Heat is an ecological and technological breakthrough in treating entire structures like single family homes, apartments, condominiums, hospitals, nursing facilities, medical laboratories, offices and industrial complexes. Heat eliminates drywood termites, powderpost beetles, carpenter ants and other wood destroying insects.
Heat is more effective
Heat is more effective than other NON-CHEMICAL methods. In a five year study of termite eradication methods ordered by the California Structural Pest Control Board and conducted by the University of California, heat was the only non-chemical method to successfully treat an entire structure. Other non-chemical methods such as Freezing, Electrogun and Microwave may be effective in small areas, but cannot treat an entire structure in one application.
Heat can treat entire structures
Heat can treat large areas, small areas or entire structures. Trained service technicians use specially designed heaters. The heat flows through Mylar ducts to the designated treatment areas and is confined by thermal drapes. Inside temperatures are monitored by a state-of-the-art digital thermometers and needle thin temperature probes to ensure that wood temperatures are maintained at levels which are lethal to wood destroying insects.Heat sensitive items protected. Large heat sensitive objects like stereos and computers are protected by special thermal blankets. Items such as plants, artwork, candles, plastic, software and CD’s are temporarily removed from the treatment area.
While laboratory tests have proven 120 degree F for 30 minutes is lethal to wood destroying insects, heat trained technicians raise temperatures to 160 degree F, no hotter than a sauna, to achieve 130 degree F wood-core temperatures for one hour. This ensures that wood destroying insects and their eggs do not survive. Heat also sterilizes the area being treated by eliminating most bacteria, odors and fungi.