Decrease Bed Bug Infestations by Heating the Exterior of Suitcases

Avoid Bed Bug Infestations with PackTite SC
Avoid Bed Bug Infestations with PackTite SC

Bed bugs are a major nuisance not only at home but for travelers around the world. The bugs pose an uncomfortable situation as their bites are extremely itchy and create unbecoming rashes. For some, bed bug bites result in an allergic reaction.

New Studies

Innovations are coming out to help travelers deal with the bed bug scene. For example, it has been determined that when bed bugs are subjected to heat on the outside of luggage, the vast majority of the bugs are eliminated. Heat has become a promising tool for professional NYC bed bug exterminators.

The research was conducted using soft-sided suitcases where bed bugs often hitch rides. Male bed bugs were placed on the outside and then they were exposed to heat. In less than 10 minutes, all but one of the 250 bed bugs had been killed.

It was also determined that bed bugs placed on the outside of the luggage and left at room temperature for 24 hours were not as active as might be expected. In this study, only three percent of the bed bugs moved inside the luggage supporting the observation that the use of heat has a positive impact on decreasing the spread of bed bugs.

For help with bed bug eradication, our NYC bed bug exterminator techniques use top-of-the-line techniques and equipment. For more information on how to deal with pests, contact us at Stern Environmental Group.