Heat kills cockroaches and their eggs
Begin killing 100% of cockroaches in less than 1 hour
Pesticide-based indoor cockroach control methods raise concern over the safety of occupants. Our affordable heat treatment systems offer you the ability to perform cockroach control work without relying on toxic chemical residues. Does heat kill roaches? Yes, heat can be used to kill every type of cockroach and their eggs throughout the structure, even in places pesticidal fumigants, sprays, or dusts cannot reach. Heat synergizes the effectiveness of desiccant dusts and many pesticides. Insects have developed resistance to many pesticides, but cannot become heat resistant at the temperatures and durations we prescribe.
Heat also sanitizes and denatures the proteins in the urine and fecal matter left behind by cockroaches. Additionally heat can kill bacteria and viruses throughout the treatment area. A recent independent analysis reports that the GreenTech Heat Titan 800 is the most powerful commercial-grade, portable, propane heater available when doing a heat treatment for cockroaches. Our portable direct fired heaters provide the best and most thorough heat treatments for cockroaches.
Don’t take our word for what GreenTech Heat can do to cockroaches:
About three months ago, we treated an apartment in a senior home with our GreenTech Heat equipment. We were using heat to primarily kill the bed bugs, however this tenant also had a very severe infestation of German cockroaches. Before heating we applied boric acid powder and Seclira aerosol (IGR). As we were heating with the Titan 800, the cockroaches were running everywhere! We heated at about 150˚F for 5 hours and we applied some gel bait after. Here is a picture I took right after the treatment.
Three months go by and I go back for the first time and guess what: Not a single cockroach!
As seen in PCT Magazine
The following excerpt is from an interview with Tom Costello, Technical Director at GreenTech Heat Solutions.
QIs heat an effective tool for cockroach control?
A Yes. GreenTech Heat is highly effective in the treatment of cockroaches. It will kill all stages of cockroaches from eggs to adults. Our equipment has successfully treated millions of cockroach infestations and the process received a patent in 1990. Heat is the only treatment that can eliminate the current infestation, prevent the eggs from hatching, and make the building smell better in one succinct treatment.
QIs heat ovicidal?
AYes. Cockroaches and their eggs have no chemical resistance to heat. When a structure reaches lethal temperatures they have nowhere to hide. Heat will kill the ootheca and make eggs unviable. This makes GreenTech Heat the best process that can kill all generations of cockroaches in a single treatment—wherever the cockroaches might try to scurry and hide.
QWhat temperatures are needed to kill cockroaches?
A155˚F to 160˚F for 90 minutes will achieve a complete kill. Lower temperatures can synergize slow-acting desiccants like boric acid dust (which when used alone can require 8 to 12 weeks) for a quick kill. We recommend dusting in false cabinet bottoms, and wall voids. GreenTech Heat penetrates every part of the structure, seeking out cockroaches and leaving them nowhere to hide. Heat seeks out the insects, reducing your labor costs, treatment times, and repeat visits.
QWhat other advantages are there to using heat?
ACockroaches have a tell-tale smell and create a filth everywhere they go. Not only does heat eliminate the “cockroach smell” these insects leave wherever they are found, it sanitizes and denatures the proteins in the urine and fecal matter left behind by cockroaches. Heat kills both the living infestation and destroys the source of lingering odors. GreenTech Heat equipment is perfect for treating restaurants, retirement communities, rental housing, hotels, and hospitals.
QWhat steps are needed post-treatment?
APost-treatment procedures are minimal. I suggest using a HEPA filtration vacuum to remove dead cockroaches, feces, and shed skins, and open windows to allow the structure to air and cool. Using bait stations after the treatment can confirm the kill.
Heat goes everywhere a cockroach can hide. It gets under and behind the refrigerator and throughout all the cabinetry in the breakroom. Heat gets to all the surfaces and nooks and crannies in the bathrooms. Heat penetrates all crevices a cockroach can get into.
No games or gimmicks. No spray, hope, and pray you got all the bed bugs. GreenTech Heat has a better solution for eliminating the dangers associated with reopening the office.
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GreenTech Heat Direct-Fired Propane Heaters
|output||550,000+ BTU||990,000+ BTU|
|8-hour treatment area||more than 2,000 sqft||more than 4,000 sqft|
|power requirements||7A 120V||7A 120V|
|air flow||up to 4,000 cfm||more than 5,000 cfm|
|integrated REGO valve||yes||yes|
|propane tank||5 or 10 gal or larger||25 gal and larger|
|dimensions||43”L x 23”W x 29”H||50”L x 27”W x 30”H|
|weight||100 lbs||140 lbs|
|fuel use||~1.4 gal/hr||2-4 gal/hr|
|net temp rise||125°F||180°F|
|warranty||2 years||2 years|
as low as $167.00/month-60 months
as low as $189.00/month-48 months
|Click to Purchase Heater||Click to Purchase Heater|
as low as $205.00/month-60 months
as low as $231.00/month-60 months
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What People Say
I just want to write you to thank you for the training and the time you spent with us last week. We are very pleased with the equipment and we feel up to the task as we move forward with our self-treating. You were very informative and helpful and I am glad we decided to have you come out. Thanks again.
Andrew J. Ditson
Senior Property Manager
All City Management
2019 Survey reports cockroaches still a formidable foe
The 2019 pest control operator survey, State of the Cockroach Control Market commissioned by PCT Magazine, found that the German cockroach is the most-commonly found pest in commercial kitchens, rental homes, and multi-family housing.
According to the study, three significant mistakes often cloud the reputation of cockroach control:
- Assuming the client knows cockroaches: If your client tells you the bugs are only under the stove in the kitchen, don’t take their word for it! When you find one cockroach rest assured more are thriving throughout the building.
- Underestimating the lowly cockroach: Whoever says that some critter multiplies like rabbits never met a cockroach! If cockroaches dropped like flies everyone would be happy (and we’d be out of business)!
- Misreading the scope of the infestation: Think like a cockroach and inspect all the places they are likely to infest. Pesticidal treatments are effective when you to get the chemicals either on, into, under, or around the insects.
And equally problematic, commercially-available bug bombs can actually make controlling cockroaches more difficult... while increasing baseline exposure to pesticides.
Thermal kill point for cockroaches
Achieve a proven thermal kill for cockroaches with GreenTech Heat Solution’s state-of-the-art technology. Our state-tested technology creates heat convection currents which transfer air throughout the room, forcing heated air molecules to transfer their energy into every surface of the room. Developed and perfected by Michael R. Linford PhD, our equipment is designed to be a complete cockroach heat treatment system without sacrificing quality or capability.
Effectively reduce or eliminate pesticides
Heat is the only truly organic cockroach control treatment method. Other companies would have you believe that their pesticides are organic or come from natural sources, but every applied pesticide carries with it some level of toxicity. Heat treatments are completely non-toxic and leave no chemical residue, eliminating your exposure over potential client health concerns.
Heat synergizes with chemicals to accelerate and enhance the effectiveness of pesticides and desiccant dusts. Create and establish a perimeter barrier with a desiccant dust to minimize the ability of cockroaches to migrate and travel throughout the treatment area.