Heat Treatment of Bed Bugs in Stoney Creek

Bed bug infestations are a fairly new problem for Stoney Creek residents and because of that information about them is continually changing. Due to this,Nimby Wildlife and Pest Control have implemented a series of solutions to control the bed bug problem. Because it has been found that bed bugs have built up immunities to some insecticides, we believe it is difficult to rid minor infestations with a chemical application and almost impossible to eliminate badly infested spaces. Heat chambers, however, have been found to eradicate even the most difficult of infestations in the Stoney Creek area.

Heat chambers are a non-chemical treatment option which can kill bed bugs in a reasonably short period of time- hours compared to days. Nimby Wildlife and Pest Control utilizes heat chambers as an effective means of killing these insects. Studies have shown the sensitivity many types of bugs have to heat. When a Stoney Creek property is heated to a minimum temperature of120°F, and maintained for 3.5 hours, the bugs’ cellular membranes and denaturing enzymes-which are required for survival-are disrupted, killing the insect. Heat chambers have been found to kill not only bed bugs but ants, clothing moths, carpet beetles, roaches etc.

There are many benefits to the use of heat chambers. Infestations can be eradicated without the use of chemicals and heat treatment yields immediate results meaning Stoney Creek homeowners will be back in their homes more quickly than if a chemical treatment is used. Heat treatments also require less preparation work from the homeowner and the heat has the ability to penetrate through many layers fabric, wall cavities and upholstery, finding bed bugs and their eggs wherever they are.