A. There is a real problem with bedbug infestations in the U.S.. Especially here in Kansas City. As a company we went from 1 to two calls a year in 2005 for bed bugs to 1 to 2 per week in 2009 to 5 to15 calls a day in 2014.
A. Cost is based on many factors, whether you have a heat treatment done or a treatment using products like liquids and dusts. The number of rooms being heated or treated with products, and the size of the unit being treated.
A. It is not possible to bring your home up to 125 degrees and maintain that temperature for an extended time for you to kill all stages of bedbugs from egg to nymphs to adults. Your furnace will shut off around 90 degrees which will not be hot enough.
A. Alcohol will kill the bugs you see and treat directly but will not kill the eggs and the bugs you don't see.
A. A whole house heat treatment can take between 8 to 12 hours.
A. You will not want to be in the house as it will be between 125 to 135 degrees for an extended amount of time.
A. If you have a heat treatment performed on your home we will be able to kill all stages of bedbugs so you will not need to throw items away if you don't want to.