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Recently, there was a major fire at the Royal Scot Apartments in Edmonton Alberta. The damage to the complex has been estimated at approximated 4.5 million dollars. In addition, there were 4 individuals injured as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire has been reported to have been started by a Propane Heater used to treat pests. First, Thermotech employees are properly trained in safely using and setting up equipment for all jobs. Second, WE DO NOT use any Propane heaters. We ONLY use INDIRECT DIESEL fired Heaters which only pumps hot air into the structure with ALL of the flame remaining outside. Thermotech also uses ELECTRIC heaters which are all triple protected against overheating and all circuits are fused in case of a shorts in the wiring or heater. It is the same as using a hair dryer but on a larger scale.

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Thermotech Environmental Inc. uses the ThermaPureHeat® process for pest control. This process is a ONE Time process and does not require multiple applications as this will kill all forms of the pest including the eggs. Our treatment takes approximately 8 hours to complete as we heat the infected area to 60°C or 140°F. This temperature is maintained for 4 hours toetrate through all furniture, mattresses and couches. T allow time for this heat to penetrate into all areas the pest hides. We use hot dry air which will penhis method does not require you to throw out any of these items. This is a great savings for you ! This method does require HEAT sensitive items to be removed from the area during treatment. These items are all indicated on our Owner Site Prep sheet which can be viewed by using the above link. This sheet must be followed closely to ensure an effective treatment. Thermotech does not require you to move a lot of furniture as the heat will penetrate into all of these areas.

Thermotech Process vs. Chemical Treatment (Advantages in Bold)



Chemical Treatment

Treatments required


Several – Min. 3

Time out of Residence

8 to 9 hrs for treatment

4 hrs. to 2 days or more

Time required to do the actual job

8 to 9hrs

Approx. 1 hr. or less

Chemicals left behind


Residual Chemicals

Concern for Children or Pets


Possible reaction to chemicals

Furniture required to move


Workers will move selected items

Move all to center of room, Stand bed up against wall

Area to be treated

Complete residence and the heat will

Penetrate into areas where the pests hides

Spot or Perimeter


Pestmovement after treatment


Pests are starting to detect the chemical and starting to move around the structure

Forms ofPestbeing treated

All forms (Adult, Larvae and Egg)

The heat will penetrate everywhere the pests hide

Live pests only and must be in direct contact with the pest.

Have to wait for the egg to hatch

Preparation for treatment

Remove heat sensitive items, wash clothing in dresser drawers No furniture movement

Move all furniture to center of room, stand bed against wall, wash all clothing

Clean up after treatment

Good vacuum to clean up dead pests

Vacuum and wipe residual chemical off all items


You know you have them.

We use No Chemicals

Have to inspect before Chemicals can be applied

Additional cost

Invested Furniture

Heat will penetrate through and save all furniture and mattresses

Have to throw out or cover invested furniture


We are more expensive than conventional methods but require more time and expense to complete job.

Advantage is One Time Treatment

Cost less per treatment but requires multiple applications and may require some furniture to be discarded and replaced

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