How It Works
Protective Thermal Solutions is a general pest control company, with a focus on bed bug eradication. We use a patented heat technology to eradicate bed bugs in 1 treatment in 4 hours. This bed bug extermination process that treats even the hardest to reach cracks and crevices. Our treatment is safe, highly effective, and 100% guaranteed. If you think your home, business or property is infected with bed bugs, give us a call here (614) 312-5770 to speak with a bed bug exterminating specialist.
Quotes are free and before we treat your home, business, or property, we will use specially trained canines that detect bed bugs, to confirm the infestation. These specially trained canines boast a 97% accuracy in finding live infestations. This is compared to only the 30% accuracy of humans with visual detection.
PTS Inspect Preparation
On the day of your scheduled inspection we will enter your home with a trained canine bed bug inspector to verify the infestation. This process usually takes 5 minutes. We ask that the area of inspection is clean and clutter free.
PTS Heat Treat
If bed bugs are found in your home, we will schedule a return visit to perform the PTS Heat Treat process. We will safely raise the temperature of the infected area to 120 to 130 degrees and hold it at that temperature for 6 to 8 hours.
We treat several other pests including Ants, Spiders, Bat Bugs, and Roaches using various methods and pesticides. Call Protective Thermal Solutions today at (614) 312-5770 for more information.
About Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval insects up to 4 to 5 mm long or the size of an apple seed. Swollen and reddish after a blood meal. For more information, see What do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Behavior, Diet & Habits
Bed bugs only feed on blood. Under cool conditions, bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal. They prefer to be more active at night when the host is asleep.
Bed bugs are found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. Often found in hotels, where they can travel from room to room and in visitors’ luggage or other personal belongings such as purses and briefcases.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
- If you are actually seeing the bugs. Adult bed bugs are about the shape and size of an apple seed.
- Case skins. As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence.
- Defecation. After feeding, bed bugs return to their harborage to hide where they defecate black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces.
- Bites also may indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.
How do you get Bed Bugs?
You can pick up bed bugs almost anywhere — offices, stores, hotels and gyms for starters. They’re great at hiding and have been known to hitchhike in luggage, personal belongings or even you. Once indoors, they can be very difficult to control without the help of an experienced pest specialist.
Remove all clutter from your home, which makes finding bed bugs easier. Wash and dry your bed linens on the hottest temperature permitted. Closely inspect any second-hand furniture before bringing it in your home. Inspect your home after moving, trips, service calls or overnight guests.
Females can deposit one to five eggs a day, and may lay 200 to 500 eggs in a Bed Bug’s lifetime. Under normal room temperatures and with an adequate food supply, they can live for more than 300 days.