Compare Bed Bug Treatment Types
Heat Pest Services provides funny commentary while comparing the different types of bed bug treatments that are offered by pest control companies in Dallas and Fort Worth in 2021. The first part is more serious and to the point, buy you’ll be laughing by the end. Or my humor is just twisted tell me on the poll or comments at the bottom. Using a computer You find the funny commentary located in the numbered dots on this well made infographic. On a mobile device (80%) of you The commentary shows up underneath the image. Or its supposed to anyway.
If you found this page then you might be in need of a little laugh – if not just to keep from crying. Enjoy.
Heat Pest Pesticide Treatments Are Better Than Most
The products that we use are very different than the bug spray you can get at hardware stores. Most other pest control companies do not even use what we do because the cost of this product is much higher than the cost of the spray they use outdoors for other bugs.
We’re willing to try Biopesticide – We are registered to purchase
This is the most expensive type of bed bug treatment in Texas. One of our related branches, Heat Pest Services Inc. in California has tried this and the results were fantastic! There are several downsides to 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.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment is Our Specialty
Yes, finally, our preferred method! Did you know that the first Heat Pest Services Started in Phoenix Arizona? Yep. In 2011 Arizona Heat Pest Services began heating homes for bed bugs after many years of research and development of our own heating equipment. Yep. Our heating equipment is unique to our brand. All other similar heaters do not come equipped with the same level of safety features that ours do.
Thermostat Controlled Propane Heaters
Our propane powered heaters can be controlled with a thermostat whereas all other propane heaters are controlled manually by adjusting the gas valve. Without a thermostat, the technician must monitor the thermometers in the rooms and constantly adjust the propane valves by hand to make sure it does not get too hot inside. We do not have to do that because our heaters are smart! If we set the temperature at 150 degrees, then the thermostat controls the heater and turns it off when it reaches target temperature. When the temperature drops to the differential we set (usually 5 degrees), the heater starts again! By itself! Yea way!
Can you tell why we are called Heat Pest Services Yet?
Our name comes from the bed bug heat treatments that we specialize in. Obvi…
Yep. Bed bug heat treatments and bed bug pesticide treatments are all that we did since the beginning. Yes, just bed bugs – you read correctly. We just recently began offering other types of pest control services in 2020. Now we do One time pest control, Ongoing monthly pest control, and maintenance. Our Houston branch does this too, but they also do termites – which we do not currently offer in DFW.
Not our Favorite Heaters
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. We have a bunch of these. We never use them. Our opinion is that they are terrible for our purpose and 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
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.
Heat Pest’s History of Melting Stuff
With our treatments (now a days) Nothing is damaged unless we tell you beforehand that it is likely to get damaged because we know before we heat that thing what will happen. Then it’s your call if you want to heat that thing or not. For example, Fire sprinklers…. Yes, they will go off. Trust me. No, we will not heat if they are not drained even if you say its ok. We have been doing this so long we have damaged a lot of stuff., especially in AZ from 2011 to 2014. By the time we started Texas we knew what we could and couldn’t do.
How is a steamer any better than a heat gun?
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. If you call your steam treatment a “heat treatment” you maybe should be shot. My gramma always used to say that.
Remember that this is supposed to be funny commentary. Satire, if you will. Its a joke, you see… If you don’t think its funny then there’s a state way out west that wants you back. It starts with a C.
You ‘re gonna freeze the bugs to death? But its summertime.
This kind of treatment will work. It works great for German cockroaches inside of appliances where you can not apply pesticide. It’s just kind of impractical for our climate. Our opinion is that due to the fact that you have to store the tanks at around 70 degrees all the time, we just don’t like it. Maybe it would be better in a state that starts with a C near the coast where its always 70 degrees every day all day. But I’m Proud to live in Texas! And here in Texas (and Arizona) We like to get stuff hot. It just makes more sense. Were really good at it after all these years.
The Circus is In Town Momma
So you mean to tell me, that you are gonna dress up my house like a circus tent for two days. We can’t be in the house for two days or we would die. If there’s any plants under the circus tent during the event then they will also die. You have to have someone guarding the entrances wearing a huge respirator holding a rifle to keep people from going in there to make sure they don’t die. And the label of the fumigant says that additional treatments may be required because the eggs are not killed by the fumigant which you would need to charge for. And it costs twice as much as a heat treatment by heat pest services.
Ok, Lets do it. Fumigation sounds great! Oh, and you give a 30 day guarantee? That’s awesome! So the cat will be ok in there right? I’m just messing with you!
This is aftercare instructions right?
Like what to do after you kill them bloodsuckers. Wait, you wanna vacuum them BEFORE you kill them? – “Yes Sir, I cant vacuum them up right after I spray. This is a HEPA vacuum , Not a wet/dry vacuum.” Oh, I see. So… The bed bugs are alive in the vacuum? “Oh, yes sir! Most of them! You wanna see? I’ve already done a couple jobs today!” GET OUT! You get out of my house right now!
I mean it would be perfectly ok to vacuum after the heat treatment. In fact we ask you to. Because there are going to be dead bed bug bodies everywhere if you have a lot of them. And they wont be crawling back out of there. Not even a little.