Monday, December 10, 2018

Bedbugs - They Are Just Looking For A Meal

Horticulture Hotline 12/10/18
By Bill Lamson-Scribner

While working locally at the 3 Possum Stores, a common issue at all three stores are people whose houses are infected with bedbugs. My go to product is ActiveGuard Mattress Liners. This product has made so many people be able to fulfill the saying, “good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bedbugs bite” that it is unreal. There are many other products that we sell and techniques (using heat for example) to manage bedbugs, but this product has you sleeping in your own bed immediately.

The situation that I heard twice this week at Possum’s at two different stores was that their child had another child spend the night and the child brought bedbugs with them. Bedbugs, roaches, and rats usually have the customer leaning over the desk and talking in a very quiet voice (hush tones), like at a pharmacy when you don’t want to share your situation with the whole line. With all the Holiday and Bowl Game travelling coming up and since the kids will be out on break and spending the night with friends, be aware of the bedbug.

ActiveGuard Mattress Liners also control dust mites that can trigger asthma, which is a huge problem in itself. Have you ever looked into your kids eyes when they say, ”I can’t breathe”? Been there, done that, not fun, scary, paid the ER bill.

ActiveGuard Mattress Liners were developed as an extension of the globally use mosquito nets (many of which Bill Gates has funded to wipe out malaria).

These mattress liners are easy for one person to put on a bed or box spring. The liner is basically a fitted sheet and is way easier to deal with than an encasement that requires you to put a mattress or box spring in a ‘big bag’ that zippers shut (mattresses are heavy and big, so not too easy for most people). Mattresses and box springs are very expensive. With the ActiveGuard Mattress Liners you do not have to throw away your mattress and box springs.

I look at ActiveGuard Mattress Liners as the preemergent / post emergent control of the bedbug world. If you have an infestation, you can put on an ActiveGuard Mattress Liner and many of the bedbugs will be dead within 24 hours. Some of the more resistant bedbugs could take up to 72 hours. The liners also have a growth regulator effect on bedbugs where the liners effect reproduction. Many hotels are using ActiveGuard Mattress Liners preventively to control bedbugs. The revenue lost in one night quickly pays for the liner.

ActiveGuard Mattress Liners work 24/7 for up to 2 years. Amazing! While you try to control the bedbugs in your house, you will be able to sleep easy on your own mattress. With the amount of people in tears that we have seen in Possum’s this is pretty inexpensive control. This product is EPA Toxicology Category IV by all routes of exposure. Therefore, no signal word nor Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animal Statements are required.

If you have bedbugs or know someone who does, let them know about ActiveGuard Mattress Liners.

Always read, understand and follow product label. The product label is a Federal Law.