1-800-GO-VAPOR.com Announces Non-Toxic Bed Bug Killers
04/11/2012

Water-Only ‘Green’ Cleaning Steam Systems Are Safe and Economical

Online PR News – 11-April-2012 – Lake Forest/Illinois – Unfortunately bed bugs are still around and people are still taking desperate measures to eradicate the blood-sucking pests. Nearly wiped out years ago, the tiny critters today continue to infest homes and public places on a scale unseen in five decades. And it's not a problem related to sanitation levels. The reddish-brown insects are showing up everywhere—even in the most sterile environments like hospitals.

“Last year we were getting a couple of bed bug calls a week,” says V.K. Dunlop of Chicago-based 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com. "Now it's a couple of calls an hour.”

Because the cost of professional help is expensive, some people are turning to dangerous, do-it-yourself eradication methods. But chemicals that can eliminate bed bug infestations are rare and mostly ineffective, as bed bugs have developed resistance to the chemicals that replaced DDT in the 1970s when it was banned. Another problem is that chemicals can’t reach bed bugs in every nook and cranny where they hide.

“The little vampires are tiny and very thin, and can hide in very narrow cracks,” says Dunlop.

A highly toxic chemical called propoxur does work better than most, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned propoxur for home use in 2007 because the pesticide can damage the central nervous system of children. Other chemicals can irritate the skin and eyes—or even cause cancer.

“Fortunately there’s a safe, fast, economical remedy that does not involve cancer-causing chemicals,” 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.

“Heat around 113°F kills bed bugs and the eggs they leave behind,” says Dunlop. “The steamers we market convert ordinary tap water to dry vapor steam ranging between 245°F and 257°F, depending on the model. It’s a double plus because vapor particles are so small, they can reach cracks and crevices chemicals cannot.”

With a vapor steam cleaner like the best-selling Ladybug 2150 steam cleaner or the commercial-grade Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner bed bugs have nowhere to hide. And because these water-only steamers kill bed bugs right away, they can be more economical than chemical alternatives that often take more than one treatment.

But don't be fooled by imitation steamers that rely on chemical injectors, warns 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.”

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com 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. For more information, call 1-800-468-2767. 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com 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 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com’s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.

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