Bed bugs are a very serious problem. They can be found anywhere, from dorm rooms to hotels, and they’re becoming more resistant to insecticides. While many people try to treat bed bug infestations themselves, it’s important that you know that heat treatments aren’t DIY-friendly—and even if they were, they still wouldn’t give you the same results as professional services do. Here’s why:
Bed Bugs Are Becoming Resistant to Insecticides
Bed bugs are becoming increasingly resistant to insecticides. In recent years, the pest-control industry has seen an increase in bed bug populations that have developed resistance to common pesticides. This means that spraying a room full of chemicals won’t solve your problem entirely—and can even worsen it.
Typical DIY Heat treatments are no longer effective either. Researchers now believe that bed bugs have evolved a heat tolerance of up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius). The Thermagone professional bed bug elimination system brings room temperatures up to as high as 60 degrees Celsius or 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The Thermagone professional equipment combined with proper preparation and operation by trained & qualified technicians results in a more comprehensive and effective result than any DIY attempt can achieve.
Insecticides combined with cold temperatures used to be effective against some species of insects but not others, but now they don’t work at all on any insect pests except cockroaches!
Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to kill by freezing because they don’t die when exposed to low temperatures like other insects. It takes prolonged exposure at subzero levels (-4 °F/-20 °C) for them to die off completely—which means you’ll need more than just a few minutes in your freezer if you want results fast enough for comfort level reasons alone!
Commercially Available Insecticides Are Not Only Toxic for the Environment, but They Can Also Be Toxic for Your Household
Store-bought Insecticides are toxic for the environment. Remember, your house is part of the environment. This means that insecticides are also harmful to you, your house, and whatever pets you may keep. Insecticides can also be toxic to your children if they ingest or make direct contact with their skin. If you have plants in your home that are exposed to insecticides (like a spider plant), they will also be killed off.
As an unlicensed individual, you will not have access to the more effective and species specific chemicals used by industry professionals.
Access to and the use of chemicals and insecticides used by professional pest control companies is highly regulated in the Province of Ontario (under the Pesticides Act and Ontario Regulation 63/09 (O. Reg. 63/09), to protect public safety.
No matter how much it may seem like an effective solution at first glance, using an off-the-shelf insecticide treatment isn’t worth it because there’s a high probability that you’ll regret doing so down the road due to its negative effects on everyone around you.
Unfortunately, Parasite-Specific Heat Is Still Underestimated
Unfortunately, parasite-specific heat is still underestimated in the pest control industry and by homeowners. The same old myths are repeated repeatedly: “heat treatment doesn’t work” or “heat treatment will damage my furniture/furniture finishes.”
In reality, heat treatment is the most effective way to permanently get rid of bed bugs and can be used for residential and commercial properties. Professionally applied heat treatments will not harm people, pets or any other living organism on your property! It’s much safer than using chemicals because you don’t have to worry about residual chemical exposure after completing a job (which can worsen existing health problems, such as Asthma).
Call Thermagone today at 1-844-418-4748 for more information about how to safely, quickly and permanently eliminate bed bugs.