DIY Bed Bug Removal: How to Treat Bed Bugs at Home

If you have reached this page, you have probably done a lot of research on bed bug elimination, and it’s possible you are overwhelmed. From the variety of chemicals labeled for bed bug treatment to the different techniques you have encountered, your choices are vast.

We’re here to help!

Thermal Flow Technologies has the experience and recommendations you can count on. We’ve personally completed thousands of bed bug treatments and have the tried and true methods that are more effective at getting rid of bed bugs the first time around.

In DIY fashion, this page will teach you how to treat bed bugs at home. Now keep in mind that finding the source of how bed bugs came into your home is an extremely important factor to prevent a future infestation. But we will provide you with the recommended products and methods to kill bed bugs in one fell swoop, without needed follow-up treatments. So what is this tried and true method? The answer is HEAT!

With a long history of experience in the industry, the Thermal Flow Technologies’ team has helped countless professionals learn how to treat bed bugs effectively using heat. Now, with new heaters and packages priced and sized for home use, we are bringing the technique of killing bed bugs with heat right to you.

To learn more about how to treat bed bugs with our industrial heaters, get in touch with us today by calling 833-401-3569.


How Heat Treatment Works

Our DIY bed bug heater systems can heat a room or even a whole home to above 120 degrees. At this heat, also known as kill temperature, bed bugs and their eggs cannot survive. There are several benefits of using heat treatments to kill bed bugs:

  • Heat is safer than pesticides, which can be toxic to family members and pets.
  • There’s no need to vacate your home or move your belongings.
  • Heated air can reach covered areas like the insides of furniture and other favorite bed bug hiding spots that are sometimes missed by chemical treatments.

Once the heater has reached the room temperature to our recommendation of 130 degrees Fahrenheit, we suggest to hold that temperature for 4-6 hours. It’s important to use a high temperature air mover to ensure optimal heat penetration throughout your entire space, by directing the heated air to cool spots in the room.

While you will see a great deal of debate about how to treat bed bugs once and for all, heat is the clear winner. And when you use a heating system from Thermal Flow Technologies, you have the customer support from our professional team to answer any of your questions on how to kill bed bugs at home.

See our Heat Treatment Preparation Checklist.

Selecting the Best Heaters for Bed Bug Treatment at Home

In addition to full packages that give you everything you need to pull off a successful one-time extermination, Thermal Flow Technologies also offers a line of electric heaters that are affordable and easy to use, even for non-professionals. The heaters differ in power and square footage capacity.

It’s important to take exact measurements of your space before purchasing a heater. Using multiple heaters and multiple air movers is sometimes best to achieve square footage requirements and kill temperature. Also, you can choose to divide a room with 6ml plastic sheeting or a heavy tarp in order to save costs by purchasing a smaller heater.

Our most popular home solutions for how to treat bed bugs include:

  • The 180sqft Electric Bed Bug Package, which is smaller in size and good for treating a single room. For smaller infestations and living spaces, this heater is the way to go. It’s also perfect for ambulances, tractor trailer cabs and other vehicles!
  • The 300sqft Electric Bed Bug Package, which is good for larger living spaces. It can cover up to 300 square feet of space, with 8’ ceilings.
  • The 400sqft Electric Bed Bug Package for Homes, which is a custom package requiring an electric stove or dryer outlet to partially power the heater. This package packs a punch covering up to 400 square feet of space!

All of these electric bed bug heater packages for DIY home bed bug remediation carry a manufacturer’s warranty of up to a year. The recommendations and general steps of preparation above are meant to be a guide, and Thermal Flow Technologies will not be held liable for any damage resulting from performing your own bed bug heat treatments.

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Learn More About How to Treat Bed Bugs Effectively

Some might claim that it is not possible to effectively treat bed bugs on your own, but that is not the case. With a high quality heating kit and some consultation on how to treat bed bugs from our team, you will be finished in no time – with a bug-free home. Learning how to treat bed bugs is never something you want to have to do, but heat treatments make it a bit easier and less frustrating than other common approaches, and that goes a long way!

If you are stumped about how to treat bed bugs, team up with Thermal Flow Technologies and take advantage of the many years of experience we have in bed bug extermination. Call us today at 833-401-3569 or contact us online to learn more about our industrial heaters and for help selecting the best option for bed bug treatment in your home.

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