If you find you have bed bugs, don’t throw away your furniture – treat with heat!   We found a recent article out of Arizona that reinforces what we have been saying for several years now.  You don’t need to throw away your belongings if you have a bed bug infestation.  READ THE ARTICLE

What NOT to Do

One of the worst things you can do if you find bed bugs in your home is to buy over the counter pesticides.  They tend to repel the bugs, which may at first seem like you have gotten rid of the problem. However, in just a short amount of time, the bed bugs are back and hungrier than ever.  The chemicals purchased at local stores are usually a very watered down version of a professional pesticide (although we don’t recommend using ANY chemicals).  And, chemicals do not kill the bed bug eggs, so multiple treatments are required.  READ MORE This is why we recommend that you treat with heat.

The second thing people do wrong is throw away furniture.  They feel that if they get rid of infested items, they will get rid of bed bugs.  However, bed bugs can find many places to hide in your home.  They will hide in cracks in the floor, inside outlet covers and in or under nightstands or furniture nearby their bed. Just getting rid of your mattress and box spring will not solve the problem.

You don’t need to throw away your furniture if you find bed bugs. Treat with heat!

What TO Do

We recommend a heat treatment if you find bed bugs in your home, car or office. These treatments kill bed bugs in every stage of its life cycle. By exposing the bugs to temperatures of over 120° F, even the eggs will die. We can help you determine if renting the heaters to treat the bed bugs yourself is a good option.  Our website includes instructions and videos on how to use the specialized equipment to eliminate a bed bug infestation. Or in some of our locations, full-service treatments are available. 

For small infestations, electric heaters can usually do the job right, providing you have enough electrical power available. If you have a large bed bug infestation that you need to treat with heat, we have propane heaters and tubing that we use to quickly heat an entire house to the lethal temperature.

So, don’t throw away your furniture and belongings if you find bed bugs, treat with heat! Just give us a call! We are here to help!

treat with heat
These are our heaters, electric and propane.