Rodents can pose a major problem for structures and their occupants. In addition to the physical harm they can cause to structures by chewing on furniture and wiring, rodents are also well-known for carrying and/or spreading hundreds of diseases, including plague, typhus and salmonella. As the rodents roam through the structure in search of food, they will drop feces, urine and hairs which could come into contact with food, utensils, and bedding. They also build nests behind walls and in attics where they store their food, which can then attract additional pests into the structure.
When eradicating a rodent problem within a structure, all carcasses need to be removed, as any left behind may decay and cause another series of potential problems. Other pests may feed on the remains, which may cause structural damage and spread diseases and odors as a result of such decay.
The heating process begins by gradually increasing the temperature of an infested structure to the appropriate level, causing the rodents to flee the structure. The process also kills bacteria and viruses that may be left behind by the rodents. The use of thermal imaging cameras during the process will help the technician identify where heat is exiting the structure and therefore identify possible points of entry for rodents. Once the process is completed, these points of entry can be repaired and reduce the chances of future infestation.