Termite Heat Treatments
We will soon provide termite heat treatments in Corona, Ontario and Riverside!
All living organisms have a thermal death point, at 130 degrees Fahrenheit; it takes 6 minutes to kill termites. Heat treatment is an engineered structural pasteurization process in which high temperatures are introduced to a structure or portion of a structure for the purpose of reducing bio-organisms to acceptable levels without damage to the structure. Heat alone is independently proven to be 100% effective because it penetrates into cracks, into furnishings like mattresses and box springs, into crevices like baseboards, studs inside the framing of your home, carpeting, etc.
Termites are living organisms and survive within a narrow temperature range and quickly die when exposed to the correct temperatures and treatment time frames. Depending on the size and construction of your home, the treatment will take no less than 8 hours and up to 12 hours. This is the ecological basis for our non chemical heat treatments. A heat treatment impacts termites in a variety of ways. To begin with, heat desiccates or dehydrates the termites. Additionally, excessive heat causes injury to their cells resulting in metabolic injury, cooking the termites. Drywood termites are successfully controlled with a surprisingly low level of heat, 130 degrees maintained for an hour and a half. To guarantee all areas of your home reach the effective temperature for termite eradication, we heat the home to roughly 150 degrees.
Southern California’s air temperature can routinely hit 100 degrees in the summer, especially in your attic. When the heat gets too high for termites one of two things occurs, either they die or migrate to another portion of the structure that is cooler during the summer. Termites must remain in their tunnel systems for protection, which means young colonies do not have the numbers to escape lethal temperatures. This explains why there are fewer attic infestations in hot inland areas as opposed to cooler coastal regions where attic infestations are numerous. In cooler regions swarmers that emerge in attics find an ideal environment and therefore infestation rates in attics in cool coastal zones is much greater than attics in the inland areas.
Heat Treatment Benefits
Thinking of having your home tented for termites using heat?
- No chemicals
- No bagging food or medicine
- No move out
- No harm to plants or animals they need to be out of the house for the treatment.
- No odor
- No roof damage
- Most treatments can be completed in approximately 8 to 12 hours
"The heat process provides an effective non-chemical alternative to conventional pest control."