GreenTech provided the best equipment and gave me a great deal. I requested a small custom package, no problem with very good results. I learned how to do it myself with Mr. Tom. I am a small hotel owner and the maintenance team is me. I felt like I had a pro working with me.
We do not provide heat treatment services.
GreenTech Heat designs, manufactures, and sells portable electric and propane heaters, fans, and treatment accessories specifically designed for the efficient killing of all insect pests, especially bed bugs and their eggs. Compare the price of owning our equipment with the total cost of hiring an exterminator. GreenTech Heat equipment can often be less expensive and provide a faster, more thorough treatment.
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Do-It-Yourself Heat Treatment Systems
Begin killing bedbugs within 15 minutes • When you need it • Where you need it
Don’t wait until after you have spent a fortune hiring professional services or exterminators to explore your options to self-treat your property with heat. You may not have a large maintenance staff... you might be a small property manager or the owner of a motel. You may oversee a hundred housing units. It’s never too late to discover how easy it is to do it yourself to eradicate bed bugs. Visit our blog for current information to help understand bed bugs, heat treatment, thermodynamics, and industry news.
There are many definitions for “Do-It-Yourself”, with applications ranging from homeowners, to landlords of small apartment buildings, to property managers, to motels and hotels, to larger multi-tennant buildings, to camps, and the transportation industry. If you are not treating another’s property for hire, you’re a do-it-yourselfer. You might be the property owner, a maintenance department, or loss prevention.Please call our sales line at 855-GTH-BUGS (855-484-2847) for answers to any of your questions.
Enjoy the confidence of using the same portable equipment and training as the professionals. GreenTech Heat supplies equipment and full training options for all industries large and small. A recent independent analysis reports that the GreenTech Heat Titan 800 is the most powerful portable, propane bedbug heater available.
Why Self-Treat With GreenTech Heat?
- Heat treatments kill 100% of bed bugs and their eggs in just one treatment.
- 100% kill. 100% of the time. Every time.
- Immediate, in-house response to any infestation saves thousands on regular pest control company treatments.
- Quick return on your equipment investment.
- Treated rooms are only down for a few hours during treatment.
- No toxic chemicals used with heat!
- Propane heaters flush allergens from the structure.
It is very refreshing to be able to have a discussion on a topic with the person who literally wrote the book on said topic. Thanks for everything you add to our industry; your work and knowledge is appreciated by even those who aren’t aware of it.
Tyson J. Batdorf
Noneman Real Estate Company
Who benefits from Self-Treating with GreenTech Heat
Click on any of the market segments below to discover how the GreenTech Heat Solutions heat treatment system will help you kill bed bugs and other insect pests.
- Air BnB
- Multi-unit housing
- Dorms and student housing
- Transportation including trains, busses, and cruise ships
- Airplanes and aircraft
Price of Equipment vs Cost of Treatment
|Treatment duration||1 Day||Weeks to Months|
|Kill all bedbugs in a single treatment?||Yes||No|
|Repeat visits?||Not needed||Required|
|100% safe to humans and pets?||Yes||No|
|Denatures dust mites?||Yes||No|
|Kills insect eggs?||Yes||No|
GreenTech Heat Solution’s state-of-the-art technology allows you to achieve a proven thermal kill for bed bugs. Our laboratory-tested and EPA-approved technology creates heat convection currents which transfer energy throughout the room. Heated air molecules transfer their energy into every surface of the room, allowing all the contents of the room to reach a minimum of 140°F. Developed and perfected by Michael R. Linford PhD, our equipment is designed to be a complete bed bug heat treatment system without sacrificing safety, quality, or capability. We understand that equipment alone will not achieve a 100% kill of your infestation. That’s why we include our Flash video training with every package and many of our packages include our Master Heat Technician Certification training program.
Every electric heat package includes free shipping to the Contiguous US and Canada.
Most people consider only the monetary component of a treatment’s cost. Inconvenience, collateral toxicity, and length of treatment should all be considered when calculating a total cost. While a pesticidal treatment may initially appear less expensive, the bed bugs will remain with you for several weeks to a month or more. The table above will help you identify some of the hidden considerations and costs of pesticidal treatments as compared with treating with GreenTech Heat equipment.
Failure to achieve a 100% kill is a guaranteed reinfestation. A single bed bug can become a large infestation if left untreated. One pregnant bed bug can turn into 20 bed bugs after 6 weeks. Those 20 bed bugs will become 100 bed bugs in 12 weeks; the 100 bed bugs will become 425 bed bugs in 16 weeks, and finally, those 425 bed bugs will become an infestation of over 13,000 in just 6 months! Not only do bed bugs multiply rapidly, but they can also live for 8 months or more without food.
For a full discussion of bed bugs, their life cycle, bed bug detection and control, visit our bed bug page.
Basic Guidelines for Bed Bug Heat Treatments
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, lethal temperatures and treatment exposure times must be achieved throughout the structure as measured at the hardest-to-heat location to achieve a 100% kill of your target organism.
Electric vs Propane
Heat systems affecting heat treatment run times and methodology.
- Electric bed bug heaters utilize 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 ePro electric heat systems, starting room temperatures raise by approximately 10°F in the inital hour. However, the ambient room air temperature will increase at an increasing rate as the room temperature rises and recycles itself through the electric heater. It is the multiplying effect of air recirculation within a closed system. Electric heat requires power sources. Adding more electric heaters will be more productive to your heat treatments. However, the power source may become a growing challenge. Each ePro electric heater is 120v and requires between 50 and 66 amps to run at 100% power. GreenTech portable Power Stations are used to plug into 240v power sources like an electric range or A/C outlet and can provide more 120v power to the ePro heaters. Check your available amperes.
- Propane bed bug heaters operate in an open system. The portable heating 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. Unlike electrical heaters, Titan propane heaters create an intense and immediate heating of the treatment area. 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 treatments result in more thorough penetration and distribution of the heated air. Propane heaters tend to have faster treatment times or larger treatment areas.
|Estimated treatment time||8-12 hours||2-4 hours|
At first glance, it can appear there is a lot to understand about heat treatments! We’ve been developing and refining thermal pest control technology since the late 1980s and offer training and support unparalleled in the industry. Your success is our success. Please call our sales line at 855-GTH-BUGS (855-484-2847) for answers to any of your questions. We offer best-in-industry, 24/7 tech support to our clients and free shipping on all electric heat packages. All our fans and heaters come with a 2-year warranty.
Variables do Apply
There are a few parameters to consider when estimating a treatment time. These potentialities are all addressed in our Master Heat Technician Certification training.
Treatment area affects treatment times. The larger the area the longer heating time for all areas to reach lethal temperatures. The more nooks and crannies, the greater the compartmentalization and longer the treatment times.
Building materials such as cement, brick, wood, steel, dry wall, etc., will affect the heating times. Cement floors and walls will take as much as three times longer because cement acts as a heat sink and will maintain cool temperatures longer, thus requiring more heating time.
Furnishings affect airflow and heating times. Lots of furniture will require more run time due to the volume of material needing to get to temperature. Furniture is also an obstacle for the heated air to travel through and around.
Clutter can be a detriment to a successful treatment. Piles of clothing and blankets are very important to move around and mix during the treatment. The room air temperatures can be 130°F, while the floor under the pile of clothing could be a cozy and not lethal 80°F. Bed bugs prefer dirty laundry. Clean up the clutter prior to the treatment.
Weather can both positively and negatively affect treatment times. Treating for insects in a desert will require a shorter treatment time than when treating at a high altitude with snow and wind. Humidity and cold will take adjustments and more heat time.
Degree of infestation dictates the degree of both the post-treatment cleanup and the attention needed during treatment setup. Identifying and treating 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.
Ambient temperature defines your treatment’s starting point. This can have a similar affect as weather, but applies to interior room temperature. Is the treatment temperature beginning at, for example, 90°F or 40°F? Whenever practical, preheating the treatment area with the building’s HVAC can reduce treatment times. Preheating is not required to achieve lethal temperatures, but may decrease the treatment times for electrical treatments. All efforts should be taken to begin heating the structure 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. A 10°F increase in room temperature prior to treating can eliminate an hour of treatment time.
Every organism has a thermal death point and heat kills lots of pests. The death point data listed is from laboratory tests, not field applications.
A Typical Treatment Plan
A Bedroom with Two Beds or A Basic Hotel Room Set-Up
Using an ePro electric bed bug heater to treat a bedroom with two beds and other furniture — be it a residential bedroom, a dorm, or a hotel or motel room — will benefit from a strong setup and airflow. Get the heater turned on in the room and heating prior to moving furniture and formally beginning the treatment.