How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs – Bed Bug Control Products
Hi, thanks for tuning in my name, is Walt Klein. As my colleague Ken Martin and together, we’ve, been in business for well over 30 years and experience-wise about 60 years about 15 years ago. That’s. When we started seeing a lot of evidence of bedbugs and about 15 years ago, we wouldn’t, be given a video like this, I really wanted to need for it.
Nobody had bedbugs and the only thing we knew about them was they were in a nursery on yeah. Now we’re, find that most of the time there’s, a big infestation in California, New York, Ohio Atlanta, just about every major city now has bedbugs and what we do when people call us we go over.
First of all, we stay away from the products right off the bat. We tell them what’s involved. Now? What’s involved in bed? Bug control is whether you have a company. Do the extermination or you do it yourself? You’re gonna have to do a few things like inspection, it’s, a huge part of it.
If you don’t know where the bedbugs are. You’re, really not going to know where to treat you don’t know the extent of the infestation, so you & # 39. Ve got to establish that. So what do you need to do? An inspection? You need a flashlight.
You’re gonna be looking. I would like Ken always like your rule. 95. 5 yeah. There’s, a rule that going around the pest control industry for a while. Now it’s called the 95 5 rule and it basically says that 95 % of the bedbugs are within 5 feet of the bed and that doesn’t sounds like a small area, but when you start really looking at that, you & # 39, ve got 5 feet this way and 5 feet.
That way. You & # 39. Ve got a pretty big area that bedbugs can be in so it’s, important to to inspect that area thoroughly, and you know that’s, just a good starting point right there to determine if you have them or not, and the Following thing that we, of course you need that flashlight, you’re, looking at your inspection and most everybody unless it’s, a motel and even a motel has some clutter, but most everybody has clutter in their house.
Some have more. Now. We’re, not talking about trash, though I mean clutters anything from electronics to books, stuffed animals there’s, a lot of things that people keep around the room and those were all kind of in your way when you’Re trying to search for bedbugs you’ve, really got a.
You know, move that stuff and get it situated so that you can inspect thoroughly. I’d, like to give a little example, some clutter that I have here. This is uh. Some sort of frame and look at this – where did this clutter, come from Walt, came from my house? Actually? Okay, if you look in something like that, bedbugs could easily crawl in there.
The the same is a bedbugs can slide into any crack that a business card can slide into, and that certainly is large enough crack, so they can get in there. Electronics. This is a some sort of radio type thing and they could climb in these holes back here, so Carter management.
Now what do you do with the clutter? Well, there’s, a lot of ways to handle clutter. Some people prefer to bag. The clutter put in a bag and isolate it if it’s, something that you want to hang on to, but you don’t use very often you put it in a bag and isolate it.
Six months, some people say as long as a year. I think six months is pretty much. You know the rules honey though I think that’ll, that’ll. Take care of everything. Second thing you can do is throw it out.
That’s, a big one right there. Unfortunately, my house, we’re pack rats. Nobody wants to throw anything away, so that brings us to option number three which which would be treat treat the clutter. Somehow now there’s, a couple ways you can treat clutter.
The most common way is new Vaughn strips and in our tape that you know that you can click on. We’re gonna talk about some of the accessories that we have like new Vaughn strips and we’ll demonstrate how to use that, but that’s.
All we have for the inspection and clutter management. We’re, going to start now talking about some products, so you & # 39, ve got bedbugs now, and one of the the first questions we get asked is: what do I use to get rid of the bedbugs there’s? A million chemicals out there you can choose from and it can get kind of confusing Walter.
I have pretty much been adamant over the years that there are basically three things that you have to have to deal with. Bedbugs you’re gonna have to have a concentrate you mix with water and spray. You’re gonna need a powder just to put on dry, and then you’re gonna need an aerosol, and we & # 39.
Ve got some of these products. Here we’re, going to kind of show. You a few of these things, keep in mind when we’re, showing you these, that this is not all we have off to offer. There are a lot of products there and it can get kind of confusing.
So if there’s, any questions that you have, we’ve got an 800 number. They can call and talk to us that’s. What we do all day, we’re on the phone talking to customers of you know all day long yeah and I’d, like to point out every one of the kits that we have has has one product in there.
That’s common to all of them, and that would be a dust. This is called SIMEX a dust. Yes silica, gel it’s, not a gel. It’s silicates, and what does silica gel does? Is it if an insect crosses not just a bedbug, because it’s, an excellent Roach killer or any kind of insect killer for insect crawls through this to get it on them and it desiccates them dries them up very drying? And what you want to do with this is put it in all the cracks and crevices.
It is a dust, so a dust can be a little bit messy. So you don’t want to see it. It goes into cracks now to get it into cracks, switch place right behind wall boards. We use a duster. This is a very common duster is called the bellows duster.
You fill it up about halfway and push it down every time you push it up and down. The dust will come out. Another real key thing. I really like yes, a little bit less messy would be a makeup brush. Now what you can do with the makeup brushes, you get a cup like this, and you put the dust in there and see how that attaches to that, and literally you paint that along the seams, like the mattress and box springs and now like to talk about A little bit later about box springs and then mattress, because we prefer mattress encasements and that will be it later in our accessory video.
But that is a common now Kim likes the daus and he also likes the aerosol. I tend to be more of an aerosol guy when it comes to the cracks and crevices I just it’s kind of way. I’ve started in the pest control business and I’m more comfortable with those we carry a number of different products.
This is a temporary ready spray aerosol it’s, a very good product, and it is the featured aerosol and most of our bed bug kits that we sell. What I like about aerosols is the straw, this little straw, if you can guys, can see this on the video, but it is very thin and you’re, going to get into some cracks and crevices.
With this thing that there’s, you just not going to get into with a concentrate, and it may be hard to get in with a dust. So there’s, a place for the dust there’s, a place for the air of salt, and you do this.
We’ve got a few different air assaults here that are really very similar. Bedlam plus is another one or you know we’re, real big on that as well. It works well comes with the same crack and crevice straw, so those are great products we’ve got the centralized in organic.
The essentially is in our organic bedbug kit that we have good contact killer and it’s. It’s, it’s, a really effective product on there and if people are trying to stay green, this is a good one to go with, and we said it’s.
Just a few of these, I’ve got one out of two just because it’s. Green doesn’t mean it doesn’t work, I mean it, it works. Yes, you got that Sun. Next to us, and and I’ve got a good contact, kill you’ll, get good with success on there.
Now I didn’t mention, but you know nice thing about the Sun. Next to dust I don’t know if you can see it, but you can bring it up on our label. It can work up to ten years. They say if it’s under starving lasts up to ten years, and I even if you’re a doubting Thomas.
I really think this stuff is going to last five years or better anyway, as long as it doesn’t get wet. So unless you have a lot of insects that actually remove the remember what I’m saying attaches to him right now, the the other thing about the SIMEX, that’s really nice.
Is it’s, a green product? Also, that’s. Not some X is not poisonous most do dehydration. So if you get it on your hands, it’ll, actually dry, your hands right. You can put lotion on. That brings me to another point.
One of the things we see a lot with people is they people have this concept, they want to spray some insecticide around their bed and just wait for the bedbugs to walk through it and that’s, going to kill them, but doesn’t really work that way.
The insects, the way their their foot is shaped, has a lot to do with how they’re gonna pick up, insecticides and, for instance, a cockroach it’s, got a pretty wide pad on the bottom of its foot when it Walks across a treated surface picks up that insecticide real readily a bedbug has got a small point like a pinpoint size, a little part of his foot that touches the ground.
It doesn’t, pick up a lot of insecticide, so spray in an area and waiting for bedbugs to walk through it. To pick up, the insecticide is not going to be rid of it. Unless I did that test in the University of Kentucky, they decided that they could tell that was what’s going on right now, very interesting.
These are all liquid concentrates and heck. They all work, but, like Ken said you just can’t put a barrier around the bed right. Doesn’t work that way right, and so that’s. The big thing we try and get across to people you hear is preaching cracks and crevices bedbugs like to get into cracks and crevices, and if you & # 39, ve treated the cracks and crevices the bedbugs are wedging themselves into it.
The chemical is getting all over their body, not just on their feet, so that’s. How you’re, going to kill them, and – and I’d like to point out there might be one kit that’s more appealing to you or you might need some.
Some suggestions well feel free to call us. We have an 800 number and, unlike a lot of companies, that don’t want to talk well that’s all we do. We talk to customers all day long and we’re, going to try to get you over to our accessory video, because we got a lot more to talk about that.
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