Bed Bug Heat Treatment THERMOTREAT

Our local technicians are BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified. They come with experience and expertise in both residential and commercial sectors and are able to solve bed bug problems fast and effectively. So if you have a pest problem, or think you might have, call us for a free quote or to arrange a no obligation site survey.

Speedy ThermoTreat is committed to conduct all Pest Control Services using an environmentally friendly approach and adhering to strict Pest Management Standards.

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About Us

Speedy ThermoTreat is at the leading edge of pest prevention, applying cutting edge treatment techniques and providing the most suitable pest control solutions, offering technical support and all related aspects of health and safety, government legislation and proactive pest control tactics.

Competitively priced and without compromising on service, our aim is protecting your home and business from pests quickly and efficiently.

In addition to applying emergency pest control reactive measures, Speedy ThermoTreat specialises in leveraging long term partnerships with our pest control customers who act as spokesmen. By recommending our services and disseminating information about our pest control expert services they contribute to ensuring a healthy future for you and your immediate environment.

Bed Bug Control

IDENTIFYING THEM AND THE BEST BED BUG TREATMENT SOLUTIONS TO USE

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small blood-sucking insects that can live in cracks and crevices in and around your bed.

Attracted by your body heat and carbon dioxide, they crawl out at night to bite your exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do.

Not everyone develops a skin reaction to bedbug bites, but some people will develop itchy red bumps one to nine days later, usually on the face, neck, hand or arm. These are often mistaken for mosquito bites, but while mosquito bites tend to be random in pattern, bedbug bites more often occur in straight lines.

The media has recently reported a huge increase in the number of bedbug infestations around the world, particularly in America. It is likely that tourists and an increasing resistance to insecticides are the main reasons for this.

Bed bugs are not dangerous. They do not transmit any human diseases and most people do not develop any serious skin reaction. However, their presence can be upsetting and stressful, and you should take action straight away.

About bed bugs: Adult bedbugs look a bit like lentils and are visible to the naked eye. They are oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown, and up to 5mm long.

Females lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period. These white specks stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. They hatch to form tiny straw coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on your mattress.

Bed bugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. Adults can survive for up to a year without feeding.

They are not attracted to dirt, so a bedbug infestation is not a sign of an unclean home.

How to spot them

  • look for any unexplained skin rash or itchy bump (although not everyone develops this)
  • look out for black spots on your mattress – this could be their dried faeces
  • look for mottled shells that bedbugs may have shed
  • check your sheets for blood spots where you may have rolled over and squashed a bug after it had fed
  • inspect all the crevices and joints of your mattress and furniture using a torch, and see if you can spot any bugs

Where to find them 
Because their bodies are flat, bed bugs can squeeze into the smallest crevice or crack, such as a mattress seam or the joints of a bed frame. This can make them very difficult to spot.

They tend to prefer fabric or wood over plastic and metal, and often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard.

However, they are willing to travel several feet if necessary to reach you, so they can also be found away from the bed in other furniture, along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms. In fact, they can be found in almost any place in the bedroom where they will not be disturbed.

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

  • Seeing the bugs. Adult bed bugs are about the shape and size of an apple seed.
  • Case skins. As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence.
  • Defecation. After feeding, bed bugs return to their harborage to hide where they defecate black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces.
  • Bites also may indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.

How bed bugs spread 
Once introduced into your home, bedbugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly.

They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next.

This makes is easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs.

Getting rid of the bugs It can be extremely difficult to get rid of a bed bug infestation from your home, so it is wise to contact your local pest control firm.

Remedy: When dealing with these hardy pests it is important you gain professional help and advice as thorough searching and investigation is required. Failed treatments will occur if the accurate knowledge of the bed bug is absent. A technician will carry out a thorough inspection, which may take a few hours. They will then use specially designed equipment to get rid of the bugs.

If you insist on tackling the bugs yourself, the following advice may help:

  • If clothes or bedlinen have become infested, wash them at 60º or put them in a dryer on a hot setting for 30 minutes to kill the bugs.
  • Dismantle your bed and furniture and closely inspect every seam, crevice and joint using a bright torch. Use a vacuum cleaner with a hose to suck up any bugs you can see, but bear in mind you may not be able to find them all. Dispose of the contents of the vacuum cleaner in a sealed bag.
  • To kill any remaining bugs, you can use insecticide bed bug spray specially designed for bed bugs. Always read the label and never use this directly on clothing, linen or your mattress. Also, bear in mind that these sprays may be becoming less effective as the bugs build resistance to them. Ordinary insect repellent for mosquitoes and ticks does not seem to be effective.
  • Be prepared to throw away a mattress if it appears to be heavily infested.

Preventing an infestation It can be difficult to avoid bedbugs as they can be transported so easily.

The best thing you can do is inspect your mattress regularly for telltale signs and take immediate action if necessary. Avoid buying second-hand mattresses and be wary of old beds you might be using in rented accommodation.


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Heat Treatment: ThermoTreat

Our ThermoTreat heat treatment for bed bugs represents the cutting edge of heat treatment equipment. Used also for heat treatment of bed bugs and SPI and for drying of buildings for booklouse and plaster beetle control

Speedy Pest Control now offer our own heat treatment services either working directly with food manufacturers or hotel groups.

Our heat treatment technology has been used for the control of insect problems in almost any situation from flour mills, bakeries, and other food factories, to bed bugs in hotels, aircraft and private homes, to wood worm treatments in houses and of course kiln services for ISPM 15.

Heated gas chambers are a solution to the problem of high treatment times using Phosphine gas – our system reduces treatment times to a few days. This process is already in commercial use treating bulk product that is suspected of being infested before being taken into the factory.

BED BUGS – HEAT TREATMENT

If you think you have a bed bug infestation then you’ll need to know how to treat them to be rid of them completely.

We can immediately start treatment with our all natural bed bug heating system. There is no need to pretreat infested items with bed bug sprays, powders or other harmful pesticides. The Heat Treatment kills 100% of all bed bugs, in all life stages, including eggs, nymphs and adults as a non-toxic and all natural bed bug killer.

There are many benefits to choosing heat treatment over other methods of pest control, the main benefits are:

  • One treatment is enough to kill all insects! This keeps costs down with no need to use expensive chemicals or pay for damages to equipment from chemicals.
  • Once the treatment has finished, you can immediately get back up and running! No need to wait around until it’s safe to continue.

SERVICE FEATURES

KILLS 100% OF BED BUGS IN ALL LIFE STAGES
Our treatment kills 100% of all bed bugs in all life stage, including eggs, nymphs and adults. Scientific evidence shows that bed bugs die in one minute at temperatures above 120F. The temperature with ThermoTreat ranges from 120F to 145F.

VERSATILITY
Our Bed Bug Heat Treatment ThermoTreat is designed to operate in residential or commercial locations using one separate 120v, 1500w power source.

SAFE
Heat Treatment ThermoTreat is designed with safety in mind.
It uses no hazardous chemicals or pesticides. Instead, ThermoTreat uses only heat, which is the deadliest enemy of bed bugs.
The temperature typically ranges between 120 F and 155 F, which will kill all bed bugs, but is safe for most belongings.
In addition, the heating unit is external to the box and has a tip-over safety switch to prevent fire hazard.
INSULATED FOR EFFICIENCY
Our Heat Treatment ThermoTreat uses heat reflective insulation material, which increases efficiency and reduces treatment time.

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