Bedbugs were nearly extinct in this country just a few decades ago, but today bedbugs are back in the U.S., and the problem is only getting worse…
These human parasites have evolved to become tougher, stronger and more pesticide-resistant. If you’ve recently awoken with the telltale trails of itchy red bumps you just might be one of the many households that has come under attack. Luckily, at Keller’s Pest Control we have a fantastic alternative for those looking to avoid pumping gallons of poison into their homes to get rid of these pesky critters.
Killing bedbugs with heat is one of the most effective methods on the market today. At Keller’s we are armed with industrial-grade heaters and fans that blast hot air into your home or place of business, getting the temperature inside to around 140 degrees and holding it there for a few hours. A bedbug will die when it reaches a core temperature of about 115 degrees – a temperature that is still safe for most items in your home or business. And while this process is more effective than the most potent pesticides, the heat method won’t leave behind a toxic residue.
Our diesel-powered Hydronic Heat System is the most effective way to bring maximum heat and complete eradication to every bed bug job. Our high BTU system reaches maximum temperatures in infested areas quicker and more efficiently than ever before. Bedbugs die almost instantly when exposed to excessive temperatures. Unlike localized steam or freezing techniques, heat can penetrate an entire structure, including the walls, floors, and ceiling cavities where the bugs often hide.
Heat treatments are ideal for home applications. Because they do not rely on the use of any harmful chemicals, heat treatments are safe in homes even where children, pets, and chemical-sensitive occupants reside. Heat treatments are also very quick, allowing families to safely and confidently return to their homes within hours of the treatment. Traditional pesticide treatments can end up costing twice as much with less effectiveness!