DIY Bed Bug Treatment Myths - Part 2

01 Oct 2018
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The Myth: Heat will hurt the electronics and other items in my home. The Truth:  Before a heat treatment is performed there are a few items that should be removed from the room.  These include medications, food, and anything that could melt such as candles.  Pets and some plants should also be removed.  Electronics and other items in the room SHOULD NOT be removed.  While heaters and fans should not be directly blowing on your electronics, the heat in the room will not damage these items. A Better Solution:  Read up about heat treatments at Convectex.com or attend a training class to learn how safe and effective heat treatments can be! The Myth: I need to throw away my mattress and linens to get rid of bed bugs. The Truth:  Throwing away your belongings is not a treatment for bed bugs.  Throwing away items infested with bed bugs only spreads them to other people and locations.  Bed bugs also live in the entire room, not just in your bed, so getting rid of the bed will only reduce the number of bugs by a small amount. A Better Solution: HEAT HEAT HEAT!  Kill all the bed bugs in the entire...
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DIY Bed Bug Treatment Myths - Part 1

01 Sep 2018
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There are tons of myths out there on what temperatures and environments will kill bed bugs.  Some say to put your bed outside in the winter to kill the bugs.  Other myths advise DIYers to heat up their homes using standard room heaters to achieve lethal temperatures.  Convectex is here to clear up those myths
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Are Bed Bugs A Seasonal Problem?

02 Aug 2018
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Although there is no official “bed bug season” surveys like the one mentioned above can give us an insight to when pest control businesses will be the busiest.  Bed bugs are a huge problem in the U.S., in fact 78% of pest control companies rate them above cockroaches, ants, and termites in the number of treatments they perform each year.  And 99.6% of pest control companies have had an encounter with bed bugs in the past year.
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Bed Bug Heat Treatment Prep Tips

09 Jul 2018
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Whether you are performing heat treatments for a client or at your own home or business, it’s important to kill bed bugs as quickly as possible.  The faster you respond to a bed bug sighting the better chance you have of killing the bugs before they spread to other rooms or areas in the structure.  To help all of our users perform the most effective heat treatment possible we have compiled the list below with tips and best practices for performing ultra-effective treatments, every time!
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Bed Bug Basics

03 Jun 2018
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This year for Bed Bug Awareness Week Convectex wants to shed light on all of the bed bug FAQs, misconceptions, and treatment mistakes. 

So, let’s jump right on with the most commonly asked question; “Is this a bed bug?”

A bed bug issue is often first suspected due to unexplained bites.  Unfortunately, bed bugs bites also resemble many other bug bites, so identification only by examining the bites can be difficult. Below you will find a check list of items that you can use to help determine if you have bed bugs.  We have also included photo of actual bed bugs so you can compare any insects you find.

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