas of the home. Insecticide use can also lead to having to throw it out sprayed furniture, increasing costs.
Steam treatments are another option, but like pesticides they are not guaranteed to reach all of the places bed bugs hide, especially inside walls or baseboards.
Steam treatments can also do damage to wood and may leave behind moisture, which can cause mold to form, and be repeated to ensure infested areas have been cleared.
Cold treatment options have also become popular, and are effective as bed bugs cannot survive temperatures that fall below -14 degrees Celsius. However because cold treatments are administered through a spray, they often fail to reach all of the areas bed bugs hide, especially inside walls or deep inside mattresses or cushions.
When it comes to bed bugs, Allphase Thermal’s propylene glycol heat system is the safest and most effective way to exterminate the pests in a single visit.
Using the heat extermination system from HEAT ASSAULT, the Allphase team places heating units throughout your home. The propylene glycol (a non-toxic compound) is heated in a trailer outside and pumped through rubber insulated hoses to the heating units in your home.
The average temperature is raised to 62 degrees Celsius (145°F) and is monitored from our vehicles outside your home. We also enter the house every 30-45 minutes with infrared thermal guns to take temperature readings.
Bed bugs can’t survive long at high temperatures, lasting less than a minute at any temperature over 50 degrees. We maintain a high temperature over several hours to ensure that heat penetrates every inch of infected areas, including mattresses, furniture, walls and the baseboards of your home so we get every last bug.
There is no fire hazard or potential for humidity damage to your home.
Our heat treatment is also the best way to ensure that you can keep your furniture and avoid the extra costs of replacing major items, like mattresses or couches, in your home.
>>If you become a victim of a bed bug infestation then contact the team at Allphase for the fastest, safest, and most effective solution. We offer heat treatment bed bug extermination for homes in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, and Toronto.