What is heat treatment for Bedbugs?
Controlled heating of the room to at least 50 deg C will kill all stages of the bedbug from egg to larvae and adults. The specialist equipment is carefully monitored with remote thermometers throughout the room and in likely crevices and soft furnishings to ensure that the lethal temperature is reached where required.
What are the advantages of using heat treatment against bedbugs?
There are two advantages of heat treatment over conventional insecticides for controlling bedbugs.
The first is speed of action. Due to the life cycle of the bedbug and the difficulty of ensuring that a chemical application has penetrated every crack and crevice where bedbugs might be found, several applications are usually required. With heat treatment, all stages of the insect are killed outright. After heat treatment the room can be ready for use again the same day.
Safety and the Environment
The second advantage is safety and environmental considerations. Avoiding the use of insecticides reduces the risk of any contamination, or any damage to delicate surfaces or materials.