June 8, 2016 – Stefany Hedman Westenskow Assumes President and Chief Executive Positions at Thermapure and its Licensing Companies
VENTURA, Calif., June 8 – The ThermaPure companies announced today that Stefany Hedman Westenskow has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of E-Therm, Inc, and TPE Associates, LLC, the licensing companies for ThermaPureHeat®. Westenskow succeeds her father, David Hedman, who passed away peacefully at home on May 13 after battling cancer for several months. Age 59, Hedman was founder, president and CEO of the ThermaPure family of companies – Precision Environmental, PrecisionWorks, E-Therm, TPE and ThermaPure – and made remarkable contributions to the pest control and restoration industries by developing Thermapure’s structural pasteurization process of sterilizing structures using clean, hot air…read full press release
July 2, 2015 – Cambridge/RXHeat Press Release Regarding ThermaPure Highly Misleading
July 14, 2014 – Our new Intellectual Property Patent page
June 2014 – Ventura Star, “Firm Brings Heat Down on Pests”.
A recent article in the Ventura Star demonstrates how ThermaPureHeat, originally used to combat pests in structures, is also very effective with other organisms, including bacteria and viruses. Many of these other organisms, such as the MRSA bacteria, may be extremely difficult to control because they can develop resistance to chemical forms of disinfectant. Heat, however, is very effective.
To read the entire article, click here
October 2012 – Executive Housekeeping Today, “”Bug Bite on Family Trip Lands Man in ER”. Experts concluded that Sandy William’s serious staph infection was the result of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria entering a bite wound caused by a bed bug.
This article discusses the potential for bed bug bites to be a vehicle for the transmission of disease, such as a staph infection. The article presents an argument for structural pasteurization as a more complete bed bug elimination process because ThermaPureHeat will kill both bed bugs and bacteria the bugs may carry. Prevention of the type of medical incident discussed in the article argues for the use of engineering controls, including filtration, when bed bugs are the target. Bed bug elimination is an environmental remediation process and requires the use of engineering controls. Click here to read more about Sandy William’s bed bug bite and why ThermaPure is the best technology for resolution.
A Prescription for Structural Pasteurization by Green Product Dealer
A growing number of medical professionals are prescribing structural pasteurization as a proactive health solution in sick buildings, particularly for those with respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems. Read the full article here.
ThermaPure® licenses premier North Dakota cleaning and restoration firm.
Specialized Cleaning & Restoration, Inc., of Bismarck, ND, is the newest member of the ThermaPure® licensee group. SCR, Inc. is a family owned and operated business that has been providing cleaning and restoration services in the upper Midwest since 1992. Additionally, SCR, Inc. provides a full range of emergency services. They are currently in the process of introducing the ThermaPureHeat® process to the upper Midwest. Recently, they provided an instructional seminar to clients, consultants, regulators and media representatives at their Bismarck office. Click here to hear more about SCR’s introduction of ThermaPure.
March/April 2012 – Corrections Forum, “The new challenge of eradicating bed bugs”. This recently published article provides information to correctional management professionals about ThermaPureHeat® and why it is the best process for managing bed bugs.
Corrections Forum magazine reaches decision-making managers at all types and levels of correctional facilities, prisons, jails, detention facilities, brigs and lockups. Because of the transient nature of residency in these facilities, bed bugs are becoming a significant problem. Additionally, these facilities have concern over transmission of human pathogens through bacterial and viral contamination that can be vectored by bed bugs. Click here to read why ThermaPureHeat® is a new choice in correctional facilities management of bed bug problems and the pathogens they may carry or vector.
April 2012 – Briefings on Hospital Safety, “Heat may replace chemicals in the fight against bed bugs”. This article discusses the issues hospitals face when dealing with bed bugs and why ThermaPure® is probably the best solution.
This publication deals with safety compliance issues for hospitals. Because of this focus, the article looks at the growing awareness that chemical treatments for bed bugs not only are ineffective, but they are also potentially hazardous. Because of this, hospital safety professionals are looking for safer and more effective treatments using heat. Click here to read why ThermaPureHeat® is opening doors in hospitals.
October 2011 – Dr. Michael Linford, Co-Founder of the ThermaPureHeat® process was recently featured in the “Ask the Experts” column of Facility Care magazine.
In the October 2011 issue of Facility Care magazine, Dr. Linford was asked the following questions, “What are the healthcare risks of bedbugs? What should environmental services professionals be on the lookout for during daily cleaning routines in order to ensure that the facility is free of bedbugs?” These are serious questions for facility managers and recent research provides new concerns about bedbugs and their potential affect on human health. To read Dr. Linford’s insight to these problems, click here.
Facility Care is a monthly publication that focuses on the design, operation and maintenance of healthcare facilities.
December 2011 – Executive Housekeeping Today Article Discusses New Challenges with Bedbugs and the Dangerous Bacteria They Harbor
This article by David Hedman, President and Co-Founder of ThermaPure®, provides information from recent research linking bed bugs to human pathogens as vectors of disease. Additionally, the research evaluates the effectiveness of structural pasteurization as a process that will kill both the bedbug and the pathogens they can carry. ThermaPureHeat® is arguably the best process to manage bedbugs and the diseases they carry. To read this article click here.
ThermaPure® Announces 2012 Training Dates
ThermaPure® will be providing new and existing licensees training at the Ventura campus on the following dates:
Level 1&2 training
Level 3 training
Note: additional training classes will be added when classes are full.
Please contact Jared Perez at (805) 641-9333 for additional information or to sign up for specific classes.
September 23, 2011 – CDC Identifies Acute Illnesses Associated with Insecticides used to Control Bed Bugs
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report that identified the occurrence of 111 acute illnesses, including one death, that were associated with bed bug related insecticide use. These reported illnesses occurred from 2003-2010 in seven States that participate in a CDC program to conduct surveillance of pesticide-related illnesses. The bulk of the illnesses reported were associated with the application of pyrethoids, pyrethrins, or both. The most common contributing factors were excessive pesticide applications, failure to clean insecticide-treated bedding, and failure to properly notify occupants of pesticide application.
September 18, 2011 – Animal Planet’s “Bed Bug Apocalypse”
- Bed Bug ApocalypseBed Bug Apocalypse by Animal Planet. ThermaPureHeat is used.
September 18, 2011 – ThermaPure® principals discuss the benefits of heat treatments
PCT Magazine recently published an article, A Unique Heat Treatment, featuring two of ThermaPure®’s senior executives and founders. Dave Hedman, CEO, and Dr. Michael Linford, President and founder of TPE, Inc., were interviewed in this prominent pest control industry magazine and discussed the ThermaPureHeat® process as a “safe, effective, non-chemical pest eradication and environmental remediation process”. In addition to the discussion with Hedman and Linford, several ThermaPure® licensees shared their successes with the process for bed bug eradication and through the implementation of their integrated pest management (IPM) programs. To view the PCT article click here.
June 7, 2011 – Dr. Sean Abbott presents paper on structural pasteurization.
Dr. Sean Abbott presented a significant paper on the efficacy of structural pasteurization to the members of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ on June 7, 2011 at the Indoor Air 2011 trade show and conference in Austin, TX. This study examined high temperature pasteurization of buildings to reduce certain species of environmental bacteria. Results of this study demonstrated that structural pasteurization can be an effective process to reduce environmental bacteria that are known to accompany damp structures.
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