bed bug treatments available in virginia beach & Hampton Roads

  • Preventive Inspections
  • Thermal Heat Treatments
  • Variety of Detection Devices
  • Prep Work Options to ensure treatment success
  • Custom Treatment Strategy designed for your Family
  • Service Plans to prevent reinfestation

Thermal Heat Treatment for Bed Bug Elimination

Most bed bug extermination treatments are extremely tedious, require multiple visits and a significant amount of preparation. Bed bugs are growing increasingly resistant and there are fewer treatment alternatives. However, with the use of heat, a bed bug infestation can be eliminated in a short period of time allowing you to resume normal use of the room quickly.

What is Thermal HEAT?

Heat Treatments are proven 100% effective for treating bed bugs. Research has shown that all life stages (adults, nymphs and eggs) die within minutes at a temperature of 122 degrees and above. During the Thermal Heat process temperatures in your home will reach between 125 degrees and 140 degrees. These are lethal temperatures to bed bug populations but not hot enough to typically damage most personal items or household structures.

Thermal Heat Companies for bed bug extermination offer a safe, effective, environmentally-friendly solution to bed bug problems.

Every living organism has a thermal death point.

The same process for treating bed bugs will also kill, and in some cases, completely eradicate other organisms. Generally speaking, treatments with air temperatures of 66˚C/150˚F for 2 hours will be lethal for most organisms.  In laboratory testing with Dr. Walter Ebling, professor of entomology at UCLA, nearly all metamorphic stages of insects died at 120˚F in 30 minutes or less, except for the egg stage. The eggs required an hour at this temperature. Remember, field conditions are not controlled as are conditions in the lab. The times and temperatures listed in the Compendium are not generic air temperatures. These conditions must be met where the organism is found and may require significantly more time to reach the stated thermal levels. This Compendium includes common microorganisms and insects and also lists many less common organisms. These include insects, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminthes and viruses. Many of these are human pathogens, and a number of them are considered pathogens for animal, avian or plant, or some combination. This information comes from studies for food pasteurization, sewage treatment, pest control, soil pasteurization and compost and timber sterilization. This Compendium also includes additional results from recent field studies by Dr. Michael R. Linford. The cited thermal death points for any given organism may vary from source to source because control parameters and study conditions may vary from study to study.

small heat chamber for luggage

The Bed Bug Heat Chamber is the perfect tool to keep bed bugs from entering the home as well as an effective tool in treatment if bed bugs are discovered. It provides peace of mind to families and business travelers that they will not bring home unwanted pests. For those dealing with an infestation the heat chamber can treat a wide variety of items that are often difficult or expensive to treat by other means including shoes, dry clean items, blankets, & even full bags of clothing. Heat is recognized as the ultimate solution for bed bug eradication. A key factor is the ability for heat to penetrate into hiding places that cannot be visually inspected or reached by chemicals. Industry research has shown that lethal temperatures for killing bed bugs and the eggs requires exposure to temperatures ranging from 117°F to 122°F. The walls and floor heat up to 160°F to surround the contents with uniform heat which is able to permeate to the core, yet is safe to touch and will not damage the contents.

  •  Unlike other pest control companies we offer all prep work options to ensure complete success of our heat treatments. 
  •  We offer a variety of detection devices, casements, small heat chambers, thermal heat treatments and service plans to prevent an infestation again.

Recent EPA Release:

There has been an increase of individuals or companies who offer to control bedbugs with unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost. Because bed bug infestations are so difficult to control, there have been situations where pesticides that are not intended for indoor residential applications have been improperly used or applied at greater rates than the label allows. While controlling bedbugs is challenging, consumers should never use, or allow anyone else to use, a pesticide indoors that is intended for outdoor use, as indicated on the label. Using the wrong pesticide or using it incorrectly to treat for bedbugs can make you, your family, and your pets sick. It can also make your home unsafe to live in – and may not solve the bedbug problem.