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Killing Bed Bugs with Heat and How it works

First, we find the bed bugs! Using our secret weapons in the fight...

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We specialize in getting rid of Bed Bugs with our safe heat killing treatments!

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We Can Find Bed Bugs Including Their Eggs!

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Heat kills bed bugs in Cleveland OH

Heat Treatment to kill bed bugs is effective because of:

  • temperature
  • time
  • humidity
  • inspection

Temperature Kills Bed Bugs

Heat is an effective way to control bed bug infestations.
All insects have optimum living temperatures for growth, survival and reproduction. All insects also have lethal temperature limits, at which all stages of the life cycle are killed. By targeting temperatures in the lethal range, the bed bug population can be eliminated.

How long it takes to treat Bed Bugs depends

Treatment time is an important factor for effectiveness in treating bed bug infestations with heat. Treatment time varies based on factors such as clutter, structure, layout of the space, severity of the infestation and airflow management.

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The humidity factor for Bed Bug treatment

Heat kills by dehydrating or drying the insects out.
The high heat/low humidity atmosphere causes insects to die due to lack of moisture. The lower the humidity of the heated space, the quicker the insects will die.

The importance in inspecting for Bed Bugs

Thorough inspections are a vital step in the bed bug elimination process.
This includes not only the infested room, but adjoining rooms as well, as bed bugs are excellent travelers. This allows Certified Pest Control to pinpoint exactly where there are areas of insect activity and to target heat directly to those areas.

Pre-Treatment Preparation

Prior to heat treatment, customers receive Bed Bug Heat Treatment Instructions which provides all the necessary pre-treatment and post-treatment information needed to make the heat treatment a success. The preparation instructions will provide you with a list of items that can and cannot remain in the treatment area. Our goal is to eliminate the bed bug and its eggs. The goal is more likely to be reached if preparation instructions are followed as specified.

Length of Service

Depending on the size of your structure, customers will need to vacate their premises for a period of approximately 8-10 hours... possibly longer.
It will take several hours to bring the structure up to the appropriate temperature, hold the temperature for the correct length of time, and then slowly bring the temperature of the structure back down to a safe level for customer re-entry.

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Treatment Area Coverage

For heat treatment to be effective, it is important that all parts of the area being treated reach lethal temperatures. Certified Pest Control will prepare a heating plan which will consider the layout of the area and its contents so that the heat treatment equipment can be placed optimally to ensure the appropriate temperature is reached.


Heat Treatment to kill bed bugs is ideal for homes and businesses such as:

  • Hotels & Motels
  • Residential Homes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Apartment Communities
  • College Dorms
  • Summer Camps
  • Furniture Rental Stores
  • Hospitals
  • Military Barracks
  • Condominium and Cluster Homes
Get rid of bed bugs with high tech heating

Bed Bug Elimination Monitoring System

We don't just plug in a blast furnace in your home or office to kill bed bugs!
Our heating system employs a monitoring system in several areas of your structure. Each sensor monitors heat in its specific area and sends that information to the computer. The Data Display shows temperatures recorded in real-time at each sensor. Temperature readings at each sensor are printed every 30 minutes. By regularly monitoring the sensor readings, equipment can be adjusted to eliminate hot and cold spots to ensure bed bug elimination.

Post Bed Bug Treatment

Typically, customers may return to the treatment area on the same day. Temperatures will likely still be elevated when you return and additional items may have been moved to help evenly distribute the heat. Customers will receive complete post-treatment instructions prior to the start of service.

We can eliminate bed bugs with high temperature heat treatments.

With the use of heat, bed bugs can be eliminated in a short period of time without the use of chemicals. Our procedure to get rid of bed bugs is a safe and effective treatment for home and business or anywhere bed bugs are present.

What can I do to prevent bed bugs?

Visit Certified Pest Control's Bed Bug Prevention page here.