How To Kill Bed Bugs: DIY

There’s possibly nothing more disgusting than the thought of an insect crawling on your skin while you sleep except maybe the thought of that insect feeding on your blood. For anyone who’s experienced a bed bug infestation, you know all too well the horror is real. Bed bugs don’t just affect inexpensive motels or seedy housing complexes. They can be found in even the swankiest resorts and cleanest homes, traveling from location to location with ease.

Even taking the most extreme precautions, your home is still somewhat vulnerable to bed bugs. Borrow a friend’s luggage? Bought a used crib to keep at the babysitter’s house? Bed bugs can live for over a year without feeding! So even that chair you’ve had in storage can be a danger. And adding to the nightmare, they’re extremely difficult to exterminate.

If you’ve found yourself in such a predicament or want to take preventative steps, your options are limited. Because bed bugs are so durable, a pest control company will likely inform you of the need to “tent” or “hot-box” your home. Both measures are quite costly, ranging from $800 – $3,000! Furthermore, they require you to vacate your home for a period of time possibly adding the expense of a hotel stay.

What a pest control company won’t tell you is that there is a DIY solution. Because bed bugs are best eliminated using extreme heat, purchasing a steam system can save you money and prove a valuable investment for your home.

Why Use Extra Hot Steam To Kill Bed Bugs?

Reliable-E20-SteamCleanerBed bugs die when their internal temperature reaches 113°F. To accomplish this, you would need to maintain that degree of heat over a bed bug for 20 minutes. But who has time for that? Extra hot steam systems can reach temperatures of 220°F killing bed bugs AND their eggs instantly! That’s not all. The high temperatures will also kill fleas and dust mites, too!

How Do I Do It?

Take a look at this video to learn more about how to eliminate bed bugs using a steam system. The video features the Vapamore Primo MR-100.

What Are The Benefits Of DIY?

video_still024A pest control company will charge you an outrageous amount of money and solve the problem. But you can spend less and accomplish the same results yourself PLUS have the power of steam cleaning in your home from then on. Purchasing a steam cleaner today to eliminate bed bugs not only gives you the power to treat an area or belonging again in the future, but also the advantage of sanitizing and disinfecting the surfaces of your home daily.

Why Switch To Steam?

Not just for bed bugs...steam cleaners have accessories to sanitize and refresh your whole home!
Not just for bed bugs…steam cleaners have accessories to sanitize and refresh your whole home!

Steam cleaners eliminate germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew, and more simply using clean water! Choose a steam cleaning system that offers the attachments and accessories perfect for your home such as drapery steam cloths, steel wool attachments, brass brushes, grout cleaning attachments, wall paper removal scrapers, or floor cleaning mops. You’ll be amazed how often you use a steam cleaner for the zillions of tasks around your house.

  • Sanitize without chemicals
  • Safe for use with pets or children
  • Eliminate odors, don’t just cover them up
  • Kill dangerous germs and bacteria such as the common cold, flu virus, salmonella, and more
  • Better for the environment
  • Save money by not purchasing an assortment of cleaners…just use steam
  • Kill dust mites, fleas, bedbugs, and their eggs & larva
  • Able to be used on most surfaces from floors, fabrics, appliances, plastics, toys, stone, countertops, and more
  • A great solution for car detailing

Steam cleaners are perfect for residential use, but also an incredibly wise investment for businesses. Imagine all the cleaning possibilities for your restaurant, bed & breakfast, or boutique. Anyone who has worked in close-quarters or a busy office setting can also appreciate the ability to remove germs and bacteria from commonly used surfaces like door knobs, bathroom fixtures, telephones, and more.

Here’s a video of a variety of home-uses for your steam cleaner featuring the Reliable Enviromate series.

What Are My Options?

Prices for quality steam cleaners range from $100 – $2,000 depending on the power of the steamer and the accessories. As you can imagine, a commercial-use steam cleaner will cost more than options for residential use. However, each of the models below reach the appropriate steam temperature necessary to kill bed bugs.

Organized from least expensive to commercial use:


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