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by Wendy Stackhouse · March 26, 2014

ThermapureHeat for Insects and Rodents

Although different species of insect have different lethal temperatures, they can all be killed in any structure by the sustained use of heat, like that used in a ThermapureHeat treatment.

Roaches

Cockroaches lurk and breed in hidden areas, coming out mostly in the dark to find food and water. They breed incredibly quickly and prolifically and if you have an infestation, regular use of chemical pesticides is needed to keep them in check. Heat treatment kills not only the adult, breeding roaches, but eggs that would otherwise produce a new generation to torment you further.

A temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit will kill roaches in 7 minutes, leaving your home roach and egg free!

Termites

Even a small colony of termites can devour structural wood in a building very quickly and are often present for 10-12 years before evidence is discovered. Since termites live in and consume wood, the only treatments for termites are fumigation and heat, according to the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

Fumigation involves the bagging of your house, removal of all foodstuffs, moving out for days to let the chemicals disperse and a huge cleaning project afterwards to make the building inhabitable once again. Heat requires none of these unpleasant and time-consuming activities.

A temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit will kill termites in 6 minutes, even those embedded in wood building materials. Heat penetrates wood that chemicals cannot reach.

Dust Mites

Most of us are in denial about dust mites, but that doesn't mean they are not there. You might be one of the lucky ones who is not allergic to the detritus of dust mites, but if you are one of those unfortunates, heat treatment not only kills the mites, but it helps to remove a great deal of the aerosols left behind and decreases the level of allergens in the building as well.

Rodents

You might not think high temperatures would help with a rodent infestation, but they definitely do. Although rodents are not killed by the high temperatures, the bacteria they leave behind are totally eradicated. The high heat treatment causes the rodents to flee the treated structure. Once they are out, thermal imaging can be used to locate and repair entry points so that the pests cannot return. Rodents carry the deadly Hantavirus, Plague, Salmonella and Typhoid, among other dangerous illnesses.

Alliance Environmental Group offers ThermaPureHeat treatment for Cockroaches, Termites, Dust Mites, Scorpions, Wood Boring Beetles and Rodents, as well as bed bugs. Eliminate all pests from your area, room, apartment, house, or commercial building in one treatment without the use of dangerous chemicals or the need to worry about eggs hatching and starting the cycle again. ThermaPureHeat kills insects at all stages of life, eggs, larvae, nymphs and adults, giving you the peace of mind of knowing that you won’t see those bugs again. Contact Alliance from anywhere in California and our teams will take care of your problem quickly and professionally, with no need to bag food, move out for days or wash all of your linens.

There’s a reason insects are also called “creepy crawlies!” Let us set your mind at rest about any insects in your home!

Wendy Stackhouse is the Online Community Manager for Alliance Environmental Group and AirTek Indoor Air Solutions. We welcome your comments! For more news and tips or to ask questions of our experts, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! For updates on indoor air challenges, Like us at AirTek on Facebook!

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