The unique heat treatment is a very safe and chemical-free solution to use on all items in contact with people, such as mattresses, pillows, clothes and furniture. It allows you to reuse the treated elements right after, without any undesirable effects.
The heat treatment process consists of a controlled heat uniformly distributed in a closed structure for several hours with large volumes of air circulation while monitoring the temperatures. During the heat treatment process, the internal temperatures are slowly raised in space to a target temperature of 49 ° C / 120 ° F to 60 ° C / 138 ° F, and then held for several hours. Our system pressurizes your home with warm air and force the heat to RADIUS walls, furniture, behind skirting boards, reaching every nook and cranny of your home. The heat penetrates all the hard-to-reach cracks and crevices in which insects live and kill the entire life cycle of bed bugs, from eggs to adults. The lethal point for adults is 46 ° C / 114 ° F degrees and for larvae at 50 ° C / 122 ° F degrees. Our electric heat radiators are equipped with an adjustable thermostatic system protected at 60 ° C / 138 ° F degrees, maximum.
Heat treatment kills by denaturing proteins and enzymes essential for the survival of insects and, unlike pesticides, insects cannot oppose it. We use several temperature sensors connected to a wireless data logger to ensure full and even heat penetration and then we wait for each collection of treated locations.
According to Changlu Wang, an entomologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the treatment works because every organism lives at the thermal point of death, a maximum tolerance to temperature. “Once they reach this point, they will die of heat and water loss, he said.
For those who live with bed bugs, the process has obvious benefits. Other than removing the elements that can melt or explode, there is little preparation required. The heat does not get to your neighbors, and there are no chemicals involved in the process.
As bed bugs continue to spread and become increasingly resistant to pesticides, heat treatments can provide good results in a short duration of time. Because this method may be much more effective initially than other methods, it may require fewer follow-ups and allow you to be unhurt faster. With its history of success, heat treatment is definitely worth studying.
Xthermix machines are also able to kill cockroaches and other insects with the same heat treatment.
If you think you have bed bugs, contact us immediately at (438) 728-1947 or email us at [email protected] Specialists will help you with the best treatment solution.