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by Wendy Stackhouse · April 04, 2014

ThermapureHeat for Bed Bugs

Bed bug lifecycle

Bed bug infestations have been reported in every state in the US and at least 91% of pest control companies have received calls for bed bug eradication in the last two years. Alliance is one of those companies!

Los Angeles was #2 on the list of Top 10 Bedbug Infested Cities in the US for 2013.

No one would disagree that bed bugs are a big problem and having an infestation is one of the most disturbing environmental issues a home or office building can have. Bed bugs cause more than bites and itchiness—they also cause stress, sleeplessness, anxiety and the health problems that come with those psychological factors.

Traditionally, bed bugs have been treated with chemical pesticides and, in fact, in the 1950’s most people thought that bed bugs were a thing of the past. DDT was a great insecticide, but it also wreaked terrible havoc on our environment and health. It was found to cause cancer and almost wiped out some bird populations. The use of DDT was banned in the US in 1972.

Bed bugs are highly resistant to the chemical insecticides used today. In addition, insecticides do not kill all bed bug eggs and you run a great danger of reinfestation later!

Heat treatment kills bed bugs at all stages of development, no matter how hidden in your home or other building. High temperatures penetrate every material including wood, ensuring that the bugs are completely gone and can’t come back!

Heat treatment also takes care of your bed bug infestation without dangerous chemicals you don’t really want in your home and the residue they leave behind. There is no need to move out, bag food, wash linens and other textiles or clean surfaces after a heat treatment.

How does it work?

A crew comes in and sets up heaters, fans and ducts and raises the interior temperature of the infested area, room, apartment or building to over 130 degrees for 2-3 hours. The heat dissolves the waxy outer coating of the adult bugs, nymphs and eggs, allowing the heat to dehydrate the pests until they are dead, dead, dead! And there is no chance of any eggs hatching later and starting the process over again.

If you have a problem with bed bugs anywhere in California, contact Alliance Environmental Group for a ThermaPureHeat treatment which will get rid of your bugs quickly, with no dangerous chemical insecticides or danger of reinfestation!

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