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Apr 1, 2024

How To Prepare For a Bed Bug Heat Treatment

                How To Prepare For a Bed Bug Heat Treatment

When facing a bed bug infestation, heat treatment is the most effective method to eradicate these pests from your home. However, the success of this treatment heavily relies on proper preparation. Below, we present a comprehensive guide on preparing for bed bug heat treatments, ensuring the process is as effective as possible.

Understanding Bed Bug Heat Treatments

Heat treatments kill bed bugs with hot air using heaters and fans. The adult, larva, and eggs of the bed bugs will die when your home is heated to a temperature of 120 degrees for a specific time. They are effective because the heat penetration can reach all the tiny spaces where bed bugs hide without using any chemicals. But to ensure it works well, you must prepare the treatment area.

Before the Heat Treatment

Communicate & Plan: Make sure everyone in your household understands the treatment plan and how they need to prepare their space for the process. You may need or want to go out for the day or have family look after your pets for you. 

Avoid Chemicals: Before the treatment, avoid using pesticides, such as bombs, foggers, sprays, or dusts. These can drive bed bugs into more secluded areas, making the heat treatment less effective.

Declutter: Bed bugs thrive in cluttered environments. Begin by decluttering your home, paying particular attention to areas near the bed and furniture. Dispose of unwanted items in sealed bags to prevent the spread of bed bugs to other places.

Furniture Placement: To allow heat to circulate more effectively, move furniture and clutter away from walls by at least 6 inches. Ensure all items are accessible for treatment.

Electronics and Appliances: Unplug all electronic devices except for major appliances. Electronics can often be left in place, as the controlled heat should not damage them.

Personal Items: Inspect and sanitize any items leaving the house on the day of treatment. Clothing, shoes, and bags should be treated or inspected to prevent reinfestation.

Clean and Vacuum: Vacuum your home to remove dust, pet hair, and other debris that could affect the treatment process or harm the equipment.

Heat-Sensitive Items: Identify items that may be damaged by heat, such as candles, cosmetics, and some plastics. Remove these from the treatment area or place them in the refrigerator.

Pets and Plants: Remove all pets and house plants from the area to prevent harm from the high temperatures.

Food and Medications: Remove or protect perishable foods, medications, and any other items that heat could affect.

Air Flow: Enhance airflow by opening all drawers and closets and spreading items. Efficient air circulation is crucial for the heat to treat all bed bug-hiding spots.

Prepare Clothing and Bedding: Wash bedding and clothing in hot water, followed by a high-heat dry cycle. Store these items in sealed bags to prevent reinfestation.

Secure Loose Items: High-powered fans are used during the process, so weigh down or secure any loose papers and other items that may blow around. 

Remember to prepare closets, landings, hallways, and your basement. We often focus on bedrooms and living rooms, but the whole house might need treatment to remove the infestation completely.  

Take Control of Your Bed Bug Problem with Convectex 

Preparing your home for a bed bug heat treatment is pivotal in ensuring an effective treatment process. With the proper steps outlined in this guide, you're well on your way to a bed bug-free home. 

We offer professional heat treatment options for homeowners and businesses. Our solutions are flexible and affordable. These DIY packages give you control over the process with the convenience of treating your home on your schedule and significant cost savings over time when compared to professional pest control services.

If you need help dealing with this issue, we can assist you. Call 877-375-0005

Explore our heat treatment solutions to take control of your bed bug situation. Click here to browse our heat treatment packages, which will arm you with the tools and knowledge to maintain a comfortable, pest-free environment in your home.


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