Using Nature to Kill Bed Bugs

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Treating Bed Bugs with The Biopesticde Aprehend

The Advantages of Aprehend - A New Biopesticide

Bed bug treatments were developed in the early 2000’s when bed bugs reemerged. A treatment relying on chemicals is what most companies do as a bed bug treatment. Each company has their own way of treating for bed bugs. Companies that think that products alone can get rid of bed bugs with 1 or 2 trips may not be the company you want to pick. Aprehend is a new product that can be used only by professionals and is a good alternative to replace some of the current products but still should be used in a thorough treatment plan.

Why do chemical treatments fail?

What is Aprehend?

Aprehend is a new product that was developed at Penn State using a live fungus called, Beauveria Bassiana, that is found in nature. Bed bugs do not have a natural resistance at this time to the fungus which means that if it is applied correctly then it will kill them. As the bed bugs walk across the spores they pick them up like wet sand. Then they contract a disease which kills them but is harmless to human. The bed bugs do not have to have long prolonged contact with the spores to have them kill them. The bugs can then transfer spores to other bed bugs who did not come into direct contact. This process takes 3-4 weeks.

How does 120 Pest use Aprehend?

Aprehend is used along with other methods including vacuuming, steaming, and monitoring. Some homes or situations may not be the right candidate. Certain environmental factors may kill the fungus or spores before they have a chance to work.

Let us evaluate to see if your home is right for Aprehend.

We also offer natural pest control for your home. Learn about natural services designed to keep you pest-free using products made from minerals. organisms, and plants. 

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