Bed bugs can be difficult and stressful to get rid of. Traditional methods like pesticides and bug bombs don’t always work, and can be dangerous to your health. That’s why more and more people are turning to bed bug heaters as a safe and effective way to get rid of these pests for good. But can you rent bed bug heaters? Read on to find out.
What to Look for When Renting a Bed Bug Heater
When looking to rent a heater to get rid of your bed bugs, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, make sure that the heater you’re renting is powerful enough to actually kill bed bugs present in your home. A good rule of thumb is that the heater should be able to reach temperatures of at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit and maintain this temperature for several hours.
You’ll also want to make sure that the heater you’re renting is easy to use. The last thing you want is to have to struggle with setting up and using the heater when you’re already dealing with a bed bug infestation. Be sure to read the reviews before renting any bed bug heaters to make sure that other people have found them easy and effective.
How to Use a Heater to Kill Bed Bugs
Once you’ve found the perfect bed bug heater, it’s time to put it to use. To start, you’ll need to measure the square footage if the area you will be heat treating to be sure the machine you have rented is rated to treat that size. Next, if the room is not already full of clutter, you may gather additional infested items to treat at the same time. This includes clothing, linens, stuffed animals, and anything else that may be harboring bed bugs. Be sure not to overload the room. Cold pockets will cause the treatment to fail. Once the room and items are ready, seal off the room so that the heat cannot escape.
Turn on the bed bug heater and place it in the center of the room. Leave the room and allow the heater to get to temperature, checking each hour until the room has reached 120F or above. Once that occurs you are ready to allow the heater to do its work. Leave the heater for a couple hours and then return to move the personal items around, to avoid cold pockets. Let the heater run at 120F or higher for at least six hours to be sure you kill bed bugs in the treated area.
There are many benefits of using a bed bug heater over traditional methods like pesticides or bug bombs. For one, heaters are much safer for both humans and pets since they don’t involve any chemicals or toxins. Additionally, heaters are much more effective than traditional methods and will kill bed bugs, not only adults but their larvae and eggs as well, all in just one treatment.
Risks and Side Effects of Using a Bed Bug Heater
There are very few risks or side effects associated with using a bed bug heater. However, it’s important that you take proper safety precautions when using any type of appliance. Be sure to read all instructions carefully before using the heater, and never leave it completely unattended while in use. Additionally, be sure that all infested items are placed within range of the heater so that all bugs are killed in just one treatment.
If you’re dealing with a bed bug infestation, renting a bed bug heater is a safe and effective way to get rid of these pests once and for all. Be sure to look for a powerful and easy-to-use heater when making your rental decision, and follow all instructions carefully when using the appliance. With proper use, you may be able to eradicate your bed bug problem for good, depending on your level of infestation
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