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  1. persephone86

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Jan 8 2010 14:05:00
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    I just had my first spray this week, which seems to be working. No bites on the couch last night! ::knock on wood:: And I have a second spray scheduled for two weeks from now. I am looking of course at the long term and know that I should invest in a steamer. I don't have a large budget, but can anyone recommend a fairly priced, yet reliable steamer that will aid in zapping these little monsters?

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Jan 8 2010 14:12:46
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    If I had it to do over again, I'd invest in a Packtite (Assuming you're in the US ) instead of a steamer. My steamer sits uselessly in a closet.

    A Packtite can treat all the items a steamer can (and a few it can't) and can be used to decontaminate luggage, bags, coats, shoes, and so on that might have been exposed elsewhere.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Jan 8 2010 14:19:01
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    Oh, I have the Packtite and have been baking everything it will hold! I love that thing! But I am thinking of it more along the lines of something for the nooks and crannies in furniture, along my baseboards, etc.

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    Fri Jan 8 2010 15:16:12
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    Your steaming of cracks might interfere with the applied chems. Be careful.

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night...
    - Psalms 91:5-7

    (Not an pro)
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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Jan 8 2010 15:35:12
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    hi persephone
    i love my vapormore - since you're in chicago <?> if you wanted to come see it before you buy, pm me. also clark-devon hardware rentsout whitw wing steamers if you don't want to buy one. good luck!

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    Posted 7 years ago
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    Thanks wchicago! I will definitely look the Vapormore online and into Clark-Devon Hardware as well. I know exactly where they are. And I was planning on using the steamer as part of my maintenance after my second spray and only after the PCO says I can steam and vacuum without doing any damage to the chemicals he sprayed. He said I was already being very proactive with all of my efforts and that my infestation was small. Whew! I just want to keep up the good work!

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Jan 8 2010 17:33:47
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    We have a steam FAQ which may be helpful.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    And wchicago, I just added your tip about Chicago White Wing rentals to the FAQ. Thanks!

  9. persephone86

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sat Jan 9 2010 16:20:53
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    Thanks for the great advice guys and the link to the FAQ section. I hadn't been able to find it.


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