Bed Bug Kit #1 - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Angie
    07/27/2011
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    How do you know when the bed bug is completely gone? how long do you keep your clothes in plastic bags?
    Getting bit at night. Got confirmation it's a bug, suspect bed bug. The exterminator and I have not seen one bug, no evidence. I went crazy, took everything out of closets, drawers, end tables - everything is in plastic now for a week. I can't live like this anymore. The Exterminator is coming back for a second dose on Aug 13 (that's three weeks), can't live like this. ;) At night, 4am, with flashlight, not one darn bug. No evidence of bed bugs.. I removed my box spring. just have a metal frame holding my mattress (no bugs on the mattress).... Thank you kindly.... Going Crazy... ha!!
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    We understand that having or suspecting that you have bedbugs is enough to drive anyone insane. There is no surefire way to determine if you have eliminated the infestation. The basic rule of thumb is if you can go 30 days without receiving a bite or seeing any new evidence of this pest, you are then considered bedbug free. Bedbug follow-up treatments are typically done every 7-10 days until the occupants of the home do not receive a bite or see any evidence of new bugs for 30 days. At the end of this time period, it is usually safe to unload treated items. Untreated items either need to be discarded or kept in a sealed container for 1 year.
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  • Asked by Pamela from United States
    09/03/2013
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    Should I paint my home before or after treating for bedbugs
    I am in the process of preparing my home to spray for bedbugs. Since my whole house will be gutted out we were planning on painting our house as well. I need to know if I should paint before or after treating for bed bugs. I was thinking to paint before so the chemicals don't get eliminated during the painting process. If you suggest painting after, how long should I wait to paint after spraying for bedbugs?
    A
    We recommend that you treat for bed bugs after painting. The idea is that the bed bugs come out and and come in contact with the treated area. We have a terrific combination of bed bug treatments in our Bed Bug kits.
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  • Asked by Rhyknow
    09/08/2009
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    I have two dogs in my home. Are the Bed Bug Kits safe to use around them?
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    Yes, you can use Bed Bug Kits while kids and dogs are in the house.  The products you would be appying in the kit are only strong enough to kill small insects. It is a good idea to keep pets and children outside or in another room while treating and then allow about 30 minutes for the products to dry. Once dry it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the living space. Of course you should always store the products just like any other cleaning chemicals, out of reach of children and pets.
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  • Asked by Amanda
    11/29/2009
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    Should you shampoo the carpet after using the Bed Bug Kits?
    If you do, will it take away the affects of all the chemicals you just bought and used?
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    Shampooing your carpet would take away the chemicals from the Bed Bug Kit.  However, shampooing your carpet is not necessary and would not provide any benefit as far as killing bedbugs.  The products in the kit are safe to use and very effective on bedbugs.  You should let the products do the work.
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  • Asked by Jim
    08/29/2011
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    Is there really anything that will work on eliminating bed bugs?
    We've been battling bedbugs (and possibly mites) for nearly a year now. We have used pyrethroid type products like jt eaton kills bedbugs, d-force, temprid sc, temp dust and recently demand. Also used were de and phantom. Except for the dusts and phantom, they were applied every 1-2 weeks for several applications before attempting something different. I can't comment on demand since it was applied recently but none of these products has eliminated the infestation. Phantom and tempo dust worked best but the bites persist. Many are supposed to have great results but haven't seen this and these were applied as directed. Is there a product available that will work without costing a small fortune? Thanks
    A
    The products you have used are all very effective on bedbugs which of course leads us to a couple of questions. Are you in a house or an apartment? Have you had the bedbugs professionally identified? Why do you think you may also have mites? Have you had the mites professionally identified? Are you actually seeing the insects or just noticing the bites? If you do see the insects where are you seeing them? Do you see any evidence of bedbugs (cast skins, blood spots, feces) and if so, where? Are you treating the entire home? Whenever we hear of a person that has treated their home over and over again with professional products and they are not seeing any relief we know that there is a problem with the treatment program and we must figure out what the problem is so we can help the person get on a proper course of action.
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  • Asked by Sneha from Dulles, Va
    07/17/2013
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    I need help! Bed bugs! How do I know they're there?
    How do i know for sure and if i have not seen one but am getting symptoms of them?
    A

    Here are signs of Bed Bugs:

    Signs of Bed Bug Infestation:

    Some of the signs of bed bugs include small blood stains or small, light brown skins found on bed sheets, headboards, walls, and other areas of a room. Look for these physical signs:

    • Tiny black spots (excrement) on linens or other objects that when wet will turn red, small red stains from crushed bed bugs, translucent light brown skin casings, live bed bugs that are rusty-red in color, about the size of an apple seed.
    • Typically, bedbugs like to stay as close as possible to their human hosts.  Look for dark fecal spots — digested human blood — or even the bugs themselves on bed sheets, in the seams of a mattress, between the mattress and box spring, in the crevices of a box spring, and in the corners of the mattress by the headboard.
    • To thoroughly inspect your bedding, dismantle the bed and stand all of the components on edge so that upper and lower surfaces can be examined.
    • Nightstands and dressers should be emptied and examined inside and out, then tipped over to inspect the woodwork beneath. Often, the bugs will be hiding in cracks, corners and recesses.
    • Heavy infestations may have a musty or "buggy" smell, but the odor often isn't apparent and shouldn't be relied on for detection.

    Please be sure to check out our Bed bug Kits for sure fire eradication of Bed BUgs.

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  • Asked by Loria
    06/10/2011
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    Will 1 Bed Bug Kit do a 2 bedroom apt?
    the apt is infested
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    One Bed Bug Kit should be able to treat 2 bedrooms quite easily, but of course factors like the size of the bedrooms and how much stuff you have to treat will come into play as far as how far it will go.  If you have a bad infestation, then it could take much more than 2 treatments to take care of your problem.  If this is the case, it would be better to buy the Bed Bug Kit #2 or #3 so you have enough product to do subsequent treatments.  Pest control companies charge so much money because most infestations require 2 or more treatments.
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  • Asked by Raul from Cold Spring
    07/31/2012
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    Can I spray just the powder in other rooms of the house?
    mainly they are in our room ( bed ) but I found 2 today , 1 in the bathroom sink ( upstairs ) and 1 on the couch ( livingroom ).
    A
    We definitely recommend you  treat each room with Bed Bug Kit #1 where you have found bedbugs and also the rooms that share walls with the infested rooms.
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  • Asked by Connie
    05/12/2011
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    What comes with the bed bug kit?
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    This kit contains 1 x 8 oz. bottle of Equil Lambda 9.7 CS concentrate (makes 20 gallons), 1 x 10 oz. bottle of EcoPCO D-X Dust, 2 pints of Steri-Fab bed bug spray, 1 bellow hand duster and our exclusive Step-by-Step Instruction Guide.
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  • Asked by Al from Grandview, Texas
    10/31/2016
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    Will the Bed Bug Kit #1 stop or slow a bed bug infestation in an apartment building?
    I move into a government apartment due to my disable wife becoming sicker. Now I hear some apartments have bed bug. I am looking for a product I can put down on bed legs baseboards that could help slow prevent infestation. We do not have bedbugs at this time, but I believe they will be coming for us. I will be buying a heavy duty steam cleaner to help treat clean the problem
    A

    Our Bed Bug Kit #1 is designed to treat for an actual infestation. If you are looking for a product to maintain when there is no bed bug activity currently we would recommend a product like Fenvastar EcoCap. This would give you a 90 day residual on a maintenance level, and can be sprayed along baseboards and bed frames as you are looking for. 

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  • Asked by Bettie from Mills River, Nc
    04/08/2014
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    Do bedbugs get in your carpet?
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    Bed bugs can travel through carpet. They most likely will not stay there. They like to hide in more inconspicuous places like cracks and crevices of the head board, in walls, etc. This is why we recommend before treating to steam clean and then use one of our Bed bug kits.
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  • Asked by Sean from Gould, Ar
    03/06/2018
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    How do I kill bed bugs in the wall?
    We bombed our room and the bed bugs didn't die they just kept roaming so then we used 100% alcohol on our bed and that killed them. We poured some on our wall trim but it seems like that didn't work. How would you get rid of them in the trim do I need to take it or what?
    A

    Bed bugs are excellent at hiding in very small cracks and crevices, so fogging is not recommended as reliable treatment for this pest. Fogging will only kill insects exposed at the time of treatment, and bed bugs are usually protected from fogging treatments. Alcohol can be used to kill insects on contact, but again, it will not continue to work after the application is done and dry. Our Bed Bug Control Kits have a great combination of products recommended to do thorough treatments, including contact spray, residual spray, and insecticide dust. These kits come in different sizes, depending on how many rooms you need to treat. It is important to focus on crack and crevice treatments using residual products to have a successful bed bug eradication. We have more details, tips, and videos in our online Bed Bug Treatment Guide here. Please let us know if you have further questions.

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  • Asked by Judy from Baltimore, Md
    09/18/2015
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    How do I successfully treat my one bedroom that has bedbugs?
    It is a new infestation. I need something that is not harmful to pets and humans. Thanks
    A

    Please read over our Bed Bug Guide to learn how to inspect, identify, treat, and prevent Bed Bugs.

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  • Asked by Chimene from Bristol, Tn
    07/17/2013
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    I have used Gentrol, phantom, tempra and drione dust and the bedbugs are just moving from apt to apartment. Ca
    Can you help me please?
    A
    So that we can get more details about what is going on to ensure we can assist you the best way possible, please contact us at 866-581-7378 and one of our customer service reps will gladly assist you.
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  • Asked by Thomas from North Richland Hills
    05/13/2016
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    Is it safe to be in the house after spraying the products in the Bed Bug Kit#1?
    A

    After applying the products in the Bed Bug Kit#1, you should allow to properly dry and ventilate prior to returning to the home.

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  • Asked by Roy from Yakima, Washington
    12/03/2017
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    Should I worry about bed bugs lingering in my shampooer after using it in an infested room?
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    Anytime you are using a machine such as a vacuum or carpet shampooer in an area that may be infested with bed bugs, we recommend replacing the bag or cleaning the container after use so that you are not allowing any bugs that have been picked up to re-enter the area. 

    You can learn more tips in our Bed Bug Treatment Guide here.

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  • Asked by Jausha from Pittsburgh Pa
    10/28/2019
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    If my home was sprayed with pesticides will it be hard to actually find a bed bug?
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    Bedbugs usually hide in cracks and crevices and come out to feed when a host is available. For the most part that is when we happen to be resting, therefore they are hard to see. You may still see signs of activity such as blood stains, fecal matter or skin casings on your bed linens and mattress. 

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  • Asked by Steven from Reading Pa
    02/04/2020
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    My neighbors had bedbugs, should we use Bed Bug Kit # 1 to treat?
    So my neighbors had bed bugs and moved. They left all there stuff including bed bugs and now every now and then I'll find one and sometimes they already be dead. I only found four in total two alive and two dead. Now I'm doing my part and patching cracks in my walls and painting and cleaning with Lysol and I have my mattress in protect cover. The thread floor is were I find them my bed room so that's ground zero for were they like to come out no were else so far. I was just wondering if there is anything else I can do to make sure I don't get them because I don't have the money for an exterminator plus the land lord that's cleaning the house is making matters worse by leaving the beds out side not sealed shut and spraying raid everywhere. I was just wondering if the is anything else I should be doing?
    A

    If you have have found live bedbugs we would recommend that you treat your home to make sure you get rid of the ones that might be hiding and you have not seen. You can use the Bed Bug Kit # 1 depending on the size of your home and the number of rooms you will be treating. The kits come with different product that will help you teat all the areas that need to be treated. The Temprid can be used along cracks crevices and baseboards. The Cimexa Dust can be used in wall voids, power outlets, and cracks that are to small to treat with the other products. Bedlam Insecticide Aerosol can be used on seems and folds of your mattress and boxspring, bed frames, picture frames, and furniture. There are several steps you need to take before treating with the products and you can find all the steps for the before and after treatments in our Bed Bug Guide. You can also find all the different kits here.

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