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Bed Bug Control

Bed Bug Basics

Step 1: Cleaning

Eliminate all clutter in the room. Throw out unwanted possessions or isolate them for up to 6 months.  For possessions that can not be put in the dryer, we recommend using Nuvan Strips.  

Step 2: Inspection

 

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Step 3: Treatment

Treatment is the most crucial part of eliminating your bed bug infestation.  Most bed bugs will be on or near the bed, but you must treat the entire room with a mixture of residual insecticides, aerosols and dusts to eliminate the infestation. Examples of these areas are night stands, dressers, base boards, door frames and decorative wall items. We have multiple kits with everything you need to help eliminate your infestation.   Click here for farther detail on how to treat for bed bugs.  

Step 4: Prevention and Monitoring

The most effective way to reduce the chance of having a bed bug infestation is prevention and monitoring. After all the effort in getting rid of your bed bugs, monitor them and finally sleep in peace !

Pro Tip: You can simplify the job of treating the mattress by installing mattress encasements and box spring encasements. Without encasements you will have to treat your mattress using a product such as Cimexa dust, Steri-Fab, or Bedlam Plus. With or without mattress encasements you will still need to treat the bed frame.

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  1. Vector Ban Plus Insecticide-8 oz

    Starting at: $22.25

    Vector Ban Plus Insecticide in an excellent alternative for misting systems and mosquito control to the expensive pyrethrum based products such as Riptide. Vector Ban Plus contains 10% Permethrin plus10% Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO) and is a water-based insecticide. Permethrin is a synthetic form of pyrethrum, and PBO is a synergist that activates the permethrin. Compare to Sector Misting Concentrate with the same label.

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  2. Fenvastar Plus

    Fenvastar Plus contains the active ingredient Esfenvalerate 8.4%. Compare that to Conquer Insecticide which contains only 3.48% Esfenvalerate.

    FenvaStar Plus is very effective for fleas, bedbugs, roaches, and other listed pests. It has a low odor and can be shipped to New York. It does very well as a broadcast treatment for flea control. It has a new label that allows it to be used in Aerosol-generating equipment.

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  3. Transport GHP Insecticide

    Transport GHP Insecticide is known for it''s quick knockdown (within 24 hours) and long residual pest control for perimeter insect pests such as ants, cockroaches, springtails, earwigs and more insects (over 30 insects pests). Transport GHP Insecticide residual lasts for 90 days or more on most targeted insects.

    There have been reported outstanding results combating massive ant colonies, such as the Caribbean Crazy Ants with Transport GHP Insecticide. Pest Management Professionals have noticed less call backs and less re-treats on some of the toughest pests. As with Transport Mikron, Transport GHP is also an excellent product for fighting bed bugs.

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  4. Cyonara 9.7 Insecticide-8 oz

    Starting at: $29.90

    Cyonara 9.7 Insecticide is non-encapsulated insecticide with 9.7% Lambda-cyhalothrin. Cyonara 9.7 has a long residual, low odor and that dries invisibly. One 8 oz. of Cyonara 9.7 yields between 10-40 gallons. Count on about 20-gallon yield (8 oz.) for regular treatments. As a perimeter barrier treatment, an average size house will need 1-2 gallons of the finished solution.

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  5. Cyzmic CS Insecticide

    Starting at: $28.90

    Cyzmic CS(Compare to Demand CS ) micro encapsulated insecticide combines the extended control of a microencapsulated formulation with a powerful knock-down effect providing long lasting control. Cyzmic CS is a controlled release insecticide with little to no odor. Cyzmic CS has reduced applicator exposure.

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  6. Low Profile Insect Monitor

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    The Low Profile Insect Monitor is a large trap with a low profile. The Low Profile Insect Monitor is a pesticide free trap and is non-toxic.It fits easily under kitchen appliances and in confined spaces. The low design and ramp leading to the sticky surface prevents cockroaches from escaping. Ready to use, just peel off cover and assemble trap .This food based attractant is good for all species of Roaches along with other insects. Unlike other glue monitors, B&G uses a new proprietary process that actually applies a layer of attractant before the glue is applied.

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  7. Defense SC -PT and Gallon

    Starting at: $33.95

    D-FENSE (Defense) SC (Compare to Suspend SC) is a concentrated suspension of pure microcrystals of the active ingredient Deltamethrin. Learn More
  8. EcoVia EC Emulsifiable Concentrate

    Starting at: $37.50

    Rockwell Lab's new broad spectrum insecticide is a research based botanical insecticide. It contains thyme oil and rosemary oil. This next generation NOP compliant product is an EPA exempt, FIFRA25-b organic essential oil insecticide. Unlike earlier generation essential oil insecticides, EcoVia EC mixes extraordinarily well in water and stays in solution meaning more consistent efficacy. EcoVia EC is a green solution to many insect problems such as ants, roaches, fleas, mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, wasps, stink bugs, bed bugs, aphids and more .EcoVia EC may be sprayed or used in fogging equipment.

    In lab, field, and real world customer tests, EcoVia EC has been outstanding on a broad range of crawling, flying and sucking insects.

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  9. Optimate CS -16 oz

    Starting at: $77.90

    Optimate CS Controlled Release Insecticide, with Gamma-Cyhalothrina is one of the most active pyrethroids available on the market.The use rates of gamma-cyhalothrin are some of the lowest of insecticides. This means that there is less of the active ingredient in the environment. This microencapsulated insecticide may be used inside or outside. Optimate CS has a huge label for the pests that it controls, and also is labeled for turfgrass and shrubs.

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  10. Zenprox EC

    Starting at: $12.30

    Zenprox EC by Zoecon is a broad spectrum insecticide (kills over 25 insects) which provides a unusually quick knockdown and has a long residual. It is an excellent choice against roaches, fleas and bedbugs (including newly hatched bed bug nymphs) and acts as a nonrepellent. The advantage of a non-repellent insecticide is that the insects do not have a chance to evade the product, because they can not detect it. Learn More

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Bed Bug Inspection

It is important to inspect areas where bed bugs are hiding. In infested bedrooms, these bed bugs will not be far from an occupied bed. Bed bugs are attracted to the carbon dioxide that is exhaled while you sleep.


Even if the bed bugs are not visibly seen, their fecal material will be evident. It is important to reduce the clutter your room and remove items from the floor. It would be helpful to dismantle bed frames and remove drawers from desk and drawers for thorough inspections.


Inspection Check List:

  • Check cracks and crevices in head and foot boards, attached side railings and supports
  • Inspect mattresses top, sides and bottom. Check all buttons, seams, and rips.
  • Inspect electrical switch plates, pictures on walls, wall posters
  • Inspect cracks in plaster or seams in wallpaper.
  • Inspect electrical appliances, radios, phones, televisions, ect.
  • Inspect tack strips under wall-to-wall carpeting and behind baseboards
  • BDS bed bug detection system will help monitor where the bed bugs would be hiding.

Infested Garments and Mattresses/Boxsprings

Infested garments need to be laundered in hot water (120°F minimum). If washing is not available, sometimes heating the garments or bed linen for several minutes in a clothes dryer may work. If you are not using bed bug certified mattress encasements, inspect mattress and box springs for any tears where the bed bugs may be hiding.

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