118 degrees for 90 minutes? I have no money. This weekend, it is supposed to get to a high of 90 degrees in my city. The bedroom where the bb were found is on the 2nd floor and gets super hot. It's a half story, so not a large room.
I believe that with 3 heaters, I will be able to heat the small bedroom to over 118 degrees for 90 minutes with the help of the heat we are expecting this weekend.
Don't burn the place down.
Treating bed bugs with heat is complicated. A lot more than most people think.
It can be dangerous to people and property too.
I am not an expert but have seen experts discussing this for a while. I would not try it and others here have tried it and have reported they still had bed bugs or damaged homes or property.
My understanding is you're unlikely to eliminate your bed bugs. You are probably likely to move them around your home-- which can cause problems and make them much harder to get rid of. For example, right now, they may be harboring somewhere where they can be easily found and treated. A misapplication of heat may move them into hiding in the walls, or other hard-to-treat areas. And then they can come back and bite you later.
People who are experts in heat treatment attempt to get the entire home up to a high temperature (which is more like 140F) very quickly. They aim to do it in such a way that bed bugs don't flee to cooler spots. And for you to try to hit those higher temps will likely be dangerous.
There's also an issue with the type of heat being used (convection vs. conduction). One works well, one doesn't.
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