More than Just Bed Bugs: 5 Benefits of Heat Treating Your Home
by Marissa Henderson
July 18, 2019
GreenTech Heat is not just for bed bugs! Every living organism has a thermal death point, not only insects but bacteria and allergens as well. Keep your family safe and your environment fresh with GreenTech Heat. Take a look at these five benefits of heat treating your home.
Eliminate indoor odors
Heat can freshen the air in your home by denaturing many allergens and destroying the chemical basis of many odors. In 1999, GreenTech treated a condo where a dead body had sat for 25 days. The offensive odor of the decaying body was overwhelming. The GreenTech Heat treatment killed 98.4% of existing bacteria in the condo and eliminated the odor. Read more here to learn how heat kills bacteria and viruses.
Help keep your home allergy free
The most common source of indoor allergens is the dust mite. Feeding off household dust and moisture, they can exacerbate allergic rhinitis, asthma, and eczema. Dust mites are killed after 60 minutes at 140°F (House Dust Mites, University of Nebraska, Bug Facts 013-97).
Dry out after a flood or hurricane
House floods can devastate a structure with water permeating structural beams leading to dangerous mold and destructive wood rot. Regardless of a flood source—anything from an overflowing toilet to an overflowing river or storm surge— heat treating after a flood can help dry the structure and kill accompanying microbes.
Protect against diseases left behind after a rodent invasion
Rodents have a way of sneaking into your home. Although your pest control company can kill, trap, and seal in order to get rid of your invaders, they often fall short in eliminating the dangerous diseases these pests leave behind. The GreenTech Heat thermal process eradicates hantavirus and other health hazards in less than a few hours.
Kill all your insect invaders
When applied correctly, GreenTech heat treatment eliminates bed bugs, but also other common household pests like cockroaches, termites, and fleas. You don’t have to rely on toxic chemicals to create a bug-free home!
We developed GreenTech Heat technology to be effective against all forms of insect pests, but have found it to be equally effective against problem-causing allergens and bacteria as well. Give us a call. We are ready to help or consult with any unique applications!