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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We would not be able to advise a "safe" time frame for someone with COPD to re-enter an area that has been treated with Bedlam. Please consult your doctor.