Bed Bug Supply Review - see what our experts have to say about this product
The all-new Armato 9000 aims to be a no-compromise commercial-grade bed bug steamer. It packs a powerful boiler, integrated heating element and super high capacity tank into an all-metal heavy-duty body. It even includes high-end features like continuous fill and CEME® solenoid control for an attractive price.
The premium, heavy-duty build quality is apparent at first sight. Every part of the body design and components were taken into consideration. All of the body panels are made of powdered steel and reinforced with hard steel fixtures and rubber bumpers. While we wouldn’t test its durability by dropping it off any roofs, we feel confident that the steamer can withstand the occasional knock around the back of a truck or up and down a steep set of stairs.
A big advantage that the Armato has over its competitors is its seemingly endless water capacity. Even if we never took advantage of the continuous fill feature, we estimate that a full tank can steam non-stop for over two and a half hours. The reason that’s an estimate is because we think it’s silly to ignore the continuous fill feature, so we never tested the full extent of the tank’s runtime.
The 9000 is named for its 90-PSI steam pressure capability, and this steamer lives up to its name without hesitation. This super high pressure is among the highest we have sampled, and will ensure that the steam adequately penetrates into cracks and crevices to hit bed bugs where they are hiding. The 320-degree boiler can produce tip temperatures of up to 284 degrees Fahrenheit, which is more than enough to kill bed bugs of any age on contact. Coupled with the high pressure rating, the 9000 should have no trouble killing pests even several inches away from the tip of the steam nozzle.
The ultimate bed bug killer and sanitizer:
The Armato 9000 was built from the ground up to be the most rugged and powerful pest control steamer available. No compromises, no cutting corners. When you need all of the power you can get with the highest heat, the Armato delivers. When the job takes you bumping up and down stairs or in the back of a loaded truck, the Armato can take it. When other steamers run out of water or pressure, the Armato keeps going.
The Armato's steam hits 90 PSI and 284 degrees Fahrenheit at the tip, making it one of the most powerful steamers available. Kill bed bugs, dust mites, fleas, ticks, viruses and bacteria instantly, leaving treated surfaces clean and sanitary. Steam for hours without interruption using the high-capacity, dual-tank design. Have confidence that the all-metal body and double-walled stainless steel boiler will stand up to the rigors of your day-to-day work.
True Commercial-Grade Construction
The powdered steel frame and body panels will still look good after years of daily abuse.
Nylon Braided Hose
8 feet of Techflex® nylon braiding eliminate kinks and keep the hose protected and insulated.
Stainless Steel Boiler
The stainless steel boiler lining and heat shield prevent corrosion and keep the heat and pressure contained for maximum power and efficiency.
Class-Leading Killing Power
90 PSI (6 Bar) Steam
Class-leading pressure ensures deep penetration into soft materials like walls, carpet, mattresses, and upholstered furniture.
A scorching hot tip temperature delivers lethal heat to bed bugs, dust mites, and allergens even several inches from the steam nozzle.
Steam for hours on end without having to refill thanks to the Armato's extreme water capacity.
Adjustable Steam Pressure
Turn the steam pressure down for treating surfaces like walls, fabric, or floors, or turn it up to penetrate into cracks and crevices.
Continuous Flow Design
Water is stored in an unpressurized tank and fed continuously into the pressurized boiler, making it easy to top the Armato off with water as you go.
Italian CEME® Solenoid
Genuine Italian steam control regulates steam flow into the hose, reducing moisture and condensation buildup and ensuring a consistently hot and dry steam.
- Power Supply: 120V 60Hz
- Heating Element: 1900W - 16 Amp
- Steam Pressure: 90 PSI
- Tank Capacity: 1.1 Gallons
- Boiler Capacity: 1.0 Gallons
- Heating Time: 15 Minutes
- Boiler Temperature: 320° F
- Steam Tip Temperature: 284° F
- Power Cord Length: 20 Feet
- Steam Hose Length: 8 Feet
- 1 x Steam Gun & 8-Foot Hose
- 2 x Extension Tubes
- 1 x Bed Bug Tool
- 1 x Jet Tip Tool
- 1 X Large Floor Head
- 1 x Floor Head Adapter
- 1 x Bed Bug Tool Cotton Cover
- 1 x Floor Head Cotton Cover
- 1 x Fill Funnel
How to Kill Bed Bugs with the Armato Steamer:
Bed bugs are highly susceptible to heat -- exposure to 120 degrees will kill them in minutes, but 180-degree heat will kill them on contact. This includes adult bed bugs, juveniles, and eggs alike. This vulnerability makes steaming a highly effective part of a bed bug treatment process, as it allows you to quickly cut down the bed bug population no matter where they might be hiding.
The Armato 9000 is extremely powerful, and will have no problem penetrating into various materials and deliver lethal heat to bed bugs hiding inside. Using its steam adjustment feature, you can tune the steam pressure for different materials and treatment areas.
For mattresses, sofas, and other upholstered fabrics, use the bed bug tool, a cotton cover, and low pressure. This maximizes heat concentration and eliminates excess moisture and pressure. For cracks and crevices like baseboards, floorboards, windowsills, and more, switch to the jet tip tool. Use high pressure for door frames and windowsills, and medium pressure for mouldings and the edges of the carpet. Remember to move the steam nozzle slowly - no more than about one inch per second - to ensure that the heat is distributed consistently.
Use the jet tip tool and medium pressure to treat baseboards, floorboards, and the edges of carpeted floors.
Wrap the bed bug tool with a cotton cover to break up excess pressure and moisture to focus the heat on bed bugs hiding in upholstered furniture.
Turn the pressure up to penetrate into cracks and crevices along windowsills and door frames with the jet tip tool.
Cleaning Kit: (Optional)
Turn your Armato 9000 into the ultimate cleaning machine with this collection of premium cleaning accessories.
This kit includes:
- 1 x Micro Fiber Floor Pad
- 1 x Smooth Surface Squeegee
- 1 x Accessory Tool Adapter
- 1 x Large Nylon Brush
- 1 x Large Brass Brush
- 1 x Large Stainless Brush
- 1 x Small Nylon Brush
- 1 x Small Brass Brush
- 1 x Scraper Tool