Horticulture Hotline: Bedbug killer
One product that I failed to mention when I was listing the Top Products of 2013 is ActiveGuard Mattress Liners. This product has made so many people be able to fulfill the saying, “good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bedbugs bite” that it is unreal. The liners also control dust mites that can trigger asthma.
ActiveGuard Mattress Liners were develop as an extension of the globally use mosquito nets (many of which Bill Gates has funded to wipe out malaria).
These mattress liners are easy for one person to put on a bed or box spring. The liner is basically a fitted sheet and is way easier to deal with than an encasement that requires you to put a mattress or box spring in a ‘big bag’ that zippers shut (mattresses are heavy and big so not too easy for most people). Mattresses and box springs are very expensive. With the liners you do not have to throw away your mattress and box springs.
I look at these liners as the preemergent/post emergent control of the bedbug world. If you have an infestation, you can put on an ActiveGuard Mattress Liner and many of the bedbugs will be dead within 24 hours. Some of the more resistant bedbugs could take up to 72 hours. Many hotels are using the liners preventively to control bedbugs. The revenue lost in one night quickly pays for the liner.
ActiveGuard Mattress Liners work 24/7 for up to 2 years. Amazing! While you try to control the bedbugs in your house, you will be able to sleep easy on your own mattress. With the amount of people in tears that we have seen in Possum’s this is pretty inexpensive control.
This product is EPA Toxicology Category IV by all routes of exposure. Therefore no signal word nor Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animal Statements are required. The product does not repel bedbugs, it kills them.
If you have bedbugs or know someone who does, let them know about ActiveGuard Mattress Liners.
Always read, understand and follow product label. The product label is a Federal Law.
Bill Lamson-Scribner can be reached during the week at Possum’s Landscape and Pest Control Supply. Possum’s has three locations 481 Long Point Rd in Mount Pleasant (971-9601), 3325 Business Circle in North Charleston (760-2600), or 606 Dupont Rd, in Charleston (766-1511). Bring your questions to a Possum’s location, or visit us at http://www.possumsupply.com. You can also call in your questions to “ The Garden Clinic”, Saturdays from noon to 1, on 1250 WTMA. The Horticulture Hotline is available 24 / 7 at possumsupply.com.