So…you’re home from vacation and the kids are back at school. Typical end to summer, then out of nowhere you have bedbugs or lice! Must have brought them home from the hotel or school. Now what? This is where ECOCLEAR Stop Bugging Me saves the day. The spray and laundry additive are safe to use around people and pets. 98% naturally derived! A treatment to kill and prevent bedbugs, dust mites and head lice from mattresses, headboards, carpet, furniture, luggage and all fabrics.
Bedbugs are small, brownish and oval, and their bodies are about the size of an apple seed. Once they’ve fed on the blood of humans or animals, they bodies swell a bit larger and turn a reddish color.
The can’t fly, but they can scurry very quickly over ceilings, walls and floors. Over a lifetime, a female can lay hundreds of eggs, and spotting them is tough because they’re only about the size of a speck of dust. The eggs turn into nymphs that fully develop in about a month, and each nymph can produce at least three generations of bedbugs every year.
Because bedbugs are tiny and have flattened bodies, they can easily fit into little spaces as thin as a credit card. They can easily enter your home undetected through clothing, used furniture, luggage or other objects. While they don’t have nests, they do love to hide together in groups. Most commonly, and as their name implies, they can be found hiding in bed frames, box springs, mattresses and headboards. Those locations make it easy for them to bite sleeping people at night. Over time, bedbugs may scatter into any crevice or space in your home, looking for new sources of blood.
Typically, these critters are active at night and prey on sleeping people. They pierce the skin and consume blood through a beak, and they’ll feed for a few minutes before crawling away. While bits are usually painless at first, they later transform into itchy welts. If you notice these welts on areas of skin that were exposed while sleeping, you may have bedbugs.
In addition to noticing welts on your skin, you may observe other signs of a bedbug infestation:
– A musty, unpleasant odor
– Small piles of shed skins, egg shells or fecal spots in areas where they hide in groups
– Rusty or dark-colored spots on bed clothes, walls, sheets and mattresses made by bedbug excrement
– Small blood stains on your pillowcases or sheets
All About Lice
Lice are tiny mites that infect the skin and scalp, causing intense itching. Lice are very common among kids, and millions of elementary school students bring them home every year.
Like bedbugs, lice can’t fly. Instead, they crawl from person to person, most often through head-to-head contact. However, lice may also spread through bedding, pillows, combs, hats, helmets and even rugs.
They also feed on human blood, and are tiny like bedbugs. Lice eggs, called nits, are only about half the size of an average pinhead. You may spot them in your hair thanks to their white or yellow color, and they tend to stick like glue to the hair near the scalp. They’ll hatch in nine days, leaving behind clear shells. After hatching, nymphs feed on blood for up to 12 days before developing into adults that are grayish-white or tan and about the size of a sesame seed. They latch tightly on to the hair with the claws on the ends of their 6 legs, and they live on the hair for about a month.
Kill Bedbugs on Contact with Stop Bugging Me!
The only way to get rid of bedbugs is to kill them, and Ecoclear’s Stop Bugging Me! is the perfect insecticide for destroying them on contact. This naturally-derived ready-to-use formula provides broad spectrum control and a quick knockdown. Safe to use around pets and children, it even offers a pleasant botanical scent we love.
Use Stop Bugging Me! to combat high concentrations of bedbugs on upholstery, stuffed chairs, sofas, mattresses, carpets, luggage, rugs and bedding.
For bedding and washable clothing, remove the eggs, bodies and residue left by bedbugs or lice with Stop Bugging Me! Laundry Additive. This natural, mild formulation can be used on all colorfast and washable fabrics.
If you notice signs of bedbugs or lice in your home, stock up on Stop Bugging Me! immediately to curb the infestation. To learn more, give us a call here at HJS Supply today at (716) 674-9860!
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