Extherminate™ SafeHeat Kit Instructions

Prior to Arrival

  1. Please refer to the Heat Sensitive Checklist to prepare the room.
  2. Use a drawer or books to create a space between the box spring and the mattress. (This ensures that heat gets into the mattress and box spring and kills any bed bugs or eggs that may be living there).
  3. Pull away and unplug your stove/oven or dryer (this power outlet will be required to use the heater).
  4. The extherminate™ safeHeat kit has a maximum room size capacity of approximately 250-300 square feet. Anything larger then either more heaters are required or the room must be divided into 250-300 square foot rooms. This can be done using plastic poly and duct tape

Set-up and Treatment

  1. Place the extherminate™ safeHeat kit in the middle of the room being treated. Close to the bed, if there is one. MAKE SURE THE AREA AROUND THE extherminate™ safeHeat kit IS CLEAR OF ANY MATERIALS AND DO NOT PILE STUFF ON TOP OR AROUND IT!
  2. Open the lid and leave it open while operating.
  3. Plug the black cord into either the stove/oven or dryer outlet, depending on which one was ordered. Make sure the breaker is turned on inside the black power box attached to the cord.
  4. Press the green start button.
  5. Leave the lid on the heater open.
  6. Close the door to the room.
  7. Leave in the room for 24hours checking periodically. You can see the actual room temperature by reading the display of the thermostat inside the heater.
  8. The heater is set to 60 Celsius, but only 50 Celsius is needed to successfully kill all stages of bed bugs.
  9. Press stop and repeat the process in next room.

Pack up and ship

  1. Press stop and let cool for 15 minutes
  2. Unplug the black cord and power box. Roll up in approximately 1.5 foot diameter loops so it fits back in the heater.
  3. Place the power box and cord back into the box and close the lid. Lid must be closed all the way, you will hear a click.
  4. Take the return shipping label in the envelop, open the ziplock bag on the back of the heater, remove the old label, then place your new return label inside with the bar code facing out. If the old ziplock bag is damaged, please remove it and put a new one on. There should be one in the envelope. Make sure you remove the old label or it will just get shipped back to your house. Call Fedex at 1-800-463-3339 to let them know it’s ready for pick up. It has already been paid. There is a pin # at the bottom of the return label.
  5. Call us toll free at 1-844-411-2657 for any further questions or problems.

Heat Sensitive List

Please remove from the treatment area the following items:

  • Plants (real & silk)
  •  Candles, wax, crayons, lipstick and other meltable cosmetics
  •  Medicines and vitamins
  •  Aerosol cans, fire extinguishers, lighters and other combustible items
  •  Oil paintings and acrylic paintings.
  •  Densely packed closets should be de-cluttered prior to treatment
  •  Fresh fruits and vegetables, chocolates, carbonated beverages, wines (remove from adjacent areas also), liquors, vitamins, medicines, and artificial sweeteners. In lieu of removal, small items may be placed in a refrigerator
  • Vinyl Shutters
  • Antique furniture with finish or fragile glue points
  • Remove pictures / mirrors from walls. Plastic picture frames and glued corner pictures are high risk for heat damage.
  • Vinyl records. Record jackets should be left in for treatment.
  • All clothes, bedding, etc must be hung up or dried at the highest heat setting for 30 min, bagged and sealed, prior to treatment
  • Tape corners and ends of laminate furniture with painters tape.
  • Musical instruments – cases should be left in for treatment.
  • Take down vinyl blinds and place outside in a safe place. Inspect for bed bugs prior to re-installation.

It is the owner’s or agent’s responsibility to deal with the following items: Fire sprinklers and heat sensors and any laminate furniture e.g. “IKEA Furniture”, vinyl floor tiles, possible heat sensitive items. Laminate finishes (IKEA style furniture) can be quite heat sensitive. In cases where the glue fails on furniture, we will not be responsible. Repair is simple with glue and painters tape. We ask that you use painters green tape to tape the corners and ends of any laminate finishes.

Remove smoke detectors and shut down any alarm systems

Carefully inspect and wash / disinfect with rubbing alcohol anything that you are bringing back into your home that was not treated. If it’s not necessary to bring the items back into the house it’s advised that you store the items for a minimum of 18 months prior to safely re-introducing them to your home.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Hello Steve,

Thank you very much for The DIY SAFEHEAT KIT. I'm very sensitive to any chemicals and the SAFEHEATER really worked well. There was a big learning curve and rechecking that we had followed the protocol completely. However, we believe we are completely free of all bed bugs now.

We bought mattress covers for mattress and box spring. We invested in the INTERCEPTERS to catch the bugs if any are left. We even had a DETECTOR DOG UNIT come and check and we have no bugs. These things have brought us further peace of mind.

Thanks again,
Barry

We were very impressed with the service provided by Steve from You Kill Bedbugs. Steve was very generous with his time and knowledge to make sure we had everything we needed to be successful. He was always courteous, patient and professional in his responses to our questions. Finally, Steve was very flexible and understanding by working within our schedule to pick up and drop off the equipment. We would certainly recommend Steve and his company to both family and friends

Sincerely Mike B in Airdrie, Alberta

There’s little point in wasting words, so I’ll get right down to brass tax. As I did my research, I found out about the heat kit. Initially I was skeptical, but must say it really does work! Steve was very informative on how to operate the equipment and very responsive to all my inquiries. Thank you guys for bringing my bedbug nightmare to an end.

Tatiana in Calgary, Alberta

Bed bugs have been identified as a big concern in Calgary. We had suffered for a few months before using the services of You Kill Bedbugs. I was not aware of the different options and services. I like the service because the use of chemicals and pesticides are not a necessity. The use of their heat equipment was simple and very safe for the house environment. I will definitely recommend this service for the company. Thank you again for the effective result on the elimination of the bed bugs.

Karla in Calgary, Alberta

This Company is awesome. Steve was very helpful, and getting the equipment was easy. The treatment worked so far and wasn't hard to do. I would recommend this company(You Kill Bedbugs Ltd.) any day.

Anonymous in Sundre, Alberta

This was a very simple system to set up and use even if it was a little hard to move from room to room in the house. The cables were bulky as well but the stove box worked great. The heat was amazing in the room and I had no fear of anything being turned to char. The pre-use instructions were also very helpful in making sure I didn’t have any damage to my stuff. Thanks for the easy remedy!

Dorothy Z. in Edmonton, Alberta.

We were very impressed with the simplicity of the equipment and how easy it is to use it all by ourselves. As regards to the total effectiveness of the whole system, only time will tell. Steve is a great guy who gladly answered all of our questions. Thanks a lot!

Peter Kaul in Calgary, Alberta

We had bedbugs problem in our house. Every night there were bedbug bites on few of us. My kids were so scared specially my daughter, she refused to sleep by herself in her room. Therefore I started search on the internet how to get rid of this problem. I went through different treatment options like different chemical treatments. But these chemical treatments require lots of preparation. Then I came across heat treatment and found research articles those were backing the heat treatments as a best option to get rid of bed bugs. Therefore I decided to call a few companies and finally decided to go with youkillbedbugs because they are purely bedbug treatment guys and their charges are way better than other companies. So I called Steve Stein and discussed about my problem. He was very professional, friendly and listened my problem very carefully I was so relieved after talking to him. After few days he came to my house with heat treatment equipment. He did whole setup in my house. Now my house is completely bed bug free and I owe all this to these guys. I highly recommend youkillbedbugs company. Thank you guys.

S & Q in Calgary, Alberta

You Kill Bedbugs saved us! They were efficient, knowledgeable, and fast! We needed immediate action for our problem and were so relieved once the heaters started. All the advise with the carpet tape was so helpful and it was easy and chemical free. Than you so much.

Katie in Calgary, Alberta

We found You Kill bedbugs on the internet and found it the most reasonable price of all the bed bug exterminators that we looked into. They also have the best guarantee of six months instead of the standard two months. The machine was easy to use and transport in our van. There was one day, 4 days into the treatment, where it stopped working. Steve was able to walk me through trouble shooting options until it worked again and even gave me a couple extra days for the time lost while it was down. He was very professional and responded quickly to my concerns. We have not seen any bed bugs since the treatment. All my research pointed to the fact that heat is the most effective bed bug killing option and safest for our children’s and our own health. I am so grateful to be able to sleep peacefully again…something I have not done since we found these bugs! Thank you so much for your help to rid our house of these pests!

Jenni I in Calgary, Alberta

A small note does not reflect how much we appreciate your service. To highlight a few things that we absolutely love is 1: Discretion and arriving in an unmarked vehicle. No advertising helps to maintain myself in the community 2: Time, Thank you for arriving on a Sunday 3: Flexability and understanding are some additional strenghts of yours

Anonymous in Airdrie, Alberta

Hi Steve, thanks for your great help! Since september three of my tenants had been seriously subjecting to bed bugs. I sprayed chemicals, which are advertised to be effective to kill bed bugs, in the whole rooms, but it seems not so effective as advertised. I had to ask a professional company for help. I looked for it on the internet and found the website www.youkillbedbugs.com We called Steve and he explained how the heating process treatment can eliminate the bed bugs patiently. He is pretty nice. Steve delivered the heating instrument here on Sept 26, then I heated all the rooms in the house above 50 degree C. the heating treatment seems very effective, at least there is no new bite since sept 26. I hope the bed bugs at all stages (especially the eggs) have all been killed. The heating treatment is pretty simple, easy to operate, and Eco-friendly. If somebody else is subjected to bed bugs in the future, I would not hesitate to recommend Steve’s company to him/her. Thanks again Steve. Have a good day. I hope I do not have to see you again in the future 🙂

Ye C in Calgary, Alberta

You Kill Bedbugs was great. They came over right away and the heaters were super easy to use and effective. We haven’t had any problems since they came over

Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta

We had an infestation of bed bugs in our apartment blocks and used Extherminate Safe Heat Kits in our building. Using the heating units we were able to bring the suite temperatures up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit in a couple of hours and the heaters are setup to kick off automatically at 130 degrees so you just set them up and let them go. We heated the apartments at the temperature for 3 hours, as we didn’t want to have to come back and do this again. The units heated the rooms as well as the walls to temperature. Thanks for the help in showing us how easy it is find and kill the little buggers.

Ty Oler, Palm Springs Investments in Lethbridge, Alberta

Just a short note to thank you for your prompt attention to my bedbug problem, I really appreciated learning more about getting rid of bedbugs and seeing how heat can contribute to that. I worked with your equipment, after you diligently explained and went through each step with me, I heated each room to the required temperature and time needed. I worked at my own pace and within a week my place was cleaned. Again than you for your advice and assistance in dealing with this problem. I found your price to be reasonable and would recommend you as the person to call when dealing with bedbugs. Thanks again.

Sharon in Calgary, Alberta

Really liked a no-chemical solution. It seemed to have worked. No bugs!!
The best solution to an ugly problem.

Many thanks, We will recommend Steve with You Kill Bedbugs to whomever we know to have a nightmare problem as we did. Thanks a Bill!

Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta

The Extherminate system was very simple to use and move. Heat gun makes keeping an eye on the process exceedingly easy. No damage whatsoever was done to my furniture or electronics. My only loss was one paperback gave up its pages. An easily acceptable loss. I would definitely urge you to this service if you’re at all unsure.

Sean M in Calgary, Alberta

I want to give you a 5 star can't seem to get into google anyway your product is excellent easy to use I am 80 years young  I had no problem using it so far so good I am bed dug free yes I would use you again thank you again Ruth

You Kill Bedbugs Ltd… Steve, My partner and I were very impressed at the level of professionalism and patience this companies employees had when the treatment was not successful after the first week we were told to keep the equipment for an additional week, no questions asked. Any time I had a concern Steve made himself available to answer my questions and this is why I would recommend these services to anyone dealing with a similar situation. Thank you for your understanding and providing and alternative to harsh chemical treatments.

Sincerely Jullaina S in Calgary, Alberta

Once we realized what we were dealing with at our house, we did a lot of research to find out what to do about the situation. All the research we saw indicated that heat was the best solution, with much less likelihood of a re-infestation than with chemicals. I contacted You Kill Bedbugs for help. They were great and best of all, they solved the problem completely. Now several months later, we’re still all clear. A hearty recommendation form northwest Calgary!

S.W. in Calgary, Alberta

The service I got from Steve was really appreciated. He was thorough and explained everything really well. There’s no more bed bugs.

Sierra in Calgary, Alberta

Hello. We scoured the Net for all kinds of options and found yours to be the best priced option with great reviews. Additionally, the machine was easy to set up and use. The pre-operating video and preps were very thorough and detailed. Nobody wants to spend $500/=, but if it got rid of the problem, then it was worth every cent! Nobody, should go through this problem...but life happens. Importantly, your product worked and your customer service was excellent! Thanks Steve and Company!!

PS. Don't take this personally, but we hope NEVER to need your services again....lol

I used the bed bug heat kill kit from youkillbedbugs.com and it was a very simple and effective way to treat bed bugs. A good company to work with.

H. Kennedy in Calgary, Alberta

I am writing a testimonial for my experience with your heat service. This summer my daughter returned from a day trip out in Kananaskis and had a couple of nights of consistent bed bug biting. I opted to be proactive and had a heat treatment done while we were away. My experience with You Kill Bedbugs Ltd. was very positive. our consultation was professional and thorough. I was also surprised and pleased to learn that the heat treatment kills mold as well. We have had some basement flooding in the past and mold has been a concern of mine for a few years. the house definitely is fresher and feels clean. A lot of dust and debris does get kicked up, nut after a good cleaning it feels better than ever. Also, no more bites. I would recommend this service without hesitation.

Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta

Hi Steve, thanks for your help… We are local landlords and had two properties next door to each other in a townhouse complex where we had an incident of bed bugs. I called Steve and he was most helpful in providing information on bed bugs and the service his company were able to provide. We used the one room heater system. Steve delivered the equipment and patiently went through the set up and use of the heater with my self and my tenant. We were able to heat the rooms to well above 50 degrees. My tenants have not had further bites and we are hopeful the we have eliminated our problem. We would not hesitate to call Steve again in the future. I thought the price was reasonable for the assurance that heat is a very effective method of clean up. Thanks Steve for your time and for your expertise! Have a good day Steve and hoping we do not have to see you again real soon! LOL

Anonymous in Airdrie, Alberta

At the end of July, 2011 You Kill Bedbugs heat treated me house and I’m enormously relived to report there have been no bedbug sightings since. They advised what items should be removed from the house. There were no problems. In addition both Steve and Shaun were well informed and pleasant to deal with.

Barbara in Calgary, Alberta

Thank You! This Is a brilliant design! Fingers crossed that it got every last egg.

Cheers, Kelly

Steve was very helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. We are very happy with our experience with You Kill Bedbugs Ltd. We rented the heat kit for 1 week and did the treatment ourselves, and it was successful. We can sleep peacefully knowing that all stages of the bed bugs were killed by the heat. I will recommend this company to everyone that has the misfortune of having bed bugs.

Danielle W in Calgary, Alberta

Very pleased with the service and professionalism provided. It proved very effective and helpful in taking care of my bed bug bug infestation. Would recommend to others without hesitation.

Steve & Lisa L in Calgary, Alberta

The heat treatment that You Kill Bed bugs offers is definitely the way to go for getting rid of bed bugs. The people are very friendly and give you lots of extra tips and facts to help make the set up and treatment easier. The equipment is kept clean and organized and easy to handle. The information guide that comes with it lists all the items that needs to be removed form the room before beginning which is a super big help in saving those items you don’t want damaged. They also give you a handheld inferred thermometer which makes testing the room temperature a piece of cake. Since the treatment and making sure all the laundry was properly handled and cleaned before re entering the room we have had no problems since. The mission was a success! Thank you Shaun and all the members of You Kill Bed bugs Ltd. for helping save my house from this pests.

Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta
We first called the exterminator.  It was more expensive not at all effective. Not to mention the turmoil it created.
With You kill, it was easy and effective. We did bring the machine back once because they appeared to find refuge in an old couch. We threw it away.
At this point we are still watching for them and probably always will. It was a horrendous experience having bed bugs.
My only suggestion is to give out a broucher with the machine giving info and tips for dealing with the bugs.
When you have bed bugs, it is comforting to get a little advice.

You Kill Bed Bugs Ltd methods truly work. This is the second time using the company at different locations and the heaters performed well. They got rid of all the bed bugs. Thanks again.

Fred in Edmonton, Alberta

Hey, just an email to say that as of yet we have not found any damages that what we talked about. Or bugs!!

Miranda in Calgary, Alberta

The service was easy to use and set up. Once in place didn’t have to constantly check to see if it was working. I would recommend to anyone with a bedbugs problem

Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta

Excellent fast and reliable service. Steve was great at explaining how the product works. Will recommend.

Imran N in Calgary, Alberta

I came to you dealing with bedbugs for the forth time in less than a year. On the previous occurrences I used chemical treatments to get rid of them. This made it difficult and expensive as my children and their pets as well as myself had to vacate our home. I hopped onto the internet to once again look for a solution to rid myself of this inferno bug, when I came across You Kill Bedbugs by using heat. I clicked onto the web page and began reading about how heat kills bed bugs and their eggs beyond 47 degrees Celsius. I called right away to book an appointment. With the use of a portable heater and fan I was able to heat each room in my home to around 50-60 degrees Celsius. I didn’t have to remove my children or their pets but rather avoid the rooms being treated. I feel more confident in the heat treatment then the chemical treatment and I can rest easier knowing that I may actually be rid of these persistent bugs once and for all.

Anonymous in Airdrie, Alberta

You Kill Bedbugs provided a good service. They explain how the equipment works and also give you extra tips for effective treatment! The equipment is solid, it heats up the room to over 50 degrees celsius. At this moment, 2 days after the treatment the biting stopped.

K.K. in Calgary, Alberta

I wanted to thank You Kill Bedbugs for being very professional and knowledgeable in helping us with the bug problem. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Steve!

Ross C in Calgary, Alberta

We reached out to You Kill bedbugs to help us deal with a bed bug issue we were having in our house. We used the heat/fan across the house in order to kill off the bed bugs and noticed that the heater had introduced a gap in between one of our hardwood floor panels in one room, had bent the vinyl blinds in another room and also that our laminate floor in one other room had lifted and became slightly warped. We contacted Steve with You Kill bedbugs to inform him of the issues we had run into and that having the heater directly off the floor prevented further issues with our floor. Steve came to our house to assess the damages and offered a 50% discount on the services provided. We accepted his offer without issue or complication.

Adam A in Calgary, Alberta (October 2012)

You Kill Bedbugs were great to work with. They answered all our questions, delivered and picked up the equipment on time. Steve even answered his cell phone on the weekend. Our place got very hot and free of bed bugs. I would use them again if we ever run into this problem again.

Lori Prokop in Calgary, Alberta

We used the bed bug heat treatment for the first time and after the first week there was improvement but not all bed bugs were eliminated. We used it the second week and now there are zero of the bed bugs that we see. We had a very bad infestation so maybe that is why. Steve is very accomodating in how he served us. He was flexible and easy to deal with when it came to our situation. Thank you

Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta

I would have liked a little more time with the technician to better understand the process. We didn’t realize what the power requirements were. Our stove and dryer are both gas so we didn’t have the right outlets. It took several hours to find a combination of outlets that didn’t blow the breakers. We did get it worked out eventually with a call to the technician, but it was a frustrating start. I can see how this system would be very manageable for an aprtment or a small bungalow, but in our 1600 sqft two story it was difficult. That being said if it worked I will be thrilled. And it did!

Paul D in Edmonton, Alberta

Looking online I found this method to be much easier for prep work as well as only requiring a single treatment and no pesticides. I was right! Using the Extherminate heat kit that You Kill Bed Bugs setup and showed me how operate, I was successful in killing the bed bugs and even found the “crunchy” dried out evidence of a bug free sleep. Priced right excellent service, pesticide free, and easy to use. I had a great experience.

Jon H in Calgary, Alberta

I was horrified when I discovered we had bed bugs but then I talked with Steve from You Kill Bedbugs and he reassured me their treatment would work and they were discreet! He was helpful and we are now bed bug free. I am so relieved and thankful.

D.S. in Calgary, Alberta

Hi, I used heat kit 3-4 months ago but bed bugs come back. I have still warranty that why I got heat kit again. I hope so this time bed bugs no come again. I like heat system. Hope so not come back again.

Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta

Hi Steve…Thank you for your services and help. I found that you helped to make sure that all set up was done correctly so that none of my personal items were ruined and the process seemed to have worked seamlessly. I would recommend you in the future.

Stacia Z in Calgary, Alberta
We needed to do a second treatment, but other than that, everything went great, we don't seem to have any more issues, but we'll keep an eye out.
Christopher

We had a bed bug problem for several months before we realized what it was. We didn’t want to do a chemical treatment as I was 8 months pregnant, so we found a company that used natural cedar soap. After three unsuccessful treatments we looked into other options and came across You Kill Bed Bugs. The owner is helpful and knowledgeable. He was able to drop off the equipment to us within 2 days of calling him. He set everything up and made sure we knew how to operate it. Here’s to hoping we’re bed bug-free forever! We would recommend this service to anyone.

C.D. in Calgary, Alberta
Thank you, thank you, thank you.  They are gone. The machine was easy to use.  Easy to move and did the trick
I did forget to move a small ikea table and had to use some glue and the candle forgotten in a corner is a melted misshapen blob.
I am so grateful you let me keep it for a couple of days longer. My husband moving from his bed to every other bed in the house made more work.
And I’m pretty sure I will never find everything I moved, again.
Thanks again