A Lodging Professional’s Best Friend – Electric Bed Bug Heat Equipment

Posted by Michael Ferkiss on

Killing Bed Bugs With Heat Yourself Is Always The Way To Go

Summer travel is back with a vengeance and as most seasoned travelers know by now bed bugs can find you anywhere you might go.

Whether in a 5-star Hotel or Resort, Motel, Inn, Lodge, Retreat Center, Airbnb or a shared room in a youth hostel bed bugs do not discriminate.

Since 2012 when we sold our very first electric hotel bed bug heater to the small Lafayette Hotel in Marietta Ohio our lodging customers continue to report back to us that it was one of the best investments they ever made. Read our customer’s thoughtful reviews here.

Incidents of bed bugs continue to rise worldwide as reported by almost anyone who touches this issue professionally like hoteliers, pest control companies, facilities managers and property managers. Bed bugs continue to develop resistance to the available pesticides which actually makes matters worse since pesticide resistant bed bugs pass it onto their offspring resulting in pesticides becoming even less effective over time.

Heat has been proven time and time again to be the simplest, safest and most effective method for killing bed bugs, bed bug nymphs and bed bug eggs in one treatment averaging 5-7 hours in an average sized hotel room.

How long it takes for an effective heat treatment depends on room size, how cold or hot it is outside and if you have pre-heated the room using the room heater or PTAC. That means that if you start heating treating  a room using a bed bug room heater first thing in the morning it can be occupied by a paying guest that night. No more lost revenue due to ‘Out of Service’ rooms which is one of the enormous hidden costs of using pesticides which require multiple applications over weeks. What is the lost revenue math on one of your  'Out of Service' rooms for 3 weeks?

Out of service hotel room sign up for 3 weeks if using pesticides for bed bugs. Electric bed bug heaters work best.

PestPro Thermal has taken a unique approach in engineering it’s bed bug heaters for lodging establishments. Instead of trying to use every power source in the room we decided to keep things simple and zero in on the PTAC receptacles which have the most power. A PTAC is a combined AC and Heater device which typically uses 220/240v power but can also use 208v or 277v. PestPro Thermal Systems offers its heaters for all these property voltages.

Our Hotel Heater plugs into two PTAC receptacles simultaneously. See diagram below. 

Hotel Electric Bed Bug Heater connection page

If your property does not use PTAC units then purchase our standard Heater which plugs into one, dedicated NEMA 14-50R receptacle connected to a 60amp circuit breaker in your electrical panel. 

Install this NEMA 14-50R to power your PestPro Thermal  Hotel Bed bug heat machine


If your PTACS are 20 amp then the heater can treat up to 360 square feet.

If your PTACS are 30 amp the heater can treat up to 400 square feet.

Your electric bed bug heater working in tandem with the separate high-volume fan, turns the room into a giant "sauna of death" for bed bugs and bed bug eggs. It couldn't be simpler and without needing to spray toxic chemical pesticides which may have long term negative health consequences to you, your staff and your guests.

We also feel strongly given our customer feedback that separate fans, versus built-in fans, give you much more flexibility to direct the super heated air where it needs to go, to more effectively penetrate the items where bed bugs hide. Bed bugs mostly like to hide in mattresses, box springs, side tables, headboards (should be removed from wall) and anything else with fabric and seams.


For those owning and managing lodging properties the advantages of owning your own bed bug heater are straight forward.

PestPro Thermal customers now consider their bed bug heat equipment like any other mission critical piece of equipment like a Speed Queen washer or dryer. It gives them the control they need to discreetly deal with an unmentionable issue in a quick, simple and cost-effective way. Owning the best bed bug heater not only allows you to deal with the situation quickly but it will save you money in the long run given that bed bugs are here to stay.

Protect your reputation from negative reviews that never go away.

Protect your team members health, your guest’s health and your health from repeated indoor applications of pesticides which by design have residual presence and unknown negative health consequences.

Protect your pocketbook from endless pesticide applications. 

Protect your furniture from ever needing to be thrown away.

One of the added benefits of heating your rooms up to 135° F is that dry heat kills odor producing molds and mildews.

Electric bed bug heaters for sale  and their high volume fans are used for minor flooding events so you don't have to call in expensive and time consuming flood remediation companies. 

Call or text 970-443-8119 for meaningful answers to your intelligent questions about our bed bug heat treatment equipment or view our Hotel Heater Here

We appreciate and thank you for your time.



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