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Learn what happened when All Pro Pest Control Inc. made the Polti Cimex Eradicator its new bed bug steamer

Searching For A Bed Bug Steamer

Joseph Wilson needed a bed bug steamer.

A pest control professional since 1994, Mr. Wilson had founded his own company, All Pro Pest Control, in 2006. His goal was to provide Los Angeles County with quality pest control services. However, Joseph had a problem: he did not have a reliable bed bug steamer.

Bed bug exterminations were among those quality services that Mr. Wilson’s company offered. Notoriously tricky to eradicate, bed bug infestations were on the rise, but the steamer Joseph and his technicians used was ineffective. It had become clear to Mr. Wilson that he needed to find a real bed bug steamer.

“I needed a good steamer to enhance heat treatments as well as take care of smaller jobs. Also, steam was very useful to handle situations where conventional methods, such as chemicals, were not effective or feasible.”

Why Bed Bug Steamers: Heat Treatment vs Chemical Treatment

Heat treatments were generally very effective but only made sense to use in the case of extensive infestations, as the process was quite expensive. Chemical methods, on the other hand, were generally more cost-effective and decent for spot treatments, but often disliked by customers.

Mr. Wilson put his finger on the problem facing his business. His customers wanted heat treatments, but can’t afford them. Chemical treatments were cheaper, but nobody wanted chemicals.

A bed bug steamer would be a useful tool to have in the arsenal, because it could fill that middle gap. However, Mr. Wilson was unable to find a commercial steamer that worked reliably. 

Bed Bug Steamers Fill the Gap: Heat Treatments vs Chemical Treatments

Selecting A Steamer

Most of the cheaper steamers Mr. Wilson had used, such as Vapamore, were designed for steam cleaning, not extermination. While a relatively inexpensive option, these steamers would come with too many unnecessary accessories, and most importantly the steam was very wet and not hot enough. It was clearly time to invest in another steamer.

Option 1 was to go back to Vapamore. Option 2 was to invest in the Polti Cimex Eradicator, which he had recently been recommended via Facebook by a friend.

Mr. Wilson understood the down side of returning to a traditional steamer. The Polti Cimex Eradicator promised to fix those issues. It championed superheated dry steam, for rapid treatment and better penetration. However, it was a bigger investment; would it pay off? Joseph bet that it would and was immediately proven right. The Polti Cimex Eradicator worked so well for All Pro Pest Control, that Mr. Wilson soon purchased a second unit!

“It definitely exceeded my expectations. I found so many different uses for the Cimex Eradicator. My technician and I used it so often, I needed a second.”

The Polti Cimex Eradicator is easy-to-use and effective. Joseph Wilson and All Pro Pest Control, Inc. started using it in the field on the very same afternoon the Polti Cimex Eradicator was purchased. Both Joseph Wilson and his technicians were 100% satisfied with the Polti Cimex Eradicator. They used it so often and in such a variety of cases that Mr. Wilson decided to purchase a second unit to be certain they both had access to a unit at all times.

All Pro Pest Control’s new bed bug steamer was clearly more effective than traditional steamers, but it was also an improvement on using stand-alone chemical treatments! Joseph and his technicians used the Polti Cimex Eradicator in every type of room and environment. It made them more effective in handling bed bug infestations, which meant fewer callbacks and happier customers.

How the Polti Cimex Eradicator bed bug steamer performed in the field


Mr. Wilson had numerous examples of when the Polti Cimex Eradicator helped his company deliver on the promise of offering quality pest control services to its customers. However, he described one job in particular in which the Polti Cimex Eradicator was absolutely indispensable.

“I had a job at the mobile home of an elderly couple. Their place had been heat treated the year before, but the wife had brought back bed bugs after a hospital visit. The infestation was tremendously bad, worse than ever. Heat treatment wasn’t an option because of the location and the risk of property damage. It was a massive job, but the Polti Cimex Eradicator took care of it!”


The effectiveness of superheated dry steam in killing bed bugs is a scientific fact. However, only you can decide if the Polti Cimex Eradicator makes sense for your business. Ultimately, it is your choice, but here are a few of the benefit Joseph Wilson and All Pro Pest Control experienced after they starting using the Polti Cimex Eradicator. Click the boxes below for more details!

Increase in Revenues

“Results have been GREAT!”

Mr. Wilson is able to charge 30% to 40% more per treatment with the Polti Cimex Eradicator compared to chemicals. It is still a much cheaper option than heat treatments, and customers are willing to pay more to avoid the use of chemicals

Customer Satisfaction

“Always good to have options for the customer!”

Flexibility is essential for happier customers. Mr. Wilson can offer different solutions for different situations. Customers don’t have to break the bank for traditional heat treatments or settle for dangerous chemicals and ineffective steamers.

Competitive Advantage

“The Polti Cimex Eradicator gives me a tremendous advantage.”

The Polti Cimex Eradicator is exclusive. Few competitors can offer a solution that is both effective and inexpensive, compared to heat treatments. Don’t fall behind the curve—innovate!

Improving Productivity

“Time is money when it comes to bed bugs.”

The Polti Cimex Eradicator is fast, effective and easy to use. Which means Mr. Wilson and his technicians are able to handle more jobs in less time. Time saving is good for them and their customers!

Decrease in Callbacks

“One callback since I started, and that was a special case.”

Less than 4% callback rate when using the Polti Cimex Eradicator. Much lower than before when using a traditional steamer!

At the end of the day, Joseph Wilson saves time and money using the power of superheated dry steam, only possible with the Polti Cimex Eradicator. So, how will you invest?

Download the complete All Pro Pest Control Inc. case study here.

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