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General Discussion / Written Customer Review From Happy Lullaby System User
« Last post by Zappy on January 09, 2017, 11:45:08 pm »
April 4, 2016

To Whom It May Concern:

I purchased a Lullaby wave treatment device system from WavelengthEMTS Inc. I have purchased two wave system units to date and both have worked fantastically. These units have been very important to my business and me personally. I will use the Wave process on many occasions throughout the year. It has always been a very valuable option to give to my customers. I would highly recommend anyone licensed  in this business to look into buying one of these wave systems, maybe even two. The director at WavelengthEMTS, Ed Fobian, has been a real professional in helping me through the process of purchasing my systems. I find him to be a very honest person with a lot of integrity. He does what he says he is going to do. That is very important for a business owner like me. Although I have never met him in person, I feel like I know him as a friend. He truly cares about his customers and follows through on the whole process from buying the system to making sure it works correctly.

The latest system unit I purchased was custom built by WavelengthEMTS Inc just for me. It is compact, highly mobile, easy to use and has a beautiful case. It includes the easy read instruction manual on how to use the system effectively and safely, along with all the other important components that comes with a system.

What else can I say, I am a happy customer of director Eds and WavelengthEMTS Inc. I will always refer them to anyone else that asks about The Lullaby Radio Wave Treat System. Although I dont want all of my competitors to have the arsenal that I have to kill termites with. 
Thanks  Ed  and WavelengthEMTS Inc. 
Sincerely,
(Owner/Operator) A California Southern Coastal Termite Control Company.

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General Discussion / A Few Great Operational Questions From A Lullaby Tech
« Last post by Termiwave on January 09, 2017, 08:40:50 pm »
I am glad to be here. Hope my past experience and knowledge can be of assistance to all in need. Thanks for inviting me Wavelength.. To anyone with a question please feel free to ask me.. I will do my best to answer all.


I had a few questions and here they are.
 
1,  Do the microwaves come out of the machine in a circular pattern?  I was using a flir thermoscope and the heat pattern seemed to indicate that.  I had a large nest in a header over a window and the first time I treated it I moved the unit across the header in 12" intervals and the termites continued to appear so a few days latter I did the area again only this time I did it in 12" intervals and then went back over the area on the 12"  centers, thus covering the entire nest.  I have not heard from the tenants so assume it has done the trick. 
 
2, I have found the time necessary to get the required temperature in the wood to be 10 min which is more than the chart would seem to indicate but I think that is fine.  I think it may have to do with the dryness of the timber being in Los Angeles.  What do you think?
 
3.  I know that I have termites in some other units because I see their droppings in wall outlets and by windows but the termite detector does not register in those areas.  Any thoughts?
 
4.  Is the termite detector able to detect termites through dry wall, that is, does the CO2 they are producing permeate through the dry wall or do I need to drill holes? 
 
5.  The metal on the machine got quite hot to the touch when I was using it.  Is this normal and how many times can I cycle the unit before I need to let it fully cool down?   As I mentioned I am doing 10 min cycles, I tried 71/2 min cycles but was not getting high enough temps.
 
6.  Is it the temperature of the wood that is killing them or is the water content in the termites being heated and killing them? 

THANK YOU.
A California Lullaby Sys User
 
Thank you for the great questions Lullaby System User.
I will do my best to answer all your questions in numbered order.

Answer Question 1:
 The wave pattern emitted from the generator is oval egg shaped about 6to 7 high and 5 to 6 wide and fluctuates. When treating common wall studs the heat generated effectively rises within the timber allowing a 12 target move recommended from top downward which assists in allowing the applied temperature reached during application to rise and maintain that temperature at above treat sites.
 
When treating large timbers, such as headers and beams as you did, it is necessary to monitor the internal temperatures achieved and the treat time needed. 10 minutes per shot sounds about right for the treat you did as long as your treat temperature achieved was sufficient for a kill. Over lapping of treat site for large timbers would be necessary as needed to achieve a kill temp. It is best to monitor treat temperatures achieved by gathering your reading from the timbers core. Readings gathered from a timber or sheetrock surface only are misleading and do not reflect the actual treat site interior temperature. Core temperature monitoring is the safest and most reliable means of effective treatment. Sounds like you did well with the treatment.   


Answer Question 2:
 I agree with you, the age and dryness of a timber along with its large size, is proportional to the treat time needed to heat the mass. 

Answer to Question 3 and 4:
It will be necessary to drill a small hole in the wall at areas of suspected termite activity, set the detector to highly sensitive and insert attach probe end into hole and check for reading.
You may wish to check the wall above the treated header and to its sides using this method, it will allow you check for live termite activity after as well as before you do a treatment.
It is common for termite pellets to continue to sift out of channels even after termites are dead. To eliminate false live activity readings, after area is treated, the areas of pellet kick out holes are routinely filled with a wood filler so if new activity occurs at the areas filled, it can be viewed as new evidence of live activity. Use your TDS to locate precise areas of live termite infestation. Also use the TDS to revisit and check areas treated prior for follow-up of live activity or non live termite activity.   

Answer Question 5:
New units usually run hot until break in however placing an operational space fan to move air around unit during treatment always helps the unit operate cooler. If unit heating continues to concern you, please let me know right away and I will send you a replacement unit and when received you can send the existing troubled one back to us.

Answer Question 6:
It is a combination of both. The moisture and sugars in the environment they live in is heated rapidly causing the termite inhabitants to suffer lethal effects similar to a heat stroke. Termites directly exposed to waves also suffer lethal internal heating effects. The termites actually go to sleep forever in either case. Their death does not require extreme temperatures, only a rapid moderate temperature increase to around 130 degrees Fahrenheit.       

Hope these answers will be helpful to you and other system users in performing safe and effective Lullaby termite treatments.

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General Discussion / My Inexpensive and Effective Unit Lift System
« Last post by Wooddoctor on January 09, 2017, 07:52:01 pm »
I have found using milk crates to be effective for holding the wave unit at different heights with one
6"x 10" block of wood to alternate the height.  I slide two sticks through the crates one left to right and one front to back and balance the flexible shield on them to be around the unit with distance.  This system works well, is easy to set up and adjust and allows for quick movement of the unit up or down and is cheap.  Home Depot sells the crates for about $8.00 each. I am a California new building and renovation contractor who no longer relies on others to correct dry wood termite problems I encounter. The Lullaby System is one of the best money saving, effective tools in my building maintenance arsenal. 
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General Discussion / Some Written Treat Reccomendations I Use
« Last post by TermiteMan on December 08, 2016, 11:10:37 pm »
Here are a few of the popular written contractual and/or report description samples I use in termite reports with the Wavelength Lullaby Microwave treatment application process:

(1) FUMIGATE STRUCTURE OR THERMALLY TREAT INACCESSIBLE AREA OF INFESTATION LOCALLY WITH A MICROWAVE TREATMENT PROCEDURE AND/OR IN CONJUCTION TREAT ACCESSIBLE AREAS WITH THE CHEMICAL, (Enter chemical Name).

(2) THERMALLY TREAT INACCESSIBLE AREAS OF INFESTATION LOCALLY  AND/OR IN CONJUCTION TREAT ACCESSIBLE AREAS WITH THE CHEMICAL, (Enter chemical Name).

(3) THERMALLY TREAT INACCESSIBLE AREAS OF INFESTATION LOCALLY WITH A MICROWAVE TREATMENT PROCEDURE AND/OR IN CONJUCTION TREAT ACCESSIBLE AREAS WITH THE CHEMICAL,Enter (chemical Name) FOR THE CONTROL OF DRYWOOD TERMITES. OWNER CONTACT PROPER TRADESMAN TO REPAIR DAMAGE.

(4) THERMALLY TREAT INACCESSIBLE AREA OF INFESTATION WITH A MICROWAVE TREATMENT PROCEDURE AND/OR  IN CONJUCTION TREAT ACCESSIBLE AREAS WITH THE CHEMICAL, (Enter chemical Name) FOR THE CONTROL OF WOOD DESTROYING BEETLES.

(5) THERMALLY TREAT INACCESSIBLE AREAS OF INFESTATION LOCALLY WITH A MCROWAVE TREATMENT PROCEDURE AND/OR  IN CONJUCTION TREAT ACCESSIBLE AREAS  WITH THE CHEMICAL, (Enter chemical Name) FOR THE CONTROL OF DRYWOOD TERMITES.  REMOVE EVIDENCE AND REPAIR AREAS OF DRYWOOD TERMITE DAMAGE.

(6) PRIMARY RECOMMENDATION IS TO FUMIGATE STRUCTURE OR THERMALLY TREAT INACCESSIBLE AREA OF INFESTATION LOCALLY WITH A MICROWAVE TREATMENT PROCEDURE AND/OR IN CONJUCTION TREAT ACCESSIBLE AREAS WITH (Enter chemical Name),  FOR THE CONTROL OF DRYWOOD TERMITES AND DESTROY ACCESSIBLE EVIDENCE.

(7) THERMALLY TREAT INACCESSIBLE AREAS OF INFESTATION LOCALLY WITH NON-CHEMICAL PROCEDURE AND/OR IN CONJUCTION TREAT ACCESSIBLE AREAS WITH THE CHEMICAL (Enter chemical Name). LOCAL TREATMENT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN ENTIRE STRUCTURE TREATMENT METHOD. IF INFESTATIONS OF WOOD-DESTROYING PESTS EXTEND BEYOND THE AREA(S) OF LOCAL TREATMENT, THEY MAY NOT BE EXTERMINATED and follow-up additional treatment may be necessary.

(8) THERMALLY TREAT HARDWOOD FLOORING AREAS OF INFESTATION LOCALLY WITH NON-CHEMICAL MICROWAVE TREATMENT PROCEDURE AT SPECIAL REQUEST OF FLOORING INSTALLATION CONTRACTOR. LOCAL TREATMENT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN ENTIRE STRUCTURE TREATMENT METHOD.

Written Microwave Sample Disclaimers:

(1) RETREATMENT AND GUARANTEE     RE TREATMENT OR FUMIGATIONS, PERFORMED SHALL BE THAT RECOMMENDED BY THIS FIRM ONLY.  NO LODGING, MEALS, SECURITY OR OTHER MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES ARE PROVIDED BY THIS FIRM

(2) WHERE LOCALIZED MICROWAVE TREATMENTS ARE PERFORMED; AS WITH THE CASE OF FUMIGATION OR LOCALIZED CHEMICAL TREATMENT, FOLLOW UP TREATMENT MAY BE NECESSARY AND IS NORMALLY COVERED UNDER INITIAL TREATMENT WARRANTY.
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General Discussion / Just a few Commonly asked applicator questions
« Last post by TermiteMan on December 08, 2016, 10:26:33 pm »
Question-1 What material does the radio wave termite treat process penetrate, (sheet rock and wood, how thick)?


Answer: The waves easily penetrate most materials. If in doubt of a material one can easily check on its microwave penetration status by placing a test piece in a microwave oven and cooking it for 10 seconds. The quicker the test item heats, the more absorption and less penetration qualities exist. Microwaves emitted from the Wavelength generator have been found to easily pass through concrete, mortar, masonry and sheetrock up to 6 with ease. When passing through wood materials the microwaves dissipate in intensity, as they are absorbed in relationship to the moisture, starch and density of target wood content. Treatment depths for a successful microwave application are best obtained via use of systems logged, recorded and estimated Treat Time Test procedure. The real time test provides accurate treatment databased on what is actually being treated. 
   

Question-2 How much insulation does it penetrate? (fiberglass, etc.)?

Answer: Microwaves readily pass through all types of insulation that contain no metal products. Microwaves will deflect off foil-backed insulation. When treating areas containing foil back insulation treat at surface area that gives best wood thermal heat results. This is usually achieved by treating at the backside of the foil face. (IE) Foil faces the exterior wall, Treat infestation from interior wall outward.
 
Question-3 How deep from machine into wall do waves emitted efficiently kill termites?

Answer: It is capable of thermal treatment up to 6 in depth, this includes but is not limited to treatment of accessible infestation and infection concealed within inaccessible wall areas and voids constructed of masonry, wood, wood products, acrylic plastic and glass. Treatment will not penetrate metal or metal byproducts. Do not apply directly to metal, steel wool, rubber or vinyl objects.
Question-4 How large of an area does the wave generator treat at one time, width X height = sq feet?


Answer: Within width X height of the generators surface treatment area the highest energy efficiency has been recorded at center 6 inches of generator face width for all models and at center to overall height treat area of 10 Inches per generator port. Based on a single port generators size the surface area treated per timed application is 6x10= 60 sq inches. Because thermal heat transfer readily occurs in wood, it is not necessary to overlap areas treated. Based on the single port calculations, an application area treat time can be easily estimated per every 12 inches of height or per the travel distance length of a beam or wall stud being treated. Depending on the density and moisture content of the wood treated, some areas treated will exceed the 6x10 estimate while others may fall short because it is all based on the treated substance microwave absorption ability. More precise treatment times needed for a successful treatment are obtained at each individual application site via a logged and recorded Estimated Treat Time Test. The real time test provides accurate treatment databased on what is actually being treated. 
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General Discussion / Video Find More Termites with the TDS II
« Last post by Zappy on December 01, 2016, 10:13:27 pm »
How the TDS II detects termites via co2
From a Florida Termite Company
https://youtu.be/RQgEzLfGpoc
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General Discussion / Fumigation Failure Fix
« Last post by jhardin on November 26, 2016, 12:47:37 am »
Several times I have had homeowners request a non chemical radio wave treatment instead of a burdensome fumigation re-do call back. Even though the re-fumigation was covered at no cost to me by my sub contractor, I did the fumigation call back treat with a radio wave system as homeowner requested instead of having the entire structure re-tented under the warranty. Homeowner was always pleased to get a non chemical hassle free treat callback which usually only took a couple man hours to complete and it always landed the owner signing an extended control service agreement. Never told my fumigator I fixed their treat failure with the non chemical Lullaby process because if I had, they might not be so readily available next time I call in to schedule a fumigation. For similar reasons including a firms chemical purchase needs from local suppliers, many companies do not openly promote that they offer and use an alternative non chemical treatment system within their treat arsenals. As hush, hush as their use may be, use of the Lullaby system has saved me and others lots of treat time and money in addition to doing a great effective clean treat that always leaves my customers happy.       
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General Discussion / Multi Unit Treat success story
« Last post by Extermiwave on November 23, 2016, 10:36:47 pm »
During June swarming season somewhere in Los Angeles County Ca., Checked exterior of a 500 unit mega two story apartment complex. Drywood termites identified at 215 exterior unit locations. Majority of areas located at first and second story balcony wood siding and framing.

Total area fume estimate was 6 million cubic foot at a cost of half a million dollars, not to mention the associations cost to house tenants elsewhere during the fumigation process. In lieu of fumigation, the apartment owners association was also given a quote of $80,000 for Lullaby treatment of all areas of dry wood termite evidence visually and non visually apparent, a two year complete termite treatment warranty and a year to year termite control service policy thereafter at the annual starting cost of $10,000.00.

The association went with the Lullaby termite treatment and it was performed without any problems in 10 working days total with a crew of two and only one  treatment generator.

The conclusion of this large treatment was no deaths or illnesses associated with poison gas treatments, happy tenants that did not need to leave their apartments overnight or worry about contaminated food products after treatment and an overly happy apartment association who now regularly refer other commercial accounts. 

This job grossed a considerable company profit of which continues to this date to come in annually from the ongoing control service policy. A total of one to two days a year and sometimes three are spent by a crew of two servicing the entire mega property under the control agreement.

The Lullaby radio wave structural pest treatment system is truly a life saving, money making, safe alternative to labor intensive, multi unit commercial whole structure poison gas fumigation. Personally I don't see why anyone would run the risk of killing any human less alone an animal, by choosing to fill a residence with poison gas, that has no antidote, just to control a few termites, when safer less costly alternatives clearly exist. .   

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General Discussion / Mansion Wood Beetle Treat Success
« Last post by Extermiwave on November 23, 2016, 10:34:41 pm »
In a California coastal town; for a newly built, 12 thousand sq foot, 2 story mansion, the flooring contractor requested a limited pest inspection performed at newly installed 4000 sq foot hardwood flooring.

Re-infesting powder post wood boring beetles were identified wide spread at 5 different hardwood flooring locations. Floor wood planking was 10 and 6 wide staggered and thick custom finished high quality hardwood material.   

Lullaby radio wave treatment was recommended at areas of noted infestation. Contractor requested complete treatment of all hardwood planking without the use of any chemicals. Treatment was performed during 9am to 5pm work hours using a total of 4 dual port Wavelength units, with timed 6 minute treat cycle each. It took only 32 hours to complete entire 4000 sq foot two floors of treatment over a 4 day period using a crew of 4. Contractor was very pleased to pay the $500 per hour total bill of $16,000.00 for the Lullaby radio wave treatment. He was additionally happy that he would not have to remove and replace all the flooring and be sued by the property owner for additional damages.

The cost to fumigate the structure would have been $40,000.00 and highly embarrassing to his flooring business to advertise a 5 day fume tent visible for miles, placed on a new multimillion dollar structure of which would also have infuriated the property owner who was now a resident. 

The Lullaby treatment was performed during normal business hours. All crew drove unmarked vehicles to avoid attention. A follow-up with the contractor was performed 5 years later and there had been no new signs of beetles.

The reason success stories like this go unheard of is because wealthy aristocrats do not get any pest problems to speak of.   

The bottom-line of this job is it made very good money for the firm, it made a very happy customer and most importantly, it successfully controlled all the pests targeted without the use of any chemicals at all.

It was later determined that the Beetle infestation had not come from the hardwood flooring installed as initially assumed but rather had come from infested sub plywood flooring installed that was purchased from Home Depot. This is important because the infestation treated and successfully controlled was not only within the 3/4" thick hardwood planking, it also extended another 1" below the planking into the plywood sub flooring where evidence noted they initially emerged from first.

The Lullaby radio wave structural pest treatment system has proven to me that it effectively puts wood destroying beetles as well as termites to sleep forever.   
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General Discussion / Shared Lullaby Treatment Stories
« Last post by Zappy on November 23, 2016, 10:25:20 pm »
This section is for Lullaby System Users to share their treatment stories. 
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