Why Thermal Remediation?
Safe – Non-chemical and non-corrosive.
Effective – Heat kills the entire life cycle of all insects, from eggs to adults; more effective than the standard chemical treatment.
Environmentally friendly and 100% chemical-free – No toxic fumes, no chemical residue, no prolonged downtime.
Economical – Heat treats up to four rooms at a time(depending on size of the rooms), or spot treat high-infestation zones while other sections of the structure remain in full operation.
"Sleep tight don't let the bed bugs bite."
Most Americans until recently thought bed bugs were a myth. In reality bed bugs have been a common nuisance since the beginning of recorded history. During the early 20th century the bed bug was almost completely eradicated by the use of DDT. With the ban of DDT bed bugs have been resurging over the last 30 plus years. The bed bug of today has developed more resistance to chemical treatments. This new crisis has forced many cities to pass laws requiring landlords and homeowners to treat bed bug infestations.
Using state of the art thermal remediation equipment One Twenty, Inc. can heat your home to a temperature in excess of 120 degrees. When exposed to this temperature the bed bug is killed in seconds by dehydration. This is the same principal used in pasteurization for over 100 years. The entire process requires approximately six hours depending on the size of the home.
Chemical treatments should not be used on mattresses or clothing which come in contact with human skin. Thermal remediation treats the entire home including furniture, clothing and even the mattress. When comparing the cost of thermal remediation against a new box spring, mattress and cleaning all the clothes in the home and chemical treatment, thermal remediation is the hands down winner.
Where it works best
The biggest advantage of heat is that it finds the bed bugs and their eggs wherever they are hiding. It penetrates layers of fabric, upholstered furniture, boxes of household goods, and even mattresses and bedding. It relieves the pest management professional (PMP) from the task of seeking out every last bed bug and all of their eggs. The heat finds them and "cooks" them all at once.
This is extremely helpful in dwellings where there is a lot of clutter – and perhaps insufficient help to prepare for conventional treatments. There is still a lot of preparation for a heat treatment, but it is less involved than preparing for a conventional treatment. To compound the benefits of heat, preparation for a heat treatment typically needs to be made only once.