Have you ever wondered the difference between the products in the stores versus the products we use to treat for bed bugs, fleas and ticks? We’re showing you the labels of the products we use versus the products found in stores.
In this slide show, these are the bed bug, flea & tick products that you can buy in the stores:
The products are Hot Shot Bed Bug Killer, Black Flag Flea & Tick and Home Pest Bed Bug & Flea Killer. The active ingredient in these aerosols are forms of pyrethroids as a permethrin. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, permethrin is an approved, active ingredient in the United States. As with many pesticides, species have the ability to evolve and develop resistance to pyrethroids.
In this next slide show, this the product that we use to treat bed bugs, fleas and ticks. The product is PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug insecticide. PT Alpine is made with dinotefuran which was granted a reduced risk status from the EPA. This means that PT Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR is one of the safest products you can have in your home for flea control. The powerful ingredient in PT Alpine flea insecticide, dinotefuran, provides 30 days of control for adults fleas, and since Alpine flea insecticide contains an IGR, it also provides up to 7 months of control on hatching eggs. An insect growth regulator (IGR) are insecticides that mimic hormones in young insects. They disrupt how insects grow and reproduce. IGRs can control many types of insects including fleas and cockroaches. When treating a flea infestation in the home, vacuuming is a crucial part of treatment. All flooring should be thoroughly vacuumed before treatment as well as the days following your first application. A second treatment and more vacuuming should be done exactly 14 days after the first treatment for best results.This is available for purchase through our online store or pickup for local customers: