Bed Bug Remediation: The Misuse of Pesticides - Part 2

01 Apr 2020
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In part one of this series, we mentioned the fact that many off-the-shelf pesticides aren’t tested for use on bed bugs.  We also discussed the fact the pesticides are becoming less effective against bed bugs as well.  If you missed part 1, check it out by clicking here PART 1 For part 2, we will dive deeper into the reasons why these facts are accurate and show you the simple way to kill bed bugs, in just one day. Why Pesticides Don’t Work There are two main reasons why pesticides don’t work.  The first reason is simple.  Many readily available pesticides aren’t made for bed bugs specifically.  While they may kill some of the bugs, Bed bug doesn’t “pick up” substances on their legs like roaches and other insects do.  That means that each individual bug must be sprayed or come in contact with the pesticide while it’s still wet for there to be any effect on the bug.  Because bed bugs are so good at hiding in hard to reach/see areas, this can make treatment with pesticides very difficult.  Even with foggers or bug bombs, bed bugs can be completely protected inside a mattress or inside furniture.  Bed bugs...
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Bed Bug Remediation: The Misuse of Pesticides - Part 1

01 Mar 2020
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Bed bugs are some of the most resilient pests around.  Not only are the hard to eliminate due to their uncanny ability to hide in the smallest of spaces, when traditional methods are used, an infestation can also take months to eradicate.  These hardships have caused many people to turn to unhealthy and unsafe practices to get rid of their bed bug problem.  The truth of the matter is, traditional pesticides don’t work as the main method of bed bug elimination. 

Pesticides were one of the first used treatments for bed bugs and were proven effective in the beginning.  Historically some of the most effective and accessible pesticides include DDT and other pyrethroid insecticides, pyrrole insecticides, and synthetic pyrethroids.  These methods have been proven to be both dangerous and ineffective over the past few decades.

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The Financial and Social Burden of Bed Bugs

06 Feb 2020
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The truth is, society is feeling the economic and financial burden of bed bug infestations, now more than ever before. Increasing daily, the economic losses from disposal of belongings, repeated non-effective treatments, replacement of belongings, health care, loss of wages, loss of business income, and reduced productivity can be quite substantial.
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Bed Bug Heater Review 2020

30 Jan 2020
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Once you’ve realized that heat is the best way to kill bed bugs, you’ve likely turned to Convectex to purchase the perfect Bed Bug Heat package for your needs.  But with all the different heaters and power options available from Convectex, you might be asking yourself, “Which Package is Right for Me?”

Here is an easy to read comparison and review of our top 4 selling bedbug heat packages to help you make the right decision. 

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The Bed Bug Experts Answer Your Most Asked Questions

01 Jan 2020
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Here at Convectex, we get asked a LOT of bed bug questions.  Whether it’s new pest control business owners, motel/hotel owners, or even the do-it-yourselfer that wants to get rid of bed bugs now, many people have unanswered questions about bed bugs and how to get rid of them. 

Here are some FAQ’s that the Convectex Pros are asked:

Are bed bugs a sign that someone is “dirty”?

It’s important to remember that bed bugs do not indicate an unsanitary living situation.  The cleanest homes can have huge bed bug issues if the proper treatment techniques aren’t used quickly.  Furthermore, improving sanitation alone will not get rid of the bugs.  Cluttered environments can offer bed bugs more places to hide, making treatments more difficult and make it seem as though the infestation is worse than it really is.  But, again, reducing clutter won’t make the bed bugs go away; it will simply make your treatment efforts a bit easier. Everyone is at risk of having a bed bug problem.

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