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  • 230v Heat Treatment Equipment

    230v bed bug heat treatment system
    • affordable portable hotel bed bug heat treatment systems Affordable & portable
    • independently tested hospitality heat treatment equipment for bed bugs Technology independently/university tested
    • hotel bed bug heat treatment system training and technical support Ongoing training/technical support
  • Electric Bed Bug Heat Systems

    230v electric bed bug heat treatment system

    Euro ePro electric heaters recycle room air through the intake port, over the heating coils and out into the treatment area. Each pass through the heater imparts more energy into the air.

    The 20 kilogram, 230v Euro ePro heater produces up to 34.7 million joules and will heat 57 square meters, making it perfect for dorm rooms, hotel rooms and small flats. This easily transported heater has three individually selectable 14 amp heat elements that can be used, depending on availability of electricity on site. Simplified electrical needs significantly reduce set up times, with no need for a generator.

  • Propane Bed Bug Heat Systems

    230v propane bed bug heat treatment system

    Titan portable direct-fired propane heaters are the most widely used GreenTech heaters for whole structure bed bug and termite treatments.

    The 230v fans in the heaters are rated at 7.5 amps and moves 4,500 CFM at 580 million joules. Titan propane heaters are inexpensive and can be transported fairly easily around the job site.

"The guest can keep 100% of their belongings. Even laptops can go through the heat treatment. The hotel does not loose any furniture, fixtures or equipment. Rooms are out of order for one day maximum."
- Mary, Hotel Manager

European / 230v Heat Treatment Systems

Thermal Kill Point For Bed Bugs

230v european bed bug heat system

Achieve a proven thermal kill for bed bugs with GreenTech Heat Solution's state-of-the-art technology. Our state-tested technology creates heat convection currents which transfer air throughout the room, forcing heated air molecules to transfer their energy into every surface of the room. Developed and perfected by Michael R. Linford PhD, our equipment is designed to be a complete bed bug heat treatment system without sacrificing quality or capability.


Effectively Eliminate Pesticides

Heat is the only truly organic bed bug control treatment method. Other companies would have you believe that their pesticides are organic or come from natural sources, but every applied pesticide carries with it some level of toxicity. Heat treatments are completely non-toxic and leave no chemical residue, eliminating your exposure over potential client health concerns.

Euro ePro Electric Heat Systems

  • Each Euro ePro heater can treat up to 57 square meters.
  • Euro ePro electric heater require 42 amps to operate a full power and run on 230v power.
  • No need for a generator.
  • Each Euro ePro combines a 3500 cfm fan and 34.7 million joules of heating power.
  • You will use 3 power cords per each Euro ePro.
  • The electric system is a "closed" system which means it recycles the heated air inside the structure.
  • A technician does not always need to be present with electric units.
  • You can set up your treatment area, close the door and check on the treatment at a later time.
  • Propane units are faster to achieve the thermal temperature than electric units and will take less time to perform a treatment.
230v european bed bug heater

Titan Propane Heat Systems

  • Each Titan heater can treat up to 280 square meters.
  • Propane heat treatment packages will need to have access to outdoors to stage propane heating unit.
  • Each Titan combines a 4500 cfm fan and 580 million joules of heating power.
  • The heat from the propane heating unit is "ducted" into the room from outside the building.
  • A technician must always be present to monitor the heater and the treatment.
  • Propane systems will require a propane tank and hoses.
  • A typical 94 liter/45 kilogram tank will supply enough propane for the entire treatment.
  • Propane units are faster to achieve the thermal temperature than electric units and will take less time to perform a treatment.

In-House Self Treatment With GreenTech Heat

There is another way. You can self treat with heat using your own maintenance staff. This is an effective and more economical way to deal with this intermittent, recurring problem. Heat has been proven to be effective in eradicating bed bugs in a single treatment. Guests can reoccupy that evening or the next day. Every living organism has a thermal death point. When treating for bed bugs, you may also kill bacteria, mildew, and viruses. You will disinfect your room and deodorize at the same time.

You will have recovered the cost of the equipment after a few treatments and be able to avoid having rooms being shut down for traditional pesticide treatments. You will be able to control your expenses and add profits to your bottom line. Unexpected infestations will be eradicated by your own staff. You can protect your mattress and box springs by disinfecting with heat.



Basic Guidelines To Bed Bug Heat Treatments

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Every Living Organism Has A Thermal Death Point

The full details of heat treatments are provided in our “Heat Treatment Field Guide”. This is a basic approach to performing a heat treatment.

The same process for treating bed bugs will also kill, and in some cases, completely eradicate other organisms.

Regardless of the heat source, temperatures and run times must be achieved throughout the structure.

Let's Get Specific

Electric Vs Propane,

Heat systems affecting heat treatment run times and methodology.

  • Electric heat is a closed system. It operates from within the structure being treated with heat. Electric heat is slower in the beginning of the heating process than propane.
    With Euro ePro electric heat systems, starting room temperatures raise by approximately 6˚C or every hour. However, the ambient room air temperature will increase at a faster and faster rate as the room temperature rises and recycles itself. It is the multiplying effect of air turnover with a closed system.
    Electric heat requires power sources. Adding more electric heaters, will be more productive to your heat treatments. However, the power source becomes a growing challenge. Each Euro ePro electric heater is 230v and requires 42 amps to run at 100% power. GreenTech portable Power Stations are used to plug into 230v power sources like electric range and A/C and can provide more 230v power to the Euro ePro heaters. Check your available amperes.
  • Propane heat is an open system. The unit stays outside the structure and the heat is ducted into the building. It produces positive air pressure. The units require a source of propane to operate.
    Intense and immediate heating of the space. Higher air output, higher volume of heated air, high productivity capabilities as compared to electric systems. Propane can be divided with splitting the heat ducting to cover more area, rooms or even another unit.
    Propane results in more thorough penetration and distribution of the heated air.

Typical Bed Room With Two Beds Or A Basic Hotel Room Set-Up

Heat Source Run Time Comparison

Equipment used: Euro ePro electric package

  • Approximate square meters: 57
  • Starting temperature: 23˚C
  • Infestation: Moderate
  • Target temperature: >55˚C +
  • Estimated treatment time: 8 – 12 hours

Equipment used: Titan propane 3000 package

  • Approximate square meters: 57
  • Starting temperature: 23˚C
  • Infestation: Moderate
  • Target temperature: >65˚C +
  • Estimated treatment time: 2 - 4 hours

Variables Do Apply

  • Square meters: large or small space. The larger the area the longer heating time for all areas to reach lethal temperatures.
  • Building materials: cement, steel, dry wall, etc. will affect the heating times. Cement floors and walls will take as much as 3 times the time due to the fact that cement acts as an insulator and can maintain cool temperatures with slowly changing thus requiring more heat time.
  • Furnishings: lots of furniture will require more run time due to the amount of objects surface area needing to get to temperature and the obstacle of more furnishing for the heated air to travel through and around.
  • Clutter: Piles of clothing and blankets are very important to move around and mix. The room air temperatures can be 55˚C and under the pile of clothing it could be 26˚C not lethal. No clutter, is recommended.
  • Weather: heating in a desert or in high altitude with snow. Is it warm or hot when starting? Humidity and cold will take adjustments and more heat time.
  • Degree of infestation: Identifying infestations early is key to control and is much easier to get a 100% kill. If the infestation is large and mature, basically way over due for treatment, you will need to take time to move objects, furniture, open all draws and closets and spend extra time prepping and allowing more time for longer heat penetration of the structure and furnishings.
  • Starting temperature: Similar to weather but room temperature. Is the treatment beginning temperature at, for example: 32˚C or 4˚C?

All efforts should be taken to preheat a structure prior or during set-up of heat treatment equipment. Starting with a pre-heated room achieves faster arrival times for lethal temperature resulting in less treatment time, and higher productivity.

Please refer to our full listing “Compendium of Thermal Death Points” in our References tab under Technical support / support docs PDF. The death point data listed was taken from laboratory tests, not from field applications.

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Euro ePro Heater

Bed Bugs

General Information

Bed bugs are widespread and have been found in houses, apartments, hotels, schools, hospitals, dormitories and movie theaters. They use their straw-like mouth parts to suck blood from warm-blooded animals such as humans, bats, and birds. Adults are oval-shaped, flattened front to back, and wingless. At maturity, they are 4-5 mm long and 1.5-3 mm wide. They are light brown when hungry but after a feeding on blood, their abdomen looks bright red, red-brown, or blackish. Bed bugs may be mistaken for small cockroaches but unlike cockroaches, which scavenge human food, bed bugs feed only on blood. They remain hidden during the day and actively feed at night. Their bites are painless but the bite wounds can be extremely itchy for days later. If disturbed, alarmed, or crushed, they leave dark stains (fecal spots), often on sheets and bedding.

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Life Cycle

Bed bugs have three stages in their life cycle: egg, nymph, adult. Adult females lay eggs on rough dry surfaces near their hiding places, either singly or in small clusters. One to four weeks later, the nymphs hatch from the eggs and seek a host animal from which to feed. As nymphs eat and mature, they outgrow their skin, grow a new skin layer (exoskeleton) beneath it, and shed the old one, a process called molting. Following each molt, the nymph is a little larger. After the fifth growth-molt cycle, usually 4-6 weeks later, the bed bug reaches full size and is an adult. The process of changing body forms while maturing is called metamorphosis.

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Bed Bug Bites

At night, bed bugs travel from their hiding places to feed on sleeping host animals. They insert their long needle-like mouthparts into the skin, inject saliva which digests blood cells, and drink up the digested blood. As the abdomen fills with blood, it turns bright red, dark red-brown, or blackish. After feeding, they retreat to their hiding places. They typically feed every 5 – 10 days but can live up to 8 months without feeding.

Unlike many insects that feed on human blood, bed bugs are not known to transmit (vector) any disease-causing bacteria or viruses (pathogens). Reactions to bed bug bites very among individuals. Many victims show no signs of bites. Others don’t realize they’ve been bitten until rash, redness, or swelling appears around the bite, sometimes with intense itching.

Detection

Bed bugs are active at night and are adept at hiding in dark places during the day. They most often hide in crevices and in spaces between mattresses and box springs, on bed frames and headboards, and between couch and chair cushions. They are less commonly found in dressers and nightstands, in and on luggage, in electrical outlets, and among clutter. Once they infest a room, they often travel to adjacent rooms.

Prevention and Control

Proper sanitation practices and diligence can help prevent bed bug infestation.

  • Inspect for bed bugs wherever you sit or stay. Eggs are tiny white ovals, bed bugs are brownish, shed skins are yellowish, and fecal spots black.
  • If you may have been exposed to bedbugs, wash and dry your clothes on high heat, then run them through the dryer again for at least 20 minutes. Dry clean items that cannot be machine-dried. Place shoes and other non-washable items into sealable plastic bags and place them in the freezer overnight to kill bed bugs that might be on or in them.
  • Never bring used or discarded furniture or clothing into your home unless it has been carefully inspected for bed bugs. Wash and/or freeze clothing and other items as described above.
  • If you find bed bugs at home, heat is the most thorough, efficient chemical free method to use. Either conduct a heat treatment yourself or use a professional pest control service and request that they use heat. Chemicals require repeated visits to the site. It is not necessary to use chemicals where you live. Heat is clean and efficient.
  • Other heat treatment benefits include removal of odors from cooking, smoking, animals, urine, and bacteria.
bed bug hiding places

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