Bed Bug Heat Treatment for Springfield, Branson and Joplin Missouri
Below you will find an article that we re-posted from accuweather.com discussing the use of Thermal Remediation or Heat Treatment to control Bed Bugs at Penn State University. This article notes the use of the same equipment that we use for Bed Bug Treatment here at Republic Pest Control. Republic Pest Control provides Bed Bug Heat Treatments to Springfield Missouri, Branson Missouri and Joplin Missouri Areas
By Vickie Frantz, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
Apr 2, 2012; 7:18 AM ETShare | .
Bed bug photo by Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Penn State University, teamed with Parks Pest Control and Orkin, is using whole room heat to control the bedbug infestations in dorm rooms.
When bedbugs are present in a dorm room, a whole room heat treatment machine is brought in by John Parks of Park’s Pest Control. The machine uses four heaters to heat the entire dorm room to a maximum temperature of 140 degrees F.
”With whole room heat treatment, the entire room and all contents are heated to 130-135 degrees Fahrenheit,” Parks told Extension.psu.edu. “Bedbugs will die instantly at those temperatures. We use remote thermometers that can be monitored on laptops to make sure all areas of the room reach the right temperature.”
The heaters automatically shut off once they reach 140 degrees F. The automatic shut-off prevents damage to items in the room.
Whole room heating eliminates the need for chemical treatments.
Students also benefit. They normally can move back to their dorm room within 24 hours. In the past, the students had to leave their dorm rooms for a minimum of 21 days during a room treatment.
The whole room heat method also eliminates the need for the student’s possessions to be removed from the dorm and treated separately.
Cases of bedbug infestation at the university rose this year to 17. Last year, there were only four cases.
Penn State University is able to keep up with the cases of bedbug infestation by using the whole heat treatment method.
The best way to prevent bedbugs is through education. Information on bedbugs and how to prevent them can be found on the Pennsylvania IPM Program’s bug resource Web page at http://extension.psu.edu/bedbugs
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