As professional pest controllers we’re always looking to deliver the best possible service and in regards to dealing with bed bug problems we’re already delivering a quality service. For those people in Reading who have an infestation of bed bugs there are two ways to treat them:
The application of chemicals through a surface sprayer and the application of heat; we have made considerable investment in portable heaters that raise the internal dwelling temperatures to 60*C, at temperatures around 45*C both juvenile and adult bed bugs will die – this is their thermal death point.
Bed bug eggs however are a completely different thing and their TDP temperature is another 5*C higher, coupled with that the fact the eggs will be placed in out of the way spaces there is a chance that the heat may not completely penetrate. To combat this when delivering a heat treatment to a customer we finish up with the surface spray to leave a long lasting residue of insecticide.
We have been asked about non-chemical treatments and after giving that some consideration we can now treat bed bugs with the application of super heated steam; this is not something like you’re household kitchen streamer. We are using a device that raises the temperature to 180*C and we can introduce cleaning chemicals to remove some of the bed bug staining from mattresses.
The steam produced is pure vapour so the mattresses don’t remain soaked and the bed can be used that night; two litres of water will produce enough bed bug killing steam to last for two hours. This investment allows us to deliver a targeted, non chemical alternative to use usual bed bug treatments.
Our aim has always been to deliver the best service possible, that’s why we say our customers are our priority.