GT Pest Control will start with a full inspection of your living environment and give you the best options for the problem at hand. We have several options for any infestation. We always recommend Thermal Remediation whenever possible as it is almost 98% effective for even the biggest bed bug infestations. We would prefer not to use chemicals and we believe that heat treatment is the most cost effective solution to any bug problem.
Chemicals do work but are never even close to 100% effective. Bugs like to hide in electronics such as TV’s, Microwaves, Alarm clocks and other household items such as head boards, night tables and jewelry boxes.
To maximize a chemical treatment you would have to dispose of these items and replace them to be sure that any bugs have been removed from the environment. This could cost you thousands of dollars when you start replacing TV’s and stereo equipment. This is why heat treatment is your best bet. It will cost significantly more than a chemical treatment will cost however, you can keep your possessions, you aren’t put out of your home for weeks due to harmful pesticides contaminating the environment and a heat treatment only takes a day to complete. This alone is more cost efficient than chemicals simply for the fact that chemical treatments require long periods of time and several treatments over the span of weeks to months. How many personal affects are you willing to toss?
GT Pest Control will be with you every step of the way. From initial inspection to final inspection, we will be there to answer all your questions. We will instruct you on what items need to be removed from the unit and what items must be kept for treatment. Any combustibles items such as chemicals under pressure (hairspray, air fresheners), makeup and deodorants must be removed from the environment. Medications should be stored in the refrigerator and candles should be removed from the environment as well.
Any clothing in closets or drawers will be placed in baskets to ensure lethal temperatures are achieved. Throughout the treatment process we will be tossing clothes and other items to make sure that kill zone temperatures are reached.
We do manual temperature readings to make sure all our sensors are correct. Once the computer tells us the environment has been heated for long enough, we shut down the equipment and put all your belongings back where we found them.