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  1. bedbuggrayson

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Tue Mar 14 2017 18:27:59
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    Hello,

    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.

  2. jim danca

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Tue Mar 14 2017 18:38:01
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    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.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Tue Mar 14 2017 18:43:24
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    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?

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    Wed Mar 15 2017 4:17:33
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    Hi,

    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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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Mar 16 2017 22:06:55
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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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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun May 21 2017 7:36:14
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    Found a damn bedbug last night. We have not seen one since the treatment. I actually found it last night downstairs on the ottoman. There was no detection of bedbugs downstairs at all. The dog nor looking in the couch produced any signs ( prior to treatment). Also this bug was bigger than any bug found prior to treatment.

    So, the service I chose has a two month warranty. Will I be SOL is the question.

    I paid - 150 for a dog/inspection and 1900 for the heat/dusting treatment and two queen bed encasements.

  7. Proudmommyto3rottenboys

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    Sun May 21 2017 22:28:21
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    I also got a heat treatment and the first one did not work...However my second on did.I live in a house though.I would check with your neighbors cause they could keep getting passed back and forth.


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