The best commercial termite heat treatment systems
Pesticide and fumigant based indoor termite control methods raise concern over the safety of occupants. Our affordable professional termite thermal remediation systems offer you the ability to perform termite fumigation work without relying on toxic residual chemicals or fumigants. Heat is most effective on structures with drywood termite infestations and works in a similar manner to fumigants to kill every type of termite and their eggs.
Dr. Michael R Linford was the first to commercialize heat in the professional structural pest control industry in 1988. Since then, he and his team have advanced heat technology to include eradication of all types of insect pests— including bed bugs, cockroaches, stink bugs, fleas, dust mites, and carpet beetles. Other expansions have included environmental remediation and the elimination of allergens, odors, bacteria, and viruses. The technology is efficacious for stored food pests and has zero lingering impact on food quality.
GreenTech Heat has released the Termite and Other WDO Heat Treatment Field Guide. This comprehensive, 300-page manual provides in-depth insights to the leading heat-treatment technology for whole-structure and isolation treatments with propane heaters. We wrote the book on killing termites with heat.
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The following excerpt is from an interview with Tom Costello, Technical Director at GreenTech Heat Solutions.
QWhat advantages are there to using thermal technology?
AHeat can be an effective tool in achieving complete elimination of termites in a single treatment, thus reducing and eliminating call backs and time-consuming retreatments. Heat also will kill non-target pests such as cockroaches, spiders, and other residential insects.
QHow is heat different than fumigation?
AUnlike fumigation treatments that take multiple days to perform, require specialized safety equipment, and utilize restricted pesticides, heat penetrates every part of a structure and will, in most cases, eliminate infestations in a single treatment. Also, extra processes such as bagging food, structure tenting, and air samples.
QWhat is the difference between a traditional chemical treatment vs a heat treatment for termites?
ATraditional termite treatments are very labor intensive, cost prohibitive, and often require multiple applications as well as having a negative impact on the environment. On the other hand, heat treatments for termites are less labor intensive and, in most cases, can be completed by one person in a single work day. They are also more environmentally sensitive since they don't require the application of a liquid termiticide barrier around the perimeter of a structure.
QIs heat effective in interrupting the termite life cycle?
AYes. Unlike most traditional termite treatments which do not impact future generations, the use of heat is ovicidal by killing both adults, nymphs, and eggs. This process then kills the queen which, in turn, stops any further reproduction. Heat will also sanitize and denature organic matter left by infestations.
QWhat is the best heater for termite treatments?
ABecause of the thermal energies required to raise core temperatures of wooden structural members to 990,000+ BTU, the Titan 800 portable propane heater is the best heater to use when treating for termites.
Heat penetrates everywhere a termite or wood destroying organism can harborage and hide. It penetrates under carpets, through drywall, and into large structural timbers throughout the treatment area. Heat gets to all the nooks and crannies in the attics and the subfloor. Heat penetrates all places wood destroying organisms make their galleries and nests.
Thermal Kill Point for Termites
Achieve a proven thermal kill for termites 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 termite heat treatment system without sacrificing quality or capability.
Effectively Eliminate Pesticides
Heat is the only truly organic termite 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.
GreenTech Titan 800 - A Termite Colony’s Worst Nightmare
Professional direct fired propane bed bug heaters are effective for treatment of insects, raising interior and exterior wall temperatures to lethal levels for wood destroying pests like termites. The Titan 800 portable direct-fired propane heaters are the most powerful heaters for GreenTech Heat treatments and the most powerful commercial portable propane heater available. The Titan 800 are perfect for whole-structure termite heat treatments and can be transported fairly easily around the jobsite. The fans in the heaters are powered by 120 volts at 7.5 amps and the heat is generated by propane or natural gas. Heat levels are set using a Rego valve and digital thermometer. The professional propane bed bug heater moves more than 5,000 CFM at 990,000 BTU when fully open. Direct-fired propane heaters are placed outside the structure and ducted inside.