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Insect Inferno is a Mobile Insect Eliminating System

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This heat controlled insect eliminating system has actuators on the trailer to lower and raise the trailer for easy loading and unloading items to and from the unit.

| January 27, 2012

The Insect Inferno is a mobile unit that can go from job site to job site. This heat controlled insect eliminating system has actuators on the trailer to lower and raise the trailer for easy loading and unloading items to and from the unit. The heat source is contained heat that is circulated with fans to keep the temperature within 2-3 degrees of desired temperature at all times.

The Insect Inferno heats quickly and will get the core temperature of matresses, boxsprings, couches, chairs and other household items hot enough for a predetermined time to kill insects and their eggs in a cost effective and efficient manner.

The Insect Inferno has a control room located at the front of the trailer where the electronics, computers, on/off controls for the temperature and fans are located. The Insect Inferno is equipped with an electronic monitoring system so you can see the core temperature of the items being treated and the actual air temperature of the unit.

A heat cycle or load generally takes 1-2 hours depending on the size of the trailer and the size of the load.

The Insect Inferno was the brainchild of Corey and Sue Westrum, who also own and operate North Star Pest Control. In 2006, after attending an annual pest control certification conference, the Westrums had an idea. Bed bugs were just beginning to show up in Minnesota and they knew there was a window of opportunity. If North Star Pest Control was going to compete with other companies on doing bed bug jobs they needed something that was going to be beneficial and effective to their arsenal of equipment. Corey had the idea of using heat in an enclosed trailer to get rid of the bed bugs.

In 2007, the Westrum’s were able to begin bringing their idea to life with their first design. In 2008, the first prototype for the Insect Inferno’s mobile heat unit was developed. The Insect Inferno is a mobile heat trailer for bed bugs. Since the first prototype was built, the Westrum’s have made many changes. One significant change is an upgraded computer program to run the trailer and data log the live temperatures as the trailer is in use. The trailer itself is a custom built enclosed trailer with a steel drop down frame for easy loading and unloading and also has an enclosed control room. The Insect Inferno can achieve and maintain a temperature hot enough in the core of mattresses and upholstered furniture to kill all life stages of bed bug and their eggs. With the Insect Inferno there is no need to throw away household items.

For more information vist http://www.insectinferno.com.

 

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