Mobile Heat Treatment Trailer
In some cases, it may be necessary or preferable to treat the contents of an area rather than the area itself. For example, if you have just moved into an apartment and have found bed bugs, and if the landlord will not treat them, you may unfortunately need to move again. But you can’t run the risk of bringing the pests with you! Our Mobile Eradication Trailer is the answer.
We will deliver our mobile bed bug heat treatment trailer to your location. After you load it, we will carefully haul the trailer to our compound, where it will be connected to our Heat Assault equipment and heated overnight, completely exterminating any bugs that may be in your belongings.
If you are moving, we may even be able to drop off the trailer to you at your new location! We strive to add as much value as possible to everything we do.
Regardless of whether you are moving, staying, or simply would like us to treat a few selected items, our Mobile Eradication Trailer may be the perfect solution, and is almost always less expensive than the treatment of a complete dwelling unit.
There is no charge for an initial consultation.
It's better to be safe than sorry! Call (705) 749-1045
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius Linnaeus) are blood-feeding parasites approximately the size and shape of an apple seed, that feed exclusively on the blood of mammals, with a strong preference for humans and birds,[i], [ii] and to a lesser degree bats, chickens, vermin, and even household pets.[iii], [iv]
The bed bug life cycle includes the egg, nymph, and adult stages, with a total average lifespan of 6-12 months. Because they generally feed at night when their host is inactive, bed bugs are generally found in highest concentrations in dark, dry places near sleeping areas (beds, bed frames, under baseboards, etc), but have been observed to travel up to 20 feet for a meal,[v] sensing and seeking their hosts through the perception of body temperature and the detection of exhaled carbon dioxide.[vi]
[i] Bonnefory X, Kampen H, Sweeney K. 2008. Public Health Significance of Urban Pests. Copenhagen, Denmark:World Health Organization.
[ii] Heukelbach J, Hengge UR. 2009. Bed bugs, leeches and hookworm larvae in the skin. Clinics in Dermatology 27: 285-290.
[iii] World Health Organization. 2010. Bedbugs, fleas, lice, ticks and mites. Available: http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf [accessed 27 September 2010].
[iv] Usinger RL. 1966. Monograph of Cimicidae (Hemiptera - Heteroptera). Entomological Society of America, College Park, Maryland.
[v] Kolb A, Needham GR, Neyman KM, High WA. 2009. Bedbugs. Dermatologic Therapy 22: 347-352.
[vi] Ter Poorten MC, Prose NS. 2005. The return of the common bedbug. Pediatr Dermatol 22: 183187.
[vii] Chen H, Copes R. A review on bed bugs: epidemiology, health effects, and surveillance activities. Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, November 2010:4 available online at https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/eRepository/OAHPP%20review%20on%20bed%20bugs%20-%20Chen%20and%20Copes%20-%20Nov%203%202010.pdf
[viii] Reinhardt K, Kempke D, Naylor RA, SIVA JOTHY MT. 2009. Sensitivity to bites by the bedbug, Cimex lectularius. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 23: 163-166.