A Bed Bug Heat Treatment isn't cheap but is worth being finally rid of those blood sucking pests. The answer is it Depends. If the bugs are physically in 2 or more areas of the home (not where you think they are, e.g. "their only in one room"), then the answer is: Now is the time to bring the heat. If they are physically in only one room and the infestation is manageable and small then it is possible to eradicate by heating just that room with supplement treatment around the home via treatment product. Although spray treatments are available they would almost never be recommended because bugs and eggs are resistant to chemicals and often deeply hidden from the treatment thus re-infestation is inevitable. Spray treatments are a gamble and the tenant will continue to be bit during the 6-12 treatment time. A heat Treatment on the entire structure is the only treatment with a one year warranty. The Picture on the left was taken near the ASU Dorms in Tempe AZ. The Pic Below was taken in Mesa AZ outside the door of an infested room. Don't let it get this bad Call us Now. Or reach us via our Contact us Page.
Bed Bug Treatment Types in Perspective
Each of the treatment types listed has pros and cons and varied cost levels.
DIY Do-It-Yourself bed bug treatments can range from zero dollars to a few hundred dollars all on a gamble that the bugs will be gone. We have known many people who have easily spent hundreds to thousands of dollars only to discover............ "their back"! Due to the above list of bed bug traits these do-it-yourself treatments may disrupt the bugs for a time but have little effect on them in the long term. Bugs are left alive which then mate and re-infest the home. We obviously hope you are lucky in your own treatment adventures.
Professional Treatments on the other hand move you into the upper echelon of treatment types designed to accommodate infestation levels, effectiveness, and cost. Do not get upset when professionals offer solutions that guarantee complete eradication this is their job. Chemical Treatments are typically only effective when the infestation is small, locational, and when affordability of treatment is a factor. Though success has occurred with this treatment type it is never guaranteed and the success rate is low. Family's will continue to be bit during the multi-visit multi-week treatment. Typical cost $95-$1,250 depending upon size/scope and repeat visits but typically on the lower half of $350-$700.
Spot Heat and Spot Freeze are virtually the same in effectiveness with Freeze beating out spot heat in safety. The Cryonite freezing is a bit safer for belongings. Again this is more locational so if living bugs are walking around the home and left alive they will mate and re-infest. Hotels with bed bug monitors often hire these forms of treatment because problems are discovered early, having known areas, and are small in scope. Treatments range from $65-$500
Gas and Fumigation are typically used when a higher success rate is needed for eradication. Though the success rate is higher then spot heat/freeze and chemical this form of bed bug removal is also not guaranteed. During this treatment Gas replaces oxygen in the home suffocating the bugs and eggs to death. This is typically a 2-3 day affair. And often costs the same or more than a heat treatment. Note: A misconception is that there is chemical used in the home it is a gas vapor that dissipates upon completion. The pros are you get to keep all your belongings with a high success rate. The cons are, it is not guaranteed, takes 2-3 days to complete and may cost more than heat. There is no residue left in the home with this treatment type. Ranging from $1,200-$8,000 for homes.
Heat Treatments on the entire area are very effective. The structure is safely brought to a high temperature. At a sustained level heat permeates every crack of the home and bugs and eggs are cooked in place. This method is guaranteed by professionals, is typically the same cost or slightly cheeper than a fumigation, it takes one day to complete, all belongs may be kept, zero fumes, zero odor. Ranging from $650-$5,500
Heat and Gas are typically used when a severe infestation has occurred in a large treatable area. The cost and time for this treatment is high and is typically seen as overkill. since the bed bugs will be dead typically by one or the other method. Ranging from $1,400-$8,500
If you live in any of these Arizona Cities and you have a bed bug problem please contact us immediately.
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Here are a few questions to ask your self to ensure the company you choose is safe. Are they licensed and insured? Do they Have Pre Treatment steps for belongings and heat sensitive items? Are they Heating to levels that are to High? Do they require Heat sensitive items to be removed? Is the temperature brought up smoothly to avoid overheating? Do they have knowledge and experience calculated in years? Do they Warranty their work. If you wish to learn more about our bed bug heat treatment and you live in or near Phoenix AZ feel free to contact us here.
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