Vapor Steam Cleaners vs. the Bed Bugs

Water-Only ‘Green’ Cleaning Device Prevents Bed Bug Infestations Using A Dry Steam That Reaches Cracks And Crevices Chemicals Cannot

Online PR News – 14-September-2010 – –, a leading marketer nationwide of Ladybug steam cleaners, today announced that water and heat are a lethal bed bug killing combination.

“Bed bugs are crawling all over the country and people are taking desperate measures to wipe out the blood-sucking pests,” says V.K. Dunlop of Chicago-based “The critters are infesting homes and public places on a scale unseen in 50 years—from hotels and movie theaters to department stores and posh apartments.”

Bed bugs are hitchhikers that don’t discriminate. They can show up anywhere by clinging to people’s clothing. Even the most sterile environments, like hospitals, have become infested.
“People in a panic mode are turning to dangerous, do-it-yourself eradication methods because the cost of professionally treating a home infested with bed bugs can run hundreds to thousands of dollar,” says Dunlop.

But chemicals available to the public that can eliminate bed bug infestations are rare and by and large 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. 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 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 hazardous chemicals,” says 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 residential Ladybug 2150 steam cleaner or the industrial-strength MondoVap 2400 vapor steam sanitization system 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 relay on 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 TANCS technology qualify as a disinfection device 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 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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