The Newest Bed Bug-Fighting Tactic Uses Superheated Vapor Steam To Reach Nooks And Crannies Toxic Bug Killers Cannot
Online PR News – 28-January-2011 – – Bed bugs stories haven’t died down. Increased reports of the blood-sucking pests are sweeping the nation at an alarming rate. This week alone, the tiny critters shut down college dorms in Pennsylvania and office buildings in New York.
Nearly wiped out four decades ago, bed bugs today are making a big comeback. They are everywhere—from hotels and movie theaters to department stores and posh homes. Even the main offices of The Wall Street Journal and search-engine giant Google were cleared for bed bug treatments because the pesky little vampires were believed to have thumbed a lift on the clothes of employees.
“The problem is much more widespread than people at first thought,” V.K. Dunlop of Chicago-based 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com explained today. “People across the nation are bugging out and don’t know how to stop the hitchhiking pests. Some cities are holding summits to address the rapidly-spreading epidemic.”
Because treating bed bugs professionally is a very expensive process that can take hours and cost thousands, depending how bad the case, people are turning to dangerous, do-it-yourself eradication methods. But chemicals that can eliminate bed bug infestations are rare and by and large ineffective, as bed bugs have developed resistance to chemicals that are being used against them. Another problem is that chemicals can’t reach bed bugs in every nook and cranny where they hide. A highly toxic chemical called propoxur does work better than most, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned the chemical for home use because of the damage it can cause to the nervous system of children.
“Fortunately there’s a safe, fast, economical remedy that does not involve using toxic chemicals that harm human health,” say Dunlop. “It’s called a vapor steam cleaner.”
While vapor steam cleaners are traditionally used to clean and sanitize surfaces without chemicals, professionals and consumers alike are discovering that these marvels of technology also instantly eliminate bed bugs from clothing, bedding, furniture and structural areas like baseboards.
“People don’t have to douse their homes in chemicals,” says Dunlop. “Vapor steam cleaners like the affordable Vapamore MR-100 steam cleaner convert ordinary tap water to high-temperature dry vapor steam between 245°F and 260°F. Bed bugs and their eggs are rapidly killed when exposed to temperatures over 113°F. It’s a double plus because vapor steam particles are so small, they can reach cracks and crevices chemicals cannot.”
With a vapor steam cleaner like the Vapamore MR-100 or the pricier Ladybug 2150 steam cleaner bed bugs have nowhere to hide and are a thing of the past. And because these steamers kill bed bugs right away, they can be more economical than chemical alternatives that take several treatments.
“Don't be fooled by imitations that use a chemical injector,” says Dunlop. “If you use toxic chemicals to remove bed bugs from your home, what removes the toxic chemicals? These chemicals are linked to asthma, allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities.”
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