After an especially long winter for many families, these fresh June days couldn’t come soon enough. Spending months indoors planning every moment of your dream summer vacation got you through the tough times. Now that the kids are out of school and the savings account is just itching to be tapped, you set out on that warm-weathered adventure!
While I hope you come home with a memory card full of photos and a few treasured souvenirs, it’s a statistical fact that some of you may also come home with something far less prized. Bed bugs.
Even some of the most prestigious hotels and B&B’s are susceptible to bed bugs thanks to the thousands of tourists traveling in and out over the summer months. As a result, your suitcases or belongings are vulnerable to carry home these persistent pests. If you are one of the unlucky thousands who will struggle with bed bugs this year, there’s hope. Though professional treatments can cost over two thousand dollars, a DIY option is possible using Vapamore Steam Cleaning Systems.
What Is A Vapamore?
Vapamore steam cleaning appliances are designed for whole home cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. But due to the exceptionally high steam temperatures these units maintain, Vapamore cleaners are an affordable and effective way to treat your mattress, flooring, and furniture for bedbugs.
Watch The VAPAMORE MR-100 PRIMO Treat For BedBugs:
How DOes It Work?
Bedbugs are an exceptionally resilient pest and can even live over a year without a host. Sprays and toxins that typically kill bugs and insects are ineffective against them. Additionally, they’re especially adept at hiding in tight spaces and remain so during daylight hours. It’s often not until a family member shows signs of bites that a homeowner even knows they have an infestation.
The most effective and fastest way to eliminate bed bugs is through extremely high heat. Bed bugs and their eggs die instantly at 180˚ and the Vapamore PRIMO produces steam at an incredible 210˚- 220˚. By slowly making your way across a mattress, carpeting, suitcase, or any other item able to sustain those temperatures, you will kill any existing bedbugs.
Professional measures to eliminate bed bugs from your home consist of two treatments…
One option is to create a “hot box” within your home or specific room. This method requires the use of high-heat heaters and industrial fans. These units can typically reach temperautres of about 118˚-130˚ which will kill bedbugs after several hours. You may be required to evacuate your home for a half or full day while the heaters do their work.
The second option is the “tenting” of a home similar to the treatment used to kill termites. Tents are placed completely over an entire home and a combination of toxins and carbon monoxide are pumped into the house and left for over 24 hours. You are typically required to evacuate your home for three or more days. There is also an extensive process to prep your home in advance of the tenting.
Both professional options are EXTREMELY costly, ranging from $1000-$2000. The high price tag and frustrating circumstances surrounding the treatments leave many homeowners searching for a DIY treatment.
For just a fraction of the cost, (the PRIMO runs around $300 and the AMICO around $100) and a little elbow grease, you can eliminate your bed bug problem in just an afternoon.
WILL I EVER USE IT AGAIN?
Perhaps an equally exciting benefit is the fact that these powerful steam cleaners include accessories to do so much more than just treat your home for bedbugs. Steam is a powerful method of cleaning for everything from children’s toys to mold and mildew and even works to remove wallpaper or soap-scum.
While you may only buy it to treat for bed bugs, don’t be surprised when you’re using it regularly for the cleaning of your home. A Vapamore steamer is a purchase you will not regret.
Does Vapamore Make A Product For The Hospitality Industry?
Looking for a professional grade tool for the regular treatment of your hotel, motel, or bed & breakfast? The Vapamore MR-1000 Forza is designed for industrial use. The FORZA will not only allow you to safely and effectively treat rooms for bedbugs without the need of an expensive professional service, it will also serve as an excellent cleaning tool for the day-to-day upkeep of your business.