Compare Bed Bug Treatment Types available in Phoenix, Tucson, and Northern AZ
Pesticide Treatment for Bed Bugs
If budget constraints prevent you from choosing the heat treatment, then you may be interested in our “no-heat” bed bug treatment.
Using the highest quality chemicals available today for bed bugs, we can eliminate all bed bugs within 30 days in most cases. (rather than 1 day with the heat treatment)
This treatment does not kill the bed bugs eggs and does not reach all bed hiding places within the walls, however it will kill all bed bugs when they emerge from their eggs and hiding places. This means you could still get bed bug bites during the first weeks after treatment if we do not use the Heat Treatment.
6 month bed bug warranty is included with pesticide treatment of entire home.
We’re willing to try Biopesticide But…
This is the most expensive type of bed bug pesticide in Arizona. One of our related branches, Heat Pest Services Inc. in California has tried this and the results were fantastic! There are several downsides to this biopesticide we see. First of all, It can be even more expensive than a heat treatment or fumigation. In addition, this biopesticide requires the use of a special ultra low volume battery operated misting tool to spray the concentrated material to treatment surfaces. That brings up the third downside, you do not dilute this product like most other pesticide. Oh P.S. It has to stay at room temp at all times. Good Luck with that in AZ.
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Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Not all heat treatments are equal. If you are considering getting a heat treatment for bed bugs in your home then you need to focus on these two questions. Ask these questions to the “Heat Treatment” provider.
- Do you heat the entire space of the room? To Clarify, the entire air space of the room gets to over 120 degrees?
- Do you use electric heaters or fuel burning heaters?
We use propane fired heaters that let us heat the rooms to exactly the temperature we like. Our target temperature is 150°F. We have our reasons. we’ve been doing this for more than 10 years – Trust us. 😉
Here is how our treatment goes:
The fast way to kill all bed bugs and eggs. Using specialized bed bug heating equipment, we raise the temperature of the entire space to 150 degrees. The dry heat reaches all bed bug hiding places, killing all bed bugs and eggs. Heat Treatment can be performed in just one room, or several rooms. The structure or personal belongings are not damaged by our process. Optional pesticide application is included with every heat treatment to provide long lasting residual protection, just in case.
Are you opposed to pesticide? Consider the Chemical Free Option when you compare bed bug treatments.
Minimal chemical application is included with the heat treatment, however is not required as the heat alone will kill all bed bugs.
18 month bed bug warranty is included with heat treatment of entire home.
If the company does not heat the whole space you do not want them. If a company does not give longer than a 60 or 90 day warranty with their heat treatment, then you do not want them.
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We have tried so many different kinds of heaters. We know the manufacturer of these blue electric powered heaters that you see most pest control companies use. He is a good guy. His heaters are good. We have a bunch of these. We never use them. Our opinion is that they are terrible for our method. (Sorry Ken) I wont say too much about it other than they don’t get hot enough fast enough and the bugs have too much time to run away. Then you don’t kill them all. The heaters are not useless, but we use our fancy propane heaters every day so that is what we are comparing them to.
“That’s All I have to Say… About That.” – Forrest Gump
303 Fake Heat Treatments
The Very Worst Way To Do A Heat Treatment
Is to use a glorified blow drier to burn the edges of your mattress and furniture. You’re gonna do what? Its gonna cost me what? Okay just imagine a technician using a heat gun taking apart the whole bed and heating up every single bed bug and bed bug egg that’s hiding in every crack of the room. He will surely kill them all if he just believes in himself, right? I think that’s what his momma tells him. But we’re not gonna tell him that. Well…Maybe for a laugh.
This is why it is so important to find out what kind of heat treatment you are getting. They are not apples to apples. They are apples to pineapples. We heat the entire room to 150 degrees in around 10 minutes and keep it there for a minimum of 2 hours. Every surface in the room gets 150 degrees. It even heats up the wall sockets if they’re open. The ceiling gets hot. Don’t touch the doorknobs during our heat treatment. Yeeowch! And guess what.
Ahhhh the steam treatment. The Second Worst Way To Do A Heat Treatment
Only one thing makes a steamer better than a heat gun. You can’t burn stuff with a steamer. Other than that its just as bad.
Compare Bed Bug Treatments and Warranties
We include a Long Term Warranty for bed bugs with our heat treatment and a 6 month warranty for pesticide treatment. If bed bug activity is detected during warranty period, treatment will be performed at no charge. If bed bugs are re-introduced into the home after treatment, you are still covered with Arizona Heat.
Compare other bed bug treatments offered by pest control companies that do not specialize in bed bugs.
If performed by AZ Heat, a pesticide treatment will work to kill all bed bugs within 3 weeks. We use very specific, very expensive pesticides not available to homeowners. We apply them safely and according to the label.
Pesticide will not work if you are using chemicals yourself as a homeowner. It Can eventually work if performed by a licensed professional is using the right type of chemicals and processes, however it will take weeks or months to kill all bed bugs. Also, bed bugs can gain resistance to most chemicals, building their immunity with each generation.
Tenting and Fumigation
Fumigating the entire space with Dangerous Gas. It Can work, but may not kill all bugs or eggs. Can kill all plants under the tent. Usually twice the cost of a heat treatment. No residual killing. No long term guarantee.
Steam is very limited in its effectiveness. Steam may cause mold growth. You can not steam the walls or ceiling.
Diatomaceous Earth or DE
Diatomaceous earth should not be depended upon as a sole defense against these bugs. Should not be applied to mattresses or furniture. Do not breath in this dust!
Bed Bug Bombs
“Bug Bombs” are also called total release aerosol and should not be used for bed bugs even if the label says bed bugs. These will make the problem worse! The bugs will run away from the bug bombs and end up all over the house.
Consider the warranty when you compare bed bug treatments.
Most companies offer No Guarantee for Bed bugs due to “risk of re-infestation”
“When you compare bed bug treatments, be sure to consider the length of time it will take to kill all bed bugs, the amount of pesticide used, the length of the warranty period, and the price of the treatments.”