ZappBug Heater - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by John from Ny
    03/25/2014
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    How long does it take The ZappBug Heater to reach the lethal temperature?
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    The ZappBug Heater reaches a kill temp in the range between 120-155 degrees Fahrenheit within 1 hour.

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    17 of 44 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Tf from Salt Lake City Utah
    01/23/2014
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    How many square feet does the ZappBug Heater cover at a time?
    For example: does it only cover a one standard bedroom size? Or 1500 square feet? More or less? Information on this would definitely help me utilize this to the best.
    A
    The ZappBug Heater is not a room heater. It is used to heat treat books, shoes, paper goods, clothing, luggage and many more items.
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    13 of 17 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Jonathan from Wichita Ks
    02/26/2014
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    Can I put my suitcase in the ZappBug Heater still packed or do I need to take my clothes out and heat them outside of the suitcase?
    A
    We recommend taking the clothes out of the suitcase so they can be properly treated. The clothing and suitcase can be treated in the ZappBug Heater.
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    7 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Cristina from California
    03/07/2014
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    How does the ZappBug Heater heat up?
    What does one use to heat it ?Also, can you give the exact measures in centimeters?
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    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.

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    7 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Paige from Chicago, Il
    03/23/2015
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    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
    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.
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    5 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by R from Indiana
    03/22/2016
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    Does the ZappBug Heater plug in to any standard socket in the house?
    Most of my plug sockets are 2 prong sockets. I have a couple 3 prong sockets in the kitchen and bath. Would it be safe to plug it in anywhere in the house?
    A

    Yes, ZappBug Heater will fit into a standard socket in the home.

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    4 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Caleb from Ft. Worth, Texas
    01/22/2014
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    What is the limit to the size of room the ZappBug Heater will heat?
    A
    The ZappBug Heater is designed to treat items such as books, shoes, paper goods, and clothing. The dimensions are 43" x 22.75"x 24".
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    4 of 9 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Liz
    02/11/2015
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    Do the sides have any give on the ZappBug Heater heater?
    My couch cushions are slightly larger than the dimensions and being able to heat them would be a main motive for buying this
    A
    We have spoken with the manufacturer of the ZappBug Heater and they have stated the sides have some slight give and they should be fine for cushions since they're soft, although they do not recommend putting anything too big in that's hard and could warp the frame. The only limiting factor will be the opening at  the top which still has a little give.
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    3 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Nmk from Boston, Ma
    10/13/2015
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    What happens to the carcasses when using the ZappBug Heater?
    What is the protocol to rid the ZappBug Heater of the fallen bed bugs? Is there an exterminating/sucking mechanism or should we shake out each item individually for carcasses?
    A

    Any carcassess in the ZappBug Heater would need to be physically removed from the unit. You can use a standard vacuum and then empty or you can shake it out. Items would need to be inspected and vacuumed or shook out as well.

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  • Asked by Jessica from Cincinnati, Ohio
    02/20/2014
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    Is the ZappBug Heater safe for electronics, such as my ps3 & blue ray player??
    A
    While the ZappBug Heater manufacturer says that it can be used for electronics, they do recommend that you consult consult the manufacturer of the items in question for
    a maximum safe temperature before placing them in the ZappBug Oven.
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    2 of 2 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Kimberly from Largo, Fl
    03/25/2018
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    Can I use a ZappBug Heater in a mobile home?
    If so, do I have to remove all of my belongings out of the mobile?
    A

    The ZappBug Heater is not a room/home heater. It is designed to place belongings inside to heat treat those items in the unit. Please see our Bed Bug Treatment Guide for more details on how to eradicate this pest.

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    1 of 1 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Toni from Compton
    04/18/2015
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    If the bug zapper is not a room heater then how does it work
    A
     ZappBug Heater is designed to heat items, like luggage clothing, etc. 
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    1 of 3 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Barbara from Champaign
    09/26/2019
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    Can tennis shoes be put in the ZappBug Heater?
    A

    Yes, the ZappBug Heater can be used to heat treat books, shoes (including tennis shoes), paper goods, clothing, luggage, etc.

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  • Asked by Cindy
    03/03/2017
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    Will ZappBug Heater work on fleas?
    I am dealing with a flea infestation in one apartment (although it has gotten better with the use of some sprays), but will be moving soon and do not want to bring the fleas to my car, my new apartment, and my work. I figure fleas would die when heated as well? What's the dimensions of the largest thing I could fit in this oven? And I'd only need one outlet for this one, right? Thank you.
    A

    The ZappBug Heater will kill fleas that are heated by it, but it's not our top recommendation for Fleas. Plus, this heater is only for small items that need to be treated. We recommend to check our Flea Guide. The dimensions of the ZappBug are 43x 22.75 x 24. It does only require one outlet.

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