Wireless Temperature Sensors for Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Over 30 years experience in professional sensor solutions
Ensure your pest control heat treatment process is controlled and monitored. Check temperature during treatment, maintain target temperatures and generate reports.
Why Use Heat to Control Bed Bugs and Unwelcome Pests
Bed Bugs and their eggs die within 90 minutes of exposure to temperatures of 48°C (118°F) or immediately at 50°C (122°F). Pest control companies pump hot air into infested rooms and over a period of 6 to 8 hours the bed bug infestation is eradicated. The treatment should last long enough to ensure that the heat has penetrated deep into the mattress or crawl spaces. Heat treatment is 100% chemical-free and environmentally friendly.
Heat Treatment Considerations
It is not an easy task to bring the temperature of a structure up to 48 – 50°C (118 – 122°F). It requires the use of industrial-strength fans and heaters. The room should be free from any plastics or items that may melt or be damaged when exposed to such temperatures. Do not move the items to another area of the house as they may spread the infestation. If you must remove items, seal them in ziplock bags to prevent the escape of any pests that may be present.
Advantages of Heat Treatment
The use of pesticides and chemicals to rid houses of pest infestations is a public health issue. The chemical has a massive impact on the environment and health of those exposed to the chemicals. Imagine covering your furniture and mattress with harmful substances and then sleeping on them. Bed Bugs have also been known to adapt to the chemical treatment with the ability to survive future treatment making a “superbug.” Heat treatment address all of these issues.
AKCP Sensors to Monitor Heat Treatment Process
Wireless, battery-powered temperature sensors are placed in the treatment area. The sensor probes can also be buried in the mattress so the internal temperatures can be monitored. These wireless sensors using AKCP Wireless Tunnel™ technology communicate with our gateway for local access and monitoring, with data stored on the cloud for instant report generation that can be provided to the client. Through the use of temperature sensors, the operator can ensure that the target temperature was reached and maintained for the specified period of time.