The ZappBug Heater will kill 100% of bed bugs in books, shoes, paper goods, clothing and many more items. It's designed to fit most common carry-on or checked luggage. Measures 37.5” x 23” x 23”. It is very portable, and can easily be transported as a 13-inch cube. 100% non-toxic and safe - it contains no pesticides or chemicals, only heat. The temperature will range between 120-155 degrees Fahrenheit, which kills all bed bugs, but is safe for your belongings. The ZappBug Heater is very easy to use. It can be assembled by just one person in under 10 minutes. It uses a separate 1500w, 110V power source and can be operated in both commercial and residential locations. It includes automatic shut-off timers as well as a tip-over safety feature. Also included are a digital wireless thermometer and 3 digital probes to ensure that temperatures remain over 120 F in all items you are treating (bed bugs will die very quickly at 120 F and above). The Zappbug Heater is not for treating rooms.
This product is great. It not only is cheaper that other Bed Bug Cookers that I have used in the past, but it also comes to temperature (Over 120 Degrees) quicker than the more expensive units I have purchased in the past. It also folds down to a smaller size for storage, although sometimes it is hard to figue out how to fold it down. This "Cooker" is half the price and ships out fast. We use these in a residential setting for all our new admits and also to treat clothing and belongings when a person has been out of the facility for a visit. Works great - you should get yourself one.
Works killing bugs in chamber but if you don’t wash the cloth you will have a bedbug infestation if you store it without washing it and storing it away. I learnt the hard way by stowing it away after I used it in my tiny studio and put in behind my refrigerator. Once I put into the bathtub to wash the cloth chamber boy! Dead bedbugs and their casings and frass were all in the tub. However, customer service is extremely at Do My Own. I’ve bought so many products from them I could own stock in this company. Bedbugs are rentless no matter if you follow the steps or hire a professional. I tear gassed my unit 8 times by a professional and they still follow me even in plastic weather tight bins stored for 6 months with Demetrious earth. I bought brand new infested furniture from West Elm and my life has been a living nightmare and I have congestive heart failure and the bedbugs will be the death of me. However, Do My OWN has the best products on line and professional grade I am determined to fight this never ending battle.
What does one use to heat it ?Also, can you give the exact measures in centimeters?
The ZappBug Heater includes a small portable heater that uses a separate 1500w, 110V power source. The measurements for the ZappBug Heater is 43x 22.75 x 24 inches assembled which converts to 109.22 x 57.785 x 60.96 centimenters assembled.
Will ZappBug Heater damage or melt certain fabrics?
I buy vintage clothes at thrift stores and have a great fear of bringing home bedbug eggs that might be hiding in the seams. I always wash the clothes immediately, but not all items can be washed in hot water or dried on hot setting. Therefore, it seems to follow that the Zappbug might damage those garments, I'm wondering if that's correct.
A ZappBug Heater ranges from 120-155 degrees Fahrenheit. With that being said, if you have an article of clothing that you will likely not put into a dryer, it should not go into the ZappBug Heater. We would recommend being very careful with items made of synthetic fabrics.
Bed bugs die in 120 degrees Fahrenheit and above. If you are washing your items and drying them when you get them from the store, you are likely doing enough to make sure that the bed bugs are not hatching. You could also use Steri-Fab directly on your clothing as well.