There are several types of bedbug heating systems on the market. Some are made to treat a single room while others are made to treat large areas. To produce the heat a company may use electric, steam or propane. Our company uses electric and steam. Since steam has limited penetration (usually along seams and edges) we usually use it when doing liquid chemical treatments.
Our main offering to heat treat an entire structure is the Temp Air Heat System.. We can treat between 1400-1600 sq ft at a time (depends on the layout of a home/structure). With the use of wireless monitoring we are able to record up to the minute data of each monitor to ensure critical kill temperatures are being achieved. Each heater is set to cycle on/off at 135 F. to prevent damage to electronics.
Remember as you make your decision on what type of heat treatment to purchase, there is a difference. If you need more information on types of heat please fell free to call me anytime at 1-800-966-9599.
Liquid vs Heat
May require several treatments
During treatment continued disruption to your home
Optimal treatment strategy is every two weeks
May require discarding of furniture or personal belongings if problem persist
Should require Box Spring and Mattress encasement’s (usually an added cost)
If problem persist is may become control measure vs elimination
Does not kill eggs (in some aerosol formulations the propellant will kill eggs)
Is done in one treatment
No need to discard furniture or personal belongings
No need for Box Spring or Mattress encasement’s
Peace of Mind
Kills all stages of bedbugs (from egg to adult)
Have potential that an item can be damaged if heat is to extreme or melting of crayons/candles
As with any comparison you can always add several more pros/cons to the list. As a company we use both liquid and heat treatment, so our comparison will not discredit the use of with method.
Our company can help you with your pest control needs. Just call us at 1-800-966-9599 or visit our website at www.WorldPestonline.com. Scroll through our Pest Library and Knowledge Center if you have a question about a certain bug.