Harmless for Your Property – Deadly for the Bugs
When bed bugs, fleas, cockroaches, and other insects threaten to ruin your healthy home environment, it is time to call in the professionals. Fantastic Pest Control offers an efficient heat treatment solution that will heat up all affected rooms to approximately 55°C, killing off all live adults, nymphs, and eggs and keeping your property completely unaffected.
Thermal bed bug treatment in London and the UK and how it is carried out
Step 1: A skilled technician will arrive for a thorough property survey to check high priority areas and give you detailed advice and full instructions before the actual heat treatment.
Step 2: Two to three days later, the professional exterminator will come back to ensure that you have taken all safety precautions and to thoroughly isolate the infested room.
Step 3: Next, the specialist will use diesel-fuelled heaters to gradually heat up the room to 55°C, eliminating the creepy-crawlies in all stages of development – from unhatched eggs, larvae, and nymphs to full-grown adults.
Step 4: With your treatment done, the pest controller will pay you a visit in two weeks’ time to check if all insects have been successfully eliminated and to spray all surfaces, but only if needed.
Client instructions – how to best prepare for your treatment
While our professional bed bug heat treatment is completely safe for your property, some of your more delicate items may sustain thermal damage if left near the heating equipment. This is why we advise you to:
- Move any non-heat resistant belongings, such as wax items, synthetics, electronics, and works of art.
- Empty your wardrobes, drawers, and other furniture to carefully sort out your items so that they do not get damaged.
- If you wish to sanitise your clothes, you can hang them on rails.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How long will my bed bugs treatment last?
A: The length of your appointment will depend on your home’s dimensions and on how many rooms you need treated. For instance, it would take the pest technician approximately 2 to 4 hours to treat one room and 8 to 9 hours to treat a three-bedroom property. Typically, it takes 3 hours for a room to be thoroughly treated.
Q: How do you maintain an even temperature?
A: The diesel heaters are adjusted to transfer just the right amount of fuel into the heating machine. In addition, the pest controller will monitor the whole process from start to finish. During the first hour the temperature will reach 50°C, after which it will rise to 55°C in order to eliminate the eggs as well.
Q: Can I remain in the room during treatment?
A: It is possible for you to remain in a room that is heated to 55°C. However, we advise you to stay away from the area during treatment and sometime after to avoid getting dehydrated.
Q: Is your service guaranteed?
A: If you spot any bed bugs or other insects crawling about your home within your 3-month guarantee, you can recall the specialist to inspect and spray for free.
Q: What types of insects do you treat against?
A: Besides providing heat treatment for bed bugs, the specialists can also vanquish a wide variety of insects, such as moths, fleas, book lice, woodworm, silverfish, ladybirds, spiders, and cockroaches.
Q: How can I prevent pests from reappearing?
A: When your treatment is over, the professional will share with you free and personalised advice on how to best protect your home and your belongings from a recurring infestation.