Cymexide Nano Fogger being tested in France

by nobugsonme on September 21, 2008 · 3 comments

in bed bugs, united kingdom

There’s an article in tomorrow’s Guardian (UK) about how bed bugs are on the increase in Britain, how foreign travel may bring bed bugs from one country to another, etc. We’ve heard it before.

But here’s something we hadn’t heard:

Rentokil has been working on new insecticides, including the Cymexide Nano Fogger, which is being field-tested in France.

Okay, we know foggers/bombs currently available are not a good idea where bed bugs are concerned. But a fogger designed for bed bugs? Tell us more. (Googling the name of the product brought me no joy.)

You can read the Guardian piece here. (I enjoyed the typo which made Mike Potter, “Mike Potteran.” You don’t see that many typos these days in The Grauniad, or any other paper.)

1 hopelessnomo September 21, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Gee umm thanks, just wasted an hour! 🙂

Here’s a discussion of what nanotechnology in pesticides is about. Here’s why this will either never happen in the US or at least never in time to abate our least favorite pest. And here’s the Economist on the nanotech issues.

2 nobugsonme September 22, 2008 at 12:25 am

Nice work, nomo! Glad to keep you busy and out of trouble. 😉

It will be interesting to see if this helps European Bedbuggers.

3 pestman September 23, 2008 at 5:43 am

I saw something like this being used in China. If it’s the same thing, it’s nothing new. I’m surprised that Rentokil are using it as it is just a small fogging machine, which of course in this case it’s useless as professional pest controllers well know, fogs do no penetrate harbourages, and that’s where bed bugs live. May as well use an aerosol.

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