Beds bugs are highly susceptible to heat, which is why a dry vapor steam treatment can be used effectively to kill bed bugs. Some bed bugs are resistant to chemicals, but none can withstand 200+ degree heat killing both bed bugs and their eggs. The Vapamore MR-100 Primo is a high quality ETL certified residential dry vapor steamer that zaps bed bugs and their eggs dead on contact. The MR-100 Primo is unique in that it can be used in conjunction with several other of our products as a completely non-chemical bed bug treatment. Another great feature is the limited lifetime warranty, which offers peace of mind for years of steaming operation (please see the warranty registration form and warranty details below). Please keep in mind that all steams use water and the "Dry Vapor" classification simply means that it's dryer and has a higher tip temperature than a normal steamers. This is realized through a steam control knob allowing the user to adjust steam outflow along with a sealed tank under higher pressure.
Why the Vapamore MR-100 Primo?
We've selected to offer the MR-100 Primo against bed bugs because of several factors, which we will discuss further in the following product review. These factors include its ETL certification, ceme solenoid, pressure adjustment knob, dry vapor engineering, ability to be used for 60 minutes at a time and its high tip temperature needed to kill bed bugs and eggs on contact.
The MR-100 Primo is a dry vapor steamer in that it delivers less water than an ordinary wet steamer reducing the likelihood of mold or mildew developing. The Vapamore uses an Italian made "Ceme Solenoid," which electronically delivers steam from the boiler to the steam hose greatly reducing the water normally built up between steaming. The "Ceme Solenoid" is normally found in steamers above $599 making the Vapamore Primo a great value at $299. Delivered steam is only 5% water by volume allowing treated areas to dry much faster than those treated with a wet steamer. The MR-100 Primo also enables the user to treat for up to sixty minutes without needing to refill the stainless steel tank, which can be helpful when treating several rooms.
One of the most important facts to mention is that the Primo's end tip temperature exceeds 210 degrees Fahrenheit (well above the 170 degrees needed to kill bed bugs and their eggs on contact). The end of the steamer attachment should be held in close proximity (within 1-2 inches) of the object being treated to ensure high temperature steam is applied. We recommend using the included wide angle attachment with the toweling applied for broad surfaces as it offers better control and direct contact with the surface being treated. Its important to read and follow the instruction found in the owners manual carefully to prevent burns that can occur with hot steam if not used properly.
Another great feature the Vapamore MR-100 Primo offers is an adjustable pressure control enabling the user to lower or raise the pressure coming out of the tip. This helps apply heat evenly without blowing bed bugs and their eggs around (where many other steamers in the market come up short). If the pressure is ever too high, simply turn the pressure knob on the unit to a lower setting and you'll have far better control especially when using different attachments.
The MR-100 Primo includes 17 attachments allowing the user to apply the dry vapor steamer on different surfaces including baseboards, mattresses and box springs, carpeting, countertops, tile and wood floors. Our other entry level steamer found on the site does a great job for small surface application, but can only operate for 10-15 minutes before needing to be refilled making the MR-100 Primo a better choice for treating several rooms.
1) Mr-100 Steam Cleaner
2) Steam Gun And Hose
3) Detail Adapter
4) Jet Nozzle Tool
5) Detail Scraper Tool
6) Nylon Grout Brush
7) Nylon Medium Duty Brush
8) Large Nylon Brush
9) Brass Metal Brush
10) Fabric Tool Cotton Cover
11) Micro Fiber Floor Pad
12) Floor Cleaning Head
13) Extension Tubes X 3
14) Clothes / Fabric Tool
15) Smooth Surface Squeegee
16) Measuring Cup
17) Fill Funnel
18) Accessory Storage Bag
19) Replacement O-ring Set
The Vapamore Primo is a multipurpose unit and can also be used to deep clean, remove dirt, stains and kill bacteria nnd spores without using detergents or chemicals. The Primo works with ordinary tap water and is the perfect non-toxic, eco-friendly green cleaning solution.
Power Supply: 120v 60hz
Heating Element: 1500w
Steam Pressure: 3.5 Bar
Permissible Pressure: 5 Bar
Tank Capacity: 1.6 Liters
Steam Time: 60 Minutes
Heating Time: 11 Minutes
Steam Flow Rate: 40g / Min
Sound Level: 30db
Shipping Weight: 18.5lbs
Bed Bug Usage Tips:
Steamers are a great chemical free and very effective way to treat for pests such as bedbugs and dust mites. The pests and their eggs are killed instantly when subjected to the high heat produced by the steamer. When treating for bedbugs or dust mites on furniture such as sofas, chairs, and beds there are a few simple steps to follow to help be successful in eradicating the pests. Before you start always make sure to follow these few rules.
Never steam into electrical outlets or connections and when steaming along base boards, wood furniture and trim always follow with a dry towel to remove the condensation or water build up. When steaming a mattresses or bedding make sure to allow the mattress or bedding to completely air dry prior to installing any plastic covers or plastic encasements commonly used for bedbug prevention.
Attachments: Using the clothes steamer attachment with the small cotton cover is great for beds, pillows, sofas, chairs etc. Pass over the area slowly with light contact in order to heat the area being treated and killing the pest and their eggs. The jet tip is great for getting into corners of bed frames, moldings, trim, furniture or any details areas that may be infected.
We were looking for an all purpose steamer to replace our cleaners. Its got a lot of power and did the trick especially cleaning the floors and bathrooms. The parts are easy to use and go conveniently in the rear of the machine. It's high quality and the price is right. I'm going to get one for my children for the holidays. 5 stars! Happy cleaning.
Reviewed by: Lawanna Murphy from Boston
This machine far exceeded our expectations and Bed Bug Supply did a great job explaining how to use the product and how to get rid of bed bugs. It's nice to actually get great customer service! The Primo has plenty of power and we steamed those pesky bed bugs with ease. The steam knob was helpful as well as the many attachments. Thank!
Reviewed by: Jack Houser from Houston, TX
Everyone should have a good steamer whether you have bed bugs or not. We purchased the Vapamore for bed bugs, but quickly realized how many other uses the unit has. We have done a deep cleaning on our entire house especially the bathrooms. It's cleaned some parts of the house I though we'd never get clean again including the bottom edges of the shower. I bought one for my daughter and am planning on getting one for my parents.
Reviewed by: Jack from California
This was to be used in our 3 bedroom home to get rid of bed bugs. It arrived within 2 days and was well packaged. We also purchased a bed bug kit to use after. It generates a lot of hot steam. So far we haven't seen a bed bug after the all day treatment, which was quite a job. We are now using the steamer to clean our home, which is very handy. My husband uses it to clean his grill (I then have to clean the steamer because he makes a mess :)