Heat Treatment

Bed Bug Heat Treatment in Utah

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

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Highly Effective

Heat treatments are usually a one time treatment for complete bed bug eradication.

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Low Preparation

You don’t need to spend days preparing for a heat treatment. We will help you through the process.

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Long Warranty

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

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Keep Your Items

You do not need to throw away all of your items. Our heat treatment will kill bed bugs in almost anything.

Focused Approach to Bed Bug Removal

One treatment and your nightmare is over.

Thorn professionals will heat your home to treat for bed bugs and eliminate your infestation.

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Heat Treatment Process

A heat treatment is a process where we bring heaters into infested areas and raise the temperature to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. We 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.

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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.

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Preparing the Area

Heat team professionals will move furniture and blogging away from walls and off the ground. This ensures all areas will be heated thoroughly.

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Preventive Treatment

Professionals will then remove outlet covers and dust inside them. They will also dust along baseboards and furniture, and anywhere bed bugs are likely to be.

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The Heat Treatment

Heaters will be turned on and the space will be heated to 130 degrees. Furniture and belongings will be rotated to ensure a complete, thorough heat treatment.

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Finishing a Treatment

Thorn professionals will ensure everything reached the the detrimental heat tempt to kill bed bugs. They will then put back the outlet covers and remove the heat equipment.

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Using the Right Tools & Techniques

Thorn’s heat treatments are designed to eliminate bed bugs. We use the best tools and train our professionals specifically for these treatments.

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Wireless Probes to Measure Temperature

During a heat treatment is is critical to measure textures to make sure everthing 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 any cold spots. We utilize wireless temperature probes. These probes give us real time temperature read outs and help ensure a thorough heat.

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Item Rotation and High Powered Fans

During the heat treatment we enter the heated space to rotate and move items to sure 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. High powered fans also help us heat the space thoroughly. The fans help push the heat into and around the entire space.

Do you offer a warranty on bed bug heat treatments?

Single family homes receive a 1 year warranty.

Hotels, apartments, and other commercial properties receive a 6 month warranty.

How should I prepare for a heat treatment?

Find all of your heat sensitive items. We can give you a list to help.

Don’t self treat before we arrive.

Don’t remove items from the space unless they are being disposed of.

Don’t take bed bugs with you when you leave.

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.

Client Testimonials

Thorn prides itself on being among the best commercial pest control providers in Utah.

Nate did an amazing job! He went above and beyond and we are so impressed with the quality of Thorn professionals!

Barbara and John L

Cyrus did an awesome job at my house. He was really thorough and answered all my questions!

Amy K

Bayron is amazing, thorough and very kind! We love him!

Kaylynn C

Garrett has been phenomenal and excellent! I am really happy with the diligence he has expressed while taking care of the cockroaches!

Stephen T

Mitchell was wonderful and very thorough!  You guys are great.  You are doing such a service for us.  I really, really appreciate it!

Pat B

I want to give kudos to Mitchell.  He is so genuinely kind and thorough.  We sure appreciate him!  He was very professional and in the bigger picture he was very kind when he was asked to do specific things.

Lynette B

I was very impressed with Paul.  He did an amazing job, and I wouldn’t have any qualms about having him back any time!

John F

Ryan was really great to work with.  He was really kind and patient.  I always have questions and he answered them all for me.  He was really polite and professional.

Jesse L

Bayron was polite and respectful and did a thorough job!

Jennifer P

Paul is a very, very nice man.  When we have questions, he explains everything to us very well.  I really appreciate that!


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How Thorn Can Help

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.

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