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.

How We Use Heat to Kill Bed Bugs | Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control

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.