Posts Tagged ‘monitor’
Bed Bugs versus heat or steam.
Which works the best, heat or steam? Each has its place, in some cases depending on how much stuff is in the home heat works better. If the home is vacant steam is very effective and generally speaking less costly. So if you have bed bugs it is often advisable to isolate the issue, don’t move furniture or mattresses. You can also use trash bags and insert Nuvan strips inside to kill any bugs and eggs. A friend of mine – Invader Pest Management recently decided to go the way of heat for Bed Bugs and these pictures is how they do it. I also suggest the Verifi™ monitoring or detection system to make sure the effort has worked or to decide if you have an issue or not. Link Back Link
“To steam or not to steam” that is the question?
Just wish I could think of something cool like this, you would think that working around bugs I would have to eventually come up with something?
Check out their website http://www.bedtrak.com/Home_Page.html BedTrak – A Reusable Bedbug Monitor Created for the Hotel Industry.
Many companies are getting on the bandwagon of Green. If you noticed one of my blogs awhile back concerning the Bee -Vacuum, it is green as we will release the bees instead of killing them.
What is GREEN, what is Eco-Friendly,organic and what is low risk and I guess the biggest question is Who Decides? To that end I always have believed that it is not necessary to just kill everything. Many of the so called Eco-Friendly products are getting better, although not green, during the summer ProBest switches its liquid material to a micro-encapsulated product because it holds up better in the heat, sunlight and general weather better. ProBest employs a technique called IPM – Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. The 4 steps generally involved #1 Set Action Thresholds, #2 Monitor and Identify Pests, #3 Prevention & #4 Control. ProBest does your Pest Control is a series of similar steps. Talk with the homeowner and discuss any insect activity, use a webster to knock down webs and inspect the home on the first pass. Use a granular product or bait for ants and other crawling bugs, then a liquid especially if scorpions or black widows have been seen on the property. ProBest then uses a dust mixed with Diatomaceous Earth in the crack and crevices of the block walls. We then discuss with the customer any other items we observed that needs to be corrected ie: trees touching the home, dog dish with food on the back patio or firewood stacked against the home.
Back in 2005 ProBest applied and earned the qualification of QualityPro “The Mark of Excellence in Pest Managment” since then we have earned QualityPro Schools and QualityProGreen which is now being updated to “GreenPro Certified”. As new technology is discovered, new methods will be used to alleviate insects - ProBest is on that cutting edge daily. It’s not always about pesticides – many times just doing something as simple as caulking or sealing the home can keep the pests outside where they belong. Some of my blogs talk about what you can do to keep those pests out of your home, stay in touch with the blog, our newsletter or if you have a problem call ProBest (480) 831-9328 we can answer those pest questions.
Many of us can do things to help the planet, ProBest recycles both in our kitchen (cans & bottles) and in our Post Office (we collect used peanuts, boxes & packing material). We carry many of the Eco-Friendly products including Cedarcide (all natural pests products) and many different types of traps.