Stored Product Pest Services
Stored product pests are a group of insects that commonly infest dried food products such as flour, cereal, dried fruits, pastas and grains, leading to contamination. Facilities that produce, process, handle or sell these products are at risk for infestation by stored product insects. These pests can move rapidly throughout a facility to attack dried stored foods in processing facilities and warehouses, destroying the products. Some stored product insects create cocoons and webbing that can clog equipment and machinery and lead to costly downtime.
Since the early 1900's, heat has been recognized as an effective strategy to kill all life stages of insects and pests from eggs to adults. This safe, effective and chemical free alternative is becoming increasingly popular especially with the phasing out of Methyl Bromide. Heat penetrates into areas where chemicals and fumigants can't reach, providing a more thorough job of preventing future infestations.
To combat stored product insects, Pest-Heat has developed a heat treatment process that involves using direct fired, make-up air heaters; high temperature fans for airflow management; and a temperature monitoring system. The heaters gradually raise the interior temperature of the treated space, 8-10°F/hr., and then maintain and monitor the temperature between 120-140°F for a period of 24-36 hours. This provides enough time for the heat to penetrate into all cracks and crevices and kill all life stages of insects within the spacing without harming the equipment and avoiding structural damage.
Although the Pest-Heat treatment system is designed to heat treat an entire facility, a cost-effective alternative is a spot or partial heat treatment. Spot or partial heat treatments of a selected area of the facility can effectively control the infestation while the rest of the untreated area can continue to operate uninterrupted.
Due to the rapid increase of bedbugs we have been looking for an efficient way to eradicate them... We purchased both the propane and electric packages with on-site training. The Pest-Heat packages allowed us to offer our customers a green and clean solution to eliminate their pest concerns. Set-up time is quick, the treatment is thorough, and the packages were custom designed to meet our specific needs.
Samuel Holladay, Extreme Heat
When a camp has bed bugs, rumor travels fast and we didn't want to lose any kids for the upcoming summer. We had to find a quick solution that was safe and cost-effective. After researching online for what our best solution would be, we found Pest-Heat. Our camp bought the propane package, which will allow us to do ongoing treatments. The entire heat treatment process worked out smoothly and we would recommend Pest-Heat to any other camp experiencing bed bug issues.
Mike Dzwill, Camp Ockanickon
When looking for a sturdy container for our pallet heat treatments, we went with Pest-Heat due to the outstanding heating capability of the PH-2000 heater running off of propane (or natural gas). Pest-Heat's container is lined with 24 gauge-galvanized steel attached to the interior liner. Pest-Heat has dependable customer service and equipment. It worked great for our needs and we have been using it for over 8 years!
Dave Hadjuk, ATCO Pallet
As soon as we realized we had bed bugs in our buildings, we contacted our local pest control company who we had been using for years. We noticed the effectiveness of the chemicals used, no longer worked, due to the bed bugs developing a resistance. We did some research on alternative ways to kill bed bugs and found Pest-Heat. We purchased two propane packages from Pest-Heat so we could keep our costs down and do our own heat treatments. We have had the Pest-Heat system for a month and we have already successfully heat-treated three different units.
Kevin Campbell, Bronco Apartments