Bed Bugs Can Affect People in the Cleanest Environments: A Wake-Up Call

Chemical Fumigation Can Be A Serious Health Threat, Warns Vapor Steam Cleaner Leader

Online PR News – 26-August-2010 – – People who think they can’t get bed bugs should think again.

Rare for a time, bed bugs today are found all over the world and can affect people living even in the cleanest environments. Although news stories say it is raining bed bugs in New York City, the Ohio cities Cincinnati and Columbus, followed by Chicago, Denver and Detroit are among the top five spots for bed bugs according to the Orkin pest control company.

“To get bed bugs in your home, all you have to do is pick up a couple while visiting a place that has them,” V.K. Dunlop of Chicago-based explained today. “The blood-sucking pests are adept hitchhikers. And once an infestation starts, it snowballs because the tiny vampires multiply quickly.”

Professional help can cost thousands of dollars, and the worst part is that the chemicals used often don’t work or take several treatments that can be a serious health theat.

“Chemicals that can eliminate bed bug infestations are rare,” says Dunlop. “The fact that bed bugs have developed resistance to chemicals that are being used against them abroad only makes things worse.”

Another problem is that chemicals cannot reach bed bugs in every nook and cranny where they hide. While a highly toxic chemical called propoxur does work better than most, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has 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 quickly gaining in popularity as a result of the ‘green’ movement, consumers are discovering that these marvels of technology not only clean and sanitize surfaces without chemicals but also instantly eliminate bed bugs from clothing, furniture and bedding.

“People don’t have to douse their beds in chemicals that danger their health,” explains Dunlop. “Ladybug steam cleaners use heated vapor steam instead of chemicals to instantly kill bed bugs and the eggs they leave behind. 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 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.

“We’ve had several customers split the cost of a Ladybug with a neighbor,” says Dunlop. “That makes good sense for those on a budget.”

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, is moving fast to educate consumers and businesses worldwide that finally, there's a feasible, environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals. With customers in every state in the nation and seven foreign countries, the company 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. Twitter users can follow @1800GOVAPOR. is a proud member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, a nationwide effort to protect families from toxic chemicals.

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