Bed Bug Supply Review - see what our experts have to say about this product
The new ZappBug bed bug heater is huge. It has more space for treatment than any other heater we’ve seen or carried. It can be used to treat all of your luggage, a whole closet full of clothes, or all of the items in an entertainment unit.
Like other top-quality heaters, the ZappBug killed bed bugs in just a few minutes once the optimal temperature was reached. While the ZappBug is capable of temperatures of over 150 degrees, you will need to give it up to 6-8 hours to thoroughly heat its contents. The timings would depend on what you put in it, and how much you put in it. Think of it like cooking a turkey - we couldn’t tell you how long you should cook for, because we don’t know how big your “turkey” is, or what kind of stuffing you used.
Setting up the ZappBug was a cinch. We laid the folded oven flat on the ground, lifted one corner, and pulled the other out. The edges of the walls are reinforced to stand when unfolded, similar to a small tent. We then filled the oven with our test treatment items.
Next, we attached the heater to the ventilation tube and plugged the heater into the included Belkin timer. The timer gets plugged into the wall, set to six hours, and turned on. The timer will automatically turn off the heater after six hours.
With the included wireless thermometer (a nice touch), we saw that our open luggage and books had reached 120 degrees much faster than we expected. This is likely due to the insulated walls and support blocks, which both helped improve the airflow and heating efficiency. We waited about an hour after the oven had reached the right temperature to ensure that the items were thoroughly heated.
After treatment, take-down is easy. Just detach the heater, remove the blocks and support net (if you used them) and fold the oven so that it fits in its carry bag. Just be careful with the zipper, as it can get pretty hot from the treatment. Use gloves when unzipping the oven, and give the contents some time to cool off.
In short, we really like the ZappBug, and we highly recommend it. If you are dealing with bed bugs, don’t put yourself through the time of checking and treating each and every thing you think might be infested, or the expense of replacing belongings you might throw away. Just order a ZappBug, heat-treat those items, and be done with it.
Heat treatments are a safe and effective alternative to spraying your belongings with chemicals. A bed bug heater can treat large items, or many small items, quickly and thoroughly by safely heating them to a lethal temperature. This saves time spent checking each and every item, and saves money that may otherwise be spent replacing infested items that are thrown out.
Fast and Effective
The ZappBug can be set up in minutes, and starts heating with the push of a button. Within six hours, everything inside should be heated to a lethal but safe level, ensuring that all bed bugs and their eggs are killed.
Safe for Many Applications
The ZappBug can be used to treat clothes, shoes, books, luggage, chairs, rugs, papers, bedding and more.
Largest Bed Bug Heater Available
The ZappBug has usable dimensions of 37 in x 23 in x 23 in - three times as much space as the original Packtite, and almost twice that of the Packtite Closet.
Bed bugs can hide almost anywhere a credit card can fit. That means they could be camping out in your clothes, shoes, books, and just about any other personal belongings you have in your home.
You can start treating these items by drying your clothes on the highest heat settings possible. Items that can't be thrown in the laundry can be treated with the ZappBug heater.
ZappBug is extremely easy to use. Simply set it up, load it with items and press the "on" switch on the included Belkin timer (making sure that six hours is selected on the timer). The included timer automatically shuts off the heater when the treatment cycle is done.
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