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The science of insect heat treatment

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A trailer unit is parked outside the property, containing an energy-efficient boiler.

This superheats a liquid mix, which is then transferred into the property via a network of insulated pipes, connecting internally to a network of heat exchangers.

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The heat exchangers then expel high velocity, heated airflow throughout the area to be treated, gradually raising the temperature of structural materials and permeating into all gaps, crevices and sub-floors.

Our scaleable system allows us to heat isolated areas, whole rooms, entire houses and even larger commercial premises in a single treatment.

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The application of sustained heat is the single best way to kill all life cycle stages of an infestation.

At 49-56°c the protective external waxy coating breaks down and their basic protein structure denatures, ensuring biological activity is eliminated.

Eggs, larvae and pupae are dessicated by the heat, ensuring a complete eradication of all stages of the infestation.

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Unlike chemical treatments, heat can permeate all areas, including large-dimension timber beams, sub-floors and beams set in gable ends.

We monitor temperatures in such features via inset probes, ensuring the core temperature of hard-to-reach areas rises to the desired 'kill temperature' where it is then sustained for the required period ot time to completely eliminate the infestation.

heat treatment case studies

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beetle & woodworm

Ipswich Museum

"We can't recommend your heat treatment highly enough". - NBC Environment

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death watch beetle

Gables Farm

We resolved both the beetle infestation and underlying excess moisture in one visit.

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stored product insect

Fuller's Brewery

"The results were quite staggering, something we've never witnessed before".

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Woodworm

New Wolsey Studio

We quickly resolved a woodworm infestation in a local community theatre.

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