Over the years we have used a number of environmental manipulation techniques to resolve pest problems. By far the use of heat to control insect activity has been the most efficient. We use heat to eradicate insects in food production machinery, empty bins and silos, vehicles, Hotel rooms, furniture, and laundry equipment and is much more effective than the lone use of chemical sprays and fogging treatments in killing adult insects, eggs, larvae and pupae.
Heat Treatment is the environmentally friendly way of treating insect infestations. In its simplest form infested items are encased in a are enclosed in heat resistant tarpaulins and clean, dry, hot air pumped into the heat treatment area. The temperature is monitored constantly using multiple temperature sensors. At the end of the treatment, a graphical record is produced to confirm the temperature of each sensor throughout the treatment. Heat treatment has proven successful in an increasing number of applications, either as a stand-alone treatment, or in conjunction with small-scale use of conventional insecticides. To date we have treated Food machinery, Laundry units, aircraft seating and galleys, hotel rooms, cruise ship cabins and a variety of grain storage and processing machinery with excellent results.
The key benefits of heat treatment are:
Immediate eradication - a single treatment kills all insects within the treatment area.
Reduction in treatment costs - one heat treatment is often less expensive than the multiple chemical treatments needed to achieve eradication.
Reduction in secondary costs - no disposal or replacement costs for items that cannot be chemically treated.
Chemical free process - no pesticide residues to worry about, meets Soil association requirements
Reduced down time - treated areas can be used immediately after completion of heat treatment.
Better than “Lethal Methyl”
Methyl Bromide was known by all who used it as “Lethal Methyl” it was an incredibly powerful fumigant but was identified as an ozone depleting gas and was also very dangerous in the wrong hands. It was there for withdrawn from use and the hunt for its replacement began.
We use heat as a direct replacement for methyl bromide. Only heat treatment or fumigation with Phosphine or CO2 gas is capable of killing all life stages of insects including eggs, pupae and larvae. Phosphine or CO2 fumigation typically takes 1 - 2 weeks, compared to hours with heat treatment. Heat Treatments can be carried out without evacuating the surrounding area, as was necessary for methyl bromide fumigation treatments.
We know how effective our heat treatment systems are. Our aim is the eradication of insect pests from the treatment area. We are here to help and support you in the long term management of insect pests. We don’t just heat and go we know that eradication is the only acceptable outcome. We are always available to help and advise you on any aspect of pest management.
Why use Merlin
We are responsible for training other pest experts, so when you use Merlin you will be using 'Experts Expert', and will benefit from the leading knowledge and expertise in the pest control industry.
You are assured of absolute discretion at all times. For example, our teams use unmarked vans so that pest control is a 'hidden service'.
Call Merlin now on 0800 037 7332 for advice on the pest control for your business or complete a survey request online.