ThermalStrike Expedition - Bed Bug Heat Treatment Box

ThermalStrike Expedition - Bed Bug Heat Treatment Box
ThermalStrike Expedition - Bed Bug Heat Treatment Box


ThermalStrike Expedition - Bed Bug Heat Treatment Box

Bed Bugs are reaching a pandemic level across the US. They move from room to room or from building to building by attaching themselves and their eggs to things like clothing, travel products and suitcases. Once bed bugs are transported to a new location, such as a home, it is very difficult and expensive to remove them. To avoid a bed bug infestation of a home, it is important to destroy the bed bugs and eggs. Low levels of heat are 100% effective at destroying bugs and eggs. ThermalStrike can be used to treat a variety of items such as carry-on luggage, backpacks, purses, jackets, etc.

This system is designed to accommodate most large 29 inch pieces of luggage. It is also perfect for treating blankets and comforters.

Items should be placed in the included bags and sealed before being placed inside the ThermalStrike heat box. This ensures that nothing will escape during treatment.

Returns on the ThermalStrike are not accepted even if unused
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Key Features:
  • Protect your Home by Stopping Bed Bugs at the Door
  • Chemical-Free Alternative that Kills 100% of Bed Bugs and Eggs
  • Dual Safety Circuits to Protect Your Home, Suitcase, and Garments
  • Reusable and Collapsible for Easy Storage
  • Treatment Time Generally 8 Hours or Less
  • Treats clothing, handbags, luggage, shoes, books papers and much more
  • Usable Space: (31 x 17 x 21 inches)
  • Includes Bonus Wired Thermometer to Monitor Temperatures and Reduce Treatment Time

Bed Bug Supply Review - see what our experts have to say about this product

The ThermalStrike is a new product that effectively harnesses heat to treat items that may have or have been exposed to bed bugs. We recently had a chance to test one out and were impressed by the design size and affordability of the unit. Bed bugs are very sensitive to heat and have been proven to die with sustained heat of at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit within 1 hour. We were able to reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit inside an empty ThermalStrike in under 10 minutes with a room temperature of 74 degrees. Although it did heat up fast, small items need to be treated for at least 3-4 hours to ensure they fully reach and sustain temperatures of above 117 degrees (a fully packed suitcase can take up to 8 hours to fully treat).

The ThermalStrike Heat Box can fit most suitcases with a usable internal space of 31"x17"x21" making it great for those who travel often and who want to be sure they aren't bringing home any bed bugs. Shoes, handbags, books, papers, clothing and just about anything else can be safely treated inside the ThermalStrike (always read the manual for full product instructions).

We are very pleased with the performance of the ThermalStrike and it only took us 4 minutes to setup and start using the unit. The sub $200 price point also makes it more affordable for many families. It can also pay for itself during a bed bug infestation by allowing you to treat infested items effectively without having to throw them away. When using the unit always place items that are to be treated inside the included bags and close off with the included twist ties. This prevents bed bugs from escaping during treatment as the unit is not sealed.

The unit also comes with a temperature probe, which can be used to accurately gauge the inside temperature of items for peace of mind. To use the gauge, simply place the probe in the innermost section of the contents being treated and run the wire out of the ThermalStrike (through the top). This allows you read the inside temperature on a digital screen from the outside of the unit. Once the gauge hits 117 degrees Fahrenheit in the innermost portion of the items treated set your watch for 45 minutes and your done!

Product Information

Heat has been used for decades to prevent and treat infestations. Bed bugs have a thermal death point of 45 °C. Our systems surrounds the contents with wall temperature between 48 - 58°C creating a thermal environment that is lethal to bed bugs.

ThermalStrike Technology:
Our patent pending heating system is different from anything on the market.The system uses a ultra-thin heating system which uniformally delivers heat across the outside surfaces of the container.


  • Heat is evenly delivered around the perimeter and floor of the box allowing it to safely operate at more uniform temperatures.
  • Contents can be loaded right to the edge which simplifies loading
  • Ultra-thin system means it takes up less space than systems which pass air around

How long does it take?
This is a common question and unfortunately, it's like asking how long does it take to cook a turkey on Thanksgiving - it depends on the contents. Our systems are tested with fully packed suitcases as well as garbage bags full of clothes. Our recommended guidelines are a minimum of eight hours to provide enough time to ensure that heat has penetrated through the enclosure.

Alternatively, an included remote thermometer may be used to monitor temperatures inside the contents. The system should remain powered after the remote thermometer reaches 120°F.

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Questions and Answers

Q: If I put the probe in the middle of the bag of items I am heating at it goes to 54c within an hour, can I turn it off as the literature says that above 50C the bugs/eggs are killed in a minute or so? If not, how long do I have to heat at such temperatures.
Asked by: MARY - 11/10/2013
Once the items you're treating hit 50° C, it is recommended to continue treatment for at least 30 minutes to ensure that all bed bugs are killed.
Q: I was wondering if there is a warranty on this item. I have it and have had to use it a lot and the Velcro tape that goes down the front has moved so it almost doesn't line up with the other piece. It seems that it has slide over this is the flap that is closest to the inside of the box. And that same section seems to buckle. If there is no warranty, do you have advice on how to fix those issues?
Asked by: Denise - 3/26/2015
The Expedition is covered by a 6-month manufacturer warranty, which you can read up on here: Whether or not your issue is covered by a warranty, contacting the manufacturer directly is your best bet for servicing.
Q: Is this UL approved?
Asked by: Terry - 4/18/2017
Yes, the components used to make this heater are UL approved.
Q: Can you put electronics in this?
Asked by: Dianne - 10/29/2014
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Customer Reviews

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5/ 5stars
Works Well Make Sure You Get The Probe
We purchased the Thermalstike without the temp. probe, but quickly found out it's needed unless you want to let it run for a full 8 hours per cycle. With the probe you know what the temp is inside and can stop it 45 minutes after it reaches above 120. F. The thermal strike works like a champ and helped get us through a large room of books.
Reviewed by:  from Maryland.
5/ 5stars
Fits My Suitcase And More Importantly Works
We have a larger suitcase and the thermal strike fit it perfect with extra space. Its a good value compared to other alternatives and you can fold it back up and store it under the bed when your not using it. I travel for business a lot so an item like them is a must.
Reviewed by:  from California.
5/ 5stars
Great Price, Easy To Put Together
I got my thermalstrike yesterday and it took about 2 minutes to put together. The price was right and it can treat a lot of stuff. We used on my husbands suitcases when he came home from a trip overseas.
Reviewed by:  from Brooks, NY.
5/ 5stars
Bed Bug heat Treatment Box
I called today looking for some information. Mike caught my call and I don't think you will find a more knowledgeable guy than Mike. He was very helpful. I bought the hot box some months ago for my girlfriend. I needed some info on that but I got so much more. He really knows about bed bugs, and the multiple weapons you need to attack and kill these very difficult little bugs. There is a lot of bad information on this subject on the net, but you will find nothing but good information and effective products from Mike is an excellent representative of this company. He is there to help and answer any questions you have. Outstanding customer service!
Reviewed by:  from Los Angeles.
5/ 5stars
I love this product. I use it after each trip. As I once had bed bugs, I do not want to go through the experience again and this product delivers that peace of mind.
Reviewed by:  from Chicago.
4/ 5stars
Could be more rigid but behold it works!
This box does a great job at heating above the 121. It does it pretty quickly. It's also nice that it easily collapses when we don't need it. The price is right!
Reviewed by:  from Raleigh N.C.
4/ 5stars
It's nothing fancy, but its good enough and heats up fast.
Reviewed by:  from WA.