Secomak's patented, Heat BarrierTM is an integral part of the drop-over hood and is controlled from a separate source to maintain a temperature of 70°C, some 15°C higher than inside the drop-over hood.
As bed bugs approach the fringe of the drop-over hood seeking escape, their ability to sense temperature, drives them away from potential escape routes under the fringe. The parasites perish along with their eggs after 60 minutes of exposure at 55°C because everything inside the hood is maintained at the lethal temperature, including the bed, mattress, bedding, headboard and bedside furniture.
These new features enable the system to be unloaded and loaded, set-up and installed, and operated by just one operator. The reduced cycle time will enable up to four rooms to be eradicated of primary stage bed bug infestation in a single shift, reducing operating costs and increasing potential revenues.