The Exacticide battery-powered duster is about to get a real workout as the best of the bed bug solutions available. The innovative device is a handheld battery-powered duster. Its modular applicator attachments apply pesticide dust where bed bugs live. It is the battery-powered duster insecticide applicator that professionals have come to trust among other bed bug solutions across the U.S., and it's becoming a trusted tool internationally, as well.
Bed bugs were almost eradicated in North America during the 20thcentury. But because of complacency after their near-elimination as well as increased international travel, they’re back in a big way. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reported a 71 percent increase in bed bug calls between 2000 and 2005, and the problem has only gotten worse since then. In 2015, it reported 99.6% of pest control professionals have treated bed bugs in the past year. Bed bug treatment supplies have never been more important.
Bed bugs are most commonly found in apartments and condominiums, single-family homes, hotels and motels. Yet there are steadily increasing numbers of bed bug infestations in places such as nursing homes, university dormitories, offices, schools, hospitals, day cares and even public transportation facilities.
This comeback is driving a surge in the use of the battery-powered duster applicator by pest control professionals across the U.S. and in other countries where bed bugs are increasing.
Bed bugs are a very small insect less than a quarter of an inch long—and usually smaller. They’re light brown to reddish brown in appearance. They are flat and oval-shaped, and they have no wings. Although they don’t spread any diseases, they live exclusively on human blood, and their bites can cause skin rashes and allergic reactions.
As their name suggests, they’re most often found in beds, but they don’t live only there. Travelers can bring them home in their clothes and suitcases. They crawl across carpets in their search for blood, and they’ve been found in some unusual places such as air vents, boats and even funeral caskets.
Bed bugs prefer warm environments where they can easily find a source of blood to drink. A bed at night with a warm human sleeping in it is the ideal home for these miniature vampires. Yet they can tolerate sub-zero temperatures for at least five days and can survive for months without eating.
Bed bugs are found in every state in the U.S., but they’re found three times more often in urban areas than in rural areas, according to the NPMA.
Many Americans are conscious of bed bugs and try to avoid them with bed bug treatment supplies. People have changed or canceled travel plans because of concerns about bed bugs, and more and more people are inspecting their clothes and suitcases after travel. They wash their clothing in an effort to get rid of bed bugs. They’re also seeking out pest-control professionals who have the knowledge and equipment to deal with them effectively.
Effective bed bug solutions depend on killing bed bugs everywhere they live. That requires a battery-powered duster applicator that can not only apply dust on beds and bedclothes but also on every location where a bed bug might live.
The Exacticide Bed Bug Carpet Applicator attachment has a long wand for easy use. It pushes dust deep into carpet fibers to get bed bugs as they migrate in search of another blood meal. The Paint Brush Applicator attachment to the battery-powered duster makes it easier to push dust into cracks and crevices, along baseboards, into the edges of mattresses and between sofa cushions—wherever these pests might hide during the day. To be effective, bed bug solutions must be flexible.
The hand-held, battery powered duster is among proven bed bug solutions for pest-control professionals. Call Technicide today to discuss it with us.