The complete 'Do It Yourself' BASIC Bed Bug Control Kit.
PROTECT-US INSECTICIDAL DUST
A ready to use dust for the control of cockroaches, ants, fleas, silverfish, bedbugs, and European Wasps as used by professionals. Kills pests on contact, can be applied to difficult to reach places.
Packaged in a convenient ready-to-use puffer pack, Protect-us Insecticidal Dust can be used on a variety of pests including Bed Bugs. Apply powder to bedsteads, bedsprings, mattresses, floor coverings, upholstered furniture, cracks in walls, behind torn wallpaper, joints in woodwork, carpet edges, under & behind skirting boards, bed legs, bedside furniture, electrical sockets and other harbourages.
BED BUG MONITORS
Sleep with ease with the new BuggyBeds® Bed Bug Monitor! Early detection is critical in identifying a bed bug problem and key to potentially saving you thousands of dollars from an infestation in your home.
Custom formulated ready-to-use BuggyBeds® monitors that can be placed anywhere in your home. BuggyBeds® specialised non-toxic, pesticide free formula and design is intended to lure bed bugs & other insects into the monitor for detection! For continuous detection, use the monitors to detect bugs before & after professional extermination to insure the effectiveness of the treatment while providing peace of mind.
Place BuggyBeds® monitors at each corner between mattress and box spring or in between sofa cushions. A simple visual check periodically of your BuggyBeds® monitors will allow you to detect bed bugs early! BuggyBeds® monitors are small and discreet (2" X 3") and can detect up to six months.
BEDLAM AEROSOL SPRAY
Bedlam Aerosol Insecticide is a residual aerosol spray specially designed to control bed bugs, lice, ticks, fleas, and dust mites on contact. Bedlam Aerosol Insecticide may be used as for crack and crevice treatment and on and around baseboards, floorboards, headboards, and walls. This product is water-based and non-irritating, and so it can used to spot treat bedding and mattresses when controlling bed bugs. In addition, the product will not stain water-safe fabrics and surfaces. Bedlam is labeled for use in homes, apartments, schools, hotels and healthcare facilities.
HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS
Step 1: Conduct a thorough inspection of the mattress focusing on seams, buttons, zips and labels. Also check the bed frame or ensemble base focusing on cracks and crevices, bed legs, joins between timber slats, bed heads, etc. Bed bugs may also be found in bedside furniture, picture frames, walls, electrical sockets, carpet edges, curtains, etc. Look for live insects, skin casts, eggs and 'spotting'. Spotting is the faecal traces (i.e. digested blood) of bed bugs. It is most commonly seen as a series of black spots 0.5mm - 1mm in diameter.
Step 2:Once you have identified that you have bed bugs it is recommended that you carry out a thorough vacuum of all the areas identified above. This will remove live bed bugs and their eggs from these areas. Make sure you dispose of the contents of the vacuum cleaner immediately to prevent spreading the infestation to other areas.
Step 3: Treat affected areas using the Bedlam aerosol. Again focus on areas where you have seen live insects, eggs, skin casts and spotting. Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices.
Step 4: Now you can apply the Protect-Us Insecticidal Dust powder as a light dusting. As above, apply Protect-Us Insecticidal Dust to all the same areas where bed bug activity has been seen. You can also apply the Protect-Us Insecticidal Dust as a preventative treatment by dusting around carpet edges, around the base of bed legs, etc. Do not apply directly to mattress or bedding.
Step 5: Placing the monitors. Place one monitor at each corner of the bed between mattress and base. Check the monitors for bed bug activity every few days. If you see bed bugs in the monitor then more treatment may be necessary.
Step 6: Finally, we highly suggest you consider mattress and base protectors to complete the treatment. What these do is capture any bed bugs that may still be infesting the mattress or base and prevent them from escaping and biting you or your guests. They also protect against future infestation by removing potential harbourages that new bed bugs may seek out. As a result you can essentially isolate the mattress and base therefore rule out any chance of these being the source of the problem. Also mattress and base protectors are a much cheaper alternative to throwing out your existing bed and replacing with a brand new one!!