Heat system for killing pests

  • US 9,226,489 B2
  • Filed: 03/15/2012
  • Issued: 01/05/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of treating an article comprising:

  • (A) placing an article inside of a flexible, enclosure, the enclosure comprising a floor, at least one wall, and a ceiling;

    (B) sealing the enclosure;

    (C) increasing the temperature inside of the sealed enclosure at a rate of from about 1 to about 15 degrees Fahrenheit per hour until a temperature of at least about 115°

    F. is reached, wherein the temperature inside of the sealed enclosure is increased by blowing hot air from a heater, and wherein the heating is monitored by at least one thermocouple located inside the enclosure and electrically connected to the heater; and

    (D) maintaining a temperature of at least about 115°

    F. for a predetermined period of time,wherein the enclosure is constructed to be capable of treating furniture, a mattress, a box spring, or a combination thereof.

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