Should You Do your Own Bed Bug Treatments?

The DIY movement in America has exploded in the last few decades.  More and more businesses and homeowners are saving money by doing the occasional DIY project, like fixing a leaky faucet or building a garden bed.     However, there are some DIY projects that should be left to the professionals.  Are bed bug treatments one of those things that should be left up to the pros?  At Convectex, we believe that anyone can quickly and safely perform their own bed bug heart treatments.

Here are some tips, tricks, and products that will help you perform ultra-effective bed bug heat treatments at home or for your business:

Pest Sprays

DIY – While a trip to the hardware store is fast and easy, the pest sprays you find there are not very useful.  Many pest sprays are not rated for all the pests listed on the label, even though they advertise that they are valid.  This is especially true for bed bugs!  These chemicals can also be quite dangerous if not applied correctly and in well-ventilated areas.
Professional – While the professional chemical treatments are more potent and much more effective in killing bed bugs, the Professionals at Convectex know that a spray alone rarely can solve a bed bug problem in a single treatment.  Often times, it will take months of treatments to eradicate a problem.  On the other hand, when used in conjunction with heat treatments as a post-treatment option, the effectiveness goes up dramatically.  Chemical bed bug sprays should only be performed by a professional and used after a heat treatment to ensure full eradication with only one application.

Heat Treatments

DIY – There are many DIY heat treatment options out there claiming to be successful against a bed bug infestation.  The truth is, if you have a bed bug problem, you can’t afford to mess around.  Convectex is at the forefront of the DIY Heat Treatment movement, and we can offer the highest quality professional grade heat equipment rentals to any pest professional or DIY’er.  The Convectex heaters are also available for rent through our rental providers at  The heaters that are offered to the Convectex DIYers or available by lease is the same equipment that the pros use and provided by real pest professionals with hundreds, if not thousands, of bed bug heat treatments under their belt.
Professional – Don’t want to DIY a heat treatment, no problem.  The bed bug heat professionals at are all highly vetted professionals that often have bed bug elimination guarantees.  You can trust that these professionals can solve your bed bug problem!

Follow Up

DIY – Making sure that all the bed bugs have been eliminated is essential for any homeowner or business manager.  At Convectex, we offer the bed bug heat verification labels (link: to use to ensure that all areas of the room or structure were raised to the proper temperatures during your heat treatment.  We also encourage you to review our bed bug heat inspection guides to help you know where to inspect for bed bugs pre and post heat treatment.
Professional – Professional bed bug heat companies often offer post-heat inspections to make sure your problem has been successfully solved.  Many companies also provide K-9 reviews as well, which further ensures that no live bed bugs are still hiding in heard to see areas of the treated structure. At you can find a K-9 detection company in your area!

Whether you’re ready to DIY your bed bug heat treatments or call in the pros to treat for pests Convectex and our sister companies have everything you need.  Check out the links below for more info: