New Hybrid Steam Cleaner Kills Bed Bug on Contact

Using Chemicals to Eliminate Bed Bugs May Harm More People Than Bugs

Online PR News – 22-September-2010 – –, one of the most recognized names in the steam cleaning industry with customers in every state in the nation and seven foreign countries, announced today that the all-new Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 steam cleaner instantly kills bed bugs and vacuums up their remains and the eggs they leave behind in one easy step.

“The new TANDEM EV1 is the first steam cleaner in the EnviroMate series equipped with a built-in super-efficient vacuum,” says V.K. Dunlop of

Because of a newly developed resistance to chemical pesticides, bed bugs are crawling all over the country and people in crisis are taking desperate measures. The critters are infesting homes and public places on a scale unseen in 50 years—from hotels and movie theaters to department stores and office buildings. Because bed bugs aren’t drawn to filth like cockroaches and other insects, they don’t discriminate. The tiny vampires are interested in one thing only—human blood—and even the most sterile environments have become infested.

“The tiny blood-suckers can’t swim or fly but they can thumb a ride anywhere by clinging to your clothing,” says Dunlop. “People everywhere are freaking out.”

Much of the nation is turning to dangerous chemical pesticides. But chemicals that can kill bed bug infestations are mostly ineffective, as bed bugs are building up immunity to chemicals. Some people that use insecticides anyway end up treated in hospitals.

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.

“Fortunately there’s a safe, fast, economical remedy that does not involve using toxic chemicals that may put you in the hospital,” 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.”

The Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 steam cleaners uses heated vapor steam instead of chemicals to instantly kill bed bugs and the eggs they leave behind. And because vapor particles are so small, the TANDEM can reach cracks and crevices chemicals cannot.

With a vapor steam cleaner like the TANDEM EV1 bed bugs have nowhere to hide and are a thing of the past. And because the TANDEM kills bed bugs right away, it can be more economical than chemical alternatives that take several treatments.

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. 1-800-GO-VAPOR’s top-seller, the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner, qualifies as a disinfection device for the EPA and is scientifically proven to wipe out superbugs like MRSA and VRE in five seconds. 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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