Nuvan ProStrips

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Nuvan ProStrips

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.7

40 Reviews | 142 Q&A

Product Overview

NUVAN PROSTRIPS utilize controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces for up to 4 months. The clean, odorless vapor is evenly distributed throughout the enclosed treatment area, killing visible and hidden insects on contact and preventing new insect infestations (while you are away). Each Nuvan Prostrip is supplied with a convenient plastic cage that may be placed or hung in enclosed areas. Each pack of Nuvan Prostrips comes with 12 x 16 gram strips. Each strip treats about 100 to 200 cubic feet of space for 4 months. Only use one strip per 100-200 cubic foot of enclosed area.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: DDVP 18.6%
Target pests: Ants, Bed bugs, Cockroaches, Bees, Hornets, Wasps and Yellow Jackets, Pantry Pests, Flies, Mosquitoes, Spiders.
For use in: Attics, basements, dumpsters, crawl spaces, closets, pantries, sheds, garages, boats, RVs, storage boxes, storage spaces, etc. DO NOT use in food handling areas such as kitchens, or in large open spaces where people sleep or work. Nuvan strips work best in confined spaces.
NOT FOR SALE TO: NY, CT
Shipping Weight: 0.77 lbs
Manufactured By: Amvac

Details

Pests don’t have a chance near Nuvan Prostrip. They are the only product containing DDVP available to the professional pest management market for residential use. Simply place this effective strip in an enclosed area and the slow-release vapor controls flying and crawling pests including flies, moths, roaches and more. It works continuously for up to four months with no odor and no mess.

How Nuvan ProStrips Work

Nuvan Prostrips are insecticidal strips constructed of resin plastic impregnated with DDVP (also called Dichlorovos) for control of crawling and flying pests. Nuvan prostrips work through vapor action: vapors emerge slowly over time and control pests exposed to the vapors. The active ingredient DDVP, or 2,2-Dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate, is a cholinesterase inhibitor that acts on a pest’s central nervous system to cause paralysis and death. When the foil packet is opened, the DDVP in the resin strips interacts with the moisture in the air. The active ingredient degrades quickly on surrounding surfaces; the strips slowly release the active ingredient so that a consistent level of DDVP is released into the treatment area. This level is high enough to kill target pests, while being low enough not to pose a risk to humans and other mammals.

Each Nuvan Prostrip treats 100-200 cubic feet of space for up to four months. After application, it may take several hours for the effective DDVP concentration to be reached in a treated area. Do not use in areas where people will be present for extended periods of time.

Target Pests

Ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, bees, mosquitoes, spiders, pantry pests

PESTS CONTROLLED: Flies, gnats, mosquitoes, moths, silverfish, cockroaches, spiders, beetles, earwigs, ants, fire ants, wasps, bed bugs, bedbug eggs, centipedes, fleas, crickets, sow bugs, scorpions, ticks, other flying and crawling insects.

Target Uses

Nuvan Prostrips provide effective, long-lasting control of flies in garbage cans and dumpsters, control of mosquitoes in catch basins, and control of fire ants, wasps and other insect pests which commonly infest enclosed utility boxes, conduits, junction boxes, enclosed electrical panels and motor control rooms. They are ideal for control of moths infesting bulk-stored raw grains, and flies, mosquitoes and gnats in horse barns, calf and hog parlors, poultry houses, dog kennels and dairy milk rooms. They may also be used in reptile houses and terrariums, boathouses, and to protect museum collections from moths and other flying and crawling insects.

Nuvan ProStrips for Bed Bugs:

Nuvan Prostrips are being used for bed bugs in a number of different situations. One use of the product is to take any infested equipment, radios, bags, books or other household items and place them in a large trash bag.  Put one Nuvan Strip in the bag and leave the items enclosed for about 1-2 weeks.

Nuvan ProStrips Application Instructions

  • Remove Nuvan Prostrips from sealed bag when ready to use. Place in desired location and out of reach of children and pets. Drafts, weather and other conditions may affect the performance, but treatment usually lasts 4 months. Each strips treats 100-200 cu. ft. of space. Use the appropriate number of strips for the space intended to be treated. Place strips uniformly in the area to be treated to facilitate a uniform treatment of the space. Record the date of installation and replace with a new, fresh, full-strength strip at the end of 4 months or when effectiveness diminishes.
  • Do not use in food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments.
  • Within homes, use only in closets, wardrobes, and cupboards.
  • If all the strips contained in the foil packet aren’t used, contain the remaining unused strips in the foil packet. Squeeze out as much air as possible from the foil packet, fold over the opened end at least twice and seal with tape to sufficiently protect your unused Nuvan Prostrips. The shelf life of Nuvan Prostrips may be diminished by as much as a month or more if left unused. It is not recommended to store Prostrips in zip lock plastic bags. The efficacy of Nuvan Prostrips is better protected in a foil-lined packet.

Each package contains 12 strips. Each strip treats 100-200 cubic feet for up to 4 months.

Standard Application Rates

  • Use one strip to treat up to 100-200 cubic feet
  • Use one strip per enclosed area, such as storage bins or trash bins with lids

For use in the following areas:

Indoors in areas including garages, sheds, attics, crawl spaces, pantries, cupboards, closets, museums, museum collections, animal buildings, barns, storage units, trash bins, grain bins, pest traps, utility boxes, vacation homes, cabins, out houses, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, boats, farm houses, and ranch houses. Also use around non-perishable packaged, bagged or bulk raw and processed agricultural commodities (including corn, soybeans, grains, cocoa beans, and peanuts). Within homes, use only in closets, wardrobes, and cupboards. Also for use in storage units, garages, attics, crawl spaces, boathouses, museum collections, garbage cans, trash dumpsters, animal buildings, milk rooms, catch basins, bulk raw grain, storage bins, enclosed utility boxes, reptile houses, and terrariums. Use only in non-food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments, such as garbage rooms, lavatories, floor drains (to sewer) entries and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, utility equipment, garages, mop closets, and product storage (after canning or bottling).

Indoors

Household, Industrial, and Commercial Uses:

Garages, Storage Units, Attics, Crawl Spaces, Boathouses: NUVAN PROSTRIPS kills flies, mosquitoes, gnats and other insects as listed for up to four (4) months. Remove from foil pouch and hang or place, out of reach of children and pets, in an open space of an enclosed area, away from windows.

Garbage Cans, Trash Dumpsters and Trash Receptacles: For control of flying and crawling pests, place the appropriate number of strips within the trash receptacles such as compactors, garbage chutes, garbage rooms, garbage bins, and others.

Animal Buildings: Use NUVAN PROSTRIPS to control pests in animal buildings including stalls, barns, milk rooms, kennels, pens, poultry houses, manure storage and other such areas. Do not contaminate milk. Place strip in manure collection areas such as beneath egg layers and broilers but do not allow strip to be placed in areas directly occupied by poultry.

For Control of Bedbugs and Bedbug Eggs: Nuvan Prostrips may be used to control crawling bedbug nymphs and adults exposed to product vapors for 48 hours. In difficult to treat areas, a minimum treatment time of 72 hours will provide better results. Strip may be used to control bedbugs that have entered various items in an infested structure including, but not limited to: electronics, appliances, footwear, art work, collectibles, plush toys, clocks, radios, wall hangings, telephones, computers, printers, mattresses, box springs, books, lamps, furniture and similar items. Place infested items in a suitable plastic bag, poly sheeting, container or room that is closed to contain the strip treatment. Plastic bags or poly sheeting should be at least 2 mm thick. Take care to avoid direct contact of the strip with the surface of items being treated. Seal items in the containment for a minimum of 48 hours to kill bedbug nymphs and adults. To kill any bedbug eggs, if suspected to be present, seal items in the treated space for seven days. Seal plastic bags and poly sheeting with as much air space around the treated article as is practical as this will enhance the exposure to the product vapors. When treatment is completed, remove treated items from the treatment in a well ventilated area and air out for a period of not less than two hours.

Outdoors

Nuvan Prostrips are not intended for use outdoors.

Nuvan Prostrips Features

  • Effective against many common pests including bed bugs
  • Works up to 4 months
  • Odorless
  • Cost effective application
  • Convenient packaging is easy to use
  • Can treat items such as electronic equipment which cannot be treated with other insecticides
  • Use in museum collections or reptile houses where other products cannot be applied

Extra Tips

  • It’s best to use strips once the foil packet has been opened. The foil packet may be resealed to prolong the useful life of unused Nuvan Prostrips. However, if not thoroughly sealed, the useful life of the remaining strips may be diminished.
  • Do not use in areas where people will be present for prolonged periods of time, such as in offices, bedrooms, or kitchens. Within homes, use only in closets, wardrobes, and cupboards.
  • Do not place strips less than four months old in the trash. If strips have no remaining useful life, wrap in paper, plastic or other suitable material and place in the trash or offer for recycling.
  • Wear gloves when handling strips or wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
  • Do not use in closets and wardrobes of rooms where infants, children and the sick or aged are or will be present for any extended period of confinement.
  • Do not use in kitchens, restaurants, or other areas where food is prepared or served.
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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Finally Bed Bugs are Gone!!!

    By Kathy on 05/24/2010

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    After trying everything and I mean everything, the only thing that got rid of them completely was the Nuvan Pro Strips. They saved me and my sanity. They truly are a life saver. I wish I would have tried them before everything else. I would have gotten rid of those miserable creatures quicker and saved some money in the process.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Nuvan ProStrips

    By Nellie on 08/09/2010

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    Love them!! We had bedbugs and ever since I put them out I have not seen one bug!! Even flies die and the wasps that fly in the upstairs, thank you thank you thank you!!!

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    72 of 75 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Nuvan ProStrips Used for Bedbugs

    By Martha on 10/23/2010

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    My son spent a month in New York city, & brought bed bugs to his home in Miami. He had many items that could not be washed, heated, frozen, sprayed with insecticide, or covered with powder. The Nuvan ProStrips were great for those items. He put items in the 3ml contractor trash bags as recommended. He will continue to use the strips after travels to avoid re-infestation. We had been joking about bed bugs after reading about them, but believe me, they are nothing to joke about.

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    72 of 78 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Nuvan Prostrips kills bedbugs!!!

    By Brad on 12/11/2010

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    Worked as advertised. I put some in my small bathroom upstairs which we didnt use and in less than a week I saw five dead bedbugs. The bathroom isnt much bigger than a closet and I sealed the bottom of the door to keep the vapor in. I wish the EPA hadn't banned the foggers that used the same chemical in the 1990's. It would be awesome to fog your house with this stuff. The vapors are deadly to the bedbugs and they can't detect it. It would save people time, trauma and treasure if the EPA would just let us use the stuff that works!!! Brad

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    66 of 73 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Nuvan ProStrips For Treating Car Infestation

    By Amanda on 08/13/2012

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    I've had an on going problem with either bird mites or bed bugs in my automobile. Vacuuming and cleaning the inside did not help, due to them getting inside the steering column and air vents (and other tight places.) I also sprayed store bought bed bug and flea spray on the carpet to no avail. They are inside the trunk as well. I purchased the Nuvan Prostrips and left one inside the car (hung from the steering column and the other inside the trunk (hung from the inside top). I left them both there for one week while I went on a short vacation. The problem seems to have gotten 90% better. I'm going to do another treatment in 2 weeks to see if I can eliminate them completely. I park my car outside on a tree lined street and live very close to a bird sanctuary, so there are lots of birds. One thing I would recommend to anyone having the same problem, be sure to always drive your car with the windows up and the sunroof closed with the air conditioning on interior recirculate. The mites/bugs look like little white specks, but they do bite and are very difficult to get rid of...thank heaven for these Nuvan Prostrips! A local Northeren Virginia Pest Control company charges $600 to treat a vehicle (with no guarantees). I was so desperate to get rid of these things, I almost went that route. I'm so glad a decided to try these ProStrips first. I would highly recommend them. * I'm also going to start treating my suitcase and tote bag with the ProStrips after traveling:)

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Questions & Answers

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Q
If I use one Nuvan strip in an 10 by 7 storage space, will the other strips in the package stay good?

Or will they all offgas continually (not good since where will I be able to store the remaining strips?) and be less effective as time goes by? Is there a protective packaging that will keep the gas inactive until I open it?
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The Nuvan ProStrips come in a thick foil zipper pouch that will keep the strips sealed and inactive until you are ready to use them.

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Can I place Nuvan strips in a plastic bag with clothing, then wash and wear clothing?

I rent my apartment and do not own my own washing machine or dryer. I am afraid to wear most of my clothing because of a bedbug infestation in my bedroom. I read about the application where household item and stuffed animals can be bagged for 2-4 weeks. I read under the first aid measure instructions for skin irritants that exposed clothing should be washed before reuse. Given the a fore mentioned information, I was wondering if I can bag the items with the strips then wash the items?
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You can bag clothes with a nuvan strip and then wear them once washed, that is not a problem.  However, it is worth mentioning that even without placing your clothes in a bag with a nuvan stip for 2 to 4 weeks, anything that will go in a dryer for about 15 minutes on even low heat will kill all stages of bed bugs instantly.  So if you are going to wash them anyways and you didn't want to wait for 2 weeks before wearing something, you could wash and dry it and be assured there were no bed bugs when it came out of the dryer.

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I ordered the bed bug kit. What is the best way to treat books and shoes for bed bugs?
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There are a couple of different ways to treat books and shoes. Heat treatments work quite well. Shoes and some books can be placed on the rack in your dryer for about an hour or so on high heat. This will kill the bedbugs and their eggs. You can also place books and shoes in large trash bags or rubber tubs that have a top with Nuvan Prostrips. Nuvan Prostrips utilize controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces. The clean, odorless vapor is evenly distributed throughout the enclosed treatment area, killing visible and hidden insects on contact and preventing new insect infestations

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Where can the Nuvan Prostrips can be used?

Can it be used in bedrooms? How does it work? If it is put in the bathroom would it kill any bed bugs that are in other parts of the apt or just the bathroom?
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Nuvan Prostrips utilize controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces for up to 4 months. The clean, odorless vapor is evenly distributed throughout the enclosed treatment area, killing visible and hidden insects on contact and preventing new insect infestations. Nuvan Prostrips can only be used in small enclosed areas such as closets (no air vents can be present), cupboards, boxes, bags or small storage areas. Nuvan Prostrips would not be appropriate for treating a bathroom. You would need to use bedbug sprays and dusts to properly treat a bathroom that may be infested. Please refer to our Bed Bug Kits for the appropriate products to treat a bedbug infestation.

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If you are treating a closet or cupboard should you avoid opening it?

I'd like to treat a storage closet, my walk in, and a small coat size closet. Should I seal them up and avoid opening for a length of time? I can remove enough to survive until it is safe. I want to treat for long enough to be effective.
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You want to allow the vapors in an enclosed area to build up to a level that will be lethal to the insects that your are trying to eliminate. Opening and closing the doors to these enclosed spaces may result in poor efficacy. Depending on the insect you are trying to eliminate and the amount of things in the space you will most likely need to keep the Nuvan strips in place for about 2-4 weeks. It is best to make sure things are loosely packed into the areas to insure that the vapors can adequately circulate through the items that need to be treated.

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