Bed bugs are some of the most notorious pests to get rid of. The primary reason for this is that most people don’t understand the life cycles of bed bugs, and for this reason are usually not good at using effective means of eradicating them. One of the common methods used to eradicate bed bugs is through the use of heat. However, when the technique is not done properly, it will not yield the results expected.
Bed bugs are hardy animals. In order to kill them through the use of heat, they have to be exposed to heat at about 113 degrees Fahrenheit for around 30 minutes. This should be done for all items that the bed bugs have infested including clothing and upholstery. Some firms could even heat up the entire house to this temperature to ensure that all the bed bugs are eradicated, even those in hard to reach nooks and crannies.
The duration of heat treatment is also important. Exposing your bedbug infested items to high heat for a short time will not kill the bed bugs, since they and their eggs are hardy. This heat should be sustained for a minimum of an hour for it to have any effect. Thoroughness is imperative; all areas of the house, furniture, clothing and bedding that might contain the bedbugs should be subjected to the same temperature.
Eradication of any remaining bed bugs can be done through the use of eco-friendly insecticides such as EcoRaider®. These kill the bed bugs and other insects without posing a danger to people or pets in the home since they are not toxic to them.