Action Thermique sniffs out bed bugs with our K9 Detection Team, and turns up the heat with our AT Heat Treatment, killing all bed bugs and eggs in hours.
We work with hotels, commercial, and residential property owners providing an environmentally friendly, chemical-free solution that eradicates infestations - in one day.
Heat treatments are a popular environmentally friendly alternative to using chemicals to eliminate bed bug infestations. Bed bugs are becoming increasingly resistant to chemicals but are physically not capable of surviving prolonged exposure to controlled temperatures above 50°C/122°F. The closely monitored, even distribution of heat is the only 100% effective way to kill all life stages of bed bugs in the area being treated. Aside from being the most effective and efficient type of bed bug elimination treatment, heat offers a variety of unique benefits to both the occupant and pest control operator. Please note that a K9 inspection is highly recommended prior to a heat treatment, in order to effectively locate all sites of the bed bugs, thus helping to reduce costs related to the square foot areas required to be treated.
The tools required for a successful bed bug heat treatment include heaters, fans and temperature monitoring equipment. Heat is first introduced into the area to be treated, the fans then allow for the movement of heated air throughout the space and the temperature monitoring equipment ensures no areas are missed.
Bed bugs of all life stages are physically unable to survive when exposed to extreme heat for an extended period of time. Once lethal temperatures are reached, high velocity fans then evenly circulate the heated air throughout the area being treated ensuring all areas are reached.
Strategically placed temperature sensors are remotely monitored to ensure all areas are achieving the required bed bug temperature “kill zone”. Some manual monitoring in critical areas is also regularly done.
Almost no preparation is needed. Pesticide treatments require fastidious prep work in advance, often necessitating clothes be quarantined in bags for up to 45 days. Not so with the AT Heat Treatment.
7 months and 2 exterminators later, Action Thermique solved our problem – in a day. Highly recommended. Pesticides never again.
My experience with Action Thermique was excellent. Luc was very professional and friendly. I would use them again and recommend Action Thermique to others.
They went out of their way to satisfy our needs. We intend to keep Action Thermique’s services and would highly recommend them to anyone.
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What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are flat and oval in shape, have no wings, lack the ability to jump, and are primarily nocturnal, preferring to feed at night. Mature bed bugs are reddish-brown and comparable in size and shape to an apple seed. Their eggs are translucent to white in colour. Young bed bugs are yellowish-white, very small, and start out at approximately one millimetre long in size and growing up to four to five millimeteres as an adult. Bed bugs feed on blood and have a preference for human hosts. A recently fed bed bug will be inflated, longer and are of a dark reddish-brown appearance.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs are small and hard to detect, allowing them to travel easily from one place to another. Multi-family residences are highly vulnerable to bed bug infestations as it is difficult to eliminate possible entry locations from adjoining units. They will typically enter through baseboards, electrical sockets, under doors, and other small cracks and crevices. Bed bugs move quickly by crawling and can travel up to 40 feet in one night. Single-family residences and businesses are also susceptible to bed bug infestation with method of entry normally by a bed bug “hitchhiking” its way into the property on personal, contaminated belongings such as suitcases, clothing, shoes, purses, backpacks and so on.
Will bed bugs cause any damage to a home or business?
Bed bugs leave droppings and stains that are especially noticeable on fabric material. At a distance, droppings resemble cracked black pepper on a mattress, pillow or item of furniture. If a bed bug has recently fed, they may also leave blood stains on surfaces. As a result, bed and furniture items may need to be replaced if infested. Without bed bug treatment, a business may be left with a tarnished reputation and liability issues.
Can bed bugs cause illness?
While bed bugs are not known to spread diseases, infestations are still considered a health concern. Reactions from bed bug bites are different for each person and range from no reaction to itchiness, swelling, redness, and other skin problems. Bed bug infestations may also affect the emotional and psychological well-being of the home owner or tenant.
Where will bed bugs generally be found in a home or business?
Bed bugs have numerous hiding places and may be found throughout a residence. However, bed bugs prefer to reside near humans, who are their food source. Bed bugs are attracted to human pheromone, carbon dioxide and heat. Primarily, bed bugs will be concentrated in and around mattresses, bed-frames and seating areas (e.g. fabric couches and sofas) where human hosts commonly remain sitting or sleeping for long periods of time. This allows the bed bug to feed undisturbed.
Why get rid of bed bugs?
Without bed bug extermination, these pests will damage household furniture and other objects, causing the need for forced replacement of the items in order to eliminate the infestation. The presence of bed bugs is stressful for those affected and can lead to sleeplessness, anxiety and other health-related issues.