Due to legislation changes and chemical resistance, it has become increasingly difficult to eradicate bed bugs using pesticides. The benefits of heat treatment do not stop there. In case of moths infestation, the heat will reach deep into your clothes and carpets, preventing any further damage.
What is heat treatment?
A heat treatment consists of raising the ambient temperature of your home and all the belongings it contains above 56ºC for a period of time long enough to kill any adult insects, pupae, nymphs and eggs.
Heat treatment is not selective, it simply kills every insect, independently of their development stage.
In practice, heat treatment is the eradication method of choice against bed bugs, fleas and moths. It can also be used against cockroaches and any other insect pests.
How heat treatment works?
Heat treatment is an eco-friendly method that is extremely efficient against any stage of insect development.
We use specially designed propane fired or electric heaters to blast hot air into the rooms. And we use temperature probes and laser thermometer to monitor closely your belongings to ensure the critical temperature of 56ºC is met.
We use temperature probes to check that the required temperature has been reached.
If we find a cold spot, we then use a bedbug superheated steamer to arrive at the required temperature.
Can heat treatment kill bed bugs, fleas and cockroaches?
Heat treatment will kill bed bugs, fleas and cockroaches and any insect at any life stage. Nothing survives a heat treatment.
Can heat treatment be done in one room only?
Steam is very efficient at killing 100% of all life stages of bedbugs exposed on mattress or surfaces. But its efficiency decreases if bedbugs are located beneath a fabric cover. Also bedbugs located behind a leather cover would mostly survive. Otherwise in principle, it can be done with the right equipment.
Can I do a heat treatment in my house with steam only?
Steam is very efficient at killing 100% of all life stage of bedbugs exposed on mattress or surfaces. But its efficiency decrease if bedbugs are located beneath a fabric cover. Also bedbugs located behind a leather cover would mostly survive. Otherwise in principle, it can be done with the right equipment.
How can we do a moth heat treatment when the wardrobes is full of clothes?
We use spare racks on which we place the hangers spaced adequately and expose the clothes to the heat for 20mins. Then we unload the racks on top of the bed and repeat the operation until the wardrobe is almost empty at which time the heat will penetrate efficiently within.
Heat treatment for expecting women, babies and vulnerable people.
In some circumstances you simply cannot use any chemicals whatsoever. Therefore the only option left is the heat treatment. It is by far the safest solution.
Heat treatment for bed bugs near me
Inoculand Ltd provides heat treatment in London and surrounding counties such as Essex Surrey, Kent & Sussex. Do not hesitate to contact us to check whether we can provide heat treatment in your area.
Heat treatment against super bedbugs
Bed bugs that have previously been exposed to pesticides and survived, often develop a strong resistance as a consequence. There are already instances of bedbugs in America that are 100% immune to being killed by insecticides.
Heat treatment in kitchen and bathroom
In practice you cannot carry out a heat treatment inside a kitchen or bathroom as it could cause damage to the domestic appliances and to the bathroom ceramic goods. It would be very rare for a client to report bed bug sightings in a kitchen or bathroom – but if there is, we would use steam and/or spraying.