Introducing the Aprehend® Extension Wand Kit

Based on PMP demand, we’ve created this easy to use 32” extension wand that quickly attaches to the Aprehend® Low Volume Sprayer Kit. A simple change to the attachment angle allows an overhead application for things like ceiling edges and crown moldings or a floor level application for surfaces like baseboards.

Eliminate the need for ladders or step stools and save some wear and tear on your back and knees. Only $30, P/N 40200 and available direct from ConidioTec or through Oldham, Target Specialty/Residex, or Univar.

Aprehend® Paired with the Cimex Eradicator steam generator

This new case study shows how Aprehend® enabled Green Flag Services (Lake Mary, FL) to offer a low-cost, effective bed bug remediation service requiring just one treatment. The addition of steam using the Polti Cimex Eradicator allowed them to offer bed bug treatment with immediate relief from bites, plus the long-term residual of Aprehend® for a fraction of the cost of a standard thermal remediation. Green Flag offers a 12-month warranty with their single-visit bed bug remediation service and after 64 treatments has only been called back for 5 re-treats. Read the full report which includes prep work and treatment protocol:

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Updated Client Preparation Instruction Sheets for Use with Aprehend® - Now Available for Download

Aprehend® supports current best practice, ‘minimal preparation’ by clients prior to treatment.  Now available for download from the Aprehend® website (www.aprehend.com/documents), these editable preparation sheets (in English and Spanish) can be printed for handing to clients prior to treatment.  The prep sheets can be edited to align with company policies on aspects such as moving furniture items etc.  The prep sheets also provide clients with information on what to expect after Aprehend® treatment, and what NOT to do following service.

PMPs currently using the Aprehend® preparation sheets report a higher client compliance rate than previous preparation protocols.  Of course, there are always clients who do not, or cannot prepare for treatment as instructed.  In these situations, Aprehend® will still work, but time to eradication is likely to be longer due to the increased number of random harborages present. 

 
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New Downloadable Trifolds for Aprehend®

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Announcing the arrival of two new downloadable trifolds.

The first is a revamped version of our original trifold, which explains how Aprehend® works.

The second includes summaries of three ‘real world’ case studies from PMPs in the field. These are now available as PDFs on our website for download and printing.

We hope these are useful for your marketing and promotional activities.

Please let us know if you would like us to produce any other bed bug/Aprehend® related materials that might help support your business.

Aprehend® case study: Eradication of bed bugs in a vacant apartment

This new case study describes the eradication of bed bugs from a vacated dwelling after the landlord’s indiscriminate use of “bug bombs.” This non-professional approach led to a 6-month infestation with bed bugs widely dispersed throughout the apartment. By using Aprehend® as a primary treatment, supplemented with CimeXa® dust and intercepting devices, Witt Pest Management (Pittsburgh, PA) was able to declare the apartment bed bug free well within 30 days from the initial treatment.

Read the full report which includes prep work and treatment protocol:

Aprehend® case study: Eradication of bed bugs in a vacant apartment

 
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Aprehend® case study – Effective pairing with heat treatment

This new case study describes the effective pairing of Aprehend® with heat treatments to offer competitive solutions in price-sensitive markets. With an increased presence of (often unlicensed) heat treatment operators offering cheaper, but less thorough bed bug treatments, Bug Bakers™ (Columbus, OH) was looking for alternative approaches in their market.

Bug Bakers™ evaluated Aprehend® and established a treatment protocol that enabled them to offer an effective alternative to heat treatment at 75% of the heat treatment cost.  Customers welcomed the lower cost, chemical free approach.  Bug Bakers™ are now using their heat rig about 50% of the time, while Aprehend® treatments represent 40% of their bed bug jobs, with pesticides at 10%.

By offering Aprehend® as an alternative or an add-on service to heat, Bug Bakers™ has experienced a 10-15 % increase in profits.

Read the full report:

Aprehend® Case Study – Effective pairing with heat treatment

 
 

Aprehend® case study - Mobile Home treatment in Oklahoma

This new case study describes the eradication of bed bugs from a single family mobile home in Oklahoma, using Aprehend®.   The homeowners had been treating their home using pesticide products that were available from their local stores or on-line.  The bugs always seemed to “come back.”  Significant bed bug activity was found during the inspection, with bed bugs visible crawling on the walls and ceiling

Triple B Pest Solutions (Poteau, OK) took the contract and conducted Aprehend® treatments in the bedrooms, living area, and bathroom.  They estimate that remediation using traditional chemical applications would have required a total of 4-6 treatments, using a range of chemicals to ensure that pesticide resistant bugs were properly dealt with.  Visual inspection 2 weeks after the initial treatment indicated no live bed bug activity in any location.

No reports of ongoing activity have been received more than 3 months after the initial treatment.

Read the full report which includes prep work and treatment protocol:

Aprehend® Case Study – Mobile Home treatment in Oklahoma

 
 

Aprehend® case study - Tennessee apartment complex

This new case study describes the eradication of bed bugs from a 32-unit complex in Tennessee, using Aprehend®, Cimexa™ and encasements.  Property management had been battling bed bugs for over 6 years with no success. Over 50% of the apartments showed visual signs of infestation, with two apartments being classified as highly infested and cluttered.

HTP Termite and Pest Control (Huntingdon, TN), took on the contract and conducted treatments in all 32 apartments.  The treatments took 2 days to complete, using 4 technicians.  The majority (27) of the apartments were treated only once and 5 apartments (including the two badly infested apartments) received a second application 30 days later.  Visual inspection 60 days after the initial treatment indicated no live bed bug activity in any apartment.

No reports of ongoing activity have been received as of 6 months after the initial treatment.

Read the full report which includes prep work and treatment protocol:

Aprehend® Case Study – Apartment Complex in Tennessee

 
 

Summer is coming... how to handle Aprehend® as the temperature rises

As things start to heat up during the summer months, the care and use of a biological-based product such as Aprehend® can be a little different than the chemical pesticides you're used to storing in the back of your service vehicle.

Even here in Pennsylvania, we've measured temperatures inside a vehicle ranging from 48-112F in June and July.  The temperatures at the upper end can have a negative effect on product lifetime if you're not careful.

Find out how to properly store and travel with Aprehend® for maximum lifetime and efficacy by reading this new guide:

How to handle Aprehend® as the temperature rises

Introducing Aprehend®

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PMPs across the country have been getting outstanding results by adding Aprehend® to their bed bug treatment protocol.  Whether it’s as a stand-alone treatment, alongside other products (ex. Dust products, Crossfire® or Bedlam® on cushions), or after a heat treatment to take advantage of the 3-month residual, Aprehend® is causing a “massive die-off of bedbugs.”

Click here to download the introductory flyer which describes how it works, the strategic application, and data on its effectiveness against pesticide resistant bed bugs.

If you’d like to find out more about how Aprehend® can help you win the fight against bed bugs, give us a call at (800) 891-8610.  We can discuss how to integrate Aprehend® into your current protocol, reduce call-backs, and eliminate the most difficult infestations.