New Bed Bug Heat Treatment Helps Combat Infestations in the Northwest

March 06, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Olympia, WA Bed bugs can be notoriously difficult to eliminate, but the Northwest pest control experts at Eden Advanced Pest Technologies have developed a new heat treatment system that targets the insects quickly and efficiently.

This innovative pest control solution uses portable heaters and fans to raise the temperature of the infested space to more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit, a tactic that has been proven to kill bed bugs at all stages, including eggs. In sensitive environments, it requires no chemical application and eradicates most if not all bed bugs in one day, making follow-up inspections and treatments more affordable.

The new bed bug pest control treatment is particularly effective in hotels, hospitals, dormitories and other multi-family living spaces, which have been hit hardest by the national re-infestation.

By removing the need for pesticides in treating bed bugs, the heat remediation system also offers an eco-friendly pest control solution to meet the rising concern over this ubiquitous pest. To learn more about the heat treatment, or to schedule a free inspection and estimate, visit

For those who suspect or have discovered a bed bug infestation, Eden offers the following bed bug pest control and prevention tips:

— Encase all mattresses and box springs in the home in bed bug covers. These plastic covers seal in the bed bugs and prevent the infestation from spreading.

— Wash all bedding and clothing in hot water and dry on high heat. Bed bugs cannot survive temperatures about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Seal the bedding and clothes in plastic bags when transporting from room to room.

— To avoid picking up bed bugs while traveling, bring a large garbage bag and store your suitcase in it when staying at hotels. When you get home, immediately wash clothes in hot water and vacuum your suitcase thoroughly.

— Resist the temptation to pick up items from "free" boxes or tables, as they may contain bed bugs. When buying secondhand furniture or mattresses, consider having them inspected by a pest control professional before bringing them into your home.

About Eden Advanced Pest Technologies

Eden Advanced Pest Technologies is a Seattle and Portland pest control company and the experienced leader in environmentally conscious pest control and prevention solutions for Oregon and Western Washington. Eden's full-service pest management team has served both residential and commercial customers for more than 20 years and is the Northwest's foremost authority on bed bug pest control.

Brittani Dinsmore
Eden Advanced Pest Technologies
Phone: 360.359.3964