solutions that kill bb eggs(11 posts)
It's common knowledge that unless bed bugs eggs can be killed, bb infestations continue to thrive. Until now, heat treatment was the one and only method proven to do this, but not any more... I work for a company called Decongreen Inc., specializing green, non-toxic solutions to decontaminate indoor air and environs, and new independent lab tests confirm our bb treatments kill eggs (+ bb's, of course)...These findings support what we've already experienced in the field, with a 100% success rate to-date, and no callbacks on any of our services.
Unlike other treatments today, ours do not bake-out, poison, or encapsulate. Instead, our formulations (using anti-microbials, nanotechnology, etc.), are combined, and destroy at the source, on contact: parasites (bed bugs and mites), pathogens (like bacteria, viruses) + contaminates (i.e. molds/fungi) / odors - at the same time. ( and allowing us to offer protection/various guarantees to boot).
[admin note: sales pitch and link deleted]
Put up or clam up. Send some of your product to an independent entomologist to prove your egg killing claim.
You get the snake oil/spammer flag until then.
Careful, Jim. You might hurt her feelings. She's got nanotechnology working for her. Tiny little molecular bedbug sniffing dogs that follow bb to the source. It kills eggs (not clear if she means Cimex Lectularius, Benedict or McMuffin).
This is the stuff they talked about just last month at University of Idunnowhere. Not.
You guys crack me up (oops, pun not intended) ;). However, if I read correctly what karamea wrote, their "stuff" kills the eggs on contact. Doesn't plain ole 91% alcohol do the same thing? Finding the eggs is the difficult part, as we all know. Assuming you found a pile of eggs, would you be able to crack and destoy them with a regular shoe?
Tracking Kara's site, the company seems to focus on microorganisms and mold, things you can kill with alcohol and many household cleansers, ditto for BB. There's also the insinuation that their application includes "S-Hydroprene", aka Gentrol insect growth regulator, which is not for amateurs to handle.
Site cites some university studies, though they seem to be carried out by "research specialist (couldbe anyone), not professors. The study also emphasized "direct hits" on bugs and eggs, something that MWF pointed out, can be done with less "specialized" substances.
looks like some of the tests were done by "immersion" in the product as well or by covering the majority of the bed bug with the substance.
A similar post was posted on another thread, and was deleted as spam.
If you want to discuss a new product, and provide some independent entomologist's testing data, we're all ears.
Otherwise, you can't use this site to make outlandish claims about a product without providing evidence supporting them.
Hey, NoBugs. I think it would be great if Kara's spiel could stay, minus links. Consumers would benefit from the full story, IMHO, pitch to takedown. Have a great weekend.
Good point, Ci, thanks.
Post added back to this thread, minus sales pitch and sales link; second similar post was spammed.
send me a free sample and i will give it a try
cilecto - 13 hours ago » Site cites some university studies, though they seem to be carried out by "research specialist (couldbe anyone), not professors. The study also emphasized "direct hits" on bugs and eggs, something that MWF pointed out, can be done with less "specialized" substances.
Doing a little further digging on this company's claim...
The company literature indicates use of a product called "Bed Bug Terminator". This is made by Ginesis, who also makes Kleen-Free. Is this anything more than a contact killer?
The study cited on the web site was allegedly carried out by Tim McCoy, research specialist at Va Tech. There is a Tim McCoy at VT, research specialist in entomology. Tim also happens to be married to entomologist Dini Miller. If something so revolutionary was available, wouldn't we be hearing about it from Prof. Miller? Perhaps it's worth a call to Mr. McCoy to get some color on his research (or if the citation is genuine)?
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