Bed Bug Treating Method

Bed bug treating method using sprays (liquid form)

Liquid Insecticides:

Insecticides that mainly consist of one or more kinds of Pyrethroids work faster in knocking down the pests that come in direct contact with the product or its residue. Depending on the pest, Pyrethroids can be irritating and repellent and therefore the bugs may avoid the treated surfaces. This is why it is very important to only spray the recommended dilution rate listed on the product label by the manufacturer.

Recommended liquid concentrated insecticides to use against bed bugs would be Fenvastar Ecocap,  Cyonara 9.7, Cyzmic CS,  Demand CS, Suspend SC.  All liquid concentrated pesticides carry a delay kill effect which allows the pests to take the exposed pesticide and spread it to the rest of the colony. Although liquid concentrated insecticides have a delay kill effect, it is most efficient for long term control.

The finished solution is recommended to be applied with a one gallon hand sprayer as a coarse, low-pressure spray to harborage areas including crevices, baseboards, loose plaster, behind bed frames and headboards, beneath beds and furniture, and to bedsprings and bed frames.. Try to make direct contact with as many bedbugs as possible. These products are usually not effective in killing Bedbug eggs.

***Do NOT apply to furniture surfaces or mattresses where people will be laying or sitting. Infested bedding should not be treated with insecticides, but should be removed, placed in sealed plastic bags, and taken for laundering and drying at high temperatures.***

IGR (Insect Growth Regulator):

This product is an Insect Growth Regulator that prevents bed bugs from being able to reproduce, effectively stopping the breeding cycle of an infestation which can help control their population to a minimum. Gentrol IGR has no killing effect; it only prevents them from being able to reproduce. It is recommended to apply the diluted solution in areas similar to that of the concentrated liquid insecticides.A common place to treat would be along the floor and wall meeting points, behind head boards, and where the headboard and rail meets for the bed. DO NOT apply the Gentrol IGR to bed linens or mattresses.

-Spray every 3-4 months-

Bedlam:   Bedbug Insecticide Spray

While Bedlam works as well as the concentrated insecticides such Fenvastar Ecocap, Cyonara 9.7, Cyzmic CS , Demand CS, Suspend SC, it comes in a convenient aerosol spray that can be used to spray on areas that other products cannot. Bedlam may be used for surface treatment on mattresses, upholstered furniture, drawers, bed frames, carpeted areas, curtains, and in other areas or surfaces where you would often come into direct contact with. Bedlam includes a straw tool for foaming into small cracks, crevices and other hiding places where it may be hard to reach. One of the biggest benefits of Bedlam is that it contains the capability to be used either as foam or an aerosol spray. Because foam expands, it is beneficial for crack and crevice treatment. Once Bedlam has been applied, it is recommended that you allow the insecticide to fully dry before coming in contact with it.

-Spray once a week for heavy infestation or twice a week for light infestation (residual time: up to 2 weeks)-

Bed bug treating methods using Dust (Dry form)

Apply dust thoroughly to all areas where these pests are typically found including: folds and tufts of mattresses, coils of springs, cracks and hollow posts of bedsteads, upholstery of chairs and sofas, picture frame moldings and all cracks and crevices in the room should be treated. Allow powder to remain in contact with surface 4-6 hours. Thoroughly vacuum treated areas, dispose of vacuum bag and place clean linens on bed.

When applying, keep in mind that applying the dust in piles is not a good idea. It is recommended that you only apply a fine layer of dust on surfaces, and not over-dust. Leaving piles of dust will only cause the insect to walk around the dust instead of walking through the dust. Heavy amounts of dust in an area can also cause health issues when too much dust is inhaled. Using a duster such as the Bellow Bulb Duster to apply a fine, thin coating on surfaces is highly recommended.

When treating the mattress pay particular attention to seams, folds, and under the fabric on the box spring. If the bed bug infestation is heavily populated on the box spring, consider removing the fabric on the bottom of the box spring and treat the inside area. Also treat the joints where the rails and headboard connect, this is a common hiding spot for bed bugs. If you plan to treat the mattress or box spring you must encase the mattress or box spring afterwards to prevent the possibility of inhaling excessive amounts of the dust.

Because it is a dry form of an insecticide it can also be used to treat behind picture frames as well as electrical sockets and plate coverings. Treatment in electrical sockets is highly recommended because bed bugs commonly travel through the wall void areas and hide inside of the electrical sockets. Treating the electrical sockets with the dust will help control the number of the infestation from rapidly spreading from room to room. Check for any cracks or crevices and treat in those areas as well where liquid insecticide cannot be used, such as in areas with lots of electrical wiring; however when treating those areas you should be very careful to prevent the possibilities of electric shock. Some recommended dust products for bed bug treatment would be Alpine Dust, Delta Dust, and Drione Dust.

Bellow Duster

Description: The Bellow Bulb Duster is used to apply insecticide in dust form into small cracks and crevices where liquid forms of insecticide cannot and/or should not be applied. To use the duster, fill the rubber container (bellows) half-way full with the dust. Shake the duster then turn it facing down and squeeze (the fine dust will resemble smoke when released from the duster)

By pressing down the bellows it will cause the dust to escape the metal tip of the duster. Using a duster will allow easier injection of the dust into hard to reach areas. Some recommended spots for dusting would be inside of the electrical sockets, behind picture frames, in-between the mattress and box spring, and in small cracks, crevices, or corners.

*The use of chemicals is a great way to approach your bed bug treatment. However, encasements for your mattress, box spring and pillows are definitely necessary. Bed Bugs can survive without a food source for over 18 months. If they are to be hiding inside of the mattress, box spring or pillows then it will only extend the process of treatment and in the end you will have to invest more in the bed bug chemicals.


***Please refer to and follow the directions on the product labels for all of the above products! ***


Eco-Keeper Bed Bug Tent-Bed Bugs Proof

Gentrol IGR Bed Bug Aerosol Spary Gentrol IGR Liquid Concentrate


BED BUG BASIC KIT BED BUG KIT FOR 2 ROOMS bedbug kit for 4 rooms
Bed Bug Basic Kit Bed Bug Kit For 2 Rooms Bed Bug Kit for 4 Rooms
Bedlam Bed Bug Insecticide Spray Rest Easy Steri Fab
Delta Dust PyGanic Dust Alpine Dust
Fenvastar ECOCAP DEMAND CS LambdaStar 9.7% CS
Fenvastar Ecocap Demand CS LambdaStar 9.7% CS
WP (Wettable Powder)
Tempo Ultra WP
Mattress Encasements
Mattress Safe - Full Size Mattress Cover
Mattress Safe

Date: Monday, 4. January 2010 12:53
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