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Bed Bug Heat Treatments in Toronto

Heat Treatment

At Bed Bug Authority Canada, our professionals use the heat treatment method to treat bedbug infestations in Ontario. This safe solution our Toronto bed bug heat treatment experts use is guaranteed to give you the best and most desirable result: complete eradication of the infestation!

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, which is why hiring a professional exterminator in Toronto for this type of infestation is so crucial. It’s important to strongly emphasize that DIY efforts will usually produce amateur results.

Our Toronto bed bug heat treatment professionals will use heat treatment to get rid of all bed bugs in your home. Our heat treatment process is the most effective method of bed bug extermination that there is. It's also one of the safest. For a thorough elimination of bed bugs, we combine the effectiveness of heat with targeted applications of EPA-registered pesticides. This two-pronged approach kills bed bugs at all life stages, from eggs to adults. Using this method allows us to guarantee excellent results at every job, and we can offer a warranty up to 90 Days.

Call us today if your home is infested with bed bugs, and we’ll be ready and eager to tackle the problem.

Why We Use Pesticides on Bed Bugs

We use the latest developed pesticides where any resistance or amunity has not yet established itself in a strain of bugs.

The pesticides we use are safe and approved by the ministry of health and environment.

As bed bugs evolve, they can increase their resistance to pesticides and other chemical forms of control. If a particular infestation isn’t completely exterminated or rendered incapable of reproduction, the survivors can develop a tolerance of whatever chemical is used, creating a “resistant strain”. These strains can be extremely difficult to get rid of, and they may already be infesting your home.

With heat treatment, the temperature of your home and its contents is raised high enough to kill all of the bed bugs that are infesting the structure (the temperatures are in excess of 45°C or 113°F). At those temperatures, all life stages will die within 7 minutes, and as the temperature increases further, the time it takes for the insects to die decreases dramatically.

During the process, your home and its contents are soaked in this heat for several hours, allowing it to penetrate into walls, floors, and furniture, resulting in a complete eradication of the infestation.

Human Health & Bed Bug Heat Treatments in Toronto

The heat treatment method poses the least possible threat to human health and to the environment. Our Toronto bed bug heat treatment professionals can safely treat the confined space of your vehicle, seats, and interior as part of our service, which will help to prevent the high possibility of re-infestation. Because this method of bed bug extermination uses no pesticides, it’s completely safe for children, pets, the infirm, and elderly, and it requires no prolonged evacuation of your home.

Our bed bug removal system employs stand alone forced air gas heater units, purposely designed for bed bug extermination. This equipment is totally safe, and it's also the most effective and efficient in the industry.

Although some competitors will discredit our heat treatment, this misinformation is purely for the benefit of self-promotion and not for the benefit of the client.

Integrated Pest Management

Integration of more than one method of control/extermination heat, although very effective, once the insects are exposed to lethal temperatures. Heat does not leave a residual. Once the heating equipment is shut down it is no longer effective. Chemical pesticides have a residual and can remain effective for months after applictaion.

Heat Treatment Instructions

In order for the heat treatment process to be completely effective, co-operation with the technicians is essential. Relatively high temperatures within the infested area have to be achieved, as high as 66°C (151°F). The area where the infestation is most prevalent should be identified so efforts can be concentrated here. Certain heat sensitive items should be removed, protected or treated separately.

Comparable Temperatures:

  • Boiling Water = 212F / 100C. Dry Sauna = 158F / 70C to 212F / 100C
  • Bed Bug Heat Treatment = 130F / 55C to 151F / 66C Max

Prior to treatment in heavily infested areas, please remove face plate covers on electrical receptacles / outlets and switches in the treatment area to aid hot air flow into wall voids.

Move all furniture 4 to 6" max, away from the walls, while leaving a 18"x18" space in the corners of each room to facilitate fan placement. Do not move everything into the centre of the room. Beds and couches should be completely accessible.

In order to aid penetration and eliminate refuge from heat, clothing should be removed from suitcases, boxes, totes, drawers and shelves and hung up in closets. Do not place on beds, floors or in bathroom. Blankets, sheets, duvets, towels etc can be draped over open doors, chairs etc, but not on floors, in kitchens or bathrooms.

Clothing, can be hung in closets and small amounts can be placed loosely in plastic laundry baskets, excessive amounts of clothing should be bagged and treated in a dryer or at a commercial laundromat.

Cardboard boxes should not be stacked and should be raised off the floor to allow the hot air to flow across all surfaces and to prevent bugs from seeking refuge underneath.

Vacuum cleaners used in cleaning bed bugs should be placed in the treatment area Certain small items can be stored in the fridge and oven (remember to remove them). All items such as paper should be secured to prevent being blown away.

Clothing to be worn on the day of the treatment should be dried at the hottest setting for at least 30 minutes as you prepare to leave your home.

Treatment involves a combination of thermal remediation and chemical pesticide application.

Prior to the heating process a desiccant dust is applied (using a precision power tool) under and behind the base boards of the perimeter walls. This is a barrier to prevent migration of escaping bugs through the walls. The temperature is then raised to a lethal point, totally eradicating all living organisms within the home.

Post heat treatment, a liquid residual spray pesticide is applied to all cracks and crevices on the base boards of perimeter walls.

Please Note : There is a 6 hour restriction on re-entry upon completion of the pesticide application.

Total duration period of approximately 14 hours

Condo’s, apartments / multi dwelling units

The property owner, manager / superintendent has to be notified and completely informed.

The service elevator should be available for 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening

The building alarm system will have to be “On Test” for the duration of the treatment.

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