Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Education will wind up being the key to limiting the spread of the bedbug problem that is plaguing many of our communities. A bedbug action plan should be developed with the help of the government and classes organized with a strong advertising plan to announce the classes. This, along with a public service announcement plan, could greatly increase the success of a bedbug elimination plan. People need to know what to look for to catch bedbug activity early. The public also should know how bedbugs spread from place to place and how to prevent this from happening as well. A wise man once said, " There is nothing to fear but fear itself" Knowledge is power and there is power in numbers.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Whitmire's new product called Crevice III Phenothrin is a new product in the fight against bedbugs. This product can be used as a crack and crevice to treat bedrooms for bed bugs as well as treatment to the mattress according to the label. Crevice III Phenothrin , from what I hear, has been kicking butt. You can buy it online I am sure at a DIY website, but as always, when dealing with bedbugs, it's best to hire a professional.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I wonder if starting a public service program would help to raise awareness for the problem that is plaguing society. If folks knew what to look for, how bedbugs could be transported, how to avoid introducing them into your home, then maybe we would be able to help curve the increase alittle. Knowledge is power. It's how we will win this war.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I am faced with a bed bug infestation in an apartment environment that is very severe. An example of the intensity is the fact that although not needing an inspection because they were clustered in the corners of the ceiling, a bedbug was also found in a matchbook. This brings one obstacle to mind. Clutter. I almost think the best way to treat an apartment or dorm room setting is to put on a full body tyvek suit, move everything out into a tractor trailer, fumigate the truck, while in the mean time treating the empty apartment unit. This would kill anything in the clutter and furniture, and also a thorough treatment in the unit will kill the ones inside. Next, put on you mattress and box spring covers, and place it all back. Follow up in ten days with another treatment. Good luck.
Friday, October 3, 2008
The best way to get rid of bedbugs is not to ever get them in the first place. Easier said than done. How horrible is it that a family on vacation can come home with memories that will last a life time and the way things seem to be going now, a problem that could last just as long. One big problem is resistance to the chemical formulations. A product like catalyst might work wonders on bedbugs, but it is not labeled for them and these days it's taboo to use organophosphates. What we need is a chemical that is formulated differently to break the cycle of resistance. The problem is it takes a million years to get a chemical to market for the pest control industry. In fact, most of the chemicals we use today are the leftovers of the agriculture industry. I believe that the new trap that is on it's way to being brought to market, the NightWatch, will help alot, but we need a home run. A growth regulator specific to the bedbug would be great. Now get to work...the first one to the finish line is a billionaire.