FAQsHave Bed Bug Removal Philly questions for the BedBug Chasers of Philly team?
Will your trucks, equipment or uniforms have pictures of bed bugs or will it say bed bugs anywhere?
No. All of our equipment and vehicles are unmarked so there will never be any reason for anyone to suspect that we are treating for bed bugs. In addition, while all of our technicians carry identification showing that they are certified BedBug Chasers of Philly, our uniforms bear no markings of who we are or what we will be doing in your property.
Should I treat my home with a Philly Bed Bug Spray before a heat treatment?
There is only one Bed Bug Spray we can recommend to use, and that is No Bed Bug Bites. This product, while not officially a “Bed Bug Repellent”, has been found to temporarily prevent bed bugs from biting you while you schedule a bed bug heat treatment from BedBug Chasers of Philly. This is not to be used as a permanent solution to repel bed bugs. Rather, to be used as a complement to reduce the red marks and swellings associated with bed bug bites.
Other than that spray, we do not recommend using any other kind of Bed Bug Spray Philly for several reasons:
1 Using another Bed Bug Spray will most likely drive the bed bugs into deeper hiding areas, making it more difficult to get rid of Philly Bed Bugs. The best thing you can do is wait for the BedBug Chasers “ONE & DONE” Bed Bug heat Treatment if you are thinking about using other sprays.
2 OTC (Over the Counter) Bed Bug Sprays simply do not work, they depend on you to apply the enough bed bug spray directly on the bed bugs as to drown them. if you visually see bed bugs, you can just as easily pick them up and flush them down the toilet as opposed to using an OTC Bed Bug Spray.
3 Even Professional Bed Bug Sprays have a limited ability to kill Philly bed bugs. They are not for use by Non-Licensed individuals. In fact, it is against the Law for you to apply most of the Bed Bug Spray chemicals, even for your own use. Especially not if you are in any type of shared space such as an apartment, condo or multi-family dwelling.
4 If another bed bug spray was used prior to the BedBug Chasers Philly Bed Bug Heat Treatment, PLEASE let the technicians know on the day of treatment. Let them know Where and When a bed bug spray was applied, and What kind of bed bug spray was used.
What type of heat will you be using in my home?
We only use 100% safe electric heaters in the bed bug removal process with microprocessor technology that ensure uniform temperatures sufficient to terminate all stages of bed bugs, but will not cause any damage to your personal property. Be cautious of open flame propane heaters that can produce dangerously high temperatures, lethal gases and are potential fire hazards.
How long is it going to take to heat my home?
The amount of time the bed bug removal process will take depends upon the size of your home, but we pride ourselves on the fact that no matter how large your home is, we can complete the treatment in one day. Our patented technology, which combines the perfect combination of heat and air-flow, turns your home into a supercharged convection oven, significantly reducing the time it takes to heat your home and kill all stages of bed bugs. You can be confident then when you return home from school or work your home will be bed bug free.
Can you heat my entire home at the same time?
Yes. As the manufacturer of the BedBug Chasers of Philly heater, we have access to millions of BTU’s of heat at our disposal. So whether you have a 200 square foot apartment or a 20,000 square foot home, be assured that we have enough heat to complete your project effectively all within one day. This is critical for the bed bug removal process to be successful because insufficient heat means certain areas of your home can cool, allowing bed bugs to escape the heat and re-enter previously treated areas.
Will you use any of the electricity from my home?
No. The BedBug Chaser heater is the only heater on the market that is solely powered by an external generator and includes two GFI outlets that power auxiliary fans. Unlike our competitors our bed bug removal process does not have to rely upon your home’s electric to power their equipment, as a self contained single source system, you can be assured that you will never be surprised to find a $500 electric bill the month after we finish your treatment.
Do I have to prep my property before you can treat?
One of the biggest benefits of using heat bed bug removal process to treat for bed bugs is the minimal preparation that is necessary. You will be provided with a preparation sheet identifying what needs to be done before we arrive and what items should be removed.
Are my TVs, computers and other electronics safe in the heat?
Yes, all of your electronics will be safe during our bed bug removal process heat treatment. You will need to unplug all of the smaller appliances and for some larger items such as your oven or refrigerator, turning off the circuit breaker may be easier than moving the units.
Is there anything I need to remove from my property before the treatment?
You should remove firearms, ammunition, medication, aerosol or pressurized cans of any kind (deodorant, hairspray, spray paint, etc.), fuel, paint thinners, turpentine and all other combustible products, candles, deodorant, lip balm, make-up and other items prone to melting. As a rule of thumb, any item that would be damaged or melt if left on the dashboard of a closed car in the summer should be removed from the premises or protected from the heat treatment. You will be provided with a complete list of items as part of the preparation process.
Will you be opening my furniture drawers and doors?
Yes, during the bed bug removal process we will be opening every draw and door of your furniture and cabinets to ensure that the heat permeates every inch of your contents. You can be assured that every space within your home as well as your contents will reach critical temperature, which is sufficient to kill all stages of bed bugs, including nymphs and eggs.
Will you move any of my furniture?
Yes, during the course of the Bed Bug Removal Philly treatment we will be adjusting your mattresses and box springs, relocating cushions and pillows and in some instances re-positioning chairs and sofas to maximize the convective heating process throughout your home. At the conclusion of treatment, we will return all of your furniture and contents back to their original position.