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Heat treatment: Bed bug and 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. 15% of hospitality businesses say they have spent over $5000 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 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 heat treatment can be used on multiple furniture and upholstery items, successfully eradicating bed bugs without causing any damage; saving you disposal and replacement costs.

Pest control for your home or small business

Operating in over 80 countries worldwide, Rentokil can manage and receive your residential or commercial pest control needs.

Frequently asked questions

Are heat treatments safe?

Yes, provided the equipment and systems used are correctly monitored. Rentokil has extensively trained experts, professional equipment and comprehensive operational and safety procedures.

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 the increased temperature kill the insects?

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, moth and other infestations in fabric and furniture as well as wood-borers and more.

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