Aprehend® Is A Natural Biopesticide
Bed bugs can easily and quickly infest your property, turning your living space into their home and breeding haven. These tiny creatures have become resistant to various removal treatments and can reinfest your home if neglected. Fortunately, these pests do not carry or cause diseases but can leave you with itchy, red rashes and sleepless nights.
WHAT IS APREHEND BED BUG TREATMENT?
Developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Aprehend® is a fungal-based biopesticide that targets bed bugs effectively. This method uses a specific strain of the fungus Beauveria bassiana, which infects and kills bed bugs.
How does it work?
This oil-based spray is applied as a barrier on the walking path of the bed bugs. When these pests cross the barrier, the fungus spores stick to the bed bugs' exterior, germinate, and penetrate their body, eventually causing death.
Any bed bugs that encounter this biopesticide die within 4 to 10 days. Additionally, when bed bugs carrying these fungal spores return to their hiding places, they will infect the other bed bugs in the colony, leading to their death.
THE PROCESS OF TREATMENT
The Aprehend® treatment involves the following steps to ensure best results:
A team of professionals conducts a thorough inspection to identify the extent of the infestation and locate bed bug hotspots.
Before treatment, the affected area must be prepared, which includes decluttering, vacuuming, and sealing cracks, and crevices.
Trained professionals apply Aprehend® to strategic areas, ensuring proper coverage of hiding areas and potential bed bug pathways.
Regular follow-up visits are necessary to assess treatment effectiveness and make necessary adjustments.
BENEFITS OF APREHEND® BIOPESTICIDE TREATMENT
Aprehend® offers a range of benefits for those dealing with bed bug infestations and want to reclaim their property from these annoying intruders:
High Efficacy: Aprehend® has demonstrated a high kill rate and provides long-lasting control of bed bugs. The treatment requires only one application and is effective for up to three months post its application.
Reduced Chemical Exposure: Aprehend® reduces the need for chemical pesticides, thereby decreasing chemical exposure for residents and workers.
Environmentally Friendly: Aprehend® has a minimal environmental impact and is, therefore, an eco-friendly bed bug removal solution.
Resistance Prevention: Biopesticides like Aprehend® help prevent the development of pesticide-resistant bed bug populations.
Safe for All Settings: Aprehend® is suitable for various settings, including homes, hotels, nursing homes, and healthcare facilities.
Safe for Humans and Pets: After extensive testing, Aprehend® has been declared safe and non-toxic to humans and pets, making it an excellent choice where safety is a primary concern.
PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR APREHEND® TREATMENT
Proper preparation plays a crucial role in faster and more effective bed bug elimination:
De-clutter the affected area.
Remove all your clothing items from the floor and cabinets, wash them in the hottest possible water cycle, dry these clothes at high heat, place them in a large bin bag and seal the bag at the top.
Vacuum the entire area, including carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture and pay special attention to these pests' hiding spots like cracks, crevices, and seams.
Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter if possible.
Be sure to empty the vacuum bag or canister into a sealed plastic bag and dispose of it outdoors.
Use soap and water to clean and disinfect. This helps keep the product present for direct bed bugs contact.
Do not use chemical cleaning products, as they may interfere with the effectiveness of the biopesticide. (Lysol, Pinesol, Mr.Clean, bleach, etc.)
Seal any cracks and crevices in walls, baseboards, and furniture using caulk or sealant. In this way, bed bugs cannot escape or find new hiding spots during treatment.
Move furniture away from walls and other objects, creating easy access for pest control professionals, and allowing them to apply the biopesticide to potential hiding spots more effectively.
All residents and pets must vacate the home or business establishment during the application until four hours after the application. While Aprehend® is considered safe for humans and pets, it is best to avoid unnecessary exposure.
Follow the guidance provided by the pest control professionals from Bed Bug Heat Terminator.
How effective is apprehend on bedbugs?
Aprehend is highly effective against bed bugs. Studies show it achieves 95-100% control of bed bug populations. The fungal ingredient infects and kills bed bugs after contact.
Is apprehend safe for humans?
Yes, Aprehend is safe for humans and pets when applied according to the label directions. The active ingredient Beauveria bassiana is a natural fungus that only affects insects.
What is apprehend chemical for bedbugs?
Aprehend contains the biological insecticide Beauveria bassiana, a natural occurring fungus that is deadly to bed bugs but harmless to humans.
How do you use apprehend bed bug spray?
Aprehend is applied as a fine mist to places where bed bugs hide like cracks, crevices, baseboards, and edges of furniture. It keeps killing bugs for up to 3 months with one application.
Will you still see bed bugs after treatment?
You may still see some live bed bugs for a few days after treatment before the fungus kills them. But populations will be drastically reduced within a week.
How long does it take for apprehend to work?
Aprehend starts working in 2-5 days, but can take up to 14 days to kill all exposed bed bugs in heavy infestations. The residual effect lasts for 3 months.
What is the success rate of Aprehend?
In field studies, Aprehend had a 96-100% success rate in eliminating bed bug infestations with 1-2 treatments. It is considered one of the most effective and reliable bed bug solutions.
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Innovative biopesticide treatments like Aprehend® provide homeowners and businesses with more effective, eco-friendly, and sustainable pest control methods. If you are dealing with bed bugs, do not hesitate to explore the benefits of Apprehend® biopesticide treatment.
Contact Bed Bug Heat Terminator, a trusted and licensed pest control professional in your area, for a consultation and say goodbye to bed bug nightmares
Locations where Bugs Heat Terminator performs Aprehend treatment.
Our Aprehend treatment service covers numerous cities and towns in and around Toronto, Ontario, including:
York del Norte – Vaughan – Mississauga – Brampton – Scarborough – Markham – Pickering – Ajax – Whitby – Oshawa – Burlington – Oakville – Milton – Georgetown – Hamilton – Waterloo – Guelph – London – Windsor
Our licensed and certified technicians are trained to effectively apply bed bug treatments in homes and businesses throughout these regions. We utilize industry-leading solutions such as Aprehend to get rid of infestations and prevent recurrence.
Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation inspection and estimate for your property. We provide responsive customer service and tailored plans to resolve bed bug problems for good.
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