Heat Treatment Process
WHY HEAT OVER CHEMICALS?
- Heat reaches where chemicals don't
- Chemicals require multiple treatments. Heat kills ALL bed bugs in a single treatment, including the EGGS
- Environmentally friendly
- Safe for your family and pets
- No need to dispose of furniture
- Heat also kills dust mites, fleas, lice, allergens, viruses and bacteria
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the article "Acute Illnesses Associated With Insecticides Used to Control Bed Bugs:"
The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is a wingless, reddish-brown insect that requires blood meals from humans… Bed bug infestations often are treated with insecticides, but insecticide resistance is a problem, and excessive use of insecticides or use of insecticides contrary to label directions can raise the potential for human toxicity.
What We Do
Prior to treatment day you will receive a list of common household items that must be removed from the home such as pets, plants, and anything that melts. A good rule of thumb is if it can't be in a hot car in the summertime it can't stay inside the structure during the treatment. We can assist you in how to treat these items on a case by case basis.
The morning of the scheduled treatment put clothes for the day in the dryer on high heat for 30 minutes. Use a hair dryer or steam cleaner to heat shoes and place them outside of the structure. Take a shower, get dressed and exit the structure immediately. Staying inside the structure increases the risk of bed bug hitching a ride and re-infesting your home.
We will discreetly arrive at your residence or business at your appointment time. BBMD trucks and trailers are unmarked.
The heat technicians at BBMD will safely pipe hot air into your home or business much like a furnace heats your home in the winter. We will use state of the art monitoring equipment to ensure the surface temperatures in your home are high enough to eradicate the infestation but not too high to damage your possessions.
At the end of the day all BBMD equipment is removed and you are able to return to the structure confident that there are no live bed bugs, no viable eggs, and no dangerous chemical residue.