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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. Bedlam Plus Aerosol

    Bedlam Plus Aerosol Insecticide - Kills Pyrethroid Resistant Bed Bugs

    Bedlam Plus Aerosol Insecticide is an updated version of the current Bedlam Aerosol. Bedlam Plus, as formulated provides an excellent tool against bed bugs.

    Bed bugs have been developing resistance against a wide range of pest control products, mainly the pyrethroid line of products. Bedlam Plus will by pass the resistance and kill the bed bugs quickly.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  2. Temprid FX Insecticide

    Starting at: $9.90

    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.

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  3. Temprid Readyspray Aerosol by Bayer

    Temprid Ready Spray aerosol gives you the power of Temprid SC in a convenient ready to use aerosol spray. It has a dual mode of action: contact activity and systemic action providing superior results.

    While works well against pyrethroid resistant bed bugs, Temprid Ready Spray is also terrific for use against spiders and ants (excluding fire ants). It provides residual protection against bed bugs for up to 6 months on upholstered, wooden, and fabric surfaces. It will not damage paints, plastics, fabrics, or other surfaces where water alone causes no damage.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  4. Spectre 2 SC

    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.

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  5. Cross Fire Bed Bug Concentrate

    Starting at: $45.02

    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).

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  6. CrossFire Aerosol

    CrossFire Aerosol combines two active ingredients to provide a fast knockdown and residual action. As with CrossFire Insecticide concentrate, it kills all stages of the life stages of the bed bugs (eggs, nymphs, and adults). It is particularly made to combat and kill pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs. As an added feature, it has no signal word on its label. The toxicity level is very low, reducing hazards to humans, non-targeted animals and the environment.

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  7. CimeXa Insecticide Dust- 4 oz and 5 lb

    Starting at: $12.12

    CimeXa Insecticide Dust kills bed bug adults and nymphs, killing bed bug nymphs hatched from dusted eggs. CimeXa Insecticide Dust kills pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs Learn More
  8. Nuvan Pro Strips 16 gram x 12  packs

    Nuvan ProStrips are an effective tool for killing Bed Bugs as well as beetles, moths, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and many other insect pests. Nuvan Prostrips use controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor into many hard to treat areas. Nuvan ProStrips may be used to control bed bug eggs, nymphs, and adults and it's especially effective for treating electronics and other items that can't be sprayed with traditional insecticides.

    Packaging : Nuvan Strips Package: 12- 16 gram strips with hangers
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  9. Transport Mikron 32 ounce

    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

  10. Phantom  II Aerosol

    Phantom Pressurized Aerosol Spray delivers the power and effectiveness of Phantom Insecticide in a convenient and easy-to-use aerosol can with an active ingredient Chlorfenapyr 0.5%. Phantom Aerosol by BASF has changed to "Phantom II", with the same active ingredient, Chlorfenapyr 0.5%. Phantom II now has less odor.

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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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