Heat Sterilizes Pathogens
August 1st 2020 - Stanford Medicine, NIH and WHO Confirm Heat Kills COVID-19
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) Study
STANFORD MEDICINE Study p. 6
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) Study "Heat at 56°C kills the SARS coronavirus..."
CBS NEWS VIDEO
POLICE USE HEAT TO DECONTAMINATE FOR COVID-19 in FORD INTERCEPTOR SUV CRUISERS
CNN - "This system is better than just cleaning the inside of the car with disinfectant spray because the heat permeates the entire occupant compartment. Germs are killed even in hard-to-reach areas and there's no chance of any places being accidentally overlooked" a Ford spokesman said.
We at PestPro Thermal Systems are sensitive to the stressful conditions that have been created by the current pandemic.
We are committed to doing our part and sharing the burden everyone is experiencing in the same way our vendors are doing for us.
We have received numerous calls from our lodging customers and public health officials regarding our heaters ability to decontaminate infected living areas where front line medical personnel and quarantined people reside.
Their concern is an important and valid one: once a health care worker departs and another takes their place how do I safely and effectively decontaminate the room for the next guest on both hard and soft surfaces like bedding & padded furniture?
To answer these questions we need to be clear that no claims are being made on our part that our equipment is in any way claiming to be a medical device of any kind. Our heaters were originally designed to kill insects including bed bugs with dry electric heat.
That being said, heat has been proven by the scientific community to sterilize the current strain of Coronavirus when exposed to heat of at least 158° F/ 70° C for 30 minutes (Stanford Medicine study, National Institutes of Health study).
Our re-circulation fans are rated for temperatures up to 180°F.
Our heaters are made of steel which will withstand these higher temperatures required to eliminate the virus. Plastic budget heaters are unproven to withstand multiple heat-up and cool-down cycles at these higher temperatures.
Call or Text 970-443-8119 with questions or to place an order.
We wish everyone the best in these unprecedented times.
Please stay smart, stay safe and stay healthy!
Michael & Gary
UPDATE 31DEC 2020
Air Force Using Heat to Sterilize Planes
Bed bug heaters could be deployed easily to also heat the interiors of aircraft safely to effectively eradicate human pathogens in a controlled, safe yet effective manner.