Preparing Your Home for Bed Bug Treatment

When it comes to eliminating your bed bugs, there are many options. However, we have found through our 47+ years in the business that the most effective option is thermal heat treatment. It is highly effective in killing all stages of the bedbug life cycle in one treatment. Let's take a look at some of the tips that can help you prepare your home for this type of treatment:

  • We will be heating the room to over 120°F which may affect delicate electronics like cell phones and games consoles. You may wish to remove these items before treatment.
  • Candles, wax figurines, oil painting, and precious artwork should also be removed.
  • Medications and Makeups need to be removed.
  • Pets, plants, aquariums, and people won't want to be around the heat!
  • Fixtures and fittings made of thinner plastics or which have wood veneers can be covered in foil to offer protection from the heat.



Emily Moeck

"I unknowingly moved into a home that had a HUGE bed bug infestation..."Don't you worry, we are on top of this until they are gone, I promise!"... Jack was knowledgeable and honest in his assessment of my house/treatment methods. Thank you, Jack and Rocky and the whole Otis team! My home is home again!"


Joshua Weaver

"Prompt responses and appointment times. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Straight forward service without any "pushing" for extras."


Charlotte Bishop

"These guys were super helpful and kind. Jack thoroughly explained every procedure and made what could have been a horrible situation much more bearable. I definitely recommend them!"


Tamie Ridenour

"Excellent service and staff!! They were at my house the same day I called, for New construction pre-treatment!"


Cathy Amos

"Highly recommend! Jack and Rocky are great! You've got a business and highest recommendation! Great people to work with!"

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