Encasements do not keep bedbugs from crawling onto your bed. They keep the bedbugs from infesting your mattress and boxspring and the encasements make it easier to inspect your bed for signs of bedbugs. You should move your bed away from the walls if at all possible and make sure you are treating all of the cracks and crevices in your room every 7-10 days until you do not see signs of bedbugs for at 30 days. We have linked our Bedbug Guide below and also our Inspection Guide so you can see what is needed to get rid of bedbugs.
Bedlam will kill just about any insect that is sprayed with the product. Bedlam is safe to apply in a room used by infants and pregnant women when the product label is followed. We also recommend that you use Protecta Bed mattress, boxspring and pillow encasements to eliminate dust mite issues.
You do need to necessarily need to leave the home after treatment. It is recommended that pets, children and anyone not doing the treatment be out of the treatment area until the product dries which is usually about 30 minutes to an hour.
Please refer to the SDS for details on the specific chemical makeup and properties of Bedlam Insecticide Aerosol. The primary active ingredient is Sumithrin or D-phenothrin, a synthetic pyrethroid. Bedlam also contains MGK, a synergist to help with fast knockdown that is often added to natural pyrethrins or pyrethroids.
It is not nessasary to leave your home after using Bedlam Insecticide Aerosol to treat your home. Bedlam is a water-based and non-irritating product, so it can be used to spot treat bedding and mattresses when controlling bed bugs. In addition, the product will not stain water-safe fabrics and surfaces. Bedlam is labeled for use in homes, apartments, schools, hotels and healthcare facilities.
You may vaccum the treated area once the Bedlam has dried and settled. This normally takes about 30 minutes to an hour to have the product fully settle into the area treated.
Bedlam Insecticide Aerosol will kill the listed insects that are in the treated areas during the residual period of two weeks. It will not keep the bedbugs from contacting the treated surfaces. For more information on a successful bedbug treatment program, please review our article on How to Get Rid of Bedbugs.
Yes, Bedlam Insecticide Spray can be sprayed on your mattress encasement. Delta Dust should only be used in the wall voids. Fenvastar EcoCap should only be used around the baseboards, cracks and crevices, around doors, corners, closets, cabinets, etc. For bed bug treatment only, it can be used around the inside of your bed frame. Diatomaceous Earth is a good product to be used along the carpets and baseboards. If you are seeing the bed bugs, we would recommend the contact killer Steri-Fab. Please also know that these treatments, except the dusts, need to be done more than one time so fully eradicate the bed bugs.
The sheets need to be placed in the dryer for at least an hour because bed bugs will die in temperatures of 120F and higher. Also, a good practice would be to vacuum in each room and dump the bag every night.
We would recommend reading this bed bug article. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
We recommend that you vacuum daily, steam treat once a week and apply BioDefense or Sterifab onn the surface. Bedlam should be applied around the cracks and crevices twice a month when your child is not present (room needs to be dry and properly ventilated prior to returning to areas treated). For more information on ways to treat, please check out our article on How to Get Rid of Dust Mites.
Bedlam Insecticide Aerosol can be applied to cracks and crevices, tufts, folds and seams of the mattress. Once fully dry (and room is ventilated properly) it is safe to replace linens on the bed and safe for those that sleep in the bed.
You will want to keep people, children and pets out of the area while treating with Bedlam Insecticide Aerosol. Everyone can safely return after the product has completely dried.
It may take a few hours for Bedlam to dry.