Steam Cleaner/Vacuum Cleaner Combo Combats Bed Bugs and Other Nuisance Pests Naturally

Uses 245°F Dry Vapor Steam To Kill The Insects And Then Vacuums Away The Dead Bugs And Their Eggs

Online PR News – 16-February-2011 – –, one of the biggest names in the ‘green’ 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 is an effective means of killing bed bugs without dangerous chemicals that harm human health and the environment.

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 businesses on a scale unseen in 50 years—from hotels and movie theaters to department stores and office buildings. Because bed bugs are not drawn to filth like cockroaches and other insects, even the most sterile environments have become infested.

“The little bloodsuckers can’t swim or fly but they can thumb a ride anywhere by clinging to your clothing,” says V.K. Dunlop, vice president,

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.

“Fortunately bed bugs are very sensitive to heat and are rapidly killed when exposed to temperatures over 113°F,” says Dunlop. “That makes vapor steam cleaners a safe, fast, economical remedy for killing the pests without toxic chemicals that could put you in the hospital.”

While vapor steam cleaners are traditionally used to ‘green’ 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.

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

The Italian-made Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 steamer is two cleaners in one. It uses 245°F heated vapor steam instead of chemicals to instantly kill bed bugs and the eggs they leave behind—and then it vacuums away the dead bugs and eggs. 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—if they work at all.

In addition to killing bed bugs, the TANDEM EV1’s allergy-friendly, water-based/HEPA filtration system helps eliminate dust mites, pollen and other allergens from the home or workplace.

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 achieve a greater kill rate in 3 seconds than a 20-minute exposure to bleach. 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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