Archive for June, 2017

How We Use Heat to Kill Bed Bugs

When you hear a friend of yours has a bed bug infestation, you immediately get an itchy feeling all over your body and want to go home to check for your own infestation. Bed bugs, while not harmful or dangerous, are pesky little creatures that just cause a lot of unrest while at home, the one place you should be able to relax the most in. If you do find that your home has been invaded by these unwanted guests, don’t panic. Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control is here to help you get your home back.

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The Alternative to Chemicals

The words “bed bugs” automatically insinuate that you are going to have to ditch your home for a couple days so it can be fumigated with harsh chemicals. That was true many years ago, but now there is a popular and effective alternative to the harsh chemicals. Even though the harsh chemicals are all gone before you are allowed to reenter your home, if you have children or pets, you may not want to chance it. That’s where the heat treatment comes in. Maine Bed Bug’s heat treatment is the perfect alternative to chemicals and does the job just as well. But you may be asking yourself how we use heat to kill bed bugs because it doesn’t sound like it would be all the effective. Here’s how:

Killing Bed Bugs with Heat

Just like us, bed bugs are sensitive to extreme heat. Imagine being in a sauna with the heat cranked up all the way. It’s nice at first, but then imagine being stuck in there for a long time. Your body wouldn’t be able to handle it. All the water from your body would dry up and you would become severely dehydrated. This is how we kill bed bugs with heat, it’s the same idea. We close off your home and use large fans and pumps to filter hot air above 120 degrees into your home. We let the hot air circulate for a couple hours to make sure we reach all corners of your home and the bed bugs become extremely dehydrated, eventually dying off. Once the treatment is over, we go in and clean up so you return to a bed bug-free home. No muss, no fuss. Just extreme heat. To book your heat treatment today, call Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control at 207-650-8654.

Maine Bed Bug’s Heat Treatment – The Essentials

Having a bed bug infestation is not fun. While bed bugs are not considered dangerous, their bites can irritate your skin and, in rare cases, cause allergic reactions. Most importantly, bed bugs are just a big nuisance that no one wants to worry about. Calling an exterminator can make getting rid of them easy for you, but what if you have children in your home and don’t want them exposed to those nasty bed bug-killing chemicals? Lucky for you there is something called the heat treatment. When you call for Maine Bed Bug’s heat treatment, the essentials you need to know are:

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Heat Kills

You may be thinking that chemicals are the only way to get rid of bed bugs because that’s what you’ve been told your whole life. Well that is definitely not the case. Just like us, bed bugs are sensitive to overheating. They are resistant, but there is no resisting temperatures of over 120 degrees. The heat treatment kills bed bugs at every stage of life from the recently laid eggs all the way to adult bed bugs. The extreme heat causes dehydration and eventually leads to their extermination. So how is this done?

Maine Bed Bug’s Professional Whole House Heat Treatment

Here at Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control, we know that bed bugs can spread easily within your home. When you go through a heat treatment, it is essential to treat the whole house. You may think you only need it in the room where you found them, but bed bugs have a way of expertly hiding in other parts of your home. With Maine Bed Bug’s heat treatment, we will bring in large furnaces and generators to your home. Your whole house is closed down so no one accidently goes inside during the treatment. Then we pump hot air over 120 degrees inside your home. We will place large fans within your home to make sure the hot air we pump in circulates throughout the entirety of your home. This process lasts a few hours to make sure the hot air reaches every part of your home and kills all your bed bugs. While this treatment can be expensive, it does the job right and well the first time, not requiring additional treatments like chemicals treatments sometimes do.

For more heat treatment essentials, call Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control today at 207-650-8654.