Only brief surface contact required

Unlike chemicals, which require bed bugs to remain in contact with the spray in order to absorb the toxins, Aprehend® requires only the briefest of encounters with the sprayed surface to be effective. This figure illustrates how bed bugs crossing just 2” of a sprayed surface die within 5 days. 

 

Aprehend® effective for 3 months

Due to their cryptic nature, bed bugs are extremely difficult to target by direct spray application. A critical feature of any bed bug pesticide is the length of time that the spray residue remains effective. Our results show that Aprehend® is just as effective three months after application as it was the day after spraying.  

 

Chemical resistance –

no problem for Aprehend®

Bed bug populations are becoming resistant to many of the commonly used chemical insecticides. These data show the efficacy of Aprehend® against the resistant ‘Jersey City’ and ‘Campus Coutryard’ strains of bed bug in comparison to the chemical standard ‘Suspend SC.’