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Jun 1, 2020

Should You Do your Own Bed Bug Treatments?

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The DIY movement in America has exploded in the last few decades.  More and more businesses and homeowners are opting to save money by taking on the occasional project themselves, like fixing a leaky faucet or building a garden bed.  However, as many regretful DIYers will report, some DIY projects should be left to the professionals.  Are bed bug treatments one of those home projects that should be left up to the pros?  Not necessarily.  At Convectex, we believe that with the right tools and knowledge, 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 in your home or your business:

Pest Sprays

DIY – While a trip to the hardware store is fast and easy, the pest sprays you’ll find there are not very useful.  Even though pest sprays advertise on their labels that they’re suitable for different pest populations, many have not been rated for all the pests listed and will have little impact on application.  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.  Oftentimes, it takes months of treatments to eradicate a problem using only sprays.  However, when industrial-grade sprays are used in conjunction with heat treatments as a post-treatment option their effectiveness increases dramatically.  Chemical bed bug sprays should only be administered by a professional and used after a heat treatment to ensure full eradication in a single application.

Heat Treatments

DIY – There are many DIY heat treatment options out there which claim to be effective in eradicating 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 offer the highest quality professional-grade heat equipment rentals—available to any pest professional or DIYer.  You can also find Convectex heaters available for rent through our rental providers at  The Convectex heaters we offer to DIYers are the exact same equipment the pros use and are provided by real pest professionals with hundreds, if not thousands of bed bug heat treatments under their belt, so you can feel rest assured that this is a product that has been rigorously tested and a process that is foolproof.

Professional – Don’t feel comfortable performing a heat treatment yourself?  No problem.  The bed bug heat professionals at are highly vetted professionals, many of whom offer bed bug elimination guarantees.  You can trust these professionals to solve your bed bug problem quickly and easily!


DIY – Making sure that all the bed bugs have been eliminated is essential for any homeowner or business manager.  At Convectex, we offer bed bug heat verification labels to ensure that all areas of the room or structure reached 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 before and after heat treatment.

Professional – Professional bed bug heat companies often offer post-heat inspections to make sure your problem has been successfully solved.  Many companies provide K9 reviews as well, which further ensures that no live bed bugs are lurking in any of the hard-to-see areas of the treated structure.  At you can find K-9 detection companies 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: 

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