Innovative, Non-Chemical "Pur System" Technology Kills Bed Bugs "At the door."

'Doing this to luggage will send bed bugs packing!"

​​​​As one comedian quipped regarding bed bugs, “We are losing a war with an enemy who won’t even get out of bed.” While amusing, the sentiment is actually incorrect since bed bugs are excellent travelers and one of their preferred modes of transportation is on luggage. The revolutionary patented Pur System eliminates bed bugs, bacteria, and viruses from the exterior of luggage, creating a more sanitary environment anywhere luggage is transported. CBS news stated: "Doing this to luggage will send bed bugs packing!"

Dr. Michael Potter, Entomologist at the University of Kentucky, states that “The bed bug epidemic is a runaway train, as it often seems the bed bugs arise from nowhere. The bugs are efficient hitchhikers and are usually transported into dwellings on luggage, clothing, beds, furniture and other items. This is a particular risk for hotels and apartments where turnover of occupants is constant.”

In addition to hotels and apartments, hospitals and cruise lines are also at risk as they bring thousands of pieces of luggage into their facilities daily. If luggage is stored with other bags, bed bugs may travel from suitcase to suitcase in cruise terminals, airline cargo space, taxis, buses, etc.

The ease with which bed bugs can travel on luggage explains a lot about their prevalence both nationally and internationally. According to university entomologists, the bed bug population is increasing each year with no end in sight. “The bed bug epidemic has risen to a staggering 100% increase over the past year,” says Dr. Potter. This rapid increase is due to the fact that one pregnant female produces thousands of bed bugs in just a few months if a food source is available. Unfortunately, humans are a main blood meal source as bed bugs are attracted to the CO2 the body gives off, as well as the warm semi-permeable membrane (skin) that humans possess. A bed bug bite may manifest as a raised, reddened welt that is incorrectly identified as a mosquito or spider bite, which prevents the victim of the infestation from seeking appropriate debugging treatments. Bed bugs also feed on sleeping pets, which is difficult to detect because their fur camouflages bite marks.

So, how does one combat this hard-to-detect past when transporting luggage is inevitable? Fortunately, according to Pest Management Science, “97% percent of bed bugs prefer to stay on the outside of luggage, if given the choice, over a 24-hour period.” Further, Dr. Loudon of UCI states that “new research indicates that brief heat treatment is a promising way to decrease the spread of bed bugs being transported on the outer surface of luggage.” The patented, non-chemical, eco-friendly technology used in the Pur System utilizes a brief heat treatment that kills bed bugs on the exterior but does not harm the inner contents of the luggage. Luggage is placed a conveyor system which carries it into a sealed compartment containing heat (158-167 degrees Fahrenheit) and UVC lighting. In a few minutes, it exits the system 99.9% free of bed bugs, viruses, and bacteria. The result is pure, sanitized luggage. The Pur System is available in various sizes and designs and can be customized to best meet each facility’s needs.

“This system’s technology appears to be a promising way for hotels, hospitals, cruise lines, and more, to kill bed bugs at the door instead of waiting for them to enter the facilities and develop into an infestation, costing thousands of dollars for treatment,” states Dr. Jack Schmitz, DC.

ABOUT: The Pur System was developed by leading researchers including doctors, professors, and entomologists, for killing bed bugs, bacteria, and viruses, and tested at the University of California, Irvine. The Pur System technology can be seen at https://vimeo.com107653437 or

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