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How to kill bed bugs in your home: A list of popular bed bug insecticides

24 Jan

While many people opt to hire a professional exterminator when bed bugs are discovered in their home, there are many effective insecticides that can help you battle bed bugs on your own.  Here’s a preliminary list of bed bug insecticides to consider to help you treat bed bugs.

  • Steri-Fab Bed Bug Spray: Steri-Fab is great for use on its own, or post steam treatment.  Since it dries quickly and is non-staining, Steri-Fab Bed Bug Spray can be used on mattresses, box springs, sofas, carpeting, floorboards, dresser drawers, and more.
    • Kills bed bugs on contact
    • No dilution needed
    • Fast-drying
    • Non-staining
    • No dyes or perfumes
    • Kills bed bugs, lice, dust mites, roaches, fleas and a host of other insects
    • In addition to being an insecticide, Steri-Fab also kills mold, fungus, bacteria and mildew
    • For use on mattresses, box springs, wood, ceramic, carpeting
  • JT Eaton Kills Bed Bugs Contact Killer (Oil-Based): J.T. Eaton KILLS BED BUGS (red label) is an oil-based, ready-to-use bed bug killer with natural pyrethrum as the active ingredient. It quickly knocks down infestations. Professionals use this because bed bugs have no resistance to this product and there are no residuals. This means that when the oil evaporates, the active ingredients also evaporate. This formula also contains a “flushing agent” that causes bed bugs to leave their hiding places and scatter, which increases the likelihood that they will come in contact with the insecticide. This product can be applied directly to a mattress.
  • JT Eaton Kills Bed Bugs Residual Killer (Water-Based): JT Eaton KILLS BED BUGS II (blue label) is a water-based, ready-to-use bed bug killer with residual ingredients that last up to 16 weeks, making it a perfect complement to JT Eaton KILLS BED BUGS (red label) Contact Killer. With this spray, bed bugs will die within a day since the water base of the insecticide cannot penetrate the waxy surface of the insect’s surface as quickly as the oil in the KILLS BED BUGS (red label). When the water evaporates, there will be a microscopic film of deltamethrin (active ingredient), which will continue to kill bed bugs for up to 16 weeks. This product can be applied directly to a mattress.
  • J.T Eaton Kills Bed Bugs Powder (Diatomaceous Earth): J.T Eaton Kills Bed Bugs Powder is an all natural Diatomaceous Earth powder that is harmless to humans and animals, but effectively kills Bed Bugs. Diatomaceous Earth is composed of small, razor-blade sharp crushed sedimentary rock.  When applied, this powder cuts and is absorbed into the outer layer of Bed Bugs causing them to dehydrate and eventually die. J.T Eaton Kills Bed Bugs Powder can be applied around electrical outlets, in between baseboards or any indoor cracks or crevices, around the perimeter of your bed and even inside walls. This powder should be kept dry and away from moisture in order to maintain its effectiveness.

Bed Bug Luggage Spray – For Peace of Mind when Traveling

2 Nov

The holiday season is just around the corner, and everyone is likely making their travel plans.  And if you’re like me, I’m sure one thing that’s on your mind is the possibility of getting bed bugs in a hotel.

There are a number of things you should definitely do when traveling, just to be safe (check out the “Travel” page of this blog).  But as an added measure, and for peace of mind, one handy product is a must-have for a traveler – JT Eaton Bed Bug Control for Luggage and Mattresses.  This bed bug travel spray is cheap (only $12.99), safe, compact, and it is EPA-approved!  Just spritz the stuff in and around your luggage before you pack, paying particular attention to the luggage zippers, folds, creases, and wheels.  Allow the water-based spray to dry, then pack up your clothes.  It’s a great way to deter and even kill bed bugs trying entering your bag when traveling (whether it’s in an airport or at the hotel).  And make sure to bring it with you on your trip, since it doubles as a travel mattress spray.  Spray it around your hotel mattress, box spring and headboard for extra peace of mind.  As with all the bed bugs products out there, be sure to read the label carefully before using.JT Eaton Bed Bug Control for Luggage & Mattresses


Don’t let bed bugs ruin your holiday vacation…

27 Oct

It has been all over the news lately that many people have been canceling their holiday vacation plans (particularly to my home town of NYC) in fear of picking up bed bugs somewhere along the way.  Check out this article from MSNBC.

Instead of hastily canceling your trip and missing your annual outing to see the Radio City Rockettes (perish the thought), check out these recommended bed bug travel products that will help prevent bed bugs when traveling…

  • BugZip Bed Bug Proof Luggage & Clothing Encasements: As many of you know, a number of hotels are swarming with bed bugs.  The bed bug proof luggage and clothing encasements from BugZip are a perfect solution.  Instead of plopping your bag down on the potentially infested bed, place your BugZip-enclosed luggage on the fold-out luggage rack in the middle of your room to prevent bed bugs from sneaking into your bag and hitching a ride home.  Make sure to wipe down the BugZip encasement (especially the zipper and all creases) before leaving the hotel room.
  • J.T. Eaton Bed Bug Control for Luggage & Mattresses Spray: This portable 6 ounce spray is great to spritz around your luggage to kill any bed bugs that may try to sneak into your luggage. This product has been EPA-registered, so it can be used safely at home or on  vacation.  The spray also controls fleas, ticks, moths, lice, spiders and cockroaches.  Bedbug  Control for Luggage and Mattresses is water-based, so it won’t leave  an oily or sticky residue on fabrics.
  • PackTite Portable Heating Unit: Upon  checking out of your hotel, even if signs of bed bugs were not present, inspect your belongings carefully.  Placing your luggage, clothing and any other  belongings in a PackTite heating unit will kill bed bugs with heat that may have snuck into your luggage.  PackTite is safe to use with clothing, bags, shoes, or any other non-washable item.

So if you’re thinking of staying home this holiday season because of bed bugs, check out these products first… Because we all know that Christmas dinner just isn’t the same without an authentic Manhattan street hot dog.