Steam heat extermination is the most effective way to kill bed bugs in one treatment for an affordable price. Bed bugs and their eggs will die on contact when exposed to temperatures over 180 degrees. Bite Back’s high quality commercial steamer reaches over 300 degrees, ensuring maximum effectiveness. We will go through the carpet, beds, frames, couches, every crack and crevice, every piece of furniture to ensure your infestation is eliminated in one treatment. Our treatment is also 100% chemical free which means it is safe for the whole family. And because we keep our overhead costs low, we pass the savings on to you. The University of Minnesota has a great article detailing the steam heat extermination process. Read it here.
Steam is not only effective, but great for the environment. We ran the numbers and from 2011-2017, because our customers chose a steam heat treatment instead of a chemical treatment, together we have stopped the spraying of over 98,500 oz of chemical aerosol, 341 pounds of chemical-laden powder and 645 gallons of liquid chemical spray. Small business. Big impact.
We are so confident in our services that we back each contract with a 60 day money-back guarantee!
The Disadvantages of Other Methods
Bed bugs are becoming increasingly more resistant to pesticides. Chemical pesticides can kill bed bugs on contact, but will seldom kill bed bug eggs. This means that multiple chemical treatments, many times up to three or four, are necessary to eradicate the infestation. Therefore, the process can take up to a month and you will likely continue to be bitten during that time. Additionally, the exterminator applies harmful chemicals near where you sleep. Need proof? The Journal of Medical Entomology recently released a paper outlining the increased resistance of bed bugs to chemical treatments. To read the paper, click here. Another study published by the BBC finds the same results. You can find that story here.
Thermal Heat Remediation:
There are companies that offer to heat your entire home to a certain temperature to eradicate bed bug infestations. While this method can be effective, it is very costly and often unnecessary if you do not have a heavy infestation. The average price usually exceeds well over $1,000. Also, because the temperature rises slowly, bed bugs have time to retreat into walls, voids, and other units in an apartment building where they can survive the treatment and return.
We at Bite Back treat solely bed bugs. If you are dealing with other pests besides bed bugs in your home, we proudly recommend Elite Pest Defense as the best option for any other unwanted pests.
Warning: The worst thing you can do when you encounter an infestation in your home is to use a bed bug fogger. These will kill about ten percent of the bugs and repel the other bugs to adjacent pieces of furniture and other rooms, making effective treatment later on much more difficult.