The best part about the Sargent Steam Cleaner is that apart from bed bugs, it can also kill staphylococcus germs that are known to cause serious diseases. The price may be a deterrent, but do not let that stop you. This is a one-time investment that is well worth it. The lifespan of this system is close to 20 years and you will be free from the use of backbreaking mops, climbing ladders etc to get your home clean and devoid of germs. The Sargent steamer is ideal for disinfecting pillows, encasements, box springs, headboards, jewelry, photo frames etc.