Why use heat?
All American Pest Management offers you an Eco-Friendly, non-toxic heat application that can be applied to specific areas as well as entire structures. Our treatment method works by directing clean, dry heat into an infected area and slowly raising temperatures to levels lethal to bed bugs. Temperatures in the range of 122-143ºF for about one hour prove fatal to many of the pesticide resistant organisms that invade our buildings. If you’re looking for a product that kills bed bugs, without exposing your family to dangerous chemicals, consider HEAT!
• Homes can be treated in a single day with one treatment
• No need to remove or throw away your personal belongings
• No dangerous chemicals or residue
• Furniture is completely treated because heat penetrates thoroughly
• Heat penetrates bed and box springs killing all stages of bed bugs
• Heat penetrates walls and other hard to reach areas of your home
• Heat permeates through books, magazines, pictures, paperwork and other personal items
• Heat also kills many other insects in your home
HEAT vs CHEMICALS
Deciding on an effective bed bug treatment is important and needs to be done right the first time. Bed bugs are proven to be an incredibly difficult pest to kill; they are good at hiding in cracks and crevices and are becoming more and more resistant to EPA approved pesticides. Heat is an effective way to kill bed bugs because it penetrates into cracks and crevices that other methods do not.
CHEMICALS ARE SPOT TREATMENTS
The problem with chemical treatments starts with the fact that they primarily work as spot treatments. Research studies at the University of Kentucky indicated that bed bugs have developed increased resistance to current pesticides. This means that unless a bed bug is contacted directly with an approved pesticide it may not kill the bug at all. Only 6% of chemical treatments are effective in one treatment. Most chemical treatments take 3 or more applications to be effective.
Bed bugs got their name because of the places they are commonly found—our beds. This poses another problem with using chemicals. Applying large amounts of pesticides to the areas in which you and your family sleep can be toxic. Health threats posed to people and pets from pesticide sensitivity include skin and eye irritation, nerve damage, disruption of the endocrine system and even cancers.
Environmental hazards are another concern related to chemical treatments. DDT was an approved chemical for bed bug treatments until it was banned in 1972 due to its environmental risks. Sprayed pesticides often end up in the air, soil, or water, where they pose threats to the ecosystem and cause adverse health and reproductive effects to many animals in the food chain.