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Entotherm heat treatment: Bed bug & insect control

Rentokil’s Entotherm heat treatment provides non-toxic, chemical-free treatment of bed bugs and insect pests.

Bed bugs. Arguably a worthy opponent of any pest controller and an undeniable nightmare for facilities managers in the hospitality sector. Some 15% of hospitality businesses say they have spent over $5,000 per year controlling or preventing bed bugs in the past two years. To combat this, Rentokil has developed a non-toxic heat treatment solution effective against bed bugs and insect pests at every stage of the lifecycle – all in a single treatment.

Highly effective against bed bugs and insects such as textile pests and cockroaches, heat treatments reach all areas of an infestation without damage to fixtures such as furniture and fabrics. The mobile heat treatment system delivers dry, targeted heat to treat infestations without the use of chemicals and is highly suited for businesses such as hotels, guest houses, care homes and domestic properties.

Entotherm heat treatment: How it supports your business

Rentokil’s Entotherm is more effective in eliminating bed bugs and other insect pests compared to conventional treatments. With increasing regulation around the use of pesticides, heat treatment is fast becoming the go-to solution for businesses in the hospitality sector.

Minimal disruption to business operations

A single heat treatment eliminates bugs and other insect pests typically within half a day. The non-toxic, chemical-free nature of Entotherm allows treated areas to be reused immediately afterwards

Non-toxic solution

Chemical and pesticide-free, Entotherm is environmentally friendly and well-suited for use in sensitive environments of food areas, care homes, hotels and hospitals

Minimises replacement costs

Entotherm can be used on furniture and upholstery, eradicating insect pests without causing any damage which saves on disposal and replacement costs

What are the advantages of using Entotherm heat treatment?

Entotherm heat treatment is a method of commercial pest control that utilises heat to eliminate pests. Here are some advantages of using Entotherm heat treatment:

  1. Non-chemical approach: Entotherm heat treatment is a non-chemical pest control method, which can be beneficial for businesses that prefer to minimise or avoid the use of pesticides. This makes it a suitable option for sensitive environments such as hospitals, schools, food processing facilities, and residential areas where chemical treatments may not be desirable.
  2. Comprehensive pest elimination: Heat treatment is effective in eradicating a wide range of pests, including bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, termites, and stored product pests. The high temperatures used during the treatment penetrate deep into cracks, crevices, and furniture, reaching areas where pests may be hiding and eliminating them at all life stages, including eggs, nymphs, and adults.
  3. High success rates: Properly conducted heat treatments have shown high success rates in eliminating pests. The elevated temperatures cause thermal stress and dehydration in pests, leading to their death. Heat treatment can be particularly effective in areas where pests have developed resistance to chemical treatments.
  4. Faster treatment time: Compared to some other pest control methods, heat treatment can be relatively quick and efficient. The duration of treatment depends on factors such as the size of the infested area, the level of infestation, and the type of pests being targeted. However, in many cases, heat treatments can be completed in a single day, minimising disruption to business operations.
  5. Minimal residue and clean-up: Since heat treatment does not involve the application of chemicals, there is little to no residue left behind. This eliminates the need for extensive clean-up or disposal of chemical residues, reducing downtime and allowing businesses to resume normal activities quickly after treatment.
  6. Penetration into hard-to-reach areas: The high temperatures achieved during heat treatments enable heat to penetrate into cracks, crevices, and other inaccessible areas where pests may be hiding. This helps ensure that the treatment is thorough and that pests are eradicated from all potential harborages.
  7. Environmentally friendly: As a non-chemical approach, Entotherm heat treatment is considered environmentally friendly. It does not introduce additional chemicals into the environment, minimising the potential impact on ecosystems and reducing the risk of chemical exposure to humans and non-targeted organisms.

It is important to note that Entotherm heat treatment requires specialised equipment and trained professionals to ensure safe and effective application. Speak to Rentokil today to determine if Entotherm heat treatments are suitable for your specific pest control needs.

Bed bug control for your home or small business

Operating in over 90 countries worldwide, Rentokil can manage and receive your residential or commercial pest control needs.

How does Rentokil work?

At Rentokil, our pest control experts are dedicated to identifying the safest and most effective solutions to eliminate pests from your home and business. Understanding that every situation is unique, we emphasise the necessity of a thorough inspection before each treatment. This approach allows us to tailor our methods specifically to your needs, ensuring the most efficient and effective pest removal.

Choose Rentokil for a hassle-free experience, environmentally-sensitive solutions, and a commitment to the highest standards of service and safety.

1. Pest risk assessment

Hassle-free pest survey and consultation

  • Scheduled pest inspection at a time of your convenience
  • On-site pest risk review and consultancy
  • No-obligation quote and recommendations

2. Pest treatment

Comprehensive pest treatment programme tailored to your needs

  • Certified, local pest control experts
  • Environmentally-sensitive approach
  • Industry-specific legislation expertise ensures audit compliance

3. Pest protection (Aftercare)

Ensuring a clean, sure environment post treatment

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions
  • Detailed post-service recommendations
  • Pest prevention aftercare and advice
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Frequently asked questions

Are pest control heat treatments safe?

Pest control heat treatments, when conducted by trained professionals using appropriate equipment, can be safe and effective in eliminating pests. However, it is important to follow proper safety protocols and precautions to minimise any potential risks.

At what temperature are insect pest killed?

Insect pests should be exposed to a temperature between 56°C and 60°C. This temperature must be applied until all life stages of the target insect are killed. The time necessary will depend on the species of insect concerned.

How does an increased temperature kill insect pests?

By desiccation - it dries them out. Additionally, essential proteins in the body, such as enzymes are denatured and destroyed.

Which insects can be treated with heat?

Rentokil's Entotherm heat treatment is usually employed to exterminate bed bugs. However, any type of insect can be treated with heat: stored product pests, insect pests in food factories and mills, moths, wood-borers, and more.

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