More than Just Bed Bugs: 5 Benefits of Heat Treating Your Home

July 18, 2019

Heat is not just for bed bugs! Every living organism has a thermal death point, not only insects but bacteria and allergens as well. Keep your family safe and your environment fresh with TRS Extermination heat. Take a look at these five benefits of heat treating your home.

 

Eliminate indoor odors

Heat can freshen the air in your home by denaturing many allergens and destroying the chemical basis of many odors. In 1999, GreenTech Heat treated a condo where a dead body had sat for 25 days. The offensive odor of the decaying body was overwhelming. The heat treatment killed 98.4% of existing bacteria in the condo and eliminated the odor. Read more here.

 

Help keep your home allergy free

The most common source of indoor allergens is the dust mite. Feeding off household dust and moisture, they can exacerbate allergic rhinitis, asthma, and eczema. Dust mites are killed after 60 minutes at 140°F (House Dust Mites, University of Nebraska, Bug Facts 013-97).

 

Dry out after a flood or hurricane

House floods can devastate a structure with water permeating structural beams leading to dangerous mold and destructive wood rot. Regardless of a flood source— anything from an overflowing toilet to an overflowing river or storm surge— heat treating after a flood can help dry the structure and kill accompanying microbes.

 

Protect against diseases left behind after a rodent invasion

Rodents have a way of sneaking into your home. Although your pest control company can kill, trap, and seal in order to get rid of your invaders, they often fall short in eliminating the dangerous diseases these pests leave behind. The thermal process eradicates hantavirus and other health hazards in less than a few hours.

 

Kill all your insect invaders

When applied correctly, a heat treatment eliminates bed bugs, but also other common household pests like cockroaches, termites, and fleas. You don’t have to rely on toxic chemicals to create a bug-free home!

Heat technology is effective against all forms of insect pests, but we have found it to be equally effective against problem-causing allergens and bacteria as well. Give TRS Extermination a call at 513-604-6332. We are ready to help or consult with any unique applications. We offer emergency bed bug services to end your bed bug nightmare.

Halloween bed bugs are around the corner

October 9, 2019

For many people, Halloween means an opportunity to dress up in a costume and experience being someone— or something!— else... maybe even a vampire! I’ve put together a short list of action items to help make Halloween a treat and keep you from being tricked into bringing home an unwanted blood sucker. Read more

The real reason why we exterminate bed bugs

September 26, 2019

Some days the extermination business can be tough. Some folks call us and we are the bearer of bad news as we show them how extensive their infestations have become. We treat the homes and businesses of others and never hear back after our final inspection a couple of weeks later (by the way, that’s when your bed bug warranty begins... when we certify we killed them all!)... and we know we killed all their bed bugs. In that regard, not hearing from a client again is a good thing, and I hope to never hear from my clients again. However, if they do need us, we’re always ready to help with the same integrity and honesty we delivered on our previous visit. Read more

Tips to avoid bed bugs when traveling

September 21, 2019

It’s just past Labor Day and late summer might be winding down. There will be many opportunities for travel in the upcoming months, and an ounce of prevention is worth a heat treatment of cure. Here are a few tips to help you not bring back bed bugs from your time away. Read more

Touched by a bug

September 14, 2019

We hear many stories from people all across the country and other parts of the world. Everyone wants to tell me their experience with bed bugs. Sharing some highlights is worth volumes to open the eyes of many who have no clue about the mysterious bed bug. Read more

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