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Bed Bug Heat Treatment in Toronto
The following information contains important details that you should know about these common and damaging household pests. Pest Control Plus has provided you with answers to the most asked question pertaining to bed bug heat extermination and the details of killing bed bugs.

What are bed bugs?

Bedbugs are insects that, as adults, have oval-shaped bodies with no wings. Prior to feeding, they are about 1/4 inch long and flat as paper. After feeding, they turn dark red and become bloated. Eggs are whitish, pear-shaped, and about the size of a pinhead. Clusters of 10-50 eggs can be found in cracks and crevices. Bedbugs have a one-year life span during which time a female can lay 200-400 eggs depending on food supply and temperature. Eggs hatch in about 10 days.

Pest Control Plus is one of the best bed bug pest control companies in Toronto that provides heat treatment services - the safest and most effective way to get rid of pests. Give us a call and request a free assessment!

What can I do if I have bed bugs in my home?

The best method to deal with bed bugs is Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which combines a variety of techniques and products that pose the least risk to human health and the environment.

  • Inspect your mattress and bed frame, particularly the folds, crevices, the underside, and other locations where bed bugs like to hide.
  • Wash all your linens in the hottest water possible and place them in a hot dryer for 45 minutes. Consider covering your pillows and mattress with a plastic cover.
  • Remove all unnecessary clutter.
  • Consider bed bug heat treatment service. If you are looking for heat treatment in Toronto or the surrounding area, сall Pest Control Plus and have one of our licensed technicians visit your home to handle this for you.

What is bed bug heat treatment?

Bed bug heat treatment is a process of using heat to kill bed bugs and their eggs. This type of treatment is often used in commercial settings, such as hotels and offices, but can also be used in residential homes. The heat treatment process typically involves raising the temperature of an infested area to between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which is high enough to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Heat treatment extermination in Toronto is a popular method of bed bug control, as it is effective and does not require the use of pesticides. If you are dealing with a bed bug infestation, heat treatment may be the best solution for you.

How to prepare for the bed bug treatment process?

Bed bugs are a challenging and potentially costly problem to solve. Outlined below are key things to keep in mind when preparing for bed bug extermination:

  • The average bed bug inspection and removal will require 2-3 rounds of heat treatment.
  • All items in the room must be treated, including mattresses, bedding, furniture, electronics, etc.
  • Remove all items from dressers and bedside tables. Drawers should be left open during the treatment.
  • Clothing and other items should be removed from closets.
  • Breakables should be removed from the room or placed in sealed plastic bags.
  • Trash cans should be emptied and turned upside down.
  • Any pet bedding or toys should be removed from the area.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that bed bug removal is effective and minimizes any potential damage to your belongings.

How do I prevent bed bugs from entering my home?

  • Although even the cleanest homes and hotels can have bed bug eggs, regular house cleaning, including vacuuming your mattress, can help to prevent an infestation. Clean up clutter to help reduce the number of places bed bugs can hide.
  • Be careful when buying used furniture or clothes. Make sure to inspect the used item and detect bed bugs in the first place, and feel free to ask the retailer if the items were checked for bed bugs.
  • Use caution when bringing home used furniture or clothes from the curbside. These items may be infested with bed bugs.

What to do if you have identified bed bugs in a hotel?

  • Inspect the room and furniture: inspect all cracks and crevices of the mattress and box spring, and look for blood spots or live insects. Request a different room if you find evidence of bed bugs or even bed bug bites on your body.
  • Protect your luggage: keep all belongings in your luggage and wrap your luggage in plastic to help prevent bed bugs from entering your luggage. Keep luggage on the shelf or away from the floor.
  • Protect the bed: move the bed away from the wall, tuck in all bed sheets and keep blankets from touching the floor.
  • Upon returning home: keep your luggage in an isolated area of your home, such as the garage. Inspect the luggage. Wash all your clothes in the hottest water possible and put them in a hot dryer for 45 minutes.

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