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Thermalstrike Expedition?

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  1. owen61

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Sep 4 2011 17:38:34
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    I'm perhaps a bit paranoid about getting bed bugs in my NYC apartment, and wanted to get a Packtite to bake my stuff from time to time. When searching Amazon for it, I saw the Thermalstike Expedition, which is a bit more affordable (being a student, that's kinda important to me) but seems like a newer (and less reviewed) product.

    So I figured it was worth seeing if anyone on here has had any experience with it, and whether it is equivalent to a Packtite or not.

  2. ThermStrk

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Sep 23 2011 17:10:58
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    Hi Owen,

    I haven't posted to this forum before, but it seems like a worthwhile time to come out of my shell. The product has been on the market since February 2011 with the first product being the smaller unit (Commuter). We've continued to improve the product and today's system is more effective, better manufactured, and easier to set up / disassemble.

    Here's a statistic - "one’s economic status makes a difference: twice as many people who produced less than $50,000 a year had bed bugs, compared with those with a higher income." We're trying to make a product as cost effective as possible to help these people out.

    This weekend is the big bed bug show in Chicago where a number of the forum contributors will have a chance to take a look at the product. I'll have temperature probes available and look forward to showing it off. In the meantime, if you contact me directly through our website we'll figure out how to get you an Expedition to review for yourself.

    Mike

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Sep 23 2011 20:12:49
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    Personally i think this product is a good tool in the bedbug toolbox. I recommend this to my clients.

  4. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Sep 23 2011 20:23:46
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    Hi Mike,

    Question? Am I still gagged about discussing my test results?

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    I am happy to answer questions in public but will not reply to message sent directly or via my company / social media. I am here to help everyone and not just one case at a time.

    In accordance with the AUP and FTC I openly disclose my vested interest in Passive Monitors as the inventor and patent holder. Since 2009 they have become an integral part in how we resolve bed bug infestations. I also have a professional relationship with PackTite in that they distribute my product under their own branding. I do not however receive any financial remuneration for any comments I make about pro
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Sep 23 2011 22:56:39
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    ThermStrk - 5 hours ago  » 
    In the meantime, if you contact me directly through our website we'll figure out how to get you an Expedition to review for yourself.

    Hi ThermStrk,

    Welcome to the forums.

    If you are giving away free products for people to review, they should be aware that FTC regulations require consumers to declare that they received the product in this way in their reviews.

    However, I think most people will find test results from independent entomologists to be more convincing -- they are able to put products to the test more rigorously.

    Since you're new, please also read the Terms and Conditions of site use and the special rules which apply to bed bug pros and product suppliers posting in the forums.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 11 2011 0:18:07
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    Any updates or reviews on this product from anyone in this forum?

  7. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 11 2011 1:25:50
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    Not that I am aware of.

  8. BarelyLiving2

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 11 2011 6:02:04
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    I purchased one that just arrived yesterday. It doesn't look that substantial, but if it works, that's all we can ask for because the concept of it is quite simple. I'm running it right now, but I didn't buy a remote thermometer so I'll have to report back on the temps it reaches some other time.

  9. Tim 212

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Nov 15 2011 18:13:01
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    Hi there!

    we re looking @ this product also.. HOw did thing work out with it?

    Thanx!

  10. theyareoutthere

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Nov 15 2011 18:49:39
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    Hi,

    I used this product (great customer service) and ended up buying a packtite this fall. This is one type of heat and the packtite is another. You use this with a contractors bag or a Ziploc.

    I'm not very handy, and I wanted it for shoes, purses, etc. as well as luggage. It may work very well for people with a contractor bag, but I found that I wanted to put things in a Ziploc and you have to keep that ziploc closed in the Thermalstrike vs. open in a packtite (it's a box vs. the packtite). My shoes were wet when I used it in this manner. In all fairness, I had contacted the company about other things and decided to just bite the bullet and get a packtite. That was my preference and I'm not very scientificly minded, so I can't really tell you if it worked or not. There are very favorable reviews on Amazon.

    You can google the owner's name and the company and it's been well received by the press. There are demonstrations.

    For me, I just went with the product that's been around longer, but I am EXTREMELY conservative. (except for politics and a few other things :)).

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