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

We were surprised at how simple the process was and thrilled that we could do it ourselves.

Susan in Edmonton, Alberta

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

Imran N in Calgary, Alberta

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

Thanks Steve. The process was easy and the service great. I was happy to avoid the use of chemicals. Lots of information was provided and all of my questions answered. I would definitely recommend this service to anybody.

Stacey 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
First of all I would like to say thank you to Steve he was very helpful very educating and if you're up to the task it's not very difficult and you get to save money, so far so good as long as you follow instructions.
It's as easy as 123 and they're dead so thank you I would definitely recommend you guys.
Once again thank you Luis

Steve came out to treat the house I was living in which was infested with bed bugs. The team did a great job and heated the entire house thoroughly. I moved recently and rented the portable heater to treat my things(just in case). The We Kill Bed Bugs team are professional and friendly. They took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend this company for anyone else in a similar situation.

Helen in Calgary, Alberta

As bed bugs are a growing concern here in Calgary, I feel reassured that You Kill bedbugs equipment is easy to use and effective in the use of killing bed bugs. After 24 hours of using the heating system in one room I had immediately found dead dried out bed bugs!! I would recommend the services of You Kill Bedbugs Ltd to anyone in the future with a bed bug problem. Thanks for everything!!

Anonymous 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

This was the most effective way of getting rid of the bugs from the other chemicals and bed bug sprays we used. We actually got to see the dead bed bugs and got to clear them out, so I think everybody in the house appreciated the method. What we liked the most about it was, there were no chemicals or any dangerous things used so we did not have to leave the house or anything while the process went. That was a good thing. Thanks a lot.

Anonymous in Edmonton, 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

This is in reference to the rental of your heater for the infestation of bed bugs at my parents apartment in Medicine Hat. We really appreciated your knowledge and willingness to help us. The heater was turned on Saturday noon and was not turned off until the following Saturday. Once the heat stabilized and reached the 50 degrees it did not quit once and kept the heat at that steady degrees. It was a God send for us and our parents and we felt reassured it really did the job you said it would do. Thank you for your services and full Kindness.

Roger & Noella L in Medicine Hat, Alberta

I was pleased that You Kill bed bugs responded very quickly after my call to them. They were professional and knowledgeable about their job. Also they were friendly towards us and respectful of our home.

Michelle in Edmonton, 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

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

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

Thanks for the extra time we needed. Hope we got all the little buggers. Again Thanks a lot!

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

After moving into our home in Calgary we realized we were dealing with bed bugs! After some research I discovered that doing heat treatment was the most effective with such a problem. I contacted Steve at You Kill Bedbugs and he was very helpful. Not only did he return my call promptly, but he was able to schedule us in very quickly. The heating units were dropped off and we were given an explanation of how to use them. They were easy to set up and move around and we were able to do all the rooms in our 4 bedroom house in the time allotted. I feel confident that we have disposed of our unwanted guests. It also puts me at ease knowing that Steve stands behind his work and his company and that if our guests return we contact him for help. I would definitely recommend this company for the treatment of bed bugs.

Cassie in Calgary, Alberta

When my tenants told me about the bed bugs they found in my rented condo I researched the internet and found the website of You Kill Bed Bugs. I contacted them and they explained how to get rid of bed bugs and how to put two-sided carpet tape around the perimeter to see if any were coming into the condo from adjoining units. I was able to use the heater and fan to heat the condo rooms to 55C which would kill the bugs and the eggs at the same time. This is much easier than using a chemical spray which could be harmful to persons residing in the rooms. The chemical treatment requires further spraying after the first treatment to be sure all the bugs hatched from eggs previously laid have be killed. It has been four days since I used the heat kit. To date we have not seen any bugs.

M.D. in Edmonton, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You Kill Bed bugs…Steve was very helpful with his knowledge of how to remove the pests in our home. Thanks to your method we were able to remove what we think were the worst things that ever happened to mankind. All the thanks!

Luke B in Calgary, Alberta

The included thermometer gives you a lot of confidence that the treatment is effective. Being able to make sure that heat made it everywhere was a big help.

Bob in Calgary, Alberta

You Kill Bed Bugs have been a life saver. We moved into a place that was infested with bed bugs. I called them and they responded to me in less than an hour. They brought over the heater and fan and we got started right away. Thank you!

Kari & Gary in Edmonton, Alberta

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

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

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

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

Recently our family and friends came back from traveling in Alberta where we discovered that one of our party found a bed big in her bed. We took precautions when we returned to our home but felt there were some signs of bed bugs. I was looking for an effective, eco-friendly system to clean my home with out using pesticides. I looked in the yellow pages after doing some research on the internet and found a company called You Kill Bed Bugs. We live in a small town some distance form Edmonton, but this company was more than co-operative in helping us with a take home system to meet our needs. They met me on the outskirts of the city with a portable heater and fan unit that could easily be transported to our home with 100 feet of power cords. A friendly young man thoroughly explained the equipment and how to use it. Wow, what and easy, effective machine. I felt confident that this heat method was doing it’s job to prevent any spread of an infestation. it was easily moved from room to room, following the instructions that were sent to me by email. Knowing how important it is to have a method which could penetrate into the hard to get cracks and corners, relieved any fears that some bugs or larva may be missed. With a growing concern in this country of bed bug contamination, I feel that this company and its safe effective system are the way to go. i would be sure to use this company again.

The Louis’s near Edmonton, 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

Steve was very professional, knowledgeable, accommodating, and pleasant to work with. Set up of their heat system was a snap and did the job! I would recommend We Kill Bed bugs.

Tyson in Calgary, 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

These guys, You Kill Bedbugs, are hands down the best service available for killing bed bugs in Calgary. Their machines are very easy to use, and very light to move. The guy Steve is very friendly and explained us everything. I will recommend everyone to call you kill bed bugs if you have bedbugs problem as they are the best. Thanks a lot for your help!

Hasan in Calgary, Alberta

The exterminators brought in two devices that killed the bed bugs that were extremely bad in the 2 rooms. It was successful! Thank You

Heather W. in Edmonton, 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
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.

Happy new year Shaun. I just want to thank you again. I am doing my saturday cleaning and am reminded that ever since I have put up the carpet tape, i have not seen no signs of bed bugs. I am so relieved and so grateful for your advice. I got your name through the BBB and you deserve your high ranking. Thank you so much and I will be sure to recommend you any time I hear of anyone that needs an exterminator.

Susan 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

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

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

Cheers, Kelly

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

We like the heat treatment. I think bed bug is gone now. it is safe equipment. We like it. Thank you

Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta

You Kill Bedbugs Ltd… I Jodie, tried this service. Although Steve is a very fair and nice man, this service didn’t work out for me. Steve will make sure you are happy though. I would encourage people who have smaller homes or condo to try out this service if you wish to DIY heat treat.

Jodie in Calgary, Alberta

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