flea treatment for bedbugs?(3 posts)
A co-worker just had her place sprayed and the exterminator told her to buy some flea spray that it has ingredients that will kill the eggs. Anyone know info on this?? we are in canada.
I had read about vacuuming up flea powder before vacuuming for bedbugs because the active ingredient, pyrethrin, will help kill any bedbugs in your vaccum cleaner, but I had not read about flea spray killing the eggs. However, I did a search and found a site that shows that some flea sprays that have pyrethrin in them "stops development of flea eggs."
See the chart near the bottom of the page and look under the "Active
Ingredient" column to find the products that contain "Pyrethrins" and then look at the "Effects" column. However, I noticed that the products that stops the development of flea eggs also have an ingredient in addition to the pyrethrins.
I think your trying to get at growth regualtors such as Hydroprene and Methoprene. Although hitting a bedbug egg directly with pyrethrin I"m sure will damage the egg, its the growth regualtors such as Hydroprene which will upon hatching prevent the bedbug from achieving its 2nd instar resulting in dealth and sterile. Also her exterminator should be exterminated for relaying information as bogus as that.
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