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Sheryle from Texas Panhandle writes

Does Southern Ag Natural Pyrethrin Concentrate kill bed bugs and what about eggs and residual?

Does this kill bed bugs? If so, what is the ratio of mix to use? Can I combine it with something else to make it have a residual effect or work on the eggs? Thanks

Answer:

Southern Ag Natural Pyrethrin Concentrate is not labeled to treat eggs and it will only kill insects on contact only. Once the product has dried it is no longer on the surface to provide any killing power.  There are a few insecticides that claim to kill bedbug eggs. Phantom Aerosol, Steri-Fab and Bedlam. You should note that those insecticides that claim to kill bedbug eggs must be directly sprayed on the eggs and they are only about 75%-85% effective at actually killing the egg. 

We offer Bed Bug kits that contain all of the different products, including Steri-Fab and Bedlam,that  you need to eliminate bedbugs and re-treatments should be done every 7-10 days until you do not receive a bite for 30 days.  We also highly recommend using Mattress and Boxspring encasements to help eliminate bedbug infestations. These bedbug proof covers will trap existing bedbugs and eliminate hiding places and make inspections easier.  Please take a few moments to read our Bed Bug Guide to learn more about eliminating bedbugs.

Answer last updated on: 06/01/2014

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