Bed Bug Heat Treatment Process

  • Meticulous pre-inspection and evaluation of your property prior to starting the treatment
  • Preparation of equipment
  • Introduce heat and raise the structure to 45 degrees Celsius
  • Manipulation of furniture and soft goods to ensure heat eliminates every cool spot
  • Monitoring until all areas reach lethal temperatures, and are held more than industry-accepted standards
  • The cleanup process includes vacuuming and returning furniture to pre-treatment location
  • Cooldown of the structure

Since bed bugs are drawn to heat (it’s how they find their meal), they remain in the kill zone, guaranteeing complete annihilation in one trip. Bed bugs emerge from hiding instead of trying to escape and travel towards the heat source. Remaining bed bugs hiding inside anything will still be killed immediately as soon as the temperature reaches the kill zone.


Applying high heat is a more effective method to terminate a bed bug infestation in comparison to using chemical applications. Bed bugs are more resistant than ever to insecticides, meaning chemicals may not be able to kill all insect life stages resulting in remaining live bed bugs post-treatment. Whereas, bed bugs simply cannot survive at extreme temperatures making heat a better treatment option. Furthermore, only one heat treatment is necessary to eliminate an infestation, while chemicals usually require multiple treatments.

What temperature kills bed bugs? 

When it comes to high temperatures, more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.778°C) starts to damage bed bugs, whereas 113°F (45°C) can kill bed bugs in 90 minutes and 118°F (47.778°C) can kill them in 20 minutes. As for the low temperatures, -13°F kills both adults and bed bug eggs in about several days. As you can see, the extreme temperature conditions can make a bed bug’s life a living hell, which is why professional exterminators use this method to completely eradicate bed bugs out of your house.

Everything you wanted to know

about bed bugs

Bed bugs are small insects (about the size of an apple seed) with oval-shaped bodies and no wings. They usually come out and bite at night. It is possible for anyone, anywhere to experience a bed bug infestation but they can be prevented and controlled.

How can I find bed bugs?

Use a flashlight to look for bed bugs and their droppings. Or use a hot dryer, thin knife or playing card to force them out of hiding spaces and cracks. Check in the seams of your mattress, inside your box spring and along your bed frame. Also look in cracks and crevices in and around your bed and check surrounding furniture and baseboards.

What does a bed bug bite feel and look like?

Some people have no reaction at all. But for some people they can turn into itchy wels. Often bed bug bites appear as a group of three, which people sometimes call "breakfast, lunch, and dinner". They usually go away by themselves and don't need treatment. Although bed bugs and their bites are a nuisance, they are not known to spread disease in humans.

How do I stop bed bugs from entering my home?

Even the cleanest homes can get bed bugs, but regular inspection and cleaning can help you prevent infestation. To prevent bed bugs from coming into your home you should:
  • • Vacuum your mattress often
  • • Clean up clutter
  • • Seal cracks and crevices with caulking
  • • Inspect used furniture or clothes before buying
  • • Never bring discarded bed frames, mattresses, box springs, upholstered furniture or electronics into your home.
  • • Inspect your luggage and its contents when you return from a trip

What can I do if I have bed bugs?

If you find bed bugs, talk to your landlord, building manager, local Public Health Unit or a pest control professional. You should also:
  • • Vacuum your mattress, bed frame, baseboards and anything else around your bed everyday
  • • Wash your clothing, bed sheets, blankets, mattress pads and pillows in hot water and dry them on high heat for 30 minutes
  • • Remove unnecessary clutter
  • • Seal cracks in bed frames, floors, walls and between baseboards
  • • Repair or remove peeling wallpaper
  • • Tighten loose light switch covers
  • • Seal openings where pipes, wies or other utilities come into your home
  • • Carefully bag, label and dispose of infested items that can't be cleaned
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