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Aprehend Bedbugs

Aprehend Bedbugs


One of the great products on the market today is Aprehend a non-toxic mode of action with a 3 month residual. Aprehend bedbugs is really unique in that it requires very little contact with the Bedbug. The product is made up of fungal spores (Beauveria bassiana). It is applied as a spray in a narrow band where they come into contact with the spores. These spores transfer from one bug to another via body contact sticking to their feet and body. Then they take it back home. The Bedbugs are killed with 4 to 10 days, the fungal spores germinate in 20 hours after contact with the bug. Even the ones you don’t see and then penetrate their cuticle.

The thing about this product is that it will not cause unreasonable effects to humans. See the picture below and they are into 70,000 treatments in the field. In my book better than pesticides and less invasive than heating the entire house to +160. In nursery homes, senior centers the people would have to leave those areas and return after 4+hours. See the instructional guides for further information concerning prep that must be done. Also with the use of biopesticides such as Aprehend Bedbugs as it affects target pests, small quantities are effective and decompose faster.

It fits in nicely to our use of (IPM) Integrated Pest Management. Tests results have shown great success and after 5 days of exposure 100% mortality of bed bugs and remember it is effective for up to 3 months. So if you’re a motel/hotel you can be proactive, treat either side of the room in question and rest easy. Call ProBest Pest Management today for a quote 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176

Hearing – How do insects hear?

Hearing – How did the insects learn to hear?

Hearing is important to all of us. Those of us who have some insect knowledge know that most insects don’t technically have ears as we would call them, more often than not their ears are in weirder locations than ours. Their ears are often located on their knees or even their chins but not always on the side of their heads. It is amazing to me how nature adapts, amazing that for some reason – the insects don’t need ears on their heads but they do need ears! Check out this article!

50 million year old cricket and katydid fossils hint at the origins of insect hearing from National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) from

Listening is important – Hey did you hear me?


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