THERMAL REMEDIATION FAQ INFORMATION SHEET
Wil-Kil Pest Control provides heat treatments to facilities experiencing problems with bed bugs. The following information is to help answer some frequently asked questions regarding these situations.
Q: What do bed bugs look like?
A: Small, brown or tan, flat, oval-shaped insects less than ¼” long as adults. Eggs are tiny white ovals.
Q: What does a bed bug bite look like?
A: Bites may not be visible for some people. For others, a small, red irritated and/or itchy spot will appear. Bed bugs are not known to carry diseases and their bites usually do not require medical treatment unless symptoms are severe or persistant.
Q: What are the signs that bed bugs are present?
A: In addition to visually identifying adults and eggs, darkish brown or red spots (fecal stains) on bedding and furniture are a good indicator. Bed bugs do shed so skin remnants may be found.
Q: How do they spread and what can I do to keep them out of my home.
A: Bed bugs are hitch-hikers – they crawl into purses and bags, move into furniture and generally transfer via close contact. At home, remove clutter that makes bed bugs hard to find and treat. Carefully inspect any second-hand furniture before bringing it inside and avoid any items discarded in a dumpster or on the curb.
Q: How long does a heat treatment take?
A: A heat treatment will last about 8-10 hours depending on infestation levels. Our heat team arrives between 6:30 and 7:00 AM to make sure we have time to address extreme infestation levels. Clients can generally return to their home in the early evening.
Q: Do I need to throw away all my furniture and pull everything out of my closets to prepare for a heat treatment?
A: No, not at this time. All infested items should stay in the home to be heat treated. In some cases, heavily infested furniture may need to be discarded. Clothing and other items should remain in closets for treatment. Extreme clutter in closets can prohibit heat penetration and may need to be addressed before treatment.
Q: I have a lot of “stuff” in my home, what should I do?
A: If there are multiple furniture items and a lot of other clutter in your home, a heat treatment may not be effective due to penetration of the heat. All situations are different and a heat technician may need to visit your home to assess the situation.
Call (888) 452-7697 or contact us today to schedule your bed bug thermal remediation treatment with Wil-Kil Pest Control.