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Steritech Offers New SleepEasy Thermal Chamber for Bed Bugs

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Patent-pending technology helps hotels save thousands on furnishings and increased room revenue, while protecting their most valuable asset: their brand, Steritech reports.

PCT Magazine | November 24, 2010

Charlotte, N.C. — The Steritech Group is establishing a new benchmark in commercial bed bug treatment with the launch of its portable SleepEasy Thermal Chamber, the company says.

According to Mark Jarvis, CEO of Steritech, “The costs of dealing with these pests can be staggering. Their mere presence can damage your brand reputation, put you in danger of litigation, and cause untold losses in room revenue and infested furniture and bedding.” Steritech’s patent-pending SleepEasy Thermal Chamber uses high heat, a proven method for quickly killing bed bugs in all life stages. In as little as 24 hours, a room is back in service — and with its original furniture. “The portability of our Thermal Chamber allows us to treat privately within the affected area, while providing alternative approaches for items sensitive to heat,” said Jarvis. “Steritech has developed a unique solution to mitigate risk, reduce the cost and protect your brand.”

The Thermal Chamber is the newest addition to the comprehensive SleepEasy Bed Bug Program that includes a one-year guarantee. The Thermal Chamber treatment works like this: once bed bugs are detected on premises, Steritech’s service specialists arrive with the portable Thermal Chamber. All treatment takes place in the affected room. Infested furniture is placed inside and heated to eliminate all bed bugs present. The specialists manually treat any objects that are sensitive to heat and make pinpoint pesticide applications of low-impact products to the room.

Steritech’s Thermal Chamber is more reliable, safer and discreet than other heat treatments used on the market, Jarvis said. It may be difficult to heat all infested materials to the necessary temperature when trying to heat a whole room, particularly the entire mattress where bed bugs can hide. He explained by containing the heat in the specially designed Thermal Chamber it ensures consistent and thorough heating of the infested items.

Jarvis explained that the Thermal Chamber fits with Steritech’s EcoSensitive approach of eliminating pests without unnecessarily applying pesticides. “Precise applications are used only when necessary in response to detailed inspection,” he said. “It is a more intelligent approach to pest prevention — safe, yet highly effective,” he added.

The complete Steritech SleepEasy Bed Bug Program includes canine scent detection, full-scale bed bug treatment programs and educational materials to help train staff on early detection techniques. In addition, Steritech offers a full line of Protect-A-Bed Mattress and Box Spring encasements that are not only impenetrable to bed bugs, but are machine-washable and help guard the mattresses against allergens such as dust mites and mold.

Steritech’s Zero Tolerance Pest Prevention programs are designed to give customers peace of mind. “Our industry changing approach means that we do not tolerate pest infestation of any kind, under any circumstances, for any reason,” Jarvis said.

The Steritech Group provides specialized brand protection services for the hospitality, retail, food-processing and health-care industries. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Steritech has operations throughout North America and serves clients in 30 countries. For more information on Steritech, please visit www.steritech.com or call 704/971-2422.

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