Bed Bugs 2018-05-02T20:06:58+00:00

Bed bugs

Parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood – bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed. A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.

To eliminate insecticide-resistant bed bugs, Critter Ridders uses state-of-the-art Thermal Remediation® electric bed bug heat treatment equipment by TEMP-AIR, Inc. – an effective solution designed specifically for use in homes, apartment complexes, hotels, universities, and more.

The Kill Zone
The Thermal Remediation® target temperature during treatment is between 122-135°F, the temperature necessary for heat to penetrate bed bug harborages. This safe, effective process uses dry heat to kill the entire life cycle of bed bugs.

The Process
1. Electric heaters are placed within the space, introducing and recirculating heated air with a target temperature not to exceed 135°F.
2. Temperatures are monitored in real time from a remote location using wireless sensors to ensure lethal temperatures are reached without damaging the space and its contents.
3. High temperature fans move heated air throughout the space to reach insects in cracks and crevices and high infestation zones.

For most effective treatment, all personal belongings must remain in the space. TV’s, gaming consoles, and other electronics will not be harmed by the treatment.

For an inspection by our bed bug experts call Critter Ridders today at 315-469-7766.