14 Dec Does Heat kill Bed bugs?
Bed bugs are a persistent problem for many people. They can be difficult to get rid of, especially if you’re dealing with an infestation. The good news is that heat is the most effective way to kill bed bugs. But, how much heat do you need? What temperature kills bed bugs? And how long does it take? We’ll answer those questions here in this blog post!
- Yes, heat can kill bed bugs. And no, it’s not that hard to do: Since bed bugs are ectothermic (cold-blooded creatures), their metabolism slows down when temperatures drop below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. At 80 degrees and above, though, they will die within minutes or hours depending on the temperature.
- Heat treatment is a non-pesticide alternative to killing bed bugs that has been proven effective in some studies. As a bonus, it’s also more cost effective than pesticides—which means you’ll save money by using this method instead of paying for exterminators who use pesticides every few months until your home becomes infested with pests again!
- Heat is energy that moves from one object to another. The first object loses heat while transferring it to another object that gains heat. In this case, the first object is your home and the second object is your bed bug infestation! Bedbugs can’t survive in temperatures above 113 degrees F; so if you dry them out with heat they’ll eventually die off as their cells burst under pressure due to dehydration exposure caused by high temps over time.”
To do this properly in an efficient way requires professional assistance from a pest control company like Pest Busterzz. We will assess your home for entry points as well as heat sources such as furnaces or water heaters where bugs could be hiding out during colder weather months before performing any treatments on those areas until they find where all known infestations are located so they can effectively treat them without causing damage to any other areas in your home. Then after locating all known infestations within each room being treated by our technicians – which should take no more than two hours depending on size – they’ll seal off these rooms using special equipment so nothing gets out while we apply heat into each space using different methods depending upon what type of pest we’re attempting to eliminate: dry steam (for fleas), hot air machines (for roaches), vacuums with high-powered suction machines attached at end opposite end where opening exists between vacuum hose end tip attachment point versus exhaust vent openings.
If you’re considering heat treatment for bed bugs, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the process. While a professional heat treatment may be an effective way to kill bed bugs in your home, there are some downsides that you should consider before going this route.
- Heat treatments are not 100% effective – Heat does kill some bed bugs (those that are exposed to temperatures over 120 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 30 minutes), but it won’t kill all of them. A small percentage of eggs can survive extreme heat and continue to reproduce after the initial treatment has passed through your home and died out. One study found that eggs left behind by adults killed by heat were able to hatch up two weeks after they had been exposed; another study showed that eggs laid by new adults survived up to eight days after being exposed (1). You’ll need multiple treatments spaced apart at least one week apart in order for each round of eggs laid by surviving adults from previous rounds not to hatch into new generations after each application passes through!
So, the answer to the question “does heat kill bed bugs?” is yes. It can work, but it depends on how high the temperature is, and also how long you keep it at that temperature. I hope this post has given you some ideas for how to do a DIY heat treatment or where to go for professional help with your bed bug extermination needs!