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Chemicals vs. Heat to Kill Bed Bugs
Industry data, scientific research, entomologists and pest control experts have confirmed that the use of chemicals and insecticides for bed bug eradication is becoming less and less effective. Chemical treatments require 2.6 visits to eradicate a bed bug infestation. Using a heater to kill bed bugs is effective most of the time in one visit, with a median of 1.3 visits across the industry.
With regard to the persistent preference of chemical treatments, two questions come to mind:
- Why is the hospitality industry satisfied with having rooms out of service for extended periods of time when they don’t have to be?
- Why does the pest control industry continue to rely on chemicals that need multiple applications, pose a health risk and are not effective and timely?
To assist in answering these questions, the chart below compares the use of chemicals versus heat treatment to kill bed bugs.
If you choose to use chemicals, be sure to ask for the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Make sure you know what is being applied on your property.
Colorado Tri-Flo Systems, LLC manufactures the Eradi-Flo line of heaters to kill bed bugs in Longmont, Colorado, not offshore. Call us to learn more about how we can solve your bed bug issues, save money, and make you more profitable with our proactive solutions.
Eradi-Flo heaters are safe, effective, environmentally friendly, and ETL certified. Using airflow technology our heaters deliver the heated airflow necessary to kill bed bugs.