Bed bugs can happen to anyone.
Their presence isn’t a reflection of the cleanliness of your home or how well you take care of bedding, furniture, or family. These are traveler pests who unfortunately don’t care who you are or what your home looks like. The good news is Bug Zero has a 100% effective, chemical-free bed bug treatment option that will get your home back to normal and bed-bug free in just one day.
Thermal Remediation® is not only the most effective treatment currently on the market, it’s environmentally friendly and eliminates all stages of bed bugs, from egg to adult.
Why heat vs. chemical
Previous strategies against bed bugs included a combination of chemical treatments, physical removal, and targeted heat, among others. However, there just isn’t a chemical treatment on the market today that is as effective at total elimination as heat, and anything other than 100% elimination is unacceptable when you’re dealing with something like bed bugs. Heat is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet.
Bug Zero sends our technicians to Bed Bug University, national Bed Bug Summits, as well as other conferences and educational opportunities so we can always be on the cutting edge of bed bug treatment strategy and research.
The heat treatment process
While heat will kill bed bugs, you can’t just turn up your home’s thermostat and hope for the best. Bug Zero’s heat specialists are trained in proper use of Thermal Remediation equipment and understand the behavior and biology of bed bugs. Armed with these tools and expertise, you can count on our technicians to ensure not a single bed bug is left inside your home.
Using the Thermal Remediation equipment and strategically placed high-velocity fans, technicians will gradually turn up the heat. This gradual rise in temperature does not trigger an escape response in the bed bugs, so there is no worry of the bugs migrating to a different room in the home. At around 100–115 degrees fahrenheit, bed bugs will be stimulated to forage and feed, and they emerge from their hiding places. At 122 degrees, all stages of bed bug life will die instantly. Our technicians will raise the temperature a little higher, to 125 degrees, and hold it for a full hour. Technicians will move around contents of the room to expose any last refuge areas, making sure every crack and crevice of the area reaches lethal temperature levels. This process ensures 100% elimination of bed bugs from egg to adult.
With the heat process, there is no need to discard beds, linens, or other furniture. When faced with the possibility of replacing high-ticket items in your home like mattresses and couches, heat treatment is far more economical. Heat bed bug treatment is also safe for your electronics, including TVs, tablets, gaming systems, computers, stereo systems, etc.
Think you might have bed bugs?
You shouldn’t attempt to treat bed bugs on your own. Over the counter products available at hardware stores or online, like bed bug “bomb” canisters, make the problem even worse. These products cause bed bugs to flee to other rooms, spreading the infestation throughout the house.
If you suspect you have a bed bug problem, don’t wait. We understand this is an especially stressful pest to have in your home and we want to help. Get in touch with us today so we can confirm the presence of bed bugs, take care of it, and get you back to your life.
We service residential homes, apartments, nursing homes, commercial hotels and lodging, and even semi truck cabs. No matter the number of bed bugs, we’ll help you discreetly get rid of them for good so you can get back to the important things in your life.
Semi-Truck Cab Treatment
The unique construction of a semi-truck cab provides plenty of nooks and crannies for bed bugs to take up residence. We understand that your truck is your livelihood and downtime can be costly. Plus, without a comfortable place to rest, it makes a tough job even harder. We can get your bed bug problem taken care of and your truck back on the road in just under ten hours.
Bug Zero’s heat treatment will kill all stages of bed bug life. No more distractions from irritating bites or worry about new bugs hatching. Over-the-counter treatments only make problems worse with bed bugs, scattering them into deeper hideouts. Our high-velocity fans and wireless heat sensors ensure that temperatures reach lethal levels even in the hardest-to-reach spots. Your truck will be back to normal so you can get back to business.
Both our Springfield and Cape Girardeau locations are conveniently near interstate exits. After following our preparation instructions, drop your truck off with us in the morning, enjoy some of what our cities have to offer, and come back to a bed-bug-free truck.
Get in touch with us today to schedule a service so you can get back to what’s really important.
Preparations and Prevention
Once you’ve scheduled your bed bug treatment service, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for our visit. The video below will walk you through the steps so you can be ready for our technicians when they arrive.
Protect yourself while traveling
One of the most common ways bed bugs hitch a ride into your home is attaching themselves to your personal items while traveling. Here are some tips you can use to protect yourself if you travel frequently.