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
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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Temprid FX Insecticide has the same dual active ingredients and percentages as Temprid SC but has changed the label for more flexibility allowing for foliar application. It has both the residual control of imidacloprid (21 %)and the broad spectrum control of beta-cyfluthrin (10.5%). The "FX" stands for flexibility, which comes in handy for outdoor perimeter pest treatments, including landscape ornamentals (non-blooming), trees and shrubs without risk of phytotoxicity. Treatment of occasional invader pests becomes manageable, with the included foliar allowance when done early in the season.Learn More
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Spectre 2 SC, with Chlorfenpyr 21.45%, may be compared to the popular non-repellent Phantom Insecticide, but more economical. As a non-repellent insecticide, Spectre 2 SC is not detectable to the insects (so the insects do not avoid it). It is a very low odor (almost odorless) and a long-lasting residual insecticide. It will kill many types of ants (see label), bed bugs, grain beetles, boxelder bugs, house crickets, roaches, spiders, scorpions and more. As these pest come in contact with it, they share it with other insects, spreading it to those that have not come in contact with it.Learn More
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CrossFire combines two active ingredients with two different modes of action that kill bed bugs. Both active ingredients attack their nervous systems. This new combination of active ingredients combat pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs. It not only gives you a quick kill (within 5 minutes) but keeps killing bed bugs with its residual ingredients (30 days). It will effect all the stages of the bed bugs (adult, nymphs, and eggs).Learn More
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SenSci Volcano Bed Bug Detectors identify and capture bed bugs. These detectors are very helpful in early detection of bed bug infestations or if you want to monitor your bed bug treatment plan. They have a rough exterior that allows the bed bugs to climb the sides and drop into the center of the trap with smooth interior walls that prevent their escape.
By itself, the SenSci Volcano Bed Bug Detector acts as a passive monitor but may be converted to an active monitor by including the SenSci Activ lure.
Place these detectors near your bed in the infested bedroom. If someone is not present in the bedroom at night, you will need to add the lure (that mimics chemicals on the human skin) to attract the bed bugs.Learn More
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SenSci Activ Bed Bug Lure is to be used with the Sen Sci Volcano Detectors. It was developed by Rutgers University, to help attract the bed bugs to the monitor.This lure mimics the chemicals on the skin to attract bed bugs. Bed Bug will start sensing the attractant within a day, and it will last 2-3 months.
These lures are designed for the SenSci Volcano Bed Bug Detectors, but will work with any bed bug monitor.Learn More
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The Stick-Em The Bugo Bed Bug Detector is an invisible bed bug detector/trap that acts as a bed bug barrier around your beds. It comes in two options, one for hardwood floors and one for carpets.Learn More
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Transport Mikron Insecticide by FMC is a highly effective non-repellent.Transport Mikron Insecticide not only kills quickly but has residual protection of 3 months or more due to the combination of two active ingredients. As a non-repellent , the insects do not detect it. Transport Mikron may be used for for termites, bed bugs,ants,crickets and over 30 other pests,including pyrethroid-resistant insects. As an added benefit Transport Mikron's particle size is far smaller than any other insecticide giving it better penetration into cracks and crevices, which is highly advantageous for bed bug control. Learn More
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Bedbug Buggy Trap by Buggy Beds is a monitor trap with four glue/pheromone placements used for monitoring bed bug populations. These bed bug monitor traps are pesticide-free and are small and discreet (2" X 3") detecting bed bugs up to six monthsLearn More
$18.50 As low as: $15.95ClimbUP Insect Interceptors are a unique and easy-to-use monitoring system to aid in the early detection of bed bug infestations.ClimbUP Insect Interceptors are specially designed plastic cups which are pesticide-free and are coated with a thin layer of talc which makes them too slick for the bugs to crawl out. Bed Bugs will travel in search of a blood meal and can be intercepted and trapped in the ClimbUP Insect Interceptor as they attempt to gain access to the beds or other furniture that have the interceptor devices installed.
Packaging: Box of four 6.125 in diameter x1 in interceptor traysLearn More
Starting at: $12.30Zenprox 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.