We have compiled a list of the best bed bug heaters to use in apartments, condos, and hotel rooms made by 4 different manufacturers Convectex, Green Tech Heat, ThermalFlow, and Prevesol. All these packages are under $4000.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment Is Natural
Proven safer and effective way of controlling bedbug infestations without the need of more toxic chemicals methods, Including Rutgers University traditional Bedbug Protocols
In the study “Lethal Effects of Heat and Use of Localized Heat Treatment for Control of Bed Bug Infestations” by Roberto M. Pereira, Philip G. Koehler, Margie Pfiester, Wayne Walker
Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius L., hide in cracks and crevices in furniture and are difficult to control. The bed bug thermal death kinetics were examined to develop a heat treatment method to eliminate bed bug infestations in room contents. High temperatures caused temporary immobilization (knockdown) of bed bugs even with exposures that did not have lethal effects. Exposure of bed bug adults to 102.2°F for 240 min caused no mortality; however, as temperatures increased from 105.8 to 120.2°F, exposure times that caused 100% mortality decreased. The temperature difference to provide a 10-fold change in the mortality was estimated at 102.56°F, and the estimated activation energy (EA) was between 484 and 488.3 kJ/mol. This demonstrates that bed bugs are not more resistant or susceptible to changes in temperature than other tested insects and that the temperatures needed to kill bed bugs are relatively low. In-room treatment tests, heat treatment times vary from 2 to 7 h with complete mortality of exposed bed bugs within the treatment envelope created by surrounding the treated furniture with polystyrene sheathing boards. Containment and circulation of heat around the treated material were crucial factors inefficient heat treatment for bed bug control. The room floor material greatly affected the containment of the heat. The tested method for the limited heat treatment of furniture and other room contents required equipment costing less than US030400 and provided an opportunity for residual pesticide application around the room with minimal disruption in the use of the treated room.
In Another Study “Temperature and Time Requirements for Controlling Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) under Commercial Heat Treatment Conditions” by by Stephen A. Kells * and Michael J. Goblirsch
Developing effective alternative approaches for disinfesting bed bugs from residential spaces requires a balance between obtaining complete insect mortality, while minimizing costs and energy consumption. One method of disinfestation is the application of lethal high temperatures directly to rooms and contents within a structure (termed whole-room heat treatments). However, temperature and time parameters for efficacy in whole-room heat treatments are unknown given the slower rate of temperature increase and the probable variability of end-point temperatures within a treated room. The objective of these experiments was to explore requirements to produce maximum mortality from heat exposure using conditions that are more characteristic of whole-room heat treatments. Bed bugs were exposed in an acute lethal temperature (LTemp) trial, or time trials at sub-acute lethal temperatures (LTime). The lethal temperature (LTemp99) for adults was 118.94°F, while LTemp99 for eggs was 130.64°F. Adult bed bugs exposed to 113 °F had a LTime99 of 94.8 min, while eggs survived 7 h at 113 °F and only 71.5 min at 118.4 °C. We discuss differences in exposure methodologies, potential reasons why bed bugs can withstand higher temperatures and future directions for research.
All of these companies have an exceptional bedbug heater package and product training.
Prevesol Residential Bed Bug Heater System | Model BK-20L
The BK-20 is a very popular model for usage in apartments/condos and small homes. The unit uses (1) 50 amp breaker and (6) 110 volt breakers.
The unit pre-programmed to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no other bedbug unit on the market that can use electric for this square footage.
Their heater will bring the temperature of the room to at least 125 degrees in all the cracks and crevices of the room. This heater is ideal for the property maintenance staff or for the Pest Control Operator to use in apartments or houses with 50 amp power.
Bed Bug Heater designed for residential rooms (Entire Package)
- Dimensions: 23″x15″x12″
- Weight: 58 lbs.
- 64,692 BTUs
- 19.8 Kilowatts
- Rooms up to 800 square feet
- Power: (6) 120/20 amp and (1) 240/40 amp
- Treatment time: 6-8 Hours
- 1 year Manufacturer Warranty is included and 2-year warranty on heating elements
Prevesol Residential Bed Bug Heater System Includes:
- (1) BK-20L Heater
- (2) High Temperature Fans (two options)
- (1) 25′ 240 Volt/50 Amp 6 Gauge Cord
- (1) 15′ Extension Cord
- (1) 25′ Extension Cord
- (2) 50′ Extension Cords
- (2) 100′ Extension Cords
- (1) Infrared Heat Gun
Green Tech Heat ePro 1400 52K BTU Electric Heater with two 25′ Cords
The Green Tech Heat ePro 1400 electric heater introduces an easy, high-power electrical bed bug solution. It has 2 X the power and 50% the weight of other competitors 240V heaters.
The Green Tech Heat ePro 1400 produces 52,377 BTU. ePro electric heaters work by recycling room air through the intake port, over the heating coils, and out into the treatment area. every time the air passes through the heater it imparts more energy into the air producing higher temperatures.
The ePro 1400 heater weighs only 35-pound and effectively treats up to 1400 square feet in 8 hours, making it perfect for apartments, condos, hotels, and dorm room treatments! The ePro 1400 heater has 2 integrated 240V power cords.
This ePro 1400 includes two (2) 25′ 240V 10GA power cords in addition to the integrated 3′ pigtails.
Depending upon the sizes of the rooms in the treatment area, 2 or more fans per room must be used in conjunction with the ePro 1400 to distribute and convect the air for a successful treatment.
All Green Tech Heat ePro 1400 bed bug heaters come with a 2-year repair or replace warranty.
Convectex Apartment Bed Bug Super Budget Package – 240 Volt
This is the perfect heavy duty 220/240 volt large project bed bug heater package specifically designed for professional bed bug heat companies that routinely treat apartments, condos, homes and with ample 240volt power. This package is the ultimate 240v plug and play bed bug heater for all your heavy duty bed bug heat treatment needs!
It has over 15,000 Watts of Bed Bug Killing Power and a with 52,377 BTU of Heat. Easily treats an 800sqft Apartment
Convectex Apartment Bed Bug Super Budget Package Includes:
1 – 240 volt Elite Max 52K Bed Bug Heater
1 – Each of 50 and 30 Amp Connectors to Heater
15 Feet – 50 Amp 8 gauge 3 STW WR Power Cord
25 Feet – 30 Amp 10 gauge 3 STW WR Power Cord
3 x AF Elite Axial Air Movers
1 x Convectex IR Thermometer
ThermalFlow Bed Bug 600 Electric Heater Package
The Eliminator Elite 52k is a premier electric heater designed for maximum heat with a minimal footprint. The heater contains 2 independent operating heater circuits, one of which is 50 amps, and the other 30 amps.
The 50 amp side is capable of producing 32,736 Btu’s of heat, and the 30 amp circuit is capable of producing 19,641 Btu’s.
Plugs into stoves and dryers power sources for the heater can be used with a portable 17,500 watt generator.
This package includes all of the adapters and extension cords needed.
The Eliminator heater has a high-velocity fan built into the housing to quickly distribute heated air throughout the treatment area. Its superior molding allows for stacking with the AF Elite fan, or the Eliminator Elite 115v heater.
The Eliminator Elite 52k is an ideal heater for use in single-family homes, apartments, heat chambers, and a variety of other spaces.
The AF Elite Axial Air Movers ensure optimal heat penetration throughout your space and the Digital Bluetooth Sensors are used to verify that every square inch of the space has reached your desired temperature.
ThermalFlow Bed Bug 600 Electric Heater Package contains:
(1) Eliminator Elite 52k Electric Bed Bug Heater
(4) AF Elite 1.8 Amp Ultra-Slim Axial Air Movers
(1) Stove Adapter
(1) Dryer Adapter
(1) 30A/250V 50′ 10 Gauge Cord
(1) 50A/250V 50′ 8 Gauge Cord
(2) Bluetooth Digital Sensors