Nuvan ProStrips - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Monte
    08/01/2011
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    Can Nuvan ProStrips be used to treat leather jackets that can not be washed afterward?
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    According to the manufacturer of the Nuvan Prostrips, you can treat leather jackets with the strips. Leather jackets can be put in a plastic bin with the Nuvan Prostrip taped to the inside of the lid and left sealed in the bin for about 2 weeks. Allow the jacket to air out for several days before using.
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  • Asked by E from Elizabeth Nj
    02/05/2019
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    Can I use Nuvan ProStrips in a bag with clothing?
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    You can bag clothes with a nuvan strip .  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 anyway 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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  • Asked by Donna from Opelika, Al
    05/11/2018
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    How long do I leave Nuvan ProStrips hanging in my car?
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    Nuvan ProStrips would need to be left in a closed unused car with all windows and doors fully closed for 2 weeks to kill anything in it.

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  • Asked by Laura from New York City
    07/29/2014
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    Safe for a clothes closet in use?
    I live in a small apartment and have clothing moths I've tried to eradicate with a spray but they came back. I have a medium sized closet (not walk in). I'd like to either bomb the closet or use these strips, but my clothes are in there, and the closet opens into my bathroom. Is it safe to use Nuvan strips in a closet that's in use? I can keep the door closed most of the time, but I can't seal it, and I want to continue to wear the clothes hanging in it. If Nuvan is not safe, is there a bomb or similar alternative? Removing all the clothes, spraying them and spraying the closet itself has not worked. It's an older apartment building and I suspect they're in some crevice I can't see or reach.
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    Nuvan ProStrips are labeled to be effective from 2 weeks to 4 months in a closet for insect control. They are labeled for moths not specifically clothes moths. 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. 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. You may contact the manufacturer for more information at 888.462.6822. For treatment of Cloths Moths, please click on the article link below for more detailed information on treatment and product recommendations

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-clothes-moths-a-427.html

     

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  • Asked by Dee from Pittsburgh, Pa
    01/18/2018
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    Can I use Nuvan ProStrips in an empty bedroom?
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    We do not recommend you try to use Nuvan ProStrips to treat entire rooms as the vapor will have a hard time building to the needed level and moving into all of the cracks and crevices. You will be required to use multiple products and multiple applications of these products to control bedbugs. We recommend you take a look at our bedbug kits to see the products we recommend for bedbug control. Here is our article on How To Get Rid Of Bedbugs, which many people find very helpful. 

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  • Asked by Jean from Everett, Ma
    10/28/2012
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    Nuvan for treating a bed bug infested laptop
    I have my laptop in a XXL ziplock bag with a nuvan strip inside, that bag is inside a 2nd ziplock bag, placed in a closed Rubbermaid tote in a foyer closet that will not be opened, is this okay? Treating for bed bugs here.
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    The application you have described sounds fine. You should plan on leaving your laptop with the strip for 3-4 weeks for the best results.
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  • Asked by Alex from Boise, Id
    08/14/2017
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    Will Nuvan Strips damage carpet?
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    Nuvan ProStrips are not meant to come into contact with fabric or upholstered items and work best if they are suspended and placed in the sleeves that come in the package. 

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  • Asked by Nakyung
    02/02/2016
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    Is it possible to use the Nuvan ProStrips in the bedroom temporarily for bedbugs?
    I'll be on vacation for about a week and I was hoping to set up the strips in my room before I leave. Would it be safe to occupy the room once I return?
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    We normally recommend to use Nuvan Strips in small sealed areas or containers. Nuvan Strips work best on items that cannot be treated with liquids like electronics. It would be best advised to first review our Bed Bug Guide. It takes more than one product to eliminate bed bugs. We advise to use one of our effective Bed Bug Kits.

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  • Asked by Ben from Independence
    07/26/2017
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    Can I use the Nuvan ProStrips in a mattress protector with my mattress inside and still sleep on it?
    Basically I want to put a mattress protector on my bed and put a prostrip inside it to kill the bugs for sure. And if like to put one in my box spring to kill any inside it. Are these things okay or safe to do with me still present?
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    No, Nuvan Pro Strips may not be used inside any type of mattress enscasement or protector. Once the mattresses are encased, leave them closed for atleast 1 year. Please take a moment to review our complete treatment program bed bugs using our Bed Bug Control Kits

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  • Asked by Michael
    06/19/2019
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    Would it be safe to wear shoes treated for 4 months with Nuvan ProStrips?
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    It should be fine to wear shoes that were treated with Nuvan ProStrips.  Just air out for an hour or so and inspect to ensure nothing is in them.

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  • Asked by Snow from Colorado Springs,co
    10/31/2019
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    Can you put Nuvan ProStrips in your car?
    Can you put these in your car and still occupy it with out any harm to you or your pets ?
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    You would have to seal up the car and not use it for at least 2 weeks to be able to use the Nuvan ProStrips.  They would not be effective if you are constantly opening and closing the doors, and you cannot stay in the car while they are being left inside.

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  • Asked by Bedbugged from Texas
    10/06/2011
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    Would Nuvan strips be effective in a vehicle for bed bugs?
    Could I place other infested items inside to treat simultaneously? It is a spare car, could be aired out after use, and would be locked. It sits away from the house.
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    Nuvan strips are labeled for use in vehicles, and as long as you follow the Nuvan product label they should work very well for your use.
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  • Asked by Liz
    02/13/2015
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    What could I have done wrong?
    I believe bed bugs were brought into my apt from a new couch. Despite my attempts to treat the couch I gave in and decided I needed to encase it w strips. I used 4 Warps bags for the cushions, body and ottoman. I thoroughly made sure there were no holes in the bags and i twisted tied and duct taped the opening. I let the bags sit for three weeks. Before opening I vacuumed and sprayed bedlam in the area so no bugs would jump on. I swear after I reassembled the couch it was like bed bugs gone wild - as if the strips had angered them instead of kill them. Eaten alive by bites while watching a movie. i am so heartbroken with disappointment. How could this have happened?
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    According to the Nuvan Prostrips label, they are not labeled to be used in the manner they were used. These are commonly used in areas where individuals are not generally present. We are unable to give advice if the product is being used incorrectly. Using Bedlam Insecticide is your best option for the couch. You will spray the tufts, folds, seams and the places where bed bugs reside. You will do this every 10-14 days until you do not see activity for 30 days. This is not an instant process and will likely take longer than 3 weeks to eradicate the bugs. The pillows inside of a bag with the Nuvan Prostrips is fine. You will likely need to leave them in longer than 3 weeks though.
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  • Asked by Rod from Ocala, Florida
    07/13/2019
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    Can Nuvan Prostrips be used to treat a whole house?
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    Nuvan ProStrips are not labeled to be used to treat an entire house. They are designed to treat items in sealed containers or bags, leaving them sealed up for at least 2 weeks.

     

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  • Asked by T. from Housotn, Mo
    12/09/2016
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    Can you use Nuvan Pro Strips along with the Roach Control Kit A to combat roaches?
    We would like to use the Nuvan Strips to treat the home while it is sealed, completely, for 7 days. Following the 7 days we intend to air out the home areas for 72 hours before cleaning, then reoccupying the space. Would this be safe or not recommended?
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    Although Nuvan ProStrips can be used to treat for roaches, they are designed to be used in small enclosed areas such as closets(no air vents can be present), cupboards, boxes, bags, or small storage areas. They are not labeled to be used in large open areas or living spaces. 

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  • Asked by Sharon from New York
    12/05/2017
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    Is it okay to use the Nuvan ProStrips in a wooden seat and seal it off and keep it in my bedroom?
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    Yes, Nuvan Pro Strips can be used in sealed containers in the room. Depending on the pest you are treating, leave the wooden seat closed for a minimum of 48 hours to 7 days or 4 months. Please review the product label here. 

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  • Asked by Dawn from Claremore, Ok
    03/11/2016
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    Can Nuvan Strips be left in clothes closets after treatment to prevent re-infestation?
    After the initial 2 weeks of treatment and airing out the closest would it be appropriate to leave the strip in the closet to help with combating any future issues? Closet is in the bedroom?
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    Yes, Nuvan ProStrips can be kept in a closet that is not regularly used. This product should only be used in areas where individuals are not present for extended periods of time. 

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  • Asked by Nd from Miami, Fl
    08/30/2018
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    Are there any pests that are resistant to Nuvan ProStrips?
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    We are not aware of any pest resistant to Nuvan ProStrips . You may need to leave the items completely sealed up for at least two weeks for complete kill. 

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  • Asked by Lana from Southport, Nc
    02/14/2017
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    The Nuvan ProStrips were accidentally put in a container with personal hygiene items. Are they safe to use?
    The strip was put in a container with items such as soaps, lotion, razor blades and feminine hygiene products. Would these items be safe to use if they were cleaned or aired out?
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    If the Nuvan Prostrips were still wrapped, the products should be fine and can be used. If the Nuvan Prostrips were open, we would recommend discarding all items, such as soaps, razor blades and feminine hygiene products.
     

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  • Asked by Kaleb
    02/08/2012
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    What else can I use to get rid of fruit or phorid flies?
    im using drain gels, clean air III, natural fruit fly traps, just trying to see what else i can be doing.
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    The first thing we recommend you do is get a positive identification on the insect you are trying to eliminate. Many of the tiny flying insects get misidentified by home or business owners which leads to ineffective treatment programs. You can contact your local cooperative extension office and request to speak to the entomologist on staff. The entomologist will instruct you on how to obtain a sample of the insect and send it to them. If, as you thought it is indeed fruit flies then you MUST find the source of the infestation. Look under stoves, refrigerators, counters and the like for spilled fruit juices or fruits. In commercial kitchens you should clean soda lines and drip pans in and under equipment. Performing a thorough sanitation should help eliminate the source of the infestation. Even the best products on the market cannot overcome poor sanitation. The products you purchased will help get rid of the flying adults but without finding the source of infestation you will continue to see new adults everyday. Also, the use of fly lights in commercial kitchens should help with most fly infestations.
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