Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Bed Bug Spray Reviews

It seems like with the up rise of bedbugs as of late a lot of people are scrambling to find something to kill these pest with. I thought I would go through some of the bed bug sprays that are on the market right now.
  • JT Eaton's Bedbug Spray is a pyrethrin based spray that is a contact killer and is oil based. It is for sale for professionals and home owners alike. Be careful where it is used because it is oil based.
  • Bedlam is another bedbug spray that is water based and boasts a residual lasting up to seven weeks. Another great benefit of this product is the effect on bedbug eggs. The manufacture claims 90% kill of the eggs in treated areas. The spray can be used as a surface spray as well as a crack and crevice spray. This is a professional product.
  • Thwart bed bug treatment is an over the counter spray being sold via the Internet and I don't really have too much data to write about this product in any capacity.
  • Steri-Fab is a mostly alcohol based chemical that is a contact killer and is shown to kill bedbugs on contact. It's label is very broad and kills a wide variety of other things as well as bed bugs.
  • Aside form these ready made products there are a host of concentrated insecticides like Suspend SC and Cy-Kick among others that are great residual insecticides for a longer lasting control.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wanted to provide some info on Thwart. I ordered some on-line. When I got the bottle it said it was 2% Tea Tree Oil and 98% "Other Ingredients". When I called the company to inquire about the other ingredients they said it was water and a binding agent so in essence Thwart is Tea Tree Oil & water. Needless to say it hasn't worked at all. Let folks know that they should steer clear of this product - it's a scam.

Anonymous said...

THANKS for the feedback... I was just about to buy thwart for 50 dollars! So then what works??

Anonymous said...

I have lived in an apartment with bed bug infection since last Oct 2006. Obvious I have try many things but not succeful.
I have bought 6 bottles of Thwart
since June 2007.
I have spray around my matter, sofa and dinner sets every 3 or 4 days. It works very well to deter the bed bug. So far i have not get a bit any more. However, I will need to continue the spray.
I will say the Thwart works well for me to deter the bug but not get rid of them. May be because I am in an aparment with many infected neighbor.

Allen said...

I used the Eaton "Kills Bedbugs" spray and wound up sleeping on the sofa for three nights while I tried to air out the bedroom. It kills the bugs (not the eggs) but leaves a terrible chemical odor because it is oil-based (a petroleum distillate makes up 96% of it). Wish I'd read the ingredients first instead of the directions, which say to spray your mattress (thankfully I did not do that). Outdoors only, folks.

By the way, the mfr. now makes a water-based version ("Kills Bedbugs II") which I have not tried.

Anonymous said...

I have used Eatons Kill Bedbug and its working well so far. I have finally sleep for the last 3 nights without getting bitten. It does have an odor.I spray in the AM and leave celing fan going and windows open.

Gölök said...

It works (Thwart), thing is it didn't repell for a year, got two bottles for one in return for my trouble. The promice doesn't take into account that your neighbours may be DDT bombed (which gets new visitors of a desporate nature over).
Oh and I think black walnut (great tea) has something to do with it as well. It' agents are refered to roughly (not in direct eye contact) harmless polymers.
Likely a lavender oil, not just any oil, they don't like lavender either.
Never put it all in one boat like this earth is useful: http://www.greenearth.ca/features/earth_e.php
Boric acid.
Spray them with soapy water.
Sometimes you have a dear tick as well.
Seems someone's got Ditto Inc's sites down.

It isn't a promice of instant effect either, it has to peel a membrane off and expose it. Then it's in trouble.

Cooled down and in a spray it might help; I actually pulled one out of my arm, so maybe my blood isn't friendly, but not on sale.
Black Walnut
http://www.zooscape.com/cgi-bin/maitred/ZooRide/partner10165033/fountainheadgreen/questt100083/critiquet100083/trait102016

I think there's a lot that can be done, maybe industrial organizations of pest control keep them alive and this stuff hidden. Perhaps maybe if DDT was professionally used outside like it use to be it would disperse better and not chase them into other places and kill them off largely. Masked hunters aren't bad if you don't mind risking Chagas,

Other:
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/
http://www.e-bug.net/forum/

Best,

Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco-Assisi Buday
A: Yes, yes. There is a natural law, and it does not consist either in doing harm to others or in rejoicing thereat. -- [FMA] Voltaire; Phil. Dict. -- Natural Law.

Anonymous said...

Eaton? http://www.thepestdepot.com/eakibedbupuq.html

Anonymous said...

I used Eaton Bed Bug II last night. I went to town on my room. Too early to tell if there will be any effect, but no smell at all. The bottle claims to have a residual effect up to 16 weeks.

Anonymous said...

I have been using Bedlam AND 565 Plus XLO for over 2 months now and they simply do not work at all. IS THERE AN INSECTICIDE THAT WORKS?!?

Anonymous said...

Wondercide BioDefense will kill bed bugs and the eggs in 1-2 treatments.

Chris said...

I found room fumers work pretty well, like the ones found here: Bed Bug Fumers

Anonymous said...

Two things to consider. First do you really think exterminators who will charge $200 plus will tell you a product that costs $19.95 work? Second, "A lot of chemical poisons kill Bed Bugs, but do you or your kids really want to sleep with them?" There are a ton of products claiming to be Natural and Safe which contain 2% or more Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a synthetic chemical which is neither natural or safe as it causes skin and allergic reactions in adults and children. A product to consider is MicroArmor All Natural Bed Bug Spray, it has been independently tested and they don't make unsubstantiated claims. That along makes it a company and product to consider.

Anonymous said...

please help, need a good product to buy to get rid of the bed bugs in the apartment. We got a bad infestation.

Anonymous said...

I had a bed bug infestation about 4 years ago and was told by the exterminator that the thing to remember on top of having your house sprayed is to vacuum every day get all the creases of your bed, couches and even in the corners of dressers baby cribs, etc.. anywhere that has corners they can hide.

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Unknown said...

After living in two places with bed bugs, I have found an ideal solution and I haven't had any sign of them in many months. I now have zero anxiety about going to bed, after nearly three years of dealing with it.

I discovered diatomaceous earth. It's basically silica powder, very tiny, very sharp little particles that cut up and dehydrate bugs with exoskeletons. It's not poison, but you shouldn't breathe it in when you put in on your carpet, box spring, etc.

Google "diatomaceous earth bed bugs" and check it out. I am so happy to be free of them, and when I read about people trying all these toxic sprays that don't work, I hope they find out about it, hence this post.

I know someone who paid $1200 for the heat treatment. They didn't have to. Sprinkle this stuff around the bed and carpet, and bed bugs cannot live with it. You may find some still living a week or two after, but they will be barely moving, and nearly completely dehydrated. It gets under the exoskeleton and cuts them up, and they die.

Good luck, do some research and try it. If I was selling it, I would be happy to guarantee it.

Instead, when it works, just remember what a great guy I am and that you don't necessarily need poisons to fix a bug problem.

Unknown said...

After living in two places with bed bugs, I have found an ideal solution and I haven't had any sign of them in many months. I now have zero anxiety about going to bed, after nearly three years of dealing with it.

I discovered diatomaceous earth. It's basically silica powder, very tiny, very sharp little particles that cut up and dehydrate bugs with exoskeletons. It's not poison, but you shouldn't breathe it in when you put in on your carpet, box spring, etc.

Google "diatomaceous earth bed bugs" and check it out. I am so happy to be free of them, and when I read about people trying all these toxic sprays that don't work, I hope they find out about it, hence this post.

I know someone who paid $1200 for the heat treatment. They didn't have to. Sprinkle this stuff around the bed and carpet, and bed bugs cannot live with it. You may find some still living a week or two after, but they will be barely moving, and nearly completely dehydrated. It gets under the exoskeleton and cuts them up, and they die.

Good luck, do some research and try it. If I was selling it, I would be happy to guarantee it.

Instead, when it works, just remember what a great guy I am and that you don't necessarily need poisons to fix a bug problem.

Scott said...

After living in two places with bed bugs, I have found an ideal solution and I haven't had any sign of them in many months. I now have zero anxiety about going to bed, after nearly three years of dealing with it.

I discovered diatomaceous earth. It's basically silica powder, very tiny, very sharp little particles that cut up and dehydrate bugs with exoskeletons. It's not poison, but you shouldn't breathe it in when you put in on your carpet, box spring, etc.

Google "diatomaceous earth bed bugs" and check it out. I am so happy to be free of them, and when I read about people trying all these toxic sprays that don't work, I hope they find out about it, hence this post.

I know someone who paid $1200 for the heat treatment. They didn't have to. Sprinkle this stuff around the bed and carpet, and bed bugs cannot live with it. You may find some still living a week or two after, but they will be barely moving, and nearly completely dehydrated. It gets under the exoskeleton and cuts them up, and they die.

Good luck, do some research and try it. If I was selling it, I would be happy to guarantee it.

Instead, when it works, just remember what a great guy I am and that you don't necessarily need poisons to fix a bug problem.

sunsin said...

If you want no residue at all, try steam. Not the "steam cleaners" that just blow out hot steamy water, but one that produces real live steam and little or no water. Bedbugs are heat sensitive; that's why companies will charge you an arm and a leg for heat treatment -- it works. Push a bedbug or a bedbug egg much over sixty degrees celsius and it dies. Steam is ideal for this. You can get a small hand steamer for as little as fifty dollars. That worked for me since I have wood floors and the bedbugs had turned an upholstered chair into their fortress. If you had carpet, it would be better to go for one of the larger rigs, a hundred fifty to two hundred fifty bucks. Remember it's not only for bedbugs. Steam will clean and sterilize almost anything, and it leaves no chemical residue behind.