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Experts in pest control agree that steam can be used to kill bed bugs. Why? Because it is not the steam itself doing the killing, but the heat from the steam.
If a bed bug is exposed to 118°F temperature for 20 minutes, it will die. Most commercial steamers used by pest control professionals has a tip temperature of between 140°F-150°F. Who has time to steam a bed bug for 5 minutes to make sure it is dead?
The Polti Cimex Eradicator generated superheated dry steam at 356°F. What exactly is superheated dry steam? Scroll down to find out.
Steam generated by commercial steamer is usually referred to as ‘wet steam.’ Even high-performance boilers will produce steam with a relatively high moisture content.
Superheated dry steam can only be generated through a second heating element. When the steam from the boiler runs through this ‘superheater’ the micro water droplets present in dry steam are vaporized. The significant increase in temperature transforms the steam from the boiler into superheated dry steam!
Want to know more about the advantages of superheated dry steam? Check out our e-book guide!