where can I purchase pyrethrin spray or other residual BB killers(8 posts)
I had a confirmed sighting of a bedbug the other day, and told my landlord that they are on their way back. My landlords reply was 'it is an anomaly' I even saved the bedbug in a jar. There are 3 other apartments so I have little control over controlling this outbreak. It is manageable now, for now. I react to the bites within 15 mins and I have not got bitten since killing that bug, and using a steam cleaner on my couch and chair every second or third day (I give them a chance to come look for me)
I noticed that pyrethrin was mentioned as a residual killer so I googled it. I want to purchase my own residual spray for this apartment. I am stuck here for at least 6 months or longer so I at least want to control my environmental.
What I am looking for is a residual killer I can spray around everything and something that is baby safe. I do not trust those internets, so can someone direct me to a trusted place where i can purchase some proven bedbug killer spray. on contact and residual killer.
Price is somewhat not an issue. My budget is 100-150$ a month.
Where do you live? you could buy some chemical at US Bedbug or Bedbugsupply.com. you could buy some Bedlam, Phantom and spray on the crack and crevice just let it air out like 3 hrs. If you live in NY then they don't ship Phantom to NY.
i live in canada, where i am located bedbugs are rare. the guy that treated only came once and refuses to come back again and i have to pay out of pocket. so I decided to take on this myself. I would rather buy it online. I guarentee that there are no local places to buy anything. Ill buy it online, please link me
I'm not sure residuals are "baby safe." Especially if your plan is to "spray everywhere." One of the reason professionals are often suggested is that not only do they know the appropriate application of the chemicals to most effectively kill the bugs, but also the methods to do so in a safe, EPA approved manner. I am not an expert, but I have read enough to be pretty positive there are guidelines for treating certain items and areas where babies sleep are especially delicate. I'm not saying you can't do it yourself, but make sure to do your homework before you start spraying chemicals. - Best
thanks for your posts.
Yeah, I have done research. Every single day since I found out about these bugs. I wrote the company where I plan on purchasing the product. Also, just because someone is 'certified' does not mean that they are any better then someone else that takes the time to learn to do something.
For example, I am not a+ certified, but I am better with computers. Virus,spyware, optimization, making them fast....I could make one run a toaster and I give better results then bestbuy and the geeksquad. Does that mean that they are better? Hell no.
I know i can do a better job then the jerk off that came in. Thanks to this site, and other resources I am highly educated and even thinking on starting my own business. The only thing I do not know alot about is the chemicals used which is my next progression. Thanks for your support.
pyrethrin is sold in the stores. Hot shot makes a "bedbug killer" spray.
The only thing I'm concerned about and haven't used it is because is that it's the pyrethrins I think that aren't effective anymore. The BB have gotten a resistence.
I'm trying to find something too, we are moving and trying to douse what we can. I don't need a residual spray, I need a "kill everything now" spray.
I see from your other post that you plan apply 4 gallons.... To start with that is way ott, pesticides are not something you should play around with unless you are 100% sure what you are doing and considering you have a small child you should be extra careful. If you put the time in it is possible to clear an infestation without using any pesticide it takes time but is possible. I have cleared many light infestations using steam alone. I charge a premium for this type of work due to the time involved and most people choose the pesticide method. But if you don't have the funds to call a bed bug specialist this would be a better and much safer option
Most insecticides on the market today rely on some chemical related to Pyrethrin. The "thrin" suffix is your clue. These are not "kill them all" solutions, due to bed bugs' evolved biological resistance to insecticides, high ground clearance, as well as their conservative lifestyle (and lack of a mouth), unlike roaches, who forage for food, eat everything and "groom" themselves profusely. Whether you're going with a pro or doing it yourself, a comprehensive guide like this one will help you to better understand bed bugs, how to identify, hunt and eradicate them. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/emergingdiseases/Bed_Bug_Manual_v1_full_reduce_326605_7.pdf
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