I purchased this item to get rid of bed bugs, I can not report on long term use, because I just used it yesterday but I can tell you it works and it works fast. It has no odor, I used it with gallon sprayer as recommended and I added Gentrol IGR into the mix, since this was my first time application I used 2 fluid ounce instead of 1 fluid ounce to prevent re infestation of bedbugs. After a mix , fluid is milky color but it dries clear without leaving any stains. By the time I ordered this product I am confident I had already eliminated at least all adult ones using a steam cleaner (almost everyday) for past six weeks, DE, 90% alcohol, Clorox, Bedlam Plus, and combination of Essential Oils in steamer such as Clove oil, Pepermint, Orange oil, Rosemary and Cedar oil. I put 10 drops of each to 32 ounce water, I than add 1 fluid ounce of this mixture to the water that I put in the steamer. Not only vapor alone kills the baby ones readily, the steam comes out dryer with more pressure force than when used water alone. I live in a condominium where the whole complex has bed bug problems, there for I have no choice but keep using products such as this one to prevent re- infestation. The reason I say this about a week ago while I was steam cleaning my carpets I lifted the clear plastic mat that was under the front entrance door, I discovered 5 adult dead bedbugs that got stuck between the carpet and the mat! I than realized they are coming just like everyone else, from the front door. After I sprayed along the base boards and cracks even the kitchen with FenvaStar, I sprayed front of my door and the hall way and front of neighbors door while no one was looking. About 20 minutes later when I walked in to my kitchen I saw 2 adult dead roach on the floor that I didn't even know that I had. The next day (which is today) my neighbors knocked on the door to show me the dead adult bedbugs that they found right along where I sprayed. So I can tell you this product works and I hope it will keep on working. From an experience one more thing I have to add, when you treat the infested area such as your mattress or couch, if you do not treat the carpet underneath at the same time, you are guaranteed to get re infestation, you have to steam it the way you steam your mattress and steam wash your whole carpet as soon as possible. The young bedbugs hide inside the carpet, you can't see them, but you will see them in your dirty water when cleaning your carpets. When washing clothes use Clorox and add cup of distilled vinegar to rinse water to kill all eggs, also add vinegar while steam cleaning carpets. Bed bugs are very psychologically draining, and depressing, I agree with most reviews on this site you have to use combination of products, I doubt if one product alone will get rid of them. This one works and reasonably priced!
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