Best practices for the removal of bed bugs from a building are usually a combination of identification techniques, removal by vacuuming, vapor steaming or other application of high heat, and an application of pesticide. A final step of removal of pesticide residues by cleaning may be required.
One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is, “what temperature kills bed bugs?” This question is typically followed up with, “how long should I conduct my treatment at the “kill” temperature?”
Alliance Environmental Group has more than 100 years of experience as an environmental remediation and indoor air quality (IAQ) services contractor. Thermatech Northwest specializes in hazardous waste removal.
There are many obstacles, hazards, and perils we encounter on job sites as cleaners and restorers. Whether it’s the homeowner’s dog trying to bite you, the hoarder who has trash stockpiled for years, or the wonderful smell of sewage on a category 3 loss, the seasoned veterans of our industry have seen and experienced things that the average citizen can’t even conceive in their wildest imagination.
The State of Ohio is consistently among the states with the most bed bug problems. In 2018, Cleveland and Cincinnati were the top two worst cities for bed bugs, based on service requests to pest control company Terminix. A nationwide 2015 study by PestWorld.org found that almost 100 percent of pest control companies had treated bed bugs within the past year; which was up from 10 and 15 years prior.
As a restoration professional you have several unique advantages in adding bed bug eradication to your service portfolio to generate additional revenue. First, you already have a majority of the equipment needed to conduct eradications and secondly you have comprehensive and expert knowledge of airflow.