Ticks: these small arachnids are living on the blood of mammals and birds. They are vectors of a number of grave diseases. They are often brought into the home by pets. Vapor cleaning is the best weapon against these infestations. Vapor also penetrates into cracks and crevasses where ticks can hide.
Bedbugs: we have learned that bed bug management cannot be accomplished using pesticides alone. A systematic approach is needed. Until recently, professionals were recommending throwing away affected box springs and mattresses. Fortunately, today we have discovered that dry steam when applied to the mattresses, couches and carpets will virtually eliminate all stages of the bedbugs including the hard to kill eggs.
Mites and acari: mites cause several forms of allergic diseases, including hay fever, asthma and eczema and are known to aggravate atopic dermatitis. Mites are usually found in warm and humid locations, including beds. It is thought that inhalation of mites during sleep exposes the human body to some antigens that induce hypersensitivity reaction.
Dust mite allergens are thought to be among the heaviest dust allergens. Regular steam sanitizing of mattresses and blankets can help killing mites and acari.
Fleas: this small wingless jumping insect feeds on the blood of mammals and birds. It sometimes transmits diseases through its bite. The combination of dry steam and vacuuming should eliminate fleas definitely from the environment.