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  1. Woodrow15

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    Our exterminator is using a chemical called Zeaplox. I can't find any info on this chemical. Is anyone familiar with it?

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    Woodrow15 - 1 hour ago  » 
    Our exterminator is using a chemical called Zeaplox. I can't find any info on this chemical. Is anyone familiar with it?

    Zenprox

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    With Mr Sorkin's corrected spelling, I found this:

    Zenprox is a unique, non-repellent insecticide that kills dozens of pest species, including bed bugs, on contact. The main active ingredient, Etofenprox, is an esther pyrethroid; this means that it has a different chemical structure than most pyrethroids, allowing it to circumvent many resistant properties of species like bed bugs and roaches.
    Key Features:
    Quick knockdown and up to 4 days residual
    Includes PBO synergist for faster effect and reduced resistance
    Low odor
    Labeled for broad spectrum applications in homes, offices, warehouses, and more

    Hopefully that helps you to know what's being spread around!

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    Thank you guys! The handwriting on our receipt is not clear so was hard to tell. A 4 day residual doesn't seem appropriate for bed bugs. I will have to research this further.

    Lou, do you know how effective this is at exterminating bed bugs?

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    Woodrow15 - 2 minutes ago  » 
    A 4 day residual doesn't seem appropriate for bed bugs.

    I would guess the 4 days is more of a 'bonus' as the website said its a contact killing spray.


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