Q. BED MITES CONTROL
HELLO....FOR TOO LONG NOW i HAVE BEEN TORMENTED BY INTENSE ITCHING ALLOVER...WORSE AT NIGHT, IN BED. I AM TRYING TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE..AND OTHER THAN 'DRY SKIN', HOW LIKELY IS IT WHEN ITCHING IS HEAD TO TOE AND SOMETIMES I CAN FEEL LITTLE 'BUMPS'.THE LOGICAL CONCLUSION IS BED MITES. PLEASE RECOMMEND A COURSE OF ACTION AND NON POISONOUS PRODUCTS TO ELIMINATE THEM..BEFORE I GO CRAZY!
A. Bed Bugs and dust mites are different bugs but both found on the bed. You definitely want to encase your mattress and box spring. This will alleviate the presence of bed bugs or dust mites. Also, a couple of our chemical products targets both of these pests like Bedlam or Steri-fab.
Q. How can I tell the difference from dust mites and bed bugs? I'm the only one in the house who is itchie all over especially at nite and it's 8 of us.The kids all have brand new matteresses and bedding. Me and my husband matteress is a year old but I literally just started noticing this crawling feeling on the bed and myself. I wash all bedding every other week. I stripped my bed but seen nothing. I also layed in all the kids bed and feel no crawling or itching feeling only on my bed. What could it be? Help please before it get worse or spread.
A. Dust mites are invisible to the naked eye. Adult bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye. Also, although dust mites allergies may result in reddening of the skin, they do not actually bite or pierce the skin. Bed bugs feed on blood and pierce the skin to feed therefore leaving bite marks or red bumps. We recommend trying a product called Steri-fab. It has no lasting residual and once it is dried, there is no killing effect. However, it can be very effective for dust mites and will also kill bed bugs on contact. Keep in mind that you may need to treat multiple times with the Sterifab. Also, all treated areas must be avoided until the treatment has completely dried. We also recommend encasing your mattress and boxspring. Any of the encasements will work, but we recommend Embed. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
Q. DUST MITES--AMERICAN ROACHES
1)After Hurricane Sandy=-we had to have some plumbing repair--they opened the basement wall to do pipe work and found an infestation of what appear to be the "american" cockroach LARGE and SLOW (thank god). I never had any before in the house. Had exterminator come in and they put "granules" in the basement where seen and in my kitchen where some came up. I have not seen them since the wall was opened. Previous NEVER had seen any. I do NOT have regular german roaches or leave food out at all. Any product to help make sure they dont "move in" ..to confirm they seem to like the HEAT and water area. Thet are quite big but smaller than "water bugs". Since plumbing was finished I do not see them b ut I dont like the idea they were HERE and want to do wnhat ican to minimize them. I already have all holes to my apt sealed due to (no joke) opossums in the area coming and getting stuck in ceiling. That was taken care of.
Second Question--is more tricky--I am SURE I have Dust Mites in carpet and BED. I am rebuying new mattress protector tonight and pillow protectors. I woke up and found HIVES on my arms and they were in direct contact with a mattress with a ripped mattress protector--mattress is NOt too old--but I am allergic to Dust mites,. you can NOT and NEVER see them (not lice, not any big you can see with naked eye) my QUESTION IS: it would be impossible to Spray my entire apt for "dust mites" with a can of Bed bug/mite spray=--what can I spray ON MYSELF if I find my skin under ATTACK. I already have been prescribed benadryl or take HYDROXINE for allergic reaction-Hives. Dermatlogy assures me I have NO parasites living on me -they did two skin biopsies and can not see ANY parasite--they thinki am jusy "highly allergic" to Dust Mites and they cause itching...what can I do BESDIES MATTRESS AND PILLOW PROTECTORS? Than kyou.
A. Home pest control for American roaches is not a preventative but it is considered more of a maintenance program. You can apply insecticide on both the interior and exterior perimeter of the structure. Suspend SC is applied around the outside perimeter of the house including window and door frames. You can also apply Suspend SC around the baseboards of the house and in the basement. All product labels must be reviewed thoroughly before application of the product. Dust mites can be treated for with Steri-fab or Bedlam. We do not carry a product that you can apply onto yourself. We also recommend purchasing new mattress and boxspring as well as pillow encasements. Currently, we have a promotional sale on the mattress and pillow covers made from Embed. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
Q. dust mites
I have tried Bedlam for dust mites with just a little results. i also vacumn. I've order 3 or 4 spray cans and still have a problem. I've lived in this house for 6 years with never a problem until this spring/summer. My wife says she doesn't feel anything, however I do. i've also tried flea spray with little results. What do you recommend for mites or whatever they are. I cannnot see any bugs, I just feel them. We have Arrow pest control once a month with no results. Thanks
A. If you have dust mites, it is crucial that you encase your mattress and box spring. Also, Bedlam is labeled for dust mites and so it should kill them on contact; however, if it is not working for you, Steri-fab is also a great product for dust mites.