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Ask an Everett Pest Control Company: Heat Treatment for Pests

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October 29, 2013

Fabrics and furniture protected with this method



There are many insects that, in some instances, can be effectively treated with heat rather than fumigants or pesticides. Killing bedbugs and cockroaches with heat can leave fabrics and furniture protected.

Heat treatment literally tears these insects apart by destroying their vital proteins. Whether they are at the egg stage or adulthood, they will succumb to this method. Pipes, a mobile boiler unit and a heat exchanger are used to ramp up the temperature to a point to where insects cannot survive. Then, thermometers and infrared cameras can make sure there are no cold areas for them to take refuge. Bugs can build a resistance to certain chemicals but not to heat.

You need to make sure that you call a company qualified in providing this type of treatment, however. If you are in an older home or a more delicate structure, it may not be right for you. You’ll definitely need to take additional steps afterward to make sure your problem doesn’t return.

Call Bozarjian Pest Control today if you are interested in learning more about how heat treatment can kill certain types of insects.

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