HELP! - Clearing a Detached Garage of Bedbugs(3 posts)
About a month ago, we discovered bedbugs. I had my entire house (850 square feet) professionally vacuumed by a team, all items vacuumed & bagged, mattresses encased, and the home cryonited for 6 hours and pesticides applied at base of walls......TWICE (two weeks apart).
During the second treatment, I remembered that I moved a section of my couch to my detached garage about six weeks earlier, and asked the guy to go outside and inspect/cryonite the couch. When he looked at the couch, he found two live bugs filled with blood. He cryonited the couch (which was vacuumed and sealed in plastic by the company the next day - it will remained sealed for at least 2 years) and immediate surrounding area.
Since had so much clutter in my garage, we did not treat the garage that day. I now view that garage as radioactive and avoid it at all costs for fear of reinfecting my home. I threw two foggers in there with Tetrametherin and Permetherin, to possibly kill the remaining bugs. (The garage is at least 30 feet from my home, so Im not worried about the running over to my house.)
My question is:
what can I now do, short of spending more money on exterminators, to clear that garage of bedbugs. No chemical or toxin is off limits. I actually thought of locking my running car in there for an hour to fill it with Carbon Monoxide and gas those suckers out. Will that work? Of course, I will be very careful about cracking the garage door open once I'm done. Any other suggestions?
Try reading some of the other threads here about vapona strips. Maybe they would be appropriate for you since the garage is detached and distant from the house. Good luck.
Vapona is DDVP or Dichlorvos.
Read some of the info that is available on the site about use of DDVP or No Pest Strips.
Amvac sells a DDVP strip that is labeled for bed bugs.
Follow label directions.... each 65 gram strip will treat about 1000 cubic feet of space.
DDVP strips should only be used in an unoccupied area or areas that are occupied for less than four hours a day in locations that are listed on the label.
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