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FAQ – Aprehend and Mattresses

Why can’t Aprehend be applied to a mattress? The Aprehend label does not permit application of the product on mattresses.  The best treatment options for mattresses are physical removal (vacuum), steam or cryonite, contact insecticides, or encasements. All these methods target visible bed bugs and ensure…

Aprehend Training, Part 5 – Complimentary Products & Techniques

Part 5 of Aprehend Training discusses complimentary products and techniques for use in conjunction with Aprehend for the eradication of bed bug infestations. Dr. Nina Jenkins explains how to approach mattresses, non-washable clutter items, carpet, and more, and explains how Aprehend pairs well with steam, heat, and…

Another FREE Perk for Aprehend Professionals

The “Keys to a Successful Treatment” door hanger is available free to Aprehend professionals. This handy and helpful post-treatment piece can be used as a door hanger (complete with a place to indicate re-entry time) or as a leave-behind instructional tool. It details customer do’s and…
Aprehend Training, Part 4: Assessment Based Management and Strategic Barrier Placement

Aprehend Barrier Placement for Killing Bed Bugs | Training Video

The 4th part of Aprehend Training discusses Assessment-Based Pest Management (APM) for bed bugs and Aprehend strategic barrier placement. This term and concept was introduced by Dr. Dini Miller, 2019 PMP Hall of Fame Inductee and associate professor in the Dept. of Entomology at Virginia Tech.…
Effect of summer temperatures on Aprehend biological bed bug control

Summer is Coming! Protect Your Aprehend

Every year as temperatures start to increase, we get phone calls and emails inquiring how to protect Aprehend from summer temperatures. Many of the questions are specific to the high temperatures during transit (FedEx, UPS etc.). The biggest concern is that spores will be adversely impacted…

Aprehend Proactive Protocol for High-Traffic Areas

Click here to download printable document. Examples of potential businesses, community areas, and “high-traffic” public areas that are suitable for Aprehend proactive bed bug services: Waiting rooms (e.g., health care facilities, government offices, police precincts) Public transport (e.g., buses, trains, airport terminals) Theatres/cinemas Court rooms Libraries…

Aprehend Training, Part 3: Customer Prep

Customers ALWAYS prep like you ask them to, right? But what if they don’t? Will that affect the bed bug treatment you had planned? Part 3 of Aprehend Training discusses Customer prep. In this 4-minute video, Dr. Jenkins explains the “Minimal” customer prep suggested prior to…