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Do chemical insecticide residues impact the efficacy of Aprehend?

This is a question that we get frequently from Pest Management Professionals (PMPs), and rightly so.  We all know that homeowners often apply off the shelf insecticides in their attempts to control bed bugs before reaching out to a professional for treatment.  Further, chemical applications are…

Case Study: Success in a Heavily-Infested Group-Living Facility

In collaboration with Brent H., EPC, www.environmentalpestcontrol.ca Background Environmental Pest Control (EPC) has been serving homes, cottages and businesses in Southern Ontario, Canada since 1988. They provide pest control solutions for bed bugs, cluster flies, mice, rats, ants, cockroaches, boxelder bugs, pine seed bugs, Asian lady…

Aprehend Training, Part 2: Fungal Diseases of Insects

Can you spare 5 minutes for some continuing ed?  The 2nd part of Aprehend Training video series discusses Fungal Diseases of Insects. Dr. Jenkins explains the clever biology of fungi and the mechanisms they use to attack insects. She also discusses why these fungi present little…

Are Bed Bugs Cannibals?

Our industry is all-too familiar with the unpleasant implications of bed bug infestations, whether that be their vampire-like dependency on human blood, or their alarming reproductive practice of traumatic insemination. Despite having this knowledge, in our field there is the frequently asked question Are bed bugs…

Aprehend Training, Part 1: Bed Bug Biology

  Hungry for some bed bug info? The first installment of Aprehend Training, Bed Bug Biology, quickly discusses the basics of the bed bug life cycle and how that can influence your treatment protocol and follow-up strategy.  Dr. Jenkins also discusses bed bug “traumatic insemination” and…

In case you missed it…

Dr. Nina Jenkins, our Chief Technical Officer, presented at the 2021 PCT Vendor Showcase. This well-attended session discusses the important elements of bed bug biology and how to use this knowledge in the implementation of bed bug management programs using Aprehend. You’ll also learn how to…

Aprehend Proactive Protocol for Hotels-Motels

Click here to view the printable document. Scheduling Applications of Aprehend should be applied in each room on a quarterly schedule. The hotel can be divided in to 4 sections with all rooms in one section being treated each month. Alternatively, schedule treatments to include all…

What Is the Best Treatment for Bed Bugs?

Since we work in the bed bug control industry, we frequently get asked what the best bed bug treatment is. A quick online search will produce tens of millions of results on this subject. One can find pest management professionals extolling the effectiveness of their pesticides…
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How to Identify Bed Bugs and Get Rid of Them

It’s been said that a person’s home is their castle. If that’s true, then that makes a person’s bedroom something like an inner sanctum. It’s the most personal and private part of a house, a place where people can let their hair down, snuggle up under…

Aprehend Proactive Protocol for Multi-Unit Housing

Click here to view the printable document. Recommendations for remediation and ongoing proactive servicing This protocol assumes that some active infestations exist in the building. Inspections of each unit can be conducted at the time of scheduled treatment, this saves time, and active infestations are identified…