Chicago-Area Company Markets Superbug-Killing Steam Cleaner as Effective Bed Bug Eradication Method

Says Super Heated Vapor Steam Is Safer And More Effective Than Many Toxic Bug Killers

Online PR News – 15-February-2011 – – Due in part to an increase in travel and the banning of certain pesticides, bed bugs are sweeping the nation. Rare for a time, the resilient pests today are everywhere—from hotels and movie theaters to department stores and posh homes.

“People across the nation are in a panic mode and don’t know how to stop the hitchhiking vampires,” V.K. Dunlop of explained today. “Because the cost of professional help can cost thousands of dollars, people are turning to dangerous, do-it-yourself eradication methods. But chemical sprays and bombs that can be purchased in hardware stores are worthless.”

Chemicals that can eliminate bed bug infestations are rare, as bed bugs have developed resistance to chemicals that are being used against them overseas. 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 (EPA) 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 disinfect surfaces without chemicals, with the TANCS®-equipped Ladybug brand scientifically proven to achieve a greater kill rate in 3 seconds than a 20-minute exposure to bleach, 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. “Ladybug steam cleaners use heated vapor steam around 250°F instead of chemicals to instantly kill bed bugs. The pests and their eggs are rapidly killed when exposed to temperatures over 113°F. And because vapor particles are so small, they can reach cracks and crevices chemicals cannot.”

With a vapor steam cleaner like the affordable Ladybug 2150 steam cleaner or the top-selling Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner bed bugs have nowhere to hide and are a thing of the past. And because Ladybug steamers kill bed bugs right away, they can be more economical than chemical alternatives that take several treatments.

“Ladybug steam cleaners are known the world over as the crème de la crème of water-only cleaning systems,” says Dunlop. “Don't be fooled by imitations that use a chemical injector. 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.”

Ladybug steam cleaners equipped with Ladybug’s proprietary patented TANCS® technology qualify as disinfection devices for the EPA. In addition to killing dist mites and bed bugs on contact, Ladybug steamers with TANCS® are scientifically proven to wipe out multidrug-resistant superbugs like MRSA and VRE in just seconds.

“The TANCS® System has shown extraordinary results in laboratory tests,” said Benjamin Tanner, president of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories.” A 99.9999% reduction of MRSA and VRE on surfaces within 5 seconds is a level of performance that chemical disinfectants may never achieve.”

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, is moving fast to educate consumers and businesses that finally, there's a feasible, environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals. The company markets Reliable, Vapamore and Ladybug steam cleaners worldwide. maintains an unblemished A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and manages its government and military buyers through SupplyCore. Corporate and institutional customers can purchase direct or spot buy through WW Grainger. For more information, call 1-800-468-2767. is a proud member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, a nationwide effort to protect families from toxic chemicals. To stay safe and avoid toxic chemicals, keep abreast of the latest news with’s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.

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