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  1. TerminatorT2

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    Here is their website.

    We are close to a cure. We will live normal lives soon. Thank you God.

    http://www.aprehend.com/product/

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    I hope so. Sounds really good, but I'm not sure I share exactly the same high level of optimism.

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    Maybe to good to be true always looking for a good preventative treatment as long as does not create a superbug.

    Not a Pro I just spend to much time researching BB's.
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    Livingagain - 1 hour ago  » 
    I hope so. Sounds really good, but I'm not sure I share exactly the same high level of optimism.

    Agreed, while I get people hoping and searching for a single product that will "cure" the problem... bed bugs take more than just spraying a single product to get rid of them. Getting rid of bed bugs takes hard work, determination, and multiple approaches and/or products. I see problems with this product right off the bat. It takes 14 days to kill bed bugs if I remember right. I see issues with that.

    I am not an expert, any advice I give should be considered as amateur advice and not taken as fact. I mean well with all my posts and try to give back. If you plan on using any of my advice, I suggest doing research into said advice to make sure it is in your best interest.
    Study on Thermal Death Points(pages 18-29 of pdf) : http://www.propanecouncil.org/uploadedFiles/Council/Research_and_Development/REP_12221%20Efficacy%20of%20Heat%20on%20Bed%20Bugs.pdf
    Study on Cimexa: http://www.pctonline.com/article/pct0814-silica-gel-research-bed-bugs/
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    I have done extensive reading about the Beauveria Bassiana spores and the use of these spores to kill bed bugs, but there are some problems with this method. Primarily, the spores only grow in quite humid environments, i.e., 90+% humidity. I live in Louisiana so there is plenty of humidity here, but the humidity level inside my home, especially inside my home, is not nearly that high. Second, what happens to the spores once introduced into the home environment? Do they continue, in areas of increased humidity, to germinate and can they cause illnesses in humans if they grow in larger numbers? There have been a couple of cases of illness reported, but these were overseas, I believe. I think that question could be readily answered, but the induction of high humidity inside a home where we live daily does pose a problem. Certainly we can place a humidifier in a room, yet for people with breathing problems, this can be a problem. So, I agree that as much as we want to believe that there is a silver bullet on the way, until the problems are dismissed or addressed, I think we will just be wishing and spending a lot of money without any guarantees, as it is quite expensive.

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    Received a pamphlet on the product. ConidioTec is the company. [appropriate name for company] Of course, a state-by-state registration.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    How good a product do you think it is, Lou?

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    FayeState - 1 hour ago  » 
    How good a product do you think it is, Lou?

    I haven't heard reviews. States 3 month residual. Minimal prep.

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    Thanks - sounds hopeful.

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    Hi,
    I spoke to a woman at Penn State about the product. Depending on the state you are in the product will be available the last few months of this year or the beginning of next year. It will have to be applied by a specially-trained PCO, at least initially. It will be used together with a duster. It seems the prep required is stripping the bed and washing all that and also moving furniture away from the walls. Most of the bugs will be killed in I think it is a couple weeks (can't remember) and the others will be killed in the 3 month period when they get hungry and have to go over the product.

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    FayeState - 3 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    I spoke to a woman at Penn State about the product. Depending on the state you are in the product will be available the last few months of this year or the beginning of next year. It will have to be applied by a specially-trained PCO, at least initially. It will be used together with a duster. It seems the prep required is stripping the bed and washing all that and also moving furniture away from the walls. Most of the bugs will be killed in I think it is a couple weeks (can't remember) and the others will be killed in the 3 month period when they get hungry and have to go over the product.

    A duster to apply something else?It's not ovicidal. Doesn't matter since hatched bugs will crawl over treated surfaces.

    "Aprehend™ is sprayed strategically in narrow bands where bed bugs are known to walk; direct spray contact is not necessary. Bed bugs of all life stages, sex or feeding status are killed within four to ten days following short-term contact with a treated surface. The fungal spores germinate within 20 hours of contact and then penetrate the cuticle of the bed bug and colonize inside, resulting in death."

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    FayeState - 11 hours ago  » 
    Thanks - sounds hopeful.

    Do you have bed bugs now?

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    I hope not. I got concerned after an incident on a couch at a doctor's office. I'm hoping it was an ant. I tell my husband, aunt (lives with us) not to sit on upholstered furniture. So I'm stressed.

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    A duster to apply something else?It's not ovicidal. Doesn't matter since hatched bugs will crawl over treated surfaces.
    "Aprehend™ is sprayed strategically in narrow bands where bed bugs are known to walk; direct spray contact is not necessary. Bed bugs of all life stages, sex or feeding status are killed within four to ten days following short-term contact with a treated surface. The fungal spores germinate within 20 hours of contact and then penetrate the cuticle of the bed bug and colonize inside, resulting in death."
    A duster to apply a dust like Cimzia. She said something about Aprehend is good at vertical or horizontal and the dust is good at the other.

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    Oh, I forgot to mention they're working on updating the web site so it will have more information.

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    FayeState - 1 hour ago  » 
    A duster to apply a dust like Cimzia. She said something about Aprehend is good at vertical or horizontal and the dust is good at the other.
    Oh, I forgot to mention they're working on updating the web site so it will have more information.

    CimeXa is the dust. We'll see what else that website tells us.

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    Lou,
    How do the bed bugs that are already in the mattress, box spring and bed frame get killed?
    Thanks.

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    Seems a disadvantage of this is it takes longer for all to be killed. The woman I spoke with said most killed in first few days, but then the others within 90 days. Why are there bed bugs alive for more than a few days and not feeding if there is a host available?

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    mp7ski - 1 year ago  » 

    Livingagain - 1 hour ago  » 
    I hope so. Sounds really good, but I'm not sure I share exactly the same high level of optimism.

    Agreed, while I get people hoping and searching for a single product that will "cure" the problem... bed bugs take more than just spraying a single product to get rid of them. Getting rid of bed bugs takes hard work, determination, and multiple approaches and/or products. I see problems with this product right off the bat. It takes 14 days to kill bed bugs if I remember right. I see issues with that.

    not got. hope or not doesn't matter

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    Regarding the question about humidity - the spores do not require high humidity or low humidity in order to be effective. The spores are not "growing". The spores are dormant and applied in an oil-based formulation in 2" bands around strategic locations (primarily feeding sites). When the bug crosses the spore barrier, the bug's cuticle triggers germination of the spore. The spore penetrates the cuticle and takes over the "circulatory system" of the bug. This naturally occurring disease then goes on to kill that bug. When the bug goes back to the harborage, spores on the body will direct transfer to other bugs so that they become infected too. Once the spores are sprayed on a surface and dry, they do not self-propagate. Professional pest controllers have been using Aprehend for the past 10 months (~12,000-15,000 treatments) around the country in both high and low humidity environments with outstanding results.

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    zylnico - 1 week ago  » 

    mp7ski - 1 year ago  » 

    Livingagain - 1 hour ago  » 
    I hope so. Sounds really good, but I'm not sure I share exactly the same high level of optimism.

    Agreed, while I get people hoping and searching for a single product that will "cure" the problem... bed bugs take more than just spraying a single product to get rid of them. Getting rid of bed bugs takes hard work, determination, and multiple approaches and/or products. I see problems with this product right off the bat. It takes 14 days to kill bed bugs if I remember right. I see issues with that.

    not got. hope or not doesn't matter

    One application of Aprehend is needed. Don't need multiple applications with conventional chemical insecticides.

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    ConidioTec - 7 hours ago  » 
    Regarding the question about humidity - the spores do not require high humidity or low humidity in order to be effective. The spores are not "growing". The spores are dormant and applied in an oil-based formulation in 2" bands around strategic locations (primarily feeding sites). When the bug crosses the spore barrier, the bug's cuticle triggers germination of the spore. The spore penetrates the cuticle and takes over the "circulatory system" of the bug. This naturally occurring disease then goes on to kill that bug. When the bug goes back to the harborage, spores on the body will direct transfer to other bugs so that they become infected too. Once the spores are sprayed on a surface and dry, they do not self-propagate. Professional pest controllers have been using Aprehend for the past 10 months (~12,000-15,000 treatments) around the country in both high and low humidity environments with outstanding results.

    When will Aprehend be available to homeowners without using a professional? I do do have my house heat treated and sprayed with Apprehend in June. It would be awesome to have this available to people who cannot afford professional help and something that actually works !

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    I am sad to have found a bed bug in my home (again) but forever grateful to this site. I posted about apprehend (what my pco is suggesting), came here to read, and voila! Info.

    I will post my experience with it.

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    When is your first treatment?

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    Thanks for asking. After reading forums, I have actually put it off.

    1) haven't been bit for 10 days, and had t been bit a lot before. I have been vacuuming, cleaning, scrubbing in prep.

    2) it is very expensive. I absolutely 100% will get treatment if needed. But I can't throw down that money again (I did 4 years ago) without being sure.

    I will post when I get the treatment. One more bite, or any other evidence, and I will schedule it. In the meantime, I am saving up, cleaning up, and preparing for the treatment if I need it.

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    What is the cost, if you don't mind me asking

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    Has anyone had Aprehend sprayed for bed bugs and it worked?

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    I'm mid treatment with Aprehend right now, and for me it's costing $900 for two treatments (with 60 day guarantee). I can't say yet if it's been effective--I've gone into a systemic allergic reaction, so I can't really tell if I'm bit up or rashy. New PackTites have been installed, so I can let you know! Fingers crossed!

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    The person that is going to spray for Aprehend is charging me $1800 for one spraying.

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    Ouch. Is there anyway to shop around for someone else? Like contacting conidiotech or whoever it is that sells apprehend and asking for a listing of people using apprehend in your area? That is a lot of money for one spray.

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    I have but there is not anyone around here that has it and the ones that do will not come to were I am at. He is the only one. WeltsAbound are they justspraying with Aprehend?

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    Jacksonsi did the aprehend work for you? Any one else tried it? Would love to hear from people if it is actually working. I feel like I am being taken advantage of with the one treatment costing $1800 with no guarantee but I have no other choice. I am praying so hard that this works. I need it to work. I am barely hanging on by a thread. I used to be social, out going and happy. I have lost all that. I am barely functioning. Just trying to go to the grocery store is hard for me now. I need some glimmer of hope. All the money we have spent that I couldhave used for my children. PLEASE any one I need some hope right now and positive outcomes when it comes to Aprehend.

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    I too would like an affirmed story on the site of a good result. Research seems behind it. Apprehends website has a number of do case studies, but then again they have invested interest in looking good.

    Here the closest to success stories I've heard is regarding Beauveria Bassiana. To be very clear, I am not recommending treating with it or doing DIY with it. It has potential for health problems that are not present with current aprehend formula. But from what I understand it was a precuser to aprehend.

    1800 seems very expensive with only one spraying and no guarantee given though. What city are you based out of if you don't mind my nosiness

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    ... plus I'm hoping you don't say mine, in case I get them again. The idea of spores eating them appeals to me on a karmic level.

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    chronic I sent you a private message.

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    My treatment is only Aprehend plus heat treating and passive monitoring on my own. I'll report back in a few weeks--fingers crossed!

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    $1800?????

    Look, I cannot guarantee anything, all I can tell you is what worked for us.

    https://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/botanigard-has-worked-in-two-separate-units

    I give very specific instructions on how to do it. If there is someone who is immunosuppressed in the home, like on chemotherapy, I wouldn't use it. But otherwise, it should be just as safe as Aprehend. And a whole lot cheaper! Total cost of about $100.

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    anonabug - 8 hours ago  » 
    $1800?????
    Look, I cannot guarantee anything, all I can tell you is what worked for us.
    https://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/botanigard-has-worked-in-two-separate-units
    I give very specific instructions on how to do it. If there is someone who is immunosuppressed in the home, like on chemotherapy, I wouldn't use it. But otherwise, it should be just as safe as Aprehend. And a whole lot cheaper! Total cost of about $100.

    The technical issue is with the label of the pesticide. Just so you are aware.

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    WeltsAbound how are things going? Is the Aprehend working?

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    WeltsAbound I sent you a private message

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    Any one new here that has tried Aprehend?


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