If you are the kind of person who wants the best, most eco-friendly option for bed bug control, heat treatments are for you.
If you have found bed bugs in your room. You have probably “googled” bed bug control and read 50 different articles about every kind of gimmick possible, but the truth is, after combined decades of experience in the industry, there are only two sure-fire ways of eliminating bed bugs from your typical home or business in Santa Clarita, heat treatments, and fumigation. Almost anything directly applied to a bed bug can kill it but the EGGS are the problem.
Not all treatments kill eggs, thus never completely eliminating the problem. So…Let’s start talking a little bit about heat treatments. For those that don’t feel comfortable fumigating their house, or want to avoid “harsh chemical” treatments, heat treatments are an eco-friendly and VERY effective option for bed bug control.
Dr. Linford, in 1948, invented the methyl bromide fumigation, and in 1989, his son, also Dr. Linford, invented the heat treatment. In a nutshell, we drag large electric or propane heaters into the home and raise the temperature of the treatment area to at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 4 hours. If successfully exposed to such high heat (up to 140 degrees) for a sufficient period of time, the adults, the young bed bugs, and the eggs all get dehydrated to death!
Besides a whole house fumigation, bed bug heat treatments are the only service we recommend for bed bug infestations, and we have been strategic partners with the scientists and doctors behind the development of heat treatments for years!
“But what about damage to books, and pictures, and my new 100 inch television?” you may ask. Don’t sweat it. The flash point of paper is about 451 degrees (remember the book?) and your HD television will be just fine. We are raising the temperature of the house to 120-140 degrees, not 500, so your personal items will be just fine! However, as always, if you are concerned, call us anytime for more information.
There is no need to move anything out, there is no need to freak out or throw away your beds, just give Unipest a call and we will come out and give you a free bed bug inspection and help you choose the best extermination method possible.
Don’t be afraid of fumigation… they’re a little like Great Danes. Fumigation in Santa Clarita may look big and intimidating, but they’re actually a lot more gentle and easier than you think! Fumigation is an extremely effective way of eliminating both dry-wood termites and bedbugs, but can be used to eliminate myriad pests also.
The primary advantage of fumigation is that it has a 99.3% success rate… that’s basically 100% people, and Unipest only uses the finest fumigation products on the market, namely Vikane Gas, manufactured here in California.
There is really only one drawback to fumigation in Santa Clarita… you gotta move out of the house or the building for two days. Don’t be intimidated however because YOU DO NOT NEED TO MOVE OUT ALL OF YOUR BELONGINGS! In fact, almost everything in the house can stay. Your average family of four reports only spending about 60-90 minutes preparing for a fumigation.
The only things you really need to pack is the opened foot items, prescription drugs, people and pets, including your beloved plants.*
In most cases, you can bag the food items in specialized Nylofume Fumigation bags. We provide you bags so the only thing you leave with is your pets and family. It’s really that simple!
The electricity stays on. We organize the gas shut-off and restoration. You just go have fun with the family for two days and come back to a 100% termite free home. There’s NO cleaning, no dusting, no sanitation afterwards… you literally walk right back into the house!
“But how is this possible?”
Just think of Vikane gas like it were Carbon Dioxide. If we tented your house and filled it with Carbon Dioxide for two days, the second we un-tented the house and allowed people to move back in the house, there would be no contamination, residue, or sanitation we would need to perform because GAS DOES NOT LEAVE ANY RESIDUE. It literally just comes and disappears. Well, much like Carbon Dioxide, Vikane gas is a stable, inert gas that just comes and goes without leaving a trace, so no sweat!
If you have any questions or suspect you may have bed bugs or drywood termites, call us for a free inspection at 661-284-7575!
*Obviously we have a comprehensive list we will give you. These are just the basics.