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How does it work?

It's simple: Thermal remediation is heat, and bed bugs are attracted to heat – that’s how they find their blood meal. But enough heat kills bed bugs (along with mold and all other insects in the vicinity). The Heat Assault 500X treatment is more than twenty times as powerful than a typical home furnace. Temperature probes are distributed throughout the insect eradication area and monitored remotely. Once they indicate that the temperature has reached the kill zone for the required time (usually 125F for 30 minutes), then you know that the insect eradication is complete.


Is it effective? Is it safe?

Thermal remediation kills bed bugs at all their life stages – even their eggs cannot survive, so there can be no repeat infestations. Bed Bugs are eradicated by heat treatments at temperatures of:


  • 100 minutes at 41°C (106°F)

  • 25 minutes at 43°C (109°F)

  • 4 minutes at 45°C (113°F)

  • 2 minutes at 47°C (117°F)

  • 1 minute at 49°C (120°F)


Thermal remediation is safe, fast, non-toxic and eco-friendly. And it's the most effective way to eradicate bed bugs, other insects and mold.


About bed bugs

Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known because it prefers to feed on human blood.


The name "bed bug" derives from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius: warm houses and especially nearby or inside of beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.


A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. They are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors. Certain signs and symptoms suggest the presence of bed bugs; finding the insects confirms the diagnosis.


Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years. At a point in the early 1940s, they were mostly eradicated in the developed world, but have increased in prevalence since 1995, likely due to pesticide resistance. Because infestation of human habitats has been on the increase, bed bug bites and related conditions have been on the rise as well.




Preparing for the Clean Heat process

The process uses heated air to kill the insects. The room and all its contents will be warmed to over 125°F (the kill zone) and reach temperatures as high as 145°F.


  • Remove your pets. This one should be obvious. Pets cannot stay in the vicinity during the Clean Heat process.  This includes dogs, cats, birds, rodents, fish and any other living pet.

  • Turn off fire alarms and disable sprinklers. This is a precaution, although temperatures should not be high enough to activate either system.  (And sprinkler head covers are available to insulate them from the heat.)

  • Remove anything that might be damaged by heat. Some examples: candles, chocolates, plants, medicines, and stringed musical instruments. But most of your belongings will be safe, as the temperatures are no higher than a hot summer day in Phoenix.




Moving? Don't bring your bed bug problem with you!

Clean Heat Solutions can provide a clean, safe, and economical solution to your bed bug problem. We will treat your belongings in an insect eradication chamber before moving them into the new location. The CleanHeat 30' is a 30-foot insulated trailer that acts as a portable insect eradication chamber. It connects to our Heat Assault 500X system and will treat the contents of an average-sized apartment in less than four hours!

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