The superheated dry steam of the Polti Cimex Eradicator and Steam Disinfector has proved to be the innovative and effective solution of eliminating the problem of bedbugs.
The special feature of this system is the type of steam which, after being generated inside a boiler as in conventional steam generators, is further superheated inside the delivery nozzle up to a maximum temperature of 180°C. At the time of delivery, the steam is mixed with the HPMed cleaning solution, a water and alcohol-based solution containing sodium metasilicate and sodium carbonate, which can be delivered in the presence of people. The flow of steam at 180°C is able to eliminate the adult insects, the larval stages and the eggs because it causes them thermal shock.

Unlike chemical products, which require three or four treatments to achieve complete disinfestation, the superheated dry steam of Cimex Eradicator and Steam Disinfectorcompletely eliminated the infestation after two or three treatments. Targeted treatment with superheated dry steam was demonstrated to be effective for eliminating bedbugs and represents a faster alternative with lower environmental impact than use of potentially toxic chemicals.

 

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A VISION

In 1978 Franco Polti had a brilliant idea: to bring the quality of professional ironing into every home; he therefore created Vaporella, the first steam generator iron with boiler for domestic use. Always looking for innovative products, Polti decided to take advantage of the power of steam to make housekeeping easier and in 1983 created Vaporetto, the first ecological home appliance that cleans the entire home with the power of steam at 120°.