Bed bug infestations are a problem throughout the country because they thrive in most environments and can easily travel on luggage, clothing, or other personal belongings. Read more
by Tommy Underhill March 5, 2020
A bed bug infestation is nothing to laugh at. These little critters can wreak havoc in your life even though they're almost invisible to the naked eye. Fortunately, you can get rid of bed bugs once and for all by using the right bed bug removal process in Cincinnati. In this article, you'll learn about the 5 benefits of using heat over chemical treatment options.
It Takes One Treatment
When you use the right heating equipment at the correct temperature settings, it gets rid of the bed bugs once and for all. The best part is that an exterminator can accomplish this with only one treatment. Unlike roaches, mice, or other critters, it's quite possible to kill all of the bed bug population in one sweep.
On the other hand, if you use chemicals instead, then you can expect the bed bug exterminator to come back at least once, maybe even more often. Even if this was the only advantage of heat treatment for bed bugs, it would be enough to make you choose it over other methods.
It Gets Every Bug
When you use chemical treatment, it's possible that the bed bugs will scatter into different directions. It's also possible that they'll go into hibernation instead. You don't want either of those options. Instead, you want the bed bugs to succumb to the heat treatment without leaving a single one behind. Fortunately, heat treatment is something the bugs won't run away from.
Heat Permeates Furniture
One of the reasons bed bugs can't get away from the heat treatment is the fact that it permeates all of the furniture. Even if the bugs are hiding underneath your mattress, the heat treatment will get to them. If you use chemicals or another type of treatment, then the bugs will find places to hide and come out later when it's safe for them.
It's Not Harmful to You
Heat treatment isn't harmful to you, your family members, or even your bigger pets. The only thing that gets killed with the heat treatment is the population of bed bugs and any other tiny bugs that might get in the way. There's no lingering smell or odor of chemicals, and you can go back to sleeping in your bed that same night.
It Requires Little Preparation
If you were to use chemicals or other bed bug treatments, you'd have to prepare the room. Since the chemicals are toxic, you would want to remove as much as you can from that room. On the other hand, heat treatment is not dangerous to any of your stuff. The only things you want to keep away from the heat treatment are aerosols and firearms. That takes less than 5 minutes to remove from your room.
Disadvantages of Heat Treatment
Heat treatment is the best way to get rid of bed bugs and pests quickly, efficiently, and permanently. That being said, there are some disadvantages to consider. First of all, heat treatment is more expensive than other options. But considering that the chemicals could be harmful and aren't as effective, it's certainly worth the extra cost. Finally, using heat treatment requires you to hire a licensed professional.
For more information, call the professionals at TRS Extermination (513) 604-6332. Service areas include Dayton, Middletown and Cincinnati.
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