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BRCup9kW-IP54-F Bed Bug Heater
BRCup 9kW-IP54-L2 Bed Bug Heater
BRCup 9kW-IP54-T Bed Bug Heater

1. FACTS ON HEAT TREATMENTS

The use of heat for controlling Stored-Product insects. According to the Environmental Protection Agencies like (EPA), “Integrated pest management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices.
IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment.
IPM programs take advantage of all pest management options possible, including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides.

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The use of high temperature (heat) as a non-chemical alternative to fumigation is a feasible treatment for stored product insect control in food processing facilities. The concept of heating a flour mill for insect control is not new. Attempts made in the early 1900’s encouraged some food processing companies to use the technique for several years. However, the use of heat disappeared perhaps due to concerns of equipment and structural damage, especially with the amount of wood in the mills at that time. Since fumigants were available, the use of heat was put on the back burner. The current consumer attitude toward chemicals, along with subsequent restrictions, have provided a challenge to control stored-product insects in flour mills and food processing facilities without these fumigants i.e., methyl bromide. Depending on whom you talk with or what you read, you may discover various parameters of temperature, time and humidity. Temperatures may vary from 45°C to 80°C, time varies from 12 hours to 36 hours, and not much is known about humidity. Some general historical, structural, mechanical and electrical (computerised automation) improvements make it important to clarify parameters that are effective for insect control yet not damage these mechanical and/or electrical materials, especially with repeated treatments.
The specific temperature for insect mortality will depend upon the type of insect and ‘genetic’ heat tolerance. Common stored product insects, i.e., the flour beetle, may require different parameters than other beetles such as the cigarette beetle (generally known to be more heat tolerant).

Temperature: Other common insects such as weevils, cockroaches, moths and flies may require higher or lower temperatures. It is generally accepted that the specific temperature for mortality will vary depending upon the stage of the insect life cycle. It is assumed insects acclimated to higher temperatures will become more tolerant to heat than those not acclimated. Therefore, the minimum effective heat parameters for Winter may be different in Summer. It is important to identify the insect species and know their characteristics (if known, heat-related) before establishing any heat parameters.

Duration: The specific time will depend upon ambient conditions, application technique, and building / equipment design. Time requirements and application technique for a structural heat treatment should be developed with help from engineering or experienced heat treatment experts.

Humidity: The specific humidity will depend upon ambient conditions, design of building and equipment, application technique (humidification) and type of heat i.e., electric or steam. In order to determine effective temperature and time, humidity must be maintained at a known level.

Source: By Ole Dosland, Technical Training Director Copesan Services, Inc.

2. WHY YOU SHOULD USE HEAT TREATMENTS

Traditional insect infestations are often managed with fumigants (Phosphine, methyl bromide, and sulfuryl fluoride), insecticide fogging/aerosols and residual insecticides.

Chemical fumigants pose not only environmental concerns and are hazardous due to toxicity. For example, methyl bromide has been phased out in many countries since 2005 as it depletes the stratospheric ozone layer (Montreal Protocol). Phosphine has been known to have a corrosive effect on electrical circuitry and some insects have developed tolerance/resistance to it.
Sulfuryl fluoride has concerns regarding the fluoride residues.
Fogging/aerosols kill by surface contact and may not be effective as they have low penetration capability.
To avoid all the above, non-toxic treatments like heat are a perfect proven alternative. Heat treatments are very effective at any stage of an insect that is a pest.

3. TARGETS

BEETLES

Red Flour Beetles (Tribolium castaneum)

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Confused Flour Beetles (Tribolium confusum)

Confused Flour Beetles Heat Treatment BRCUp

Warehouse Beetles (Trogoderma variabile)

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Saw-toothed Grain Beetles (Oryzaephilus surinamensis)

Saw-toothed Grain Beetles Heat Treatment BRCUp

Tobacco/Cigarette Beetles (Lasioderma serricorne)

Tobacco Beetle Heat Treatment BRCUp

Drugstore Beetles (Stegobium paniceum)

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Lesser Grain Borer (Rhyzopertha dominica)

Lesser Grain Borer Heat Treatment BRCUp
 

WEEVILS

Rice Weevils (Sitophilus oryzae)

Rice Weevils Heat Treatment BRCUp

Wheat Weevils (Sitophilus granarius)

Wheat Weevil Heat Treatment BRCUp

MOTHS

Indian Meal Moths (Plodia interpunctella)

Indian Meal Moths Heat Treatments BRCUp

Angoumois Grain Moths (Sitotroga cerealella)

Grain Moths Heat Treatment BRCUp

Clothes Moths (Tineola bisselliella)

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SPECIFIC

Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius)

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Mites

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Odor Control

Smell

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4. HOW TO MANAGE INSECTS IN DOMESTIC, INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES

Traditional insect infestations are often managed with fumigants (Phosphine, methyl bromide, and sulfuryl fluoride), insecticide fogging/aerosols and residual insecticides.

Chemical fumigants pose not only environmental concerns and are hazardous due to toxicity. For example, methyl bromide has been phased out in many countries since 2005 as it depletes the stratospheric ozone layer (Montreal Protocol). Phosphine has been known to have a corrosive effect on electrical circuitry and some insects have developed tolerance/resistance to it.
Sulfuryl fluoride has concerns regarding the fluoride residues.
Fogging/aerosols kill by surface contact and may not be effective as they have low penetration capability.
To avoid all the above, non-toxic treatments like heat are a perfect proven alternative. Heat treatments are very effective at any stage of an insect that is a pest.

THE EQUIPMENT

The heat treatment components are:
• Industrial specially designed heaters
• Industrial specially designed fans
• Temperature monitoring system
Note: the above is made to last in heat conditions up to 85°C.

Pest Control with Thermal Heating Solutions

5. HEATERS - LATEST HIGH TECH THERMAL HEATING DEVICES

BRCup9kW-IP54-F Pest Heat Treatments
BRCup 9kW-IP54-L2 - Heat Treatment Devices
BRCup 9kW-IP54-T Heat Treatment Device

"HotWave" - 9 kW, 400V 3-Phase, IP54

The latest version of the HotWave Heating System is a powerful 3 phase industrial IP54 commercial heater. Build and manufactured in Europe under the highest standards and is IEC approved.
This powerful tool will make any internal heat treatment effective and efficient. The unit is light, powerful, reliable, easy to carry and to move. With 400V/16A and a powerful fan, the unit is well tested to run by temperatures up to 80°C+. Its safety system and robust frame will give you a long-lasting heat treatment tool for many thermal pest eradication approaches. The units are used world-wide for Bed Bug elimination, Borer treatments, odour control, store product and food processing areas eradication, as well as many other heat applications for the elimination of flying and crawling insects. There is really no limit what you treat and where you treat as long you can capture the heat for the time you need reaching temperatures around 55°C+.

HotWave-BRCUp

Heat Treatment or disinfestation up to 85°C.

The HotWave is delivered completely functional, incl. the operating instructions.

Product Features

Voltage: 3 x 400 V
Power: 0 / 4,5 / 9 KW
Max. mains current: 16 A
Housing protection type: IP54
High-performance fan: ø 300 mm, 1800 m3/h
Noise level: 53 dBA
Temperature sensor: 0°C - 85°C
Safety thermostat (ST)
Weight: 18 kg

NOTE: Our technology is "EESS" approved and in ‘standard’ heaters or fans components are often not rated to go up to such temperatures!

"HotWind" BRCUp AirMover

Heat Treatment Device Bed Bugs & Co.

To use heat to the optimum, the HotWind fan has been designed to use rising air by bringing it down to where insects often hide. This air circulation will create an even temperature within a facility.
Once desired temperatures are reached, the HotWind works like an extra heater to support the system to its maximum ability. You can certainly use other blow fans within a heat treatment but will soon realise that the method to bring hot air ‘down’ is very helpful compared to blowing air from the ground ‘up’ into the ceiling.

Note: Circulating air is different than blowing air. Once you have done a treatment where it’s hotter on the floor than under the ceiling, you will know why this can be of advantage.

Product Features

Voltage: 230 V
Heat Output: 72 kw
Amperage: max 0.32 A
Room Temperature: 0 – 85C
Noise Level: 51 dBA
Air Circulation: 700 cubic metres/h
Casing: Stainless Steel EN 1.4016,
variable power output dial
with integrated thermostat,
IP54 (water resistant)
Weight: 9.15 kg
Stand: 2 kg
Dimensions (WxDxH): 40x120x13xcm
Suction Hose: Diameter 20 cm, heat resistant
EESS Approved

TEMPERATURE MONITORING TECHNOLOGY

We have developed Temperature Monitoring System that is robust, stable and simply to use via APP or Browser. A case with probs and displays, plug & play on 240V or battery.
With your own DATA logger and Wi-Fi only a click away to control your running treatment.

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6. WHERE CAN YOU USE HOTWAVE HEAT TREATMENTS

FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS
Pasta, Cereal, Bakeries, Baby Food, Pet Food, etc

BRCUp Heat Treatment Food Processing Factories

MILLING INDUSTRY
Flour Mills, Rice Mills, Wheat Mills, Rye Mills

BRCUp Heat Treatment Milling Industry

STORAGE STRUCTURES
Bins & Silos – concrete and steel

BRCUp Heat Treatment Silos

MANUFACTURERS
Tobacco Industry, Breweries, High-Tech Industry

BRCUp Heat Treatment Manufactures

WAREHOUSES
Food, Beverage, etc.

BRCUp Heat Treatment Warehouses
 

ACCOMMODATION
Hotels, Motels, Backpacker, Motor Homes & Caravans, Private Homes and Schools

BRCUp Heat Treatment Hotel Rooms
BRCUp Heat Treatment Motels
Heat Treatment BRCUp Private Homes and Housing
Motorhome Heat Treatment BRCUp
Schools and Kindergarden

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Bed Bugs Pest Control - Thermal Heating Solutions

About Bedbugs

Pest Control with Thermal Heating Solutions

The Bedbug
lat.: Cimex lectularius

This bloodsucking ectoparasite attacks mammals, birds, and humans. Fully grown bedbugs have a length of 4-7mm (when ungorged) and a yellow to reddish-brown appearance. When gorged, they reach 9mm in length; in such cases the abdomen becomes increasingly black. While the bedbug hides during the day, at night it goes out in search of a host to fund nourishment. At 18-22°C room temperature, the fully grown animal sucks every 3-7 days for 3 to 20 minutes each time.

At ideal temperatures and with sufficient nourishment, a bedbug has a lifespan of up to 18 months. A female lays up to 300 eggs at an average rate of 3 per day.

Hoteliers and private households are sounding the alarm!

Until only a few years ago, bedbugs were considered extinct, but now they are here again. Exterminators blame resistance to insecticides, increased global travel activity, and an increased sensitivity in society to the use of pesticides and insecticides. Once you have the little parasites in your house, it is not so easy to get rid of them again.

The sure signs of a bedbug infestation are:
An unbearable itching, generally several bites in a row (the bedbug “street”), small spots of blood on the sheets, and a sweet-seeming smell in the room.

Bed Bug Treatment

Bed Bug Problem?

The solution is heat!

Heat Treatment Equipment is a revolutionary pest control technique, extremely effective in the fight against bedbugs. It has been proven that small living creatures will die within a short period of time, if unprotected in temperatures above 45°C. Therefore, if you heat up the environment to 45-55°C for a minimum of one hour, any target like bed bugs will not be able to survive. This also includes their eggs, meaning the problem is comprehensively ended.

Our heating devices heaters are designed to quickly and easily bring up any room temperature to eradicate bed bugs. They are also specifically manufactured for use in residential households and commercial hotels. The treatment is quiet and deadly, and does not use any chemicals.

For best results, we offer training and know how!

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