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New York City Bed Bugs are resistant to pyrethroid insecticides

University Study Reports : New York City Bed Bugs are resistant to pyrethroid insecticides.  Bed Bugs which was mostly eradicated, but have outsmart the current Chemicals and insecticides called Pyrethroids… mainly deltamethrin.

This study states that in urban areas like New York City, the chemicals or insecticides used are shown to be ineffective. The failure to control these blood – sucking pests is evident and toxicologists have shown that some bed bugs have developed resistance to Pyrethroid Neurotoxins. In the past spraying pyrethroid Toxins was effective because these Nervous system poisons paralyzed these bugs and killed them, but this is no longer the case, because these bugs have developed resistance to these Nervous System Poisons. Resistance means mutations are acquired over time with Pyrethroids, which resulted in neuronal pores no longer respond to the toxic effects of such pyrethroids. Toxicologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Korea’s Seoul National University show that these pores in New York City bed bugs are now as much as 264 times more resistant to deltamethrin.

The researchers are not sure how widely this resistance has spread, that is, whether the bugs that infest hotels, apartment buildings and homes in places other than New York City have developed the same type of immunity to chemical control. But as Clark notes, “This type of pyrethroid resistance is common in many pest insects and the failure of the pyrethroids to control bed bug populations across the United States and elsewhere indicates that resistance is already widespread. The researchers are not sure how wide spread this resistance is, whether the bed bugs that are resistant are common in Hotels, Motels, Hostels, Homes, Apartment complexes only in New York city or such Pyrethroid resistant bugs are also in other states. Immunity to chemical control may be widespread due to the fact that this type of pyrethroid resistance is common in many pests, insects, parasites and also the failure of the pyrethroids to control bed bug populations in many other States indicates that resistance is already widespread. The researchers collected hard-to-control bed bugs from New York City, plus easy-to-control bed bugs from an untreated Bed Bugs in Florida, The New York Bed Bugs was determined to be highly resistant (264 times more resistant) to deltamethrin compared to the Florida Bed Bugs by contact exposure. They found that resistance was not due to the increased breakdown of Pyrethroid chemicals (in this case deltamethrin) by the resistant bed bugs but appeared to be due to an insensitive nervous system. For additional information please visit http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/547929/

We like to take this opporchunity to comment that our Bed Bug control products do not attack the nervous systems of the BUGS but either clog the breathing pores of the insects on their body or force them to molt. Thus it is safe to us, our children & pets plus Bugs cannot develop resistance to our Non Toxic and Organic products.

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January 16, 2009 at 12:14 am 2 comments

Greenhouse Gases and Pest Control

Why Controlling Termites will reduce in Greenhouse Emissions:

Actively seeking green solutions and learning how we can reduce the Greenhouse Gases has become part of my everyday living, you may wonder what that has got to do with Pest control.  Below is a table which shows the factors  that determine how much impact a particular greenhouse gas has. 1. Global Warming Factor (GWF) – its ability to absorb and then release heat. The GWF is  set to 1 for carbon dioxide (CO2). The values for the other gases indicate their potency relative to CO2.

2. How much of the gas there is in the atmosphere. This table shows both factors for some greenhouse gases. Although CO2 is a weaker greenhouse gas than the others, there is much more of it in the atmosphere, so it has the greatest impact.

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Global Warming Factor         Concentration parts (ppb*)

Carbon Dioxide – CO2         1                                              379,000
Methane – CH4                      21                                             1,760
Nitrous Oxide – N2O           310                                        320
Chlorofluorocarbons – CFCs  5,000 to 14,000       less than 1

* parts per billion

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Lets take a closer look at Methane CH4

Methane is produced naturally by bacteria called methanogens, which feed on plant and animal material in environments with no oxygen. Methanogens live under stagnant water in swamps, where they produce bubbles of methane called “swamp gas” or “marsh gas.” Methanogens also live in the digestive systems of animals, where they help to break down grass and other organic matter into nutrients. Termites produce a lot of methane. Each termite produces only about half a microgram per day, but there are so many of them in the world that together they produce about 20 million tons per year.

Some agricultural activities also produce methane. Rice is usually grown in flooded fields. The stagnant water covering soil encourages methanogenesis like in a swamp.

So controlling Termites will not only save our homes & other structures but also reduce Methane, which will also reduce Methane release thus help our planet.

January 12, 2009 at 12:11 am 2 comments

Non Toxic Bio Agent kills Bed Bugs, Fleas, Mites, Lice

BED BUGS HAVE INVADED THE NATION
Do you wonder what has been biting you and your children at night ? Chances are it was a bed bug. Not since the bed bug outbreak of the 50’s has there been such a increase in the population of this blood sucking pest. History reveals the 50’s epidemic was brought under control with the use of a nerve gas by-product called DDT. But alas, this carcinogenic is no longer available for use in controlling parasites.

Furthermore, it is no longer prudent, legal or politically correct to use organophosphates, carbomates or pyrethroid substances to eradicate this pest.  And rightfully so. Millions of Americans exposed to these toxins have fallen victim to incurable ailments ranging from breast cancer, Parkinson’s disease, autism, compromised immune systems and other ongoing ailments.
I like to introduce  a Biological Product used in the control of parasites such as bed bugs, fleas, ticks, lice and mites. This breakthrough technology will go down in history as the greatest arthropod control invention ever formulated. Exposure to the treatment results in INSTANT DEATH to its recipient.

However, the level of safety is so high it can be applied to new born mammals and their nursing mothers. Unlike chemical counterparts that attack the nervous system of the insect to prompt its demise, This new technology delivers the cedar oil active ingredient in a NANO size molecular weight that instantly triggers closure of the bed bugs breathing spherical pores and its subsequent suffocation.
Bed bugs are nocturnal. In the wee hours of the morning they visit their human victim. They hide in the beds headboard, the folds of the mattress, in the cavity of the box spring, in your luggage, in your shoes, in the ceiling and baseboard trim of the room, in the electrical outlets, dresser drawers and behind the pictures on the wall. They travel up to 150 foot a night in search of a blood meal that you or your children will provide. They hitch a ride home in your luggage or clothing after your stay at the highest quality hotels in the World who often remain in denial as to their high levels of bed bug infestation. Your children bring them home from the College dormitories. Their best friends deliver them to you in their overnight bags. Just a cure that results from their eradication. Our non toxic and Chemical Free BEST YET formulation is the undisputed solution and the preferred method of bed bug eradication.

December 15, 2008 at 12:11 am 1 comment

DIY Pest Control : Application

ATTENTION APARTMENT/CONDO RESIDENTS:

Plumbing and heating pipes are like a freeway for a bed bug! Caulk or seal any space around plumbing pipes. Then vacuum and spray our Organic Solution liberally all cracks, crevices and corners. This Dyanamic solution (nontoxic) provides a powerful residual. Death is within 24 hours. Apply to any crack, crevice or corner. Safe on beds and bed room furniture.

Apply a light mist to the entire mattress. Pay particular attention in spraying mattress seams, buttons and tears. Don’t forget to treat the bottom of the mattress, box springs and bed frame.
The objective is not the quantity of spray used, but rather the proper placement of the enzyme cleaner. Spray  into cracks, crevices and corners! BE THOROUGH.

Inspect and spray along baseboards, window frames, wall paper edges, heat registers and other moldings. As it may be impossible to penetrate all hiding places immediately, control may not be immediate and bugs may be seen for few days after treatment.

Vacuum thoroughly. Check behind pictures, drapes, wall sockets and even closets. Bed bugs are annoying and persistent. Getting rid of them requires persistence.

Bed bugs hide in extremely small cracks, crevices and corners, making it difficult to locate breeding sites. These vampires of the insect world venture from their hiding spots at night.

Life Span! Bed bugs can live a year or longer without food (blood) and thus stay in their hiding places. Bed bugs can travel long distances and survive in suitcases, clothing, vehicles, aircraft, and cruise ships. Bed bug females lay about 300 eggs. Bed bugs hatch from eggs in 10 days, so it is vital to repeat the above process again within 10 days. As soon as they smell the product they may seek protection deep into mattress, beds, box springs, head boards and other nearby crevices and cracks. They hide in small and tiny places. So it is hard to get the Organic Solution in the areas where they have found refuge.Depending upon the Bug population it may be necssary to use our Organic Products in a Non Thermal fogger.

Our fogger was designed for control of flying or crawling insects and other pests that inhabit your home or structures. This light weight six pound hand held ULTRA LOW VOLUME non thermal fogger emits a “Chemical Free ” COLD FOG that will penetrate the hardest to reach points in your home, barn, yard, vegetable garden or poultry house.

The adjustable VMD (droplet size) allows for wet or dry fog applications that can be used safely inside on furniture, clothing, bedding or in the cupboards. A must for any household that is subject to biting or crawling insects such as Bed Bugs, Mites, Fleas, Ticks, Lice, Carpet Beetles, Silverfish, Roaches or other type arthropod.

December 13, 2008 at 2:10 am Leave a comment

Bed Bug Insurance Policy

For the hospitality industry, parasites are an especially sensitive subject. A high level manager at a prestigious hotel adjacent to LAX International Airport, who wished to remain anonymous, treated her 640 rooms with the product last year to combat a severe bed bug infestation. We initially fogged the total structure with BEST YET. We now do a follow up spray of the beds and rooms once a month.  Since this is not a synthetic chemical, an applicators license is not required. Our housekeeping and maintenance people do the treatments. We no longer require the services of an exterminator. “BEST YET is a Bed Bug insurance policy we could not buy with any other product” stated the hotels owner. This opinion is mirrored nationwide by the hospitality industry, apartment complexes, college dormitories and consumers alike.

The hotel manager further notes that she has been in the hospitality business for over 25 years and had never seen the bed bug problem before.   Laws banning the harmful organophosphate pesticides such as DDT, Dursban and Diazinon went into effect some years ago. The weaker neurotoxins, primarily natural or synthetic  Pyrethroid substance have lost their effectiveness.  All neurotoxins are banned in the U.S. in 2011. Major pesticide manufacturers are eager to find an effective GREEN solution.

December 4, 2008 at 3:51 am Leave a comment

How to Control Bed Bugs with our Non Toxic Product

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF BEST YET SOLUTION

The following data will instruct you on how best to use your purchase of BEST YET solution for control of Fleas, Ticks, Mites, Lice, Bed Bugs, Chiggers, Silverfish, Roaches, Ants, Carpet Beetles, Springtails, Scorpions, Spiders, Mosquitoes, Flies and a array of other non beneficial insects.  BEST YET can be used on any surface area including skin, hair, cloth or leather furniture, wood, hardwood floors, tile and linoleum floors, clothing, mattress and box springs, carpet, kitchen counters and inside cupboards and pantry areas. It also makes a excellent furniture polish. BEST YET is formulated with food grade EPA and FDA approved compounds that are safe to use on anything except plant life. It will not stain or attract dirt. Feel free to use it liberally as a liquid, mist, or with a NON THERMAL ULV fogger, depending on your objective.  Rest assured, you can not use to much solution.  The following will suggest a proper protocol for application of BEST YET for one or more of the animal health or insect control endeavors you may be contemplating. BEST YET is a READY TO USE solution and cannot be diluted.

TREATMENT FOR BED BUGS

Using The hand held compression sprayer, discharge a mist of BEST YET SOLUTION on the horizontal and vertical surface of the linen stripped mattress, box spring and headboard of the beds.  Using the same procedure, spray the furniture in the room with the same type mist, the objective being that of triggering a INSTANT KILL to the bed bugs, mites and fleas at large.  Roll back any seams or material tucks of the mattress or box spring and liberally treat those areas with additional spray. Remove the cushions from any furniture and treat the bottom sides and the cushions wells. Chairs with cloth cushions should be treated on the bottom side as well as the top. Using the compression sprayer that is dispersing a fine mist of BEST YET, treat each and every square inch of horizontal floor surface area including but not limited to the carpet, tile and wood floor areas.  Spray the mop boards first and any drapes and curtains  to at least 24 inches from the floor. Work backwards from the farthest point of the room making sure a liberal amount of the solution is being applied to all areas.  It is imperative that no area be left untreated. Spray the legs of all furniture and any lamp posts or other vertical supports.  Treat any and all dresser or vanity areas with a light spray.  Remember, Bed Bugs are nocturnal and are difficult to find in the light.  It is extremely important to treat the box spring cavity located on the bottom of the bed.  Remove the fine mesh cob web netting to gain access to the spring area.  Treat this area liberally as it is often the main hiding place for bed bugs.

TREATMENT USING A ULV N0N THERMAL FOGGER MACHINE

Fill the fogger reservoir with the ready to use BEST YET solution.  It is suggested that a adjustable VMD (volumetric mean diameter) Tri-Jet Fogger be used  to facilitate both dry and wet fog applications. This adjustment will enable the operator to adjust the size of fog droplet being discharged from the fogging machine. Prior to fogging it is suggested that the seams and tucks of the mattress and any other cloth material be rolled back and treated with a mist or spray. The mattress should be removed from the bed so that both sides and total coverage of the surface can be treated. Using a dry to medium wet fog discharge, treat directly on the mattress, box spring and headboard.  Repeat the same application to all cloth covered furniture insuring that at minimum, a slight dampness of solution is  detectable.  Working backward from the far end of the room, and aiming the fogger at the floor areas,  disperse a wet fog over all Carpet, wood flooring and tile areas.  Be sure to direct the fog under furniture and into corners and at least twenty four inches up from the floor area of any drapes in the room.    Disperse a fog directly into any cupboards, drawers or closets. The amount of approximately 1 gallon of solution per one thousand square foot of surface area is suggested to insure a 100 % elimination and prevention of immediate re-infestation of insects. For control of mites it is necessary to fog all drapes, curtains and closet clothing.  Be sure adequate amounts of BEST YET are discharged into the air of each room. Remove the furnace filter from the cold air return and with the air handler circulating air throughout the structure discharge into the return air cavity.  This will circulate the fog throughout the structure killing all bacteria and dust mites in the duct work leading to all areas of the home.  Before leaving the room start the air conditioner unit or air circulator and allow it to circulate the air in the room.  This will eliminate any dust mites in the AC system. Replacing the filter is recommended. It is suggested that each room be closed and the fog allowed to settle for approximately 2 hours before occupation. Any overwhelming aromas will dissipate in a matter of 6 hours. The structure can be aired out if desired but it is suggested it be kept closed for at least two hours after treatment to enable a pheromone interruption event to impair and destroy the insects mental capacities and triggering their subsequent death.

FOR TREATMENT TO THE STRUCTURE

Apply BEST YET on the floor, mop boards or floor molding, rugs, carpet, mattress and box spring, bed clothing, furniture and anywhere else those parasites or other insects might be. It will not stain or attract dirt.  I suggest you use a tank type compression sprayer (included in the BEST YET KIT). The commercial type sprayer will make it easier to get in the difficult places such as under furniture, beds etc. It will also provide a consistent delivery of the solution often difficult to do when using a trigger sprayer. Remember, you want to treat all areas as this product is considered a CONTACT KILLER and must either touch the insect or be inhaled by the pest to incur death. The odor of BEST YET is not offensive but somewhat overwhelming for a hour or two when total home treatments are conducted.  Given a short amount of time, the atmosphere will evolve into a refreshing clear cedar closet aroma. Wait several days after treatment before cleaning or vacuuming the floor areas. This will give the solution a opportunity to erode and dehydrate the insect egg and larvae in the treated area. Recommended application is 1 gallon per 1000 square foot of horizontal treatment area. The aroma of the cedar oil will impair the mental capacities of any “New Hatch”  that survives the treatment, and, subsequent death will incur usually within 72 hours or less. It is imperative that the total structure be treated to insure there is no reoccurrence of the pest.  Parasites such as Fleas will often move from one area to another, such as from basements to other levels. Walking the treated area after treatment wearing white socks will usually expose any areas harboring fleas, as the flea will be attracted to white.  Areas where this occurs should be re-treated immediately to eliminate the egg layer cycle and eliminate the next generation of flea.

FOR TREATMENT OF THE ANIMALS


BEST YET is considered a contact killer.  The objective is to apply a mist or spray directly on the flea or in the alternative, close enough to him that he can breathe the mist from the sprayer. All insects breathe through their body and when their many breathing pores are exposed to the solution, it triggers a suicide response by commanding the closure of the arthropods breathing pores.  Insects must have the available heat found in air to survive, or their internal organs immediately cease to function creating instant death.  Use the product liberally the first time making the animal wet with the solution.  You will observe fleas falling from the animal at once.  Take a moment and make sure the feet, leg pits, groin, belly, neck, tail and rectum are treated well.  Cedar Oil is a anti-bacterial and will promote the healing of any sore or dry flaky spots on the Pet often referred to as flea dermatitis.  It will also moisten the animals skin with cedar oil, eliminating the dry skin often caused naturally or by bathing the animal. Feel free to use as much BEST YET on the animal as you wish. You cannot overdo the treatment. You will find that this process will stimulate the animals hair making it healthy and attractive. As with any repellent, human or animal, repeat applications depend on exposure to insects.  Keep your Pets feet, legs and underbelly treated with a spray prior to entry into flea infested areas.  This will help eliminate the fleas that insist on hitching a ride on the animal and returning to your home.  Repeated liberal applications on a daily basis to HOT SPOTS or MANGE areas will trigger the mite demise and hair growth will resume immediately. A application into the ear canal with a subsequent external ear massage will destroy any ear mites or chronic fungal organism issues the animal has in that part of its body.



December 4, 2008 at 3:42 am Leave a comment


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