DIY Tips for Safe & Effective Bed Bug Removal

Tips for Safe & Effective Bed Bug Removal

Some people claim that you need a professional service to get rid of bed bugs once and for all, but with the right approach and attention to detail, DIY bed bug removal is a straightforward process. There are a few different approaches to bed bug removal, with some preferring chemical treatments and some heat. In comparison to traditional chemical treatments, heat treatments generally require less preparation, and eliminate bed bugs typically with one treatment.

At Thermal Flow Technologies, we make it simple to eradicate bed bugs on your own with our bed bug heating system packages. Our heater packages have everything you need — from heaters to temperature sensors and more — to make sure your bed bug removal is a success. Contact us either online or by phone at 833-401-3569 to learn more about our industrial heaters and packages for bed bug eradication.

How Bed Bug Removal Works

DIY Bed Bug Removal Tips

Heat treatment for bed bugs works by heating the infested structure to above 120° F, with increasing speed and effectiveness between 130°F-140°F. At 120°F, adult bed bugs with direct exposure will die within five minutes. Eggs can be eradicated in as little as 30 minutes. We recommend maintaining heat for a longer period of time to allow for walls, furniture, clothing, and cracks and crevices to acclimate and achieve lethal temperatures. Typical treatment times range from 4-8 hours, with some requiring 24 hours.

When performing bed bug heat treatments, you want to make sure that the entire treatment area reach the aforementioned temperatures for a successful bed bug removal. Therefore, we provide digital sensors and other tools to make sure heat reaches all harborage areas. As bed bugs are notoriously resilient, it is important to approach your first attempt at bedbug removal with care to avoid additional treatments.

3 Common Pitfalls in DIY Bed Bug Removal

Some of the biggest mistakes we see in bed bug removal projects are easy to avoid. For the most part, proper planning and consideration can help you avoid these three common pitfalls:

  • Not using fans to spread out hot air throughout the entire space
  • Lack of temperature monitoring
  • Not using a strong enough heater for the space to be treated

If you use a Thermal Flow Technologies bed bug removal package, you are already ahead of the curve in a few ways, as our packages include the air movers, accessories, and ducts as needed. Plus, our packages are rated by size, so you know the heater you are getting will be powerful enough to get the job done.

Learn More About Bed Bug Removal Training

In addition to our easy-to-use bed bug removal packages, Thermal Flow Technologies is happy to provide training and consultation on remediation jobs of all sizes. For DIY operators, we recommend getting educated on how to use everything safely and effectively — and especially learning about fan placement to make sure you are heating the whole space evenly. In addition, we do not recommend using larger commercial systems such as propane or diesel indirect-fired bed bug heaters for home DIY treatments, as they require expanded training and experience.

For those looking to perform bed bug removal commercially, we can also provide more in-depth training and consultation on especially difficult infestations. Bed bug infestations can be eliminated on your own, provided you have the right equipment. With the right tools and proper direction, you can get the job done. To get started, shop our bed bug heaters for sale online or contact us either online or by phone at 833-401-3569 to learn more about our industrial heaters.

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