Heat Treatment Plan
How Do I Know I Have A Problem?
Bed bugs bite at night. The bite marks will depend on the reaction of the person being bitten, as with Fleas & other biting insects different people may react in a different way and at a different time to others. Bites are usually on areas of the body that stick out the bed covers. Bed bugs are very much visible to the eye.
In most bed bug infestations bed bugs will not be seen, the only evidence being the bites. You cannot feel bed bugs crawling on your skin the only thing you will feel will be the result of the bite long after the bed bug has crawled home!
They are large enough to see without any magnification; they can grow up to 1/4 inch long. Young hatch looking much like adults just much smaller. Most will appear to be a transparent tan or beige colour but will quickly turn dark brown, almost black, once they have fed. Bed bugs have almost a round body though it appears to be more oval upon closer observation. Bed bugs have six legs and are very good walkers.
Preparation Prior To Treatment
Bed Bugs are one of the hardest insects to treat and treatments will only work if the preparation has been done correctly. The bed sheets & curtains must be removed & washed. The room(s) to be treated must be vacuumed & cleaned. The clothes may stay for heating in the wardrobes or drawers.The treatment may fail if the room is full of clutter. The rooms must be clear of toys, books, boxes, CDs, posters, make up or electronic devices with batteries or LCD displays. Be careful not to put any of these objects into other rooms as you may spread the infestation. If you need to remove some of these objects into another room, please use the bath tube as alternative. The room must not be over filled with items as this will prevent for the heated air to circulate around the items and may open cold zones where the bed bugs may hide. This is very important as the whole process of heating is a thermo-dynamic and there must be enough space for the hot air to return to the heater.
Before the technician arrive to your property, please turn on your heating to maximum for at least 2 hours prior to the treatment.
The technician will arrive and start to deploy the heater in the room. Every room takes between 3-4 hours to complete the treatment. (depends on the room volume). We are using computers and smartphones with bluetooth sensors placed in different areas of the room to monitor the current temeprature and operate the heater. When we reach 48 degrees celsius the insects will die instantly and we will continue to increase the temeperature for few more hours in order to kill the eggs present by drying them. We will open your wardrobe doors, so we can heat your clothes. After the heat process finish we will spray insecticides in the treated areas to create invisible chemical layer, which will give you a future protection against the bed bugs for at least 3 months. The service comes with a follow-up visit after 14 days which is included in the price. The follow-up visit is another chemical spray with a different insecticide.
We cannot guarantee Heat Treatments that are carried out without an insecticide spray. The reason for this is that the heat cannot penetrate deep enough into furniture and mattresses and although in light infestations it may kill 100% of the infestation there is a possibility there may be a few survivors. The main advantages of a heat treatment is that:
Less or none insecticide is used.
Less or no Bed Bugs are present in the 2-3 week ‘dieing out’ phase of the treatment. ( we get between 98-100% success rate, depends on the customer preparation of the room)
No need to wash your clothes as they all get heated ( same like dry cleaners )
The cost for a heat treatment for 1 room is:
£350.00 with an insecticide treatment + 1 follow-up visit after 14 days with insecticides only.