Are you happy with your current bed bug protocol? Part 1 – Customer Preparation

Does your prep sheet require customers to empty drawers and closets and launder all items of clothing? Do you require customers to clear items from the surfaces of furniture and store personal belongings in plastic bins? Do you find that customers frequently fail to follow and achieve the prep sheet  instructions?

If you have answered “Yes” to any or all the above questions, you may want to look at how Aprehend® can improve this situation for both you and your customers. The Aprehend® prep sheet outlines a minimum preparation protocol, which is simple for customers to follow, while ensuring a favorable environment for technicians to conduct service. This protocol is made possible by the reliable long-term residual efficacy (up to 3 months) provided by Aprehend®.

Unlike chemicals, the Aprehend® formulation contains millions of fungal spores which readily attach to the insect cuticle. Long-term contact with the spray residue is not required since the particles stick to the bed bugs immediately on contact. Furthermore, bed bugs carry the spores back to their harborage, where they are spread among the population by direct contact.

In this way, Aprehend® targets the bed bugs in inaccessible palaces, without the need to empty dressers and closets to access them. A simple 2” spray band applied around the base perimeter of furniture items ensure that bed bugs harboring within have to cross the spray bands when they emerge in search of a blood meal. Direct spray contact is not necessary, and with up to 3 months residual efficacy, even the worst bed bug infestations can be eradicated without the disruption of traditional full-prep protocols.