ASK MR. PEST CONTROL  >  BED BUGS
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  • Thu Jul 2 2015

    Bed Bug Collars?

    What products and steps are needed to treat multiple cats in a bed bug infested home? The customer has two dogs and eight cats living indoors with them. Hours after I heated and sprayed the home, the homeowners called complaining about seeing multiple live bugs. The only variable in this home is the large number of cats. I tend to have problems with cat owners in general, especially if thei...
    Submitted by David, OH

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  • Thu Jan 22 2015

    Twice Bitten?

    After positive visual i.d. of bed bug, have started with bed bug regimen, to include mattress and box spring covers, various sprays and dust, where appropriate...positive results after two trips...but now customer bitten by "something" and of course they swear it's a bed bug but we do not have visual i.d. of bed bugs or their "sign". Is there a way to positively i.d. the insect bite that mi...
    Submitted by Richard, TX

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  • Tue Jan 20 2015

    Just Not That Easy

    What is the easy way to control bed bugs?
    Submitted by Ruben, FL

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  • Mon Jan 19 2015

    Hot vs. Wet

    Do heat treatments out perform conventional spray treatments?
    Submitted by Dale, OH

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  • Thu Aug 28 2014

    For One, Many

    I'd like to know what other PMPs find to be the best insecticides to control bed bugs.
    Submitted by Mike, NY

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  • Wed Aug 20 2014

    Phantom Bugs

    I’ve had a problem with a couple of bed bug jobs. I will have my customers prep their home and then schedule treatments at two-week intervals. Afterwards, the homeowner will go a month with no bites or sightings. Then, out of the blue, they will call about finding a dying bed bug. I think it was there the whole time and just taking time to die. Do you know how or why this happens?
    Submitted by Mike, OH

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  • Fri Jun 13 2014

    Dust is a Do!

    What is your opinion about dust applications in chemical bed bug treatments and to what areas would you apply dust?
    Submitted by Mike, VA

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  • Mon Jun 9 2014

    One Size Fits All?

    What is the average number of chemical treatments, initial and follow-ups combined, that should be done when treating bed bugs?
    Submitted by Mike, VA

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  • Tue Jun 3 2014

    Wrinkle-Free Bed Bugs

    Which is a more costly service for bed bugs, insecticides or steam?
    Submitted by jeffrey, NY

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  • Fri May 23 2014

    Active Detective

    I would like your opinion on how long the Verifi bed bug detector should remain in a vacant apartment’s bedroom for monitoring activity prior to new tenants moving in. Or is there a better product to monitor activity in order to certify the unit as bed bug free?
    Submitted by doug, CA

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  • Mon Apr 14 2014

    If They Can Take the Heat, Then Spray

    I use heat as a primary method of controlling bed bugs. In some situations, it may be necessary to use a combination of heat, dust and spray. Should I apply dust or spray before or after the heating process? What products would you recommend I use in this combination, keeping in mind the Canadian regulations?
    Submitted by tony, ON

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  • Mon Mar 24 2014

    I’ll Be Back

    How long after an initial bed bug treatment should the retreatment be scheduled?
    Submitted by robert, TX

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  • Mon Feb 17 2014

    Spreadable Buggers

    Will the use of repellent products cause bed bugs to disperse further from the treatment area and spread an infestation to untreated locations? Would sealing accessible cracks and crevices in an infested area make bed bugs spread to harder to reach harborage areas?
    Submitted by Stephanie, FL

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  • Thu Feb 6 2014

    Bugs in Tough Places

    I’ve been treating a lot of apartments for bed bugs and have noticed that, in some units, the bed bugs appear to be coming out of the vents from the air conditioning unit. Any ideas how that area should be treated? Also, what is the best method for treating a crib for bed bugs? I am using Temprid in an Actisol machine and getting amazing results. I’m just a little wary of treating a crib as...
    Submitted by Thomas, CA

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  • Thu Jan 30 2014

    Full Steam Ahead

    Do you have any recommendations on steam equipment products for treating bed bugs? Also, is it necessary to buy a commercial type steamer and pay big bucks versus a non-commercial steamer?
    Submitted by steve, CA

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  • Tue Jan 14 2014

    The Situation Room

    What is the best product to use for bed bugs and how many times should we do a treatment in hotel rooms?
    Submitted by Jean, FL

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  • Fri Jan 3 2014

    Can’t Eat My Dust

    I was talking to a customer about an application of DeltaDust for bed bug treatment. Considering the structure of the bed bug's mouth, how is DeltaDust effective against these critters?
    Submitted by Scott, KY

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  • Thu Jan 2 2014

    They’re Baaack!

    I have been doing a lot of bed bug treatments throughout Los Angeles and am often asked, “Where do bedbugs come from?” They want to know what country they came from or where they began. Any suggestions on what I can tell the tenants?
    Submitted by Thomas, CA

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  • Tue Nov 19 2013

    When You See Me, Then You Won’t

    When treating for bed bugs, should the whole house be treated or just the rooms where you find them during inspection?
    Submitted by mike, KY

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  • Thu Oct 31 2013

    Tenting for More than Termites

    Is tenting a home or business for bedbugs recommended?
    Submitted by Louis, FL

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