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Category : Pest Control
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Product Description Kill Bedbugs where they hide! Protect your home and family from bedbugs with Ortho Home Defense MAX Bedbug Killer. Bedbugs can be extremely difficult to get rid of and Ortho Home Defense can help. Not only does it kill bed bugs but it also kills fleas, ticks, dust mites, and lice. It can be used on many surface types including mattresses. Not for use on people or pets. Where to use Use as a spot treatment on cracks and crevices on baseboards, floorboards, bed frames, wall hangings, head boards, door and window frames. Apply as a surface spray on carpet, mattresses, box springs, walls, furniture, bedding, floors, luggage, closets, and drapes. Guarantee The Ortho Guarantee: If for any reason you are not satisfied with this product, mail us proof of purchase to obtain a full refund of your purchase price.
When bed bugs bite, they inject saliva into your skin, then take a few drops of blood. It is important to know that they have NOT been found to transmit diseases. The bite is usually painless and typically will not wake you up. Bed bugs are very sensitive. Flinch or roll over, and the bed bug will break its bite and flee; only to come back later to try again. This can result in several bite marks lined up in a row.
Everyone reacts differently to bed bug bites. Some people react immediately, some can take 7 to 10 days to react, and some — up to 30 percent — will show no skin reaction at all. Delayed reactions can make it difficult to pinpoint where you may have been when you were bitten. The worst can result when you have no reaction because you may have an infestation and not know it until it’s out of control because you didn’t even know you were getting bit.
The inspection process is typically a two-person job. Why? Mattresses, box springs and furniture are heavy, and moving these hideout favorites is easier with a partner.
Detecting bed bugs can be a difficult task. Especially if your infestation is only one or two bugs. They are small, hard to see and the little buggers can hide pretty much anywhere. But if you know the signs of a bed bug infestation, the inspection process is much easier. You also need to be thorough.
The first and most common sign that you might find are the dark blackish stains left behind by bed bugs after they feed. They can sometimes be mistaken for mold or other stains.
Before a bed bug can move into it’s next life stage it sheds its skin and leaves it behind. You can look for this shed skin as a sign that they are hiding near by.
Bed bug eggs are also a sign to look for but are very small, about the size of a poppy seed, so they’re difficult to see. You can use a magnifying glass and flashlight to help you.
Bed bugs prefer to stay within 5 feet of their feeding source, and can be tough to find if you don’t know where to look. Having a good inspection plan and a diligent attitude are essential to detect bed bugs. Here are some key locations to consider in your search.
Common Sources of Acquiring Bed Bugs
Your problem begins with the eggs and only grows from there. After hatching, the bed bug grows through five stages. In each of these stages, the bed bug must have a meal to move onto the next stage of growth. After this meal, the bed bug sheds its skin and grows into the next larger size or instar.
Other than their size, bed bugs appear the same through all five immature stages. Their bodies are clear and milky in color when unfed and appear bright red after feeding. Adults are dark brown and have a broad, flat, oval shape. Their dark color comes from the blood they eat.
Bed bugs only feed on blood, and while they prefer humans they may also feed on bats, birds, cats and dogs if they have to. Unlike other insects, bed bugs cannot fly or jump. They can only crawl, and prefer to stay within five feet of their food source. Bed bugs disturb easily, and will scatter at the slightest sign of danger, especially when feeding. After feeding, a bed bug tends to go back into hiding to digest its meal.
Bed bugs can live anywhere in your home, but they prefer rough surfaces such as wood and fabric. Furniture is their favorite dwelling, especially mattresses, box springs and bed frames. Hence, the name bed bugs.
They like to hide in dark, tight places and are extremely patient. They can live for months waiting on a meal. However, they will come out in the light if they are hungry enough.
Once considered a pest from the past, bed bugs are making a comeback. Bed bugs are brought into well-maintained homes by hitching a ride on infested clothing and furniture.
Not only does Ortho Home Defense Max Bedbug Killer kill bed bugs and their eggs, it also kills fleas, ticks, dust mites, and lice!
The most common bed bug, Cimex Lectularis, is a brownish, flattened insect about the size of an apple seed as an adult.
Approximately 30% of people don’t show a skin reaction to bed bug bites.
Do NOT use foggers to treat unless they are labeled for control of bed bugs. They will only spread the problem.
It takes 15 minutes on high temperature to kill bed bugs in your dryer.
Bed bugs can be found throughout the home including on nightstands, chairs, and carpeting.
Evidence of bed bugs are blood stains from 1/16″ to 1/8″ in diameter and are commonly found on mattresses, bedding, and box-springs.
Bed bugs can live without feeding for over 6 months.
Travel: Don’t bring home more than souvenirs. Bed bugs can hitch a ride on the seams and folds of your suitcase.
Today bed bugs are found in every state and they are spreading.
Ortho Home Defense MAX Bedbug Killer can be applied to your mattresses and many other surface types.
|What To Do If You Have Bugs?|
|Assessing the Situation||
If you discover that you have bed bugs don’t panic.
While bed bugs can be very difficult to control, you can succeed if you are thorough when preparing and treating.
If you have detected early signs of bed bugs, it’s possible to deal with them on your own. It isn’t easy though. Depending upon the size and extent of your bed bug infestation, it can take 6 weeks or more. Be patient and diligent.
|Dealing with the Problem||
Start by getting rid of any clutter, as this will eliminate the places they can hide.
Gather up all suspected infested items such as bedding, clothing, towels and the like. Place them all into the dryer for 15 minutes.
Any items that cannot go in the dryer should be bagged and sealed shut with packing tape.
Any clothing taken to the dry cleaner needs to be sealed in a bag and you need to let them know that the bags might contain bed bugs. Don’t be embarrassed. You need to tell them, so they don’t spread the bed bugs to others.
Next, seal all items in plastic bags before moving them from the infested room. This will prevent you from spreading the bed bugs to other rooms and making your problem worse.
Bed bugs can be messy, so wipe off any signs, bloodstains, droppings, or shed skin, with hot soapy water.
You can vacuum your bed, furniture, cracks and crevices to pick up any bed bugs and eggs, but be aware that you will need to clean your vacuum (hoses, brushes and bags) thoroughly so they don’t infest your vacuum.
To check in cracks and crevices, you can get an index card and run it along the opening to force out any bugs or eggs. You can also force bed bugs out, if they’re present, with the low setting of a blow dryer.
Finally, you’ll want to repair any cracks in plaster, remove loose wallpaper, and caulk all cracks and crevices.
Next, apply Ortho Home Defense Max Bedbug Killer as a spot treatment to cracks and crevices on and around baseboards, floorboards, bed frames, wall hangings, headboards, door and window frames and walls.
Apply as a surface spray to carpet, mattresses, box springs, bedding, floor and floor coverings, rugs, clothing, luggage, closets, drapes and window treatments.
If you find that you have bed bugs in any electrical outlets or devices, never use a liquid or aerosol in these locations. You could risk electrocution. If you need to treat electrical outlets, use a bed bug powder or dust, according to label directions.
After you’ve treated your bed, apply an encasement to your mattress and box springs. This will keep any bugs and eggs inside and kill them. Be sure the encasements that you buy are labeled as bed bug proof.
You should also push your bed away from any walls, and don’t let your sheets or bed skirt touch the floor. This stops them from being used as a bridge for bed bugs to get to you.
Once you believe you have rid yourself of bed bugs, it is very important to monitor your home closely to prevent a recurring infestation. You can buy bed bug detectors to help aid you with your monitoring.
Before you begin an eradication program on your own, please consider the dos and don’ts. Defend Your Home with Ortho Home Defense Max Bedbug Killer.
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