Can I treat bed bugs myself and save money?
Any attempt to use non-approved equipment to accomplish this level of heat is dangerous and potentially deadly. Do not attempt this yourself. Due to the extremely high temperatures and the risk associated with carbon monoxide, this is dangerous. There is a very high likelihood someone or something will get hurt. ThermalRid uses only trained technicians using patented, UL approved equipment, specifically designed for the treatment of bed bugs.
How much does bed bug heat treatment cost?
Each bed bug extermination job is different and requires an on-site estimate. However, most customers find our prices to be comparable to the costs of our competitors who use repeatedly apply pesticides.
How long will my hotel room/apartment be out of service?
Only as long as the bed bug treatment itself takes which is usually a maximum of 8 hours from setting up to packing out. Hotel rooms and apartments can be put back into service immediately with no residual chemical smells. Your guests would never know the facility had been treated.
How long will I have to be out of our home?
Usually no more than 8 hours.
What about heat sensitive items in the house. Candles, plants, etc.? Won’t they get damaged?
Candles, plants, live animals, and medications need to be moved. Candles and medications can be put in the refrigerator. Live animals or plants need to be removed from the areas being treated. The house is brought up slowly to temperature over a long period of time. Electronics and furnishings will not be harmed by the process. At 115-120 degrees, bedbugs, nymphs, and eggs are destroyed. We hold the treatment area at 135 degrees for three hours so that every nook and cranny where they can hide becomes a bed bug tomb! However, 135 degrees will not harm furniture, electronics, wallpaper, etc. We arrive with our own power source for our gentle, controllable electric heaters. When we leave, the bed bugs are gone. We have a pre-treatment list detailing exactly what to do with Candles, plants, etc. so that you are prepared for the treatment before our technicians arrive.
What can I take with me when I leave my home?
Nothing! Do not pack a suitcase. That may be how the bedbugs got into your home to begin with. Do not take a briefcase with a laptop computer. Bedbugs are known to love electronics. To take a purse, briefcase, overnight bag, etc. could reinfect your home when your return. You should dress in freshly washed and dryed clothes and leave everything else so we can heat treat it.
Will ThermalRid kill other infestation problems such as fleas, roaches, etc.?
Nothing can live in 120 degree heat. All infestation problems are solved by Thermal-rid’s high-tech approach to pest control.