BED BUG REMEDIATION
How does it work?
It's simple: Thermal remediation is heat, and bed bugs are attracted to heat – that’s how they find their blood meal. But enough heat kills bed bugs (along with mold and all other insects in the vicinity). Temperature probes are distributed throughout the insect eradication area and monitored remotely. Once they indicate that the temperature has reached the kill zone for the required time (usually 125F for 30 minutes), then you know that the insect eradication is complete.
Bed bugs and bed bug eggs are killed once air temperatures reach the “kill zone” of
125°F (52°C). Heat Assault produces temperatures of 145°F or higher using forced
convection technology. This means that “kill zone” heat is produced quickly and
uniformly pumped through the treatment area ensuring the death of ALL bed bugs
and bed bug eggs in a matter of seconds. Heat Assault's peak temperature ensures
that the hard to reach areas such as wall voids and areas insulated by clothing or
carpeting are able to be treated effectively.
Preparing for the Clean Heat process
The process uses heated air to kill the insects. The room and all its contents will be warmed to over 125°F (the kill zone) and reach temperatures as high as 145°F.
Remove people and pets for the treatment - This one should be obvious. Pets cannot stay in the vicinity during the Clean Heat process. This includes dogs, cats, birds, rodents, fish and any other living pet.
Turn off fire alarms and disable sprinklers - This is a precaution, although temperatures should not be high enough to activate either system. (And sprinkler head covers are available to insulate them from the heat.)
Remove anything that might be damaged by heat - Some examples: candles, chocolates, plants, medicines and batteries. A complete list will be provided. But most of your belongings will be safe, as the temperatures are no higher than a hot summer day in Phoenix.
Follow all instructions on prep sheets provided by Clean Heat Solutions.
The HEAT ASSAULT Insect Eradication System used by Clean Heat Solutions uses draw 100% environmentally-friendly heat transfer fluid (HTF) out of its reservoir, heats it up in two coil heaters, and then returns it to the reservoir. The heated HTF is then pumped out of the reservoir through the hoses to unit heaters in the area needing remediation. Fans in the unit heaters remove the heat from the HTF and blow it into the insect eradication area. The HTF then returns to the mobile trailer for reheating. Only clean, dry heat is left in the insect eradication area. Remote temperature probes are used to track progress and ensure success.
Using Warm Air to Kill Bed Bugs
The process uses warm air to kill the insects. The room and all its contents will be warmed to over 125F (the kill zone) and as high as 145F. As a result anything that can be damaged by this heat should be removed. We have a check list which includes: candles, chocolates, pets, plants, medicines, and stringed musical instruments. Everything else should be situated so that the heat can penetrate as quickly as possible. Drawers should be opened, doors to closets opened, furniture moved away from walls, cushions lifted off of couches, mattresses angled up off of box springs, and clothes hung up or spread out so that they are no more than three inches deep.
The Heat Assault 500X generates from 460,000-500,000 BTU/hour of heat energy. You would require more than eighty (80) electric heaters with 1500 watt capacity, and each of those would require its own 15 amp circuit. A typical home has 200 amp service and an apartment has much less than that. This means that you could only plug in thirteen heaters which will not get the temperatures up into the kill zone fast enough if at all. The Heat Assault 500X is more than twenty times more powerful than a typical furnace for a house.
Temperature probes are distributed throughout the insect eradication area and monitored remotely. Once they indicate that the temperature has reached the kill zone for the required time (Usually 125F for 30 mins) then you know that the insect eradication is complete.
Quiet & Safe
The system is very quiet; designed for operation in residential settings. There is no smell and no chemical hazards. HEAT ASSAULT is safe, simple, effective and environmentally friendly - it's the perfect solution for all thermal remediation needs including small, residential homes and large apartment complexes.