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Bed Bug Heat Treatment Suggestions:

Adjustments must be made to treatment procedures for the given conditions in a treatment area. Effective treatment may require larger or multiple heaters depending on the size and conditions of a given treatment area. Correct power must be supplied to the unit. Please refer to the quote for rated voltages and amperages.

Bed Bug Heat Treatment Recommendations

  1. Use seals to block any gaps in the doors
  2. High temperature insulation to cover vents, air conditioners, isolate spaces and cover cement
  3. Insulate windows
  4. Insulate / cover any vents or through-wall AC units
  5. Furniture might have to be rearranged for better heat circulation (including mattress and box spring)
  6. Fans to help circulate the heat are recommended. Fans must be rated to run in high temperature environments and should have low amperage draw to prevent tripping a breaker and losing treatment time.
  7. Correct voltages must be applied for the heaters to run properly. The Bed Bug Heaters are rated for 120V and 240V single phase.
  8. The starting temperature of the area will affect the time needed to reach desired temperature. A very cold area will take longer to reach lethal temperatures than a warm one.
  9. Use more or larger Bed Bug Heaters per treated area.
  10. Thermostat may be outside of the treated area where it can be easily monitored. It may also stay inside a treated area, though any entry into an area being treated will result in heat loss.
  11. Any fan or ventilation system that either draws in outside air or vents out the heated air from the treatment area will result in heat loss. These areas need to be covered up to prevent heat loss.
  12. Any door or window that is left open, even slightly, will result in heat loss.
  13. Every space is different, and treatment procedures must be adjusted to accommodate the particulars of the space being treated.