Radiant Heat treatment(5 posts)
We just discovered bed bugs in my townhome. Once I found them I was calling multiple companies to come out and rid us of this issue. Most inspections were free and from what seemed very knowledge people. I also had a dog inspection that indicated two bed rooms had them. The prices we vastly different from. In the end I am going with radiant heat treatment. The also do the "normal" treatment with chemicals/dust, pull outlets and etc.. It will be done on 3/16. I really hope for the cost that it works and we are done with these pest forever.
My space is a little over 1700sq ft. I believe the procedure will take 10hrs. I also paid for bed encasements ( 2 queen beds ). I am searching this forum now for other results with this treatment. Also this is not with propane, from my understanding there are two types.
I do not believe we are "infested" but we do have them. After checking we found a few of them. Masterbed room found 5 on the box spring. 2nd bedroom we found one on the box spring. No poop no streaks, nothing else notable. The night I found them in the masterbed room, the following morning I threw all of my bedding and pillows away ( it was trash day that day).
Mostly i'm looking for experiences with the heat treatment. I still can't believe the price but I want peace of mind and i'm hoping I get it.
I've been doing bedbug work now for seven years and have no intention of purchasing the equipment. Remember, there's no residual protection after the process. Do you have attached neighbors? I know there has been some debate between the effectiveness of electric vs. propane. I do a lot of multi unit properties, so from my perspective it's not all that practical.PCO and inventor of a bio active bedbug trap
jim danca - 41 seconds ago »
I've been doing bedbug work now for seven years and have no intention of purchasing the equipment. Remember, there's no residual protection after the process. Do you have attached neighbors? I know there has been some debate between the effectiveness of electric vs. propane. I do a lot of multi unit properties, so from my perspective it's not all that practical.
Thank you for input. Yes, I have attached. I believe we have a firewall from the foundation into the attic. Would I still need to be concerned with my neighbors?
If by "radiant heat" you mean a conductive rather than convective heat source its the wrong decision.
I also don't curry any favor in the method of thermal mediation because it does not suit the types of buildings I work with in London but it I did it would be a "convective" heat source for the reasons outlined in Dr Stephen Kells research on the subject.
However, the main reasons are the lack of in-built QC and high risk of reintroduction of bed bugs which comes from a dense urban environment.
Hope that helps.
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Well it happened today. I pray this is it. I will tell you it was hot up in the home today. I have a temp/humidifier reader on my wall it it was at 130 when I ran in to get something I needed. They held it at 130-135 for 4 hours.
I also got bed encasements one of which got put on upside down. Even though there is a huge green tag that states this side up.
We'll see how this goes.........
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