Heat Treatment

Bed Bug Heat Treatment in Utah

One treatment and your nightmare is over.

When performed correctly, heat treatments are very effective at eliminating bed bugs and their eggs.


A focused approach to bed bug removal

Black heat fans with orange waves of heat extending out
Heat Treatments

Get to know heat treatments

A heat treatment is a process where we bring heaters into infested areas and raise the temperature to 135 degrees ferenheit and let that heat penetrate all the furniture and items in the area. Bed bugs and their eggs die in under one minute at 121.7 degrees.

Get rid of your bed bugs, fast.

Heat treatments have many advantages:

  • Effective- Usually 1 treatment for complete eradication
  • Less Chemical Exposure
  • No throwing things away
  • Very little preparation
  • Eradicated in 1 day vs a month or more
  • Long warranty

The Heat Treatment Process:

  1. Move furniture and belongings away from walls and off the ground
  2. Remove wall outlets and blow dust inside the wall
  3. Place chemical barrier along baseboards, furniture, and likely bed bug harborages
  4. Turn on heaters and heat the infested space
  5. Measure temps and rotate furniture and belongings
  6. Ensure everything reaches 130 degrees Fahrenheit
  7. Replace wall outlets and remove heat equipment

Warranty

Thorn’s bed bug heat treatments come with a long warranty so you know the bed bug issue has been resolved.

  • Single family homes receive a 1 year warranty.
  • Hotels, Apartments, and other commercial properties receive a 6 month warranty.

Preparation

We are here to help you solve your bed bug problem.

  • Find heat sensitive items (We give you a list to help)
  • Don’t self treat before we arrive
  • Don’t remove items from the infested spaces unless they are being disposed of
  • Don’t take bed bugs with you when you leave
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We measure the temperatures

thermal image of a heat sensor in the hands of a Thorn professional

During a heat treatment it is critical to measure temperatures to make sure everything gets hot inside and out. If everything gets hot, all the bed bugs are dead. We use state of the art thermal imaging cameras that help us see exactly how hot things are and if we have cold spots.

Wireless temperature probes

Thorn professional sitting in a hallway of a hotel room monitoring temps for a heat treatment

We also utilize wireless temperature probes throughout the space to give us real time temperature read outs. These wireless probes help us ensure a thorough heat. They also help us now exactly how the heat is going while we are outside the heated space.

Fans to move the air

heat fan with red blades

We utilize high powered fans to move the heated air around the space. We want the fans to push heat into the entire space and all the items which helps heat the penetrate thoroughly.

We rotate items in the space

Bed bug professional using a heat sensor to check for tempts in a bundle of linens

During the heat treatment we enter the heated space and rotate and move items to ensure heat penetrates everything. The more we can rotate and move items the better the heat will soak into everything and ensure lethal temperatures are reached.

How much does it cost to get heat treatment for bed bugs?

Treatment is usually priced between $1,000 and $2,000 for our services. This one-time treatment can eliminate bed bugs and their eggs. The best thing to do is get started with an inspection so the Thorn team can provide an estimate based on your business or residential needs.

Can I turn my heat up to kill bed bugs?

Unfortunately no. We’ve seen people try, but most don’t have the tools needed to heat a space thoroughly to the thermal death point of 121.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Our bed bug experts work to heat a room efficiently, and use thermal imaging cameras and temperature probes to ensure that affected areas reach the minimum temperature required to kill bed bugs and their eggs.

Can you heat treat your own house for bed bugs?

No, it’s not likely that you’ll be able to safely heat a space to a high enough temperature to properly kill bed bugs and their eggs—and believe us, we’ve seen people try. Heat treatments are not effective if you’re simply turning on a space heater. They require a knowledge of bed bug behavior, airflow, and treatment techniques. 

 

The experts at Thorn use specialized equipment including high-powered fans, wireless temperature probes, and thermal imaging cameras as part of a heat treatment to monitor temperatures and ensure everything gets to a minimum 121.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Can bed bugs survive after heat treatment?

A bed bug and its eggs cannot survive a temperature of 121.7 degrees Fahrenheit, and because some items can be hard to treat, our skilled teams work to ensure that rooms reach 130 degrees and use thermal imaging cameras to ensure that all items are meeting the targeted temperature. 

Heat treatments are not always 100% effective, but Thorn offers 6-month and 1-year warranties on its heat treatment for bed bugs. Contact us today to learn more.

Eradicate your bed bug problems.