PackTite heat treatment device is a safe, non-chemical bed bug treatment device that uses heat to treat bed bugs that may be found in personal items such as clothing, suitcases, books, cds, shoes, purses, luggage, pillows, and countless other items that you may not be able to treat with traditional chemicals. The PackTite oven uses patent-pending technology that thoroughly heats your personal items to a temperature that is proven to kill bed bugs and their eggs in all stages of their life cycle, without damaging your belongings.
How to Use: PackTite heat treatment device is easy to assemble and use. It includes a countdown timer that shuts the unit off after a set treatment time. Simply place your suitcase (or other bed bug infested items to be treated) on the rack inside the PackTite oven and place the thermometer in the center of the treatment load. Close the PackTite portable heat treatment zipper and plug in the unit. Set the timer for the desired treatment time (varies by type and number of items being treated). Last but not least, monitor the temperature to insure that the contents reach 120 degrees (F) and hold that temp for 1 hour. All the bed bugs and their eggs inside the PackTite portable heat treatment device die. Please watch the video which demonstrates set up and use of the PackTite treatment device.
PackTite measures 36L x 19W x 24H and can be compacted down for convenient storage.
Place items so they do not touch the outer sides, power cord, top flap or zipper. Take care not to overfill.
Safe, non-chemical device
Treatment times will range from 1 hour to 4 hours. Monitor the temperature of the items being treated to insure that the internal temperature of all items being treated reaches 120 degrees F and holds that temperature for 60 minutes.
36 in. L x 19 in. W x 24 in. H
Plug will reach 45 in. from back of unit
120V, 600 Watts
Material / Construction
Canvas material lined with a coating bed bugs can't climb
Easy to assemble and use, no need to remove luggage (or backpack) contents, countdown timer shuts the unit off automatically after the set treatment time, can be compacted down for convenient storage, treats most standard suitcases
90-Day Manufacturers Limited Warranty (see below for details)
PackTite is a safe, non-chemical device that uses heat to treat bed bugs that may be found in personal items such as clothing, suitcases, books, cd's, shoes, purses, luggage, pillows, and countless other items. The PackTite uses patent-pending technology that thoroughly heats your personal items to a temperature that is proven to kill bed bugs at all stages of their life cycle, without damaging your belongings.
What Can I treat with PackTite?
Backpacks and purses
Clothes and linens
Easy to assemble and use.
No need to remove luggage (or backpack) contents
Countdown timer shuts the unit off automatically after the set treatment time
Assembled, PackTite measures 36L x 19W x 24H inches
PackTite can be compacted down for convenient storage
Treats most standard suitcases
PackTite™ Heat Treatment for Bedbugs
90-day Manufacturers Limited Warranty. Subject to the terms and conditions of this limited warranty, the Manufacturer warrants this product to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of its original retail purchase.
What Does This Limited Warranty Cover?This warranty covers any defects or malfunctions in the heater, thermometer, timer and/or canvas covering.
How Long Does the Coverage Last?This warranty is for a period of 90 days from the date of its original retail purchase. This warranty is not transferable and coverage terminates if you sell or otherwise transfer the product.
What Will the Manufacturer Do?Manufacturer will, at its option, repair or replace the defective or malfunctioning part at no charge. The repaired or replaced part will be covered by the remaining period of the original warranty.
What Does This Warranty Not Cover? This limited warranty excludes any parts not specifically listed and any problem arising from (a) abuse, misuse, accident, improper operation or maintenance, (b) an act of God (such as a flood, hurricane, tornado, or other weather-related event), or (c) use of any parts from another manufacturer.
To the extent permissible by applicable law, consequential and incidental damages are not recoverable under this limited warranty and this warranty shall be deemed to supersede and negate any and all other warranties, express or implied, and all other obligations or liabilities of the Manufacturer and authorized retailer, including any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Note, some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the prior sentence may not apply to you.
How Do You Get Service?In order to be eligible for service under this warranty, proof of purchase (original receipt) must be made available to the Manufacturer, distributor or its service representative for all warranty claims.
Your Rights Under State Law: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
Product Manufacturer:PackTite. 3333 W CR 54G, Laporte, CO 80535, USA.
****The PackTite CANNOT be returned once it is purchased and left our warehouse. Any issues with defective parts will be replaced by the manufacturer. We will not accept returns or process refunds on any PackTite units due to the possibility of bed bugs traveling back with the product. You should only order this product if you know you need it. ****
Works but very overpriced considering the cheap quality
By Knt on 08/31/2010
This device is basically a small heater and a wire shelf inside a duffle bag; plug it in, it heats up. There's a timer and indoor/outdoor thermometer included in the box, but they're not automated or connected to the packtite; it's up to you to visually check the time and temperature from time to time. There's only one shelf inside the device, so it's not very useful if you're putting in a lot of personal items. The temp got up to 125 in about 40minutes, then up to 143.
I'm going to buy a wire shelf to place on top of the single shelf, so that I can at least put stuff on two levels.
This feels like a successful high school science project; it does the job but not much else. Definitely NOT worth $288, but unfortunately there's no other device like it out there.
It worked well except for one thing: The thermometer went on the fritz, and eventually stopped working entirely, somewhere around 110 degrees. It wasn't the batteries (we tried 2 brand new sets). Possibly it was from the heat of sitting on the PackTite, but there is nowhere else to put it. It needs a better thermometer; for the cost; there ought to be one.
This device works well as long as the suitcase is not full of clothes. It is best to remove clothes, put them in a plastic bag and immediately wash in hot water. The suitcase and non-washables can be easily heated without the clothes inside. The temperature in the center of the bag needs to be above 120 degrees for 1 hr to kill the bedbugs. With a stuffed suitcase, I was only able to get the temp up to 113. Lightly filled suitcase got up to between 123 and 135 degrees. Helps to cover the PackTite with a towel to keep the heat from escaping.
Much less damaging to clothes than using the dryer but I'd like to see a more efficient model for commercial use - this can take several hours, and the device heats up the surrounding area. Fine for occasional use but I run a consignment shop and want to heat treat all textiles. Also, heat is rather unevenly distributed; I plan on buying another temperature gauge to get a more accurate reading of what's going on in there.
The device works well most of the time. If the suitcase is full of clothes then it may not get all the way up to the necessary 120 degrees. It worked great for partially filled suitcases. Quality was fine. It would be nice if they could get the price down a bit.
Will cold temperatures kill bedbugs? If so , how long does it take?
There has been some research that indicates that freezing temperatures can kill bedbugs, but this method is not very effective. This research says that a deep freezer (big freezer chests only, regular household fridge/freezers do not get cold enough) can kill bedbugs, but the items must be left in the freezer for several weeks. Heat seems to kill bedbugs faster and more efficiently than freezing. Steamers that reach temperatures over 120 degrees are very effective for treating mattresses, box springs and other furniture. You can use any household dryer to kill bedbugs on clothing, shoes, stuffed animals and pillows. If you have a dryer with a rack inside, you can also place books, knickknacks and other items in the dryer to eliminate bedbugs (items must be left in dryer for about 30 minutes). We also carry the Packtite Portable Bedbug Heat Treatment device. The Packtite would enable you to treat just about any object that can fit inside of the device.
Can you use the packtite to heat laptops tvs etc? What is the internal temp at its highest?
It is not recommended to use the packtite to treat electronics. The packtite is meant to treat items you would not want to launder or that can get wet in a washer, such as luggage, shoes, stuffed animals, etc. Thee PackTite can heat up to 150 degrees when items are inside it. When there is nothing in the PackTite it can reach up to 170 degrees. For treating electronics such as laptops or other items you cannot heat or get wet, we recommend the Nuvan Pro Strips.
If I use the Packtite when I bring luggage home from trips, is it ok to Packtite dirty clothes?
Will the Packtite "bake" in the dirt and smell?
You should just wash and dry any dirty clothes in your luggage. Running clothes through a wash cycle and clothes dryer on high heat will kill all stages of bed bugs. Baking the dirty clothes in the PackTite for a couple of hours may in fact "bake" stains and odors into the clothes.
Does this product have a safety rating for fire or does it have a UL rating?
The Packtite is made with UL listed parts, but the unit itself is still waiting for finalization on being UL listed. The Packtite does come with a micro switch to turn the unit off if it exceeds 190 degrees.