Steam heat is the most effective way to exterminate bed bugs in one treatment for an affordable price. Bed bugs along with their eggs will die on contact when exposed to temperatures over 180 degrees. Bite Back’s high quality commercial steamer reaches over 315 degrees, ensuring maximum effectiveness. We perform a target approach, going through every cracks, crevices, furniture, floors, and belongings to ensure that your infestation is eliminated. And because we keep our overhead costs low, we pass the savings on to you. The University of Minnesota has a great page detailing the benefits of steam treatment. Read it here. We are so confident in our services we offer a 60 day 100% money-back guarantee!
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.
The Disadvantages to Other Methods:
Bed bugs are quickly becoming immune to chemical treatments, rendering this technique less effective every day. In fact, chemicals usually will not kill the eggs, which means that after your first treatment you will most likely continue to be bitten until the company comes back out in two or three weeks. And in most instances, three or four treatments are needed to fully eliminate the infestation. In addition, harmful chemicals are being applied to great abundance to the places you sleep! Don't just take our word for it, the BBC recently published an article outlining some of the problems. Find it here.
Thermal Heat Remediation:
Many companies 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, with the average price exceeding well over $1,000. Plus, since the heat must slowly rise to reach 120 degrees, bed bugs have time to retreat into walls voids (and in apartments, to other units) where they can survive the treatment and return. This heat can also damage electronics, furniture and other household items.
We at Bite Back treat only bed bugs. If you are dealing with other rodents or insects, Bite Back proudly recommends Elite Pest Defense. For more information click here.
Warning: If you insist on trying to kill the bugs yourself, DO NOT use bed bug foggers! These will kill about ten percent of the bugs and make the others run, thereby spreading the infestation to other pieces of furniture and other rooms, making effective treatment later on much more difficult.