Abatem Introduces Mobile Heat Treatment Unit

The Vermont-based company is using its new mobile heat treatment truck for bed bug treatments.

  • April 5, 2010

VERNON, VT - Abatem Exterminating is on the front line of the battle to contain the spread of bed bugs in the southern Vermont and western Massachusetts using its new mobile heat treatment truck. Owner Dan Dente says the firm’s heat treatment truck has been the key to his firm’s success in eliminating bed bug infestations. “The heat treatment truck produces 100 percent kill of bed bugs in all life stages including eggs,” he said. “Our customers like the fact that just this treatment method greatly reduces the amount of pesticides used in their homes and eliminates the need for pesticide use on items that they are in daily contact with such as bedding, stuffed furniture and dressers that store their clothes.”

Using the heat treatment truck is labor intensive but produces excellent results, Abatem reports. All of the furniture and household items need to be moved into the insulated truck and the temperature is raised to a lethal level. Multiple temperature sensors, indicator lights and digital temperature displays for each of the sensors provide accurate monitoring during the treatment process. Over temperature alarms will light if the temperature exceeds a preset level.

As the contents are heat treated, the empty dwelling is then treated with a residual pesticide. Treating an empty dwelling is much more effective than treating a dwelling that is cluttered with furniture and other household items. This procedure forces the tenant to remove clutter as part of the process.

The Abatem Mobile Heat Treatment Unit also pulls behind it a trailer that holds portable clothes dryers for the heat treatment of clothing, bedding and other soft items. This eliminates the possible contamination of the local laundromat by tenants who do not have laundry facilities on site.

For more information visit www.abatemexterminating.webs.com.


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