Shield Pest Control UK

Heat Treatment

What is heat treatment?

Heat treatment is used throughout the pest control sector to target pest insects, such as bed bugs, cockroaches and moths, without causing damage to the surrounding building, machinery or infrastructure. The solution is used across a wide range of properties and businesses, including within food manufacturing, stately homes, hospitals, schools and cinemas, amongst others.

How effective is heat treatment?

Heat treatment is an effective pest control method that involves raising the temperature of an infested area to a level that is lethal to pests. This method completely eradicates the lifecycle of the insect, killing everything including the eggs, larvae, pupae and the adults.

This technique is particularly useful in controlling bed bugs, which have developed resistance to traditional insecticides. Heat treatment works by denaturing the proteins and enzymes within the pests’ bodies, resulting in their death.

It is also environmentally friendly since it does not involve the use of harmful chemicals. Heat treatment is a reliable and efficient solution for pest control, providing a quick and long-lasting result.

What pests can heat treatment be used for?

Heat treatment is a very effective method of eradicating a wide range of insect pests including:

What are the benefits of using heat treatment?

The number one benefit of using heat treatment on insects is the fact that it is a very safe method of extermination. It is a non-chemical method, making it environmentally friendly and safe for both humans and pets.

Secondly, it is effective in killing a wide range of pests, including bed bugs, cockroaches, and fleas, without leaving any harmful residue behind.

It is a fast and efficient process that can eliminate pests in as little as a few hours, reducing the amount of downtime for homes and businesses.

Additionally, heat treatment can penetrate hard-to-reach areas such as cracks, crevices, and furniture, ensuring a thorough eradication of pests.

Finally, it is a cost-effective solution in the long run, as it can provide a long-lasting result, eliminating the need for repeated treatments. In fact, it is the only way to kill eggs, larvae, pupae and adults, breaking the lifecycle of the pest infestation.

Overall, heat treatment is a highly beneficial method for pest control that offers a safe, effective, and efficient solution to pest infestations.

What is the process?

Our process follows four simple steps: harvesting, heat treatment, spray application and dust application.

1. Harvesting involves industrial vacuuming of any visible evidence of pests

2. Heat treatment is used to kill all pests and eggs that are not accessible.

3. Short term residual treatment is applied through spray to prevent reinfestation.

4. Dust application is a long term residual treatment to further prevent reinfestation.

This comprehensive method has shown to successfully complete 98% of our treatments in a single visit, surpassing the industry average of 56%. Our treatments are carried out efficiently, and we typically return the treated rooms to service on the same day, reducing the financial loss to our clients.

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