1-800-GO-VAPOR.com Brings the Heat to Bed Bugs

Water And Heat Are A Lethal Bed Bug Killing Combination

Online PR News – 15-September-2010 – – 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com opened for business in 1998 with a clear and unwavering mission. That was to change the way people clean. And that is exactly what they have been doing for 13 years. Now the company wants to change the way people kill bed bugs.

“Water and heat are a lethal bed bug killing combination,” V.K. Dunlop of 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com announced today.

Bed bugs, which live strictly by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded animals, are crawling all over the country and people are in crisis and taking desperate measures to wipe out the blood-sucking pests. 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.

“The tiny vampires are hitchhikers,” says Dunlop. “They can go anywhere by clinging to people’s clothing. It has nothing to do with sanitization. Bed bugs don’t discriminate. Even the most sterile environments, like hospitals, have become infested.”

Because hiring a professional to treat a home infested with bed bugs can run hundreds to thousands of dollars, people are turning to dangerous, do-it-yourself eradication methods. 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 the synthetic insecticide 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,” says 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 where they hide including in mattress seams, sheets, clothing, picture frames, furniture and structural areas like baseboards.

"Two months ago we were getting a couple of bed bug calls a week, now it's a couple of calls an hour,” says Dunlop. “The thing that people are starting to realize is that they don’t have to douse their homes in chemicals to eliminate bed bugs.”

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.

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com 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. 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.

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