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Disinfestation of bedbugs

Steam machines for bedbug extermination

There are various locations where people sleep and spend time, such as private homes, hotels, shops, offices, buses, trains, ships, planes, cinemas, and theatres, that are at risk of bedbug infestations.

 However, it is important to note that there are currently no effective methods for eradicating bed bugs at home, and traditional insecticides are ineffective.

 To solve this problem, STI Steam Industry’s Pest Control line now includes a powerful and innovative single-phase steam machine to effectively control bedbugs and other pests: BugsBuster.

  • BugsBuster

    BugsBuster
    Single phase steam generator specifically designed for a bed bug proof environment
    Pest Control Line
    • Pressure 5
    • steam flow 58
    • Machine body Inox
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    Bedbug infestation: how to tell if they are present?

    Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small nocturnal insects that feed on human blood. To detect the presence of a bedbug infestation, it is important to pay attention to several signs. Firstly, bedbug bites can cause itching and skin irritation. They may appear in groups or lines and tend to be concentrated on exposed areas during sleep, such as the arms, legs, and neck. In addition, bedbugs may be crushed during a blood meal, leaving small blood stains on sheets, pillows, or clothes. The presence of droppings is an important sign to observe. Bedbugs produce dark droppings or reddish-brown stains that can be found on bed surfaces, fabrics, or along cracks and crevices in furniture.

    It is important to detect the presence of adult or young bedbugs, which are reddish-brown in colour and can be found in bed crevices, mattress corners, behind pictures, or around the perimeter of the bed. Additionally, some people describe a sweet, unpleasant smell associated with bedbug infestations. If an unusual smell is noticed, it could be a sign of an infestation. If you suspect an infestation, it is recommended that you thoroughly inspect the areas where you sleep using a torch to detect signs of infestation. If the presence of bedbugs is confirmed, it is recommended that you take control and treatment measures, such as using STI Steam Industrys BugsBuster steam cleaner.

    Bedbug extermination: why is it important?

    Bedbug extermination is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, bed bugs can cause discomfort and disturb people’s sleep due to bites that cause itching and skin irritation. This can negatively affect sleep quality and general well-being. Additionally, bedbug infestations can spread rapidly and become a widespread problem within a community or building. Bedbugs are resilient insects that can conceal themselves in furniture, floors, and walls’ cracks and crevices, making it challenging to eradicate the infestation without appropriate intervention.

    From a public health perspective, bedbugs can carry and spread pathogens. Although there are no confirmed cases of serious diseases being transmitted through bedbugs to humans, their presence can still cause emotional distress and psychological discomfort to those subjected to their bites.  Finally, a bedbug infestation can harm the reputation of a business or accommodation facility, such as hotels, hostels, or holiday homes, which can compromise customer satisfaction and trust in the establishment. 

    For all these reasons, bedbug extermination is essential to protect people’s health and well-being, prevent the spread of infestations and preserve the reputation of facilities.

    How to exterminate bedbugs?

    Professor Stephen Doggett, Senior Medical Scientist at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia, suggests that the most effective method of eliminating bed bugs is to use high-temperature steam. High-temperature dry steam technology for bedbug control is advantageous because it kills the insect at every stage of development, including the egg stage, which is typically resistant to insecticides.

    The most effective method of eliminating bedbugs is through the use of high-temperature dry steam, preferably superheated to 220°C. Bed bugs are highly sensitive to temperature changes, and a super-dry steam flow of 100°C can kill adult insects, larvae in all stages, and eggs, which are the most resistant form.

    Unlike chemical treatments, which require at least three or four applications to completely eradicate these pests, the high-temperature dry steam process enables rapid cleaning and elimination of bedbugs in treated rooms. Additionally, regular use of dry saturated steam to clean hotel rooms can prevent bedbug infestations, reducing the risk of recontamination.

    Steam cleaning is a faster and more environmentally friendly alternative to chemical methods. Unlike chemical processes, which often use potentially toxic molecules that must be handled in the absence of humans, steam cleaning has no negative impact on the environment. Additionally, chemical treatment requires rooms to be completely closed for long periods of time, whereas steam cleaning does not. After chemical treatment, complete ventilation is required before re-entry is possible. One additional drawback of using bedbug pest control chemicals is the development of resistance within the bedbug population. This leads to insects that are even more resistant to chemical treatments.

    Steam is a natural element that can kill both insects and bed bug eggs. BugsBuster is a device manufactured and patented by STI Steam Industry that eliminates these pests without the use of pesticides. Its innovative approach to bedbug pest control offers an environmentally friendly and highly effective solution. Superheated saturated steam penetrates textile surfaces deeply, eliminating bedbugs and their eggs, even when they are deposited in the most impenetrable hiding places.

    Benefits of using steam to control bedbugs

    The benefits of using super-heated steam for bedbugs control are countless, as mentioned above, but let’s summarise them for your convenience:

    • Fast and efficient
    • Very easy to use
    • Very low running costs
    • Does not require insecticides
    • Eliminates unpleasant odours
    • Sanitises

    So what are you waiting for to start pest control? Eliminate bedbugs and pests using superheated dry steam without insecticides. For further information or a quote, please contact us via the form or by phone. We are always available to answer your questions and provide details about our other products, including steam cleaners for households, professional steam cleaners, industrial steam cleaners, and steam cleaners for car sanitisation.