Ladybug Steam Cleaners Help Halt Bed Bug Comeback

‘Green’ Cleaning Device Converts Tap Water To Superheated Steam That Reaches Nooks And Crannies Chemicals Cannot

Online PR News – 11-October-2010 – – Bed bugs are biting all over the U.S. The tiny pests are showing up everywhere—from hotels and movie theaters to department stores and posh homes—and people are spending thousands of dollars trying to control the bloodsuckers that won’t just go away. Pesticides once nearly wiped out the bed bug problem fifty years ago, but the comeback-minded bed bug has developed resistance to many chemicals today.

“The problem is far more widespread than many at first thought,” V.K. Dunlop of explained today. “People across the nation are bugging out and don’t know how to stop the hitchhiking pests. No one is immune. Even the most sterile places like hospitals have become infested.”

Because treating bed bugs professionally is very expensive, people are turning to dangerous, do-it-yourself eradication methods. But chemicals that can eliminate bed bug infestations are rare and by and large ineffective, as bed bugs have developed immunity to certain chemicals used against them. 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 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,” say Dunlop. “It’s called a Ladybug steam cleaner.”

While Ladybug 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 chemicals,” says Dunlop. “Ladybug steam cleaners convert ordinary tap water to high-temperature dry vapor steam between 245°F and 260°F. Bed bugs are and their eggs are rapidly killed when exposed to temperatures over 113°F. It’s a double plus because vapor steam particles are so small, they can reach cracks and crevices chemicals cannot.”

With a vapor steam cleaner like the popular residential Ladybug 2200S steam cleaner or the commercial-grade 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, 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. 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. 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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