How To Use

 

 

THE PRIMARY REASON HEAT AND FANS IN COMBINATION HAVE BECOME THE #1 METHOD FOR KILLING BED BUGS AND EGGS IS BECAUSE THE 135° F HEAT PENETRATES EVERYTHING IN THE INFESTED AREA AND ALL BED BUGS AND THEIR EGGS DIE QUICKLY AT AROUND 120° F.
IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE HEAT TO PENETRATE ANYWHERE BED BUGS (AND THEIR EGGS) MIGHT BE HIDING YOU NEED TO CREATE ENOUGH SPACE SO THE HOT AIR CAN CIRCULATE AND  PENETRATE EVERYTHING IN THE TREATMENT AREA: FURNITURE, APPLIANCES, CLOTHING, WALL HANGINGS, BEHIND ELECTRICAL OUTLETS AND LIGHT SWITCH PLATES, ETC.
FOR OPTIMUM RESULTS FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

PREPARATION FOR HEAT TREATMENT

 

  1. COVER ALL VENTS, WINDOWS AND SEAMS/CRACKS AROUND DOORS WITH PLASTIC SHEETING (OR INSULATION BOARD) AND BLUE PAINTERS TAPE – NO AIR GETS IN, NO AIR GETS OUT DURING TREATMENT
  2. REMOVE ALL LIGHT SWITCH AND ELECTRICAL OUTLET PLATES FOR OPTIMUM HEAT PENETRATION
  3. MOVE FURNITURE 3 FEET AWAY FROM WALL
  4. SEPARATE CLOTHES ON HANGERS SO THE HOT AIR CAN CIRCULATE BETWEEN THEM. REMOVE SOME AS NEEDED AND DRAPE OVER FURNITURE OR SPREAD THEM OUT ON THE FLOOR
  5. LOOSEN CLOTHES AND OTHER ITEMS IN DRAWERS, REMOVE SOME AS NEEDED AND DRAPE OVER FURNITURE OR SPREAD THEM OUT ON THE FLOOR
  6. LEAVE ELECTRONICS IN THE TREATMENT AREA BUT MAKE SURE THEY ARE TURNED OFF AND UNPLUGGED. DO NOT UNPLUG THE REFRIGERATOR
  7. REMOVE ANYTHING FROM THE AREA BEING TREATED THAT WILL MELT OR EXPLODE OR BE HARMED INCLUDING: PETS, PLANTS, CRAYONS, CANDLES, COSMETICS, AMMUNITION, FIREWORKS, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, AEROSOL CANS, ALCOHOLS, LIGHTERS, ETC. MEDICINES CAN BE PUT IN REFRIGERATOR. A MORE COMPLETE CHECKLIST WILL BE PROVIDED UPON PURCHASE
  8. PRE-HEAT TREATMENT AREA USING FURNACE, BOILER, PTACS (AC/HEAT COMBO UNITS), SPACE HEATERS, ETC. PREHEAT THE AREA TO HOTTEST SETTING POSSIBLE FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 HOURS OR OVERNIGHT WHEN POSSIBLE.
  9. ANYTHING REMOVED FROM THE TREATMENT AREA PRIOR TO STARTING A HEAT JOB MUST FIRST BE PLACED INTO PLASTIC LAWN/LEAF OR CONTRACTOR BAGS AND SEALED TIGHTLY TO AVOID SPREADING BED BUGS AND THEIR UNHATCHED EGGS INTO NON-INFESTED AREAS AND MAKING THE PROBLEM WORSE. BAGGED ITEMS SHOULD BE THROWN OUT OR PUT INTO A DRYER ON HIGHEST SETTING (VERY DRY) FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES.

USING THE HEATER

  1. INSERT FIBERGLASS POLE INTO TOP OF HEATER AND ATTACH BLACK END OF THERMISTOR CORD (PULLS OUT FROM TOP OF HEATER) TO TOP OF FIBERGLASS POLE WITH ATTACHED VELCRO STRAP. YOU WILL SEE THE TEMPERATURE AT THE TIP OF THIS CORD ON THE FRONT OF THE HEATER.
  2. PLUG ORANGE HEATER POWER CORD INTO 110/120V STANDARD WALL OUTLET TO TURN ON INTERNAL HEATER FAN. COLD AIR IS DRAWN INTO THE TOP, THROUGH THE HEATER AND BLOWN OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF THE HEATER
  3. MAKE SURE BLACK HEATER SWITCH IS IN “OFF” POSITION
  4. CONNECT TWIST-LOCK CONNECTOR AT ONE END OF BLACK POWER CORD INTO UNDERNEATH/BOTTOM OF THERMOSTAT CONTROL PANEL. DO NOT TOUCH THE RED AUTOMATIC THERMOSTAT BUTTONS. THE TEMPERATURE HAS BEEN PRESET AT THE FACTORY. 
  5. PLUG THE OTHER END OF THE BLACK POWER CORD INTO A STOVE RECEPTACLE, DRYER RECEPTACLE, GENERATOR RECEPTACLE OR ATTACH DIRECTLY TO A 60 AMP OR HIGHER CIRCUIT BREAKER PANEL (IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN BE CONSULTED BEFORE USING THIS POWER METHOD). 
  6. ONCE BOTH ENDS OF THE BLACK POWER CORD ARE CONNECTED TO THE HEATER AND PLUGGED INTO A POWER SOURCE CONFIRM GREEN LIGHT IS GLOWING WHICH CONFIRMS POWER SOURCE IS LIVE. 
  7. TURN BLACK HEATER SWITCH TO “ON” POSITION TO ACTIVATE HEATER ELEMENTS. AFTER 1-2 MINUTES HEAT WILL BEGIN TO COME OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF THE HEATER.
  8. PLUG BLUE FAN #1 INTO STANDARD 110/120V WALL OUTLET 5-6’ AWAY FROM HEATER AND POINT AIRFLOW TOWARDS BOTTOM OF HEATER. ONLY OPERATE ON HIGHEST/FASTEST SETTING. 
  9. PLUG BLUE FAN #2 INTO STANDARD 110/120V WALL OUTLET AND ANGLE AT 45 DEGREES UP TOWARDS CEILING (TO CREATE CONVECTION VORTEX/TORNADO EFFECT)
 
TEMPERATURE MONITORING

  1. PLACE THE 3 BATTERY OPERATED TEMPERATURE SENSORS ON FLOOR, ON FURNITURE ABOUT 4 FEET ABOVE THE FLOOR AND AS CLOSE TO THE CEILING AS POSSIBLE USING A LADDER OR FURNITURE. SENSORS AND READOUT HAVE BEEN PRESET AT THE FACTORY SO NO NEED TO PUSH ANY BUTTONS.
  2. RUN HEATER AND FANS UNTIL TREATMENT AREA REACHES 120°F (90-120 MINUTES) AND PLACE PLASTIC MILK CRATES OR RISERS IN BETWEEN THE MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING OR LEAN THEM UP AGAINST EACH OTHER IN AN “A” CONFIGURATION.
  3. CONTINUE TREATMENT FOR 3-4 ADDITIONAL HOURS OR UNTIL INTERNAL/CORE TEMP OF FURNITURE REACHES 120°F. TIP: USE DIGITAL MEAT THERMOMETER TO CONFIRM INTERNAL FURNITURE TEMPERATURES
  4. TURN BLACK SWITCH TO “OFF” POSITION TO DEACTIVATE HEATER ELEMENTS 
  5. TO ENSURE MAXIMUM LIFESPAN OF HEATERS ALLOW INTERNAL HEATER FAN TO RUN FOR 5-10 ADDITIONAL MINUTES TO ALLOW HEATER ELEMENTS TO COOL DOWN
  6. UNPLUG ORANGE HEATER POWER CORD TO DISCONNECT INTERNAL HEATER FAN
  7. TURN OFF AND UNPLUG EXTERNAL BLUE FANS
  8. OPEN WINDOWS AND/OR TURN ON AC TO BRING TEMPERATURE DOWN TO NORMAL




The user of this equipment is responsible for verifying the building electrical system is adequate, properly sized and installed per NFPA 70: National Electrical Code for the load indicated.  PestPro Thermal Systems is not responsible for damages or non-functionality due to an improper electrical system.  PestPro Thermal Systems recommends consulting with a licensed electrician prior to connecting the heater(s).


 

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