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Pest Control - Heat Treatments Vs Chemical Treatments




Both heat treatments and chemical treatments can be effective methods of pest control, but they have different advantages and disadvantages. Heat treatment is a method of controlling and eliminating pests, such as bed bugs, termites, and cockroaches, by using heat to kill them. The process involves raising the temperature of an affected area to a level that is lethal to pests, typically between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and maintaining that temperature for a specified period of time.

During heat treatment, specialized equipment, such as heaters and fans, is used to heat the affected space. The equipment is strategically placed to ensure that all areas of the space, including cracks and crevices where pests may hide, are heated to the required temperature. The temperature is then maintained for several hours to ensure that all pests and their eggs are killed.

One of the benefits of heat treatments is that they are chemical-free, making them a safe and environmentally friendly option for pest control. Additionally, heat treatments can penetrate hard-to-reach areas, such as inside walls and furniture, where pests may hide. Heat treatments are typically more expensive than chemical treatments, but they can be a fast and effective solution for eliminating a pest infestation. Heat treatments can be effective in controlling and eliminating a variety of pests, including:

  1. Bed bugs

  2. Woodworm

  3. Cockroaches

  4. Ants

  5. Spiders

  6. Fleas

  7. Moths

  8. Beetles

  9. Mites

  10. Dust mites





Chemical treatments, on the other hand, involve applying pesticides to the affected area. This method is typically less expensive than heat treatments and can effectively treat a wide range of pests. Chemical treatments can also be customized to target specific types of pests. Chemical treatments can be effective in controlling and eliminating a wide range of pests, including:

  1. Ants

  2. Bed bugs

  3. Cockroaches

  4. Fleas

  5. Mosquitoes

  6. Rodents (rats and mice)

  7. Termites

  8. Spiders

  9. Bees and wasps

  10. Flies

Different types of chemicals are used for different pests and pest control tech will typically choose the most effective and least harmful chemical treatment for the specific pest infestation. It is important to note that chemical treatments can be harmful to humans and pets if not used properly, and some pests may develop resistance to certain chemicals over time like bedbugs. Therefore, it is important to work with a licensed pest control expert like ServLabs, who can assess the situation and recommend the best chemical treatment method for the specific pest problem. Ultimately, the choice between heat treatments and chemical treatments will depend on the specific circumstances of the pest infestation and the preferences of the property owner.


About ServLabs ServLabs is the leading residential and commercial care service provider in the UK. We are the experts that can provide you with a safe, reliable, and effective range of care services for your home or business place, such as pest control, timber treatment, and residential and commercial cleaning services. Our technicians are highly-trained, certified and qualified staff that will listen to your unique problem and create a tailor-made solution that will transform your property in no time. After operating for many years, we have gained an extensive amount of knowledge and experience in providing all the best home and business care services in the UK.

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