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Product Review: Vapamore MR-100 Steamer

9 Dec

So you are looking to protect your home or business from bed bugs, or are trying to control an existing bed bug problem.  Many times, a professional exterminator will assist in controlling your infestation, but (as some of you know) it’s not uncommon for the bed bug bites to make another appearance somewhere down the road.  For those who want to eliminate bed bugs from their home or business, and do not have the money or patience to hire another professional, a bed bug steamer is the way to go.

Steamers can produce heat upwards of 250ºF, way more than the 115ºF required to kill bed bugs and bed bug eggs.  They use only water and heat, making them a perfect solution for those looking to treat bed bugs without chemicals.  Plus, steamers are safe for use on mattresses, box springs, carpeting, sofas, baseboards, and more (just keep the steam away from electrical outlets and appliances).  Steamers can range anywhere from $39.99 for a hand-held model, all the way up to $1,599 for a top-of-the-line professional steamer-vacuum combo for the most discerning businesses or property owners.  The Vapamore MR-100 Steamer falls right in the middle at $299.99, and is perfect for most homes or businesses looking to treat an infestation.

This quality steamer includes numerous attachment allowing you to treat for bed bugs no matter where they are hiding.  The MR-100 produces steam at 58 PSI, and includes a water tank with a 1.6 liter capacity, enough for 50 minutes of operation/tank.  And with a nozzle tip temperature of 210º-220ºF, no bed bugs or bed bug eggs will survive the steam produced by this machine.  The 6-foot long hose along with the 18-foot power cord will make it simple to treat practically any location in your home or property.

To top it off, Vapamore is currently offering all customers – wait for it – a Lifetime Warranty on the MR-100, covering most issues or defects that may arise in the lifetime of the product.  Who said chivalry was dead?

For those looking to treat bed bugs with a quality steamer without the hefty price tag, the Vapamore MR-100 bed bug steamer should be highly considered.

Don’t forget to review our Bed Bug Steaming Tips before treating a bed bug problem with a steamer.

Kill Bed Bugs with Steam using the Vapamore MR-100Treating a Mattress with Vapamore MR-100

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Movie Theater Seat Covers – Do they work?

29 Nov

A few of you have been emailing me about new bed bug-proof movie theater seat protectors.  It is no secret that bed bugs have been spotted in theaters across the country, and that lots of theater-loving folks have simply cut movie night out of their schedule due to the fear of picking one up.  New products are out there attempting to restore your peace of mind and get you back into those theaters with what is basically a large, thick plastic bag shaped to fit the chair.

The question is – do they work? It is certainly plausible that the plastic is thick enough to prevent bed bugs and bed bug eggs on your seat from getting onto your belongings.  Nevertheless, this is the kind of product that we don’t typically like to endorse.  Our primary mission is to educate our readers on the behavior of bed bugs, and how to avoid further infestations.  While the concept has good intentions, this is one product that is a bit too radical, in my opinion.  While it is important to be cautious about bed bugs in our daily routine, we need to do so without becoming overly obsessed.  Bed bugs are a serious problem, but at the end of the day, it is not worth the drastic measures suggested by this product (and some others).  If covering our seat in a large plastic bag is what we are resorting to, I’d hate to think about what’s next. To us, a simple inspection of your seat (and underneath) with your cellphone light, as well as a quick dust off of your clothing and jacket after the movie is enough to drastically limit your exposure in a theater.

That, and… what about bed bugs from the seats on either side of you?  Save your money — and put it towards the $18.50 you’ll need for a popcorn and soda for you & your date.

bed bug movie theater seat cover