Electric Heater For Pest Control

Electric Heater For Pest ControlThe E18SH pest control heater has been specifically designed for the pest control industry and represents the cutting edge of heat treatment equipment. Used primarily  for heat treatment of bed bugs and SPI and for drying of buildings for booklouse and plaster beetle control.

This commercial bed bug heater is ideal for professional pest control companies, hotel owners,  housing authorities , food manufacturers, public transportation, shipping containers, residential and care homes. and anywhere that has a  pest infestation

Many studies have shown that thermal extermination is the best method of killing bed bugs and their larvae and eggs. Once the room reaches 52°C  or greater for 1 hour the problem will be eradicated, with our bed bug heat treatment equipment.

  • Features:                                                                                                                                                                       
    18kW electric heat
    2 stage heat (12kW & 18kW) & ventilation
    Built-in room thermostat as standard
    Wired remote thermostat with 10m cable
    Over heat thermostat protection
    Five pin power socket (415volts 32amps Commando)
    Heavy duty steel construction
    Ductable up to 15.2 Mtrs
  • Convenient:
    The E18SH electric fan heater does not use up any oxygen. They do not give off any unpleasant odours so they can be operated in rooms which have bad or even no means of ventilation.  Temperature can be adjusted and is controlled by a thermostat. The unit can also be used to ventilate rooms as well.  They can be used  instantly where power is available
  • Robust and safe:
    All appliances are VDE checked and thermally protected. The heating elements have a stainless jacket and the casing is manufactured from galvanized steel sheet, which is then stove-enamelled , resulting in a durable and robust unit
  • Portable heat treatment for bed bugs
    The E18SH is a very portable unit and easily transported.

The E18SH is a 3 phase unit and would require  generator to function if 3 phase is not available on site.

This unit has a standard in built thermostat set to a maximum temperature of 40°C.  In order to increase and maintain   a temperature beyond this you would require our high temperature thermostat which can be set from 0-70°C. This comes on a 10m cable and plugs straight into the back of the heater – see below

E18SH showing the high temperature room thermostat connected and with optional warm air hose

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FH3HT High Temperature Heater 60°C Output 13A 240V

At Flexiheat we are always striving to offer a wider range of  products for specific applications and the area of heat treatment and pest control using heat is no exception. This is why we  are now offering a 240v 3kW high temperature electric heater as an alternative heating solution to our 18kW 3 phase unit. This new unit is called The FH3HT and is an ideal heater for applications where a 3 phase supply is not available.  Supplied with a cabled high temperature thermostat , this unit can be used individually or collectively  to ensure that the room temperature is maintained to the required level to eradicate bed bugs and pest infestations.

This range finds itself particularly well suited to pest control applications and can be found in some of the continent’s largest and most respected hire fleets. The FH3HT is suitable to rid occupied rooms, hotels, penal facilities and residential areas of the irritation of bed bugs without the downtime associated with chemical agents or spray solutions.
Treatment area size of 15 to 20 SQM in insulated tent and treatment area size of 10 to 15 SQM in standard insulated room.

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Technical Specification

  • Heat Output: 3 kW / 12000Btu
  • Electrical Supply : 230v ~50Hz / 13a / Single Phase
  • Height: 360mm
  • Width: 300mm
  • Depth: 330mm
  • Max Airflow/Pressure: 423 m3/hr – 80 Pascals
  • Weight: 10kG
  • Max Duct/Outlets 3m/1

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Benefits of Treating Bed Bugs with Heat

Bed bugs are the worst. When they get into a home, they are extremely hard to get rid of. These insects have behavioural patterns that help them avoid all of our attempts to exterminate them and an adaptive physiology that allows them to produce offspring that are resistant to insecticides. But heat treatments combat these natural defence mechanisms. Here are some reasons a heat treatment is the most effective pest method for treating bed bugs, and a few additional benefits you can expect.

Bed Bugs Can’t Hide From the Heat

Bed bugs can move quickly. When they sense a threat, it doesn’t take them long to run to a hiding place. That hiding place is usually deep inside wall voids, or deep inside a piece of furniture. But, before you move, and before you throw out your bed, couch, and other furniture, it is important to understand that a heat treatment will get into those hiding places. Heat radiates. There is no place those bugs can hide when an entire home is brought up to 48 °C.

Heat Brings Peace of Mind

Many pest control measures can leave a false sense of security when it comes to fighting bed bugs. If you are lucky enough to have any effect on these pests, they may just find a place to lay low for a while. In fact, bed bugs can go into hiding for months, without eating. So, when you suddenly start getting bit again, they could be from the same bed bugs that were plaguing you before. When you have a heat treatment, you don’t have to wonder if the treatments worked, because a heat treatment targets the entire home. You can know for sure that those bugs are dead.

“The Achilles heel of bed bugs is heat.  Once you expose bed bugs to 48°C / 120°F or hotter both the bugs and eggs die very rapidly (less than a minute)”

Heat Kills Insecticide-Resistant Bed Bugs

When bed bugs develop, they shed their cuticle (skin) five times. If they are exposed to pesticides during this growth process, they can develop a cuticle that is more resistant to those pesticides. They can even have offspring that are more resistant. And, this can sometimes create issues when trying to eradicate these bugs with pesticides alone.

Since these are hitchhiking bugs, your bed bugs could have been exposed to pesticides somewhere else. If so, they could be even more difficult to get rid of than normal bed bugs.

Heat treatments kill pesticide-resistant bed bugs as easily as bed bugs that have no resistance at all. There is no such thing as a heat-resistant bed bug. All bed bugs die when they overheat.

Other Benefits

Not only are heat treatments extremely effective at killing bed bugs, it is a process that is all natural. There are no leftover residuals, no release of gasses, and no impact on the ecosystem.

A bed bug heat treatment will kill those bugs in hours, not weeks. While chemicals can be an effective and safe way to eradicate bed bugs, using chemicals requires follow-up visits, and usually re-treatments. If you choose to go with a heat treatment, you bed bug infestation will be treated in a few hours, on a specific day. And, since you will only be gone from your home for a few hours, you won’t have to worry about spending money on a hotel. Not only is that an expense you can do without, it could open you up to another infestation!

When your heat treatment is done, you can move back in immediately. There is no wait for chemicals to dissipate or tents to be taken down.

Heat treatments kill bed bugs in all stages of development, including eggs. If you hire a pest control company to do fumigation, it is possible that bed bug eggs can survive exposure to the fumigants.

A bed bug heat treatment treats the entire structure and everything inside. You won’t have to throw clothing away or get rid of any of your stuff.

Adjacent areas don’t have to be evacuated during a heat treatment. That means untargeted areas of a business can continue operation even while a treatment is being done

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Whether  you call the unit a – electric bed bug heaters, bed bug killing heater unit,bed bug heating units,bed bug heaters commercial or heat treatment pest control .Many people say  that we have the best bed bug heat treatment equipment for sale on the market. Call us now to discuss your requirements.

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