BBTV #35 – Phantom Insecticide for Bed Bug Control

In this episode Jeff will explain why Phantom insecticide may be one good option for bed bug control and why if you are evaluating a pest control company and their protocol, you may want to see this pesticide being used. Phantom insecticide is a pesticide that, in some areas, may be used as part of a bed bug control plan. As stated previously, a multi-disciplinary approach to bed bug control is highly recommended (steamers, Cryonite, vacuums, etc) but when pesticides are needed, Phantom may be a good option to choose. Laboratory studies have shown that Phantom may be a good option to address pesticide resistant bed bugs as this pesticide falls into a different class of chemicals compared with the commonly seen synthetic pyrethrins. In addition, this pesticide has shown some residual effects with bed bugs. One concern is that Phantom has been shown to take 7-14 days or more to kill bed bugs and this may be a concern if people are being bit by bed bugs and the pesticide that has been applied takes 14 days to address those issues. Either way, many progressive bed bug control companies are incorporating Phantom into their bed bug treatment plans and when selecting a pest control company to treat your bed bug infestation, this may be a product you want to see incorporated into their protocol.

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Verifi™ Bed Bug Detector For Pest Control Professionals

@JWhiteBBTV – – In this video, Jeff will describe how the Verifi™ Bed Bug Detector by FMC works, aspects to consider when installing Verifi and different considerations to take into account when setting the devices in different environments. This video is intended to be watched by pest control professionals since it talks in more depth about the dynamics of setting the monitor to detect bed bugs. That being said it is good for consumer to watch it as well so you can speak knowledgeably with your local pest control company because Verifi is only available to pest control industry professionals and any homeowner or renter watching this video should contact your local pest control professional to ask more about the Verifi™ Bed Bug Detector. The Verifi uses both CO2 and a chemical lure to attract bed bugs to it. The CO2 booster lasts 24 hours once activated and the lure will last 90 days after installed. This device can be used to confirm a problem exists, verify a problem has been eliminated or be used as a proactive monitor to detect bed bugs early on. The intervals with which Verifi should be inspected and rate at which the booster and lure are going to be replaced are discussions to be had with your local pest control provider. Research has indicated that bed bugs are activated about 5 feet from where the Verifi has been set. This 5 foot radius should be a starting point when designing where Verifi will be set and sleeping areas should be considered as focal points for monitoring. If you are a pest control industry professionals and want to show clients a more basic video on Verifi to help explain its use and function, please refer to our consumer Verifi™ Bed Bug Detector video here:

Best Way to Kill Bedbugs: Bed bug Extermination

A-1 Exterminator professionals talk about bedbugs and what we can do get rid of bedbugs in your home, apartment, school, hotel, or other building. Bedbugs are nasty little pests that are challenging to control, but we have an arsenal of integrated pest management techniques that will eliminate these bugs for good. A-1 Exterminators has been serving the Boston, MA, and NH areas since 1953 and are dedicated to helping you with all your insect, rodent, and pest problems.

Home Pest Control : How to Get Rid of Bed Bug Infestation

The key to getting rid of a bed bug infestation is to get on it as fast as possible. Don’t let a bed bug infestation happen in your house with advice from a professional pest control technician in this free video on home pest control.

Expert: Michael Piacenza
Bio: Michael Piacenza, technician and K-9 handler, joined Advantage Pest Control in 2007 to expand upon his eco-friendly service offerings and initiate his K-9 termite inspection team.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

Series Description: Knowing how to take care of pests in your home can save you a lot of headaches. Discover these home pest control tricks from a professional pest control technician in this free video series on home pest control.

How to Kill Bed Bugs | Pest Control

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Learn how to kill bed bugs in this Howcast pest control video with expert Jeff White.

My name is Jeff White and I’m the research entomologist for Bedbug Central and the host of Bedbug TV, I have no idea how I got the bugs in bedbugs and here I am six years later and having a lot of fun working with bedbugs. And I’ll be talking to you about Pest Control. Uh-oh, you might’ve found a bedbug in your house, so the first question you’re going to ask yourself is, ‚Äòwhat do I use to kill these bugs?’ A lot of people see news stories about bedbugs becoming resistant to pesticides and if they’re resistant to pesticides how are you going to get these bugs out of your house? What are you going to use to kill them? Well, the trick is not killing the bugs that you can see, it’s knowing that most of the bedbugs that may unfortunately be in your home are hiding in cracks and crevices. And so it’s all about killing the bugs you can’t get directly to and so when it comes to killing bedbugs, you could use a hammer, a shoe; bedbugs do squish. They’re not like ticks. People think of you know ticks and how hard they are to squish in your fingers. Bedbugs are not that hard and you can readily squish them. So there’s lots of things you can use to kill the bugs that you can see. If you’re going to buy a pesticide, you can buy over-the-counter pesticides. A lot of pesticides will kill bugs on contact, if you spray them directly, most cans of pesticides will kill them. But remember the question is the bugs that are hiding. The bugs you can’t get to because once those pesticides dry, they may have no or very little effect on bedbugs. And the one thing I can say about pesticides is follow those label directions. Read the label very carefully; we’ve unfortunately heard of people hurting themselves with pesticides because they don’t follow the directions properly.They’re there for your protection. And so it’s not about you know how to kill bedbugs, 91% isopropyl alcohol can be one of the best ways to kill bugs and eggs on contact. You can go to your local store, you want to be careful with alcohol though because remember it is flammable and you can actually harm yourself with the vapors that alcohol produces. And so you want to use it in a targeted fashion. And so it’s not about how to kill bedbugs, whether it’s a shoe, a hammer, a can of pesticide, or some isopropyl alcohol there’s lots of ways to kill them. It’s about how to get those bugs you can’t see.

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Where Do Bed Bugs Hide? | Pest Control

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Learn where bud bugs hide in this Howcast pest control video with expert Jeff White.

My name is Jeff White and I am a research entomologist for Bed Bug Central and the host of Bed Bug TV, I have no idea how I got into bugs and bed bugs and here I am 6 years later and having a lot of fun working with bed bugs and I’ll be talking to you about pest control. Cracks and crevices are the name of the game and when it comes to bed bugs, where do they hide? Just there; dark places that are undisturbed, whether it’s a crack, a crevice, a void or any other area where light typically doesn’t shine and people aren’t typically you know, aren’t bothered in. And of course, bed bugs are called bed bugs for the reason they’re going to hide in beds. And so where they hide is typically the bed and if we look at a bed you know, people see images of bed bugs on mattresses, waiting to always running on mattresses, you have a problem! These bugs don’t like to be bothered and so they’re not going to be typically on top of the mattress, while changing our sheets, while getting on and off the bed or rolling around as we sleep and god knows what else is going on in the bed! We’re not going to talk about this topic but the bottom line is that the top of that bed is constantly disturbed. And so where they’re typically found is at the bottom of the box spring, cracks, crevices, staple seams, the plastic corner protectors, anywhere that they can go, that they can hide and not readily be seen. Head-boards are also common areas we find bugs associated with; the back of the head-board, any types of cracks and crevices and seams. Now, as infestations grow though, they can get into other things. That’s why it is so important to find these infestations really are. They can easily start getting into alarm clocks, adjustable benches, nightstands, dressers, closets. And so as these infestations grow, they get much more difficult to control and infest all kinds of different items. Also, couches are very common areas that bed bugs will hide. People often sleep on couches cause it’s the end of a long work day and they fall asleep on the couch or they go on and sleep on the couch because they’re being bit by something in their bed and the bugs would just follow people to their couch. And so again, seams, edges, folds, the bottom of the couch are all common areas to look for bed bugs. But again, the most important thing to think about is bed bug hiding cracks and crevices. They’re not going to be just merrily out on the top of things, just walking around. You need to do some work, you need to do some research, you need to look real deep because that where bed bugs will be hiding.

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