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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

Disease in Bed Bugs?

Disease and my favorite bug is in the news once again – The Kissing Bug, apparently the dreaded Bedbug may now transmit a similar disease carried by the Kissing Bug.

In a study published online this week in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, senior author Michael Z. Levy, PhD, assistant professor in the department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and researchers at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru conducted a series of laboratory experiments that demonstrated bi-directional transmission of T. cruzi between mice and bed bugs.

So if you live in the South I highly recommend making sure your screens are in place, wear repellent when hiking an if you have horses or cattle keep an eye out for the Kissing Bugs


If traveling store your suitcase or luggage in the bathroom until you make an inspection of your hotel room, don’t accept or purchase furniture with inspecting it as well.


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Are you protecting yourself against bed bugs


Recently I stayed at a  motel and as always I check the room, these are a few of the ways I protect myself. No sense bringing something home that you hadn’t planned on.

Some do’s and some don’ts…

Do – hang your clothes on shower rods and place luggage in bathroom. I just leave my clothes in the bathroom, helps with the wrinkles and I have never brought home pests.

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Don’t place on bed, chairs  or dresser – if bed bugs are in the furniture it is important not to allow them to come home.

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By the no bed bugs were present, they must know who they are dealing with…

Successful hotel or apartment honeybee to bat experts.

Successful hotel or apartment honeybee to bat experts.


Many companies are excellent at doing pest control but may not have the ability or knowledge to accomplish certain out of the range pest control. Case in point:

  • Large 8 story hotel had bats – ProBest Pest Management – handled and solved the problem. Case closed…
  • Africanized honeybees between 3rd and 4th floor of another large hotel – eliminated bees and caulked/sealed the openings. Case closed…
  • 2 story building – Africanized honeybees. Treated and issue completed. Case closed…
  • Large hotel/restaurant bats in attic – night job, exclude bats and clean up bat guano. 19 bags of guano, sealed entrances – no entry for bats. Case closed…

ProBest Pest Management is often referred by the Arizona Extension Office and the Arizona Game and Fish Department, we are knowledgeable and experienced. If your pest control professional is unsure or just can’t handle the job – “Call a Pro… Call the Best. ProBest!

Odor Restorator Elimination

Odor restorator – Here are a few popular areas where the products are commonly used. Actual applications are limitless.

Odor Restorator – Smells eliminated

  • Auto and Marine
  • Home
  • Hotel/Motel and Hospitality
  • HVAC
  • Industrial
  • Janitorial
  • Medical and Long Term Care/ hospitals
  • Pet and Veterinary
  • Restoration and Disaster Recovery
  • Real Estate (smell from cat hoarding, dog hoarding etc)
  • Animal farms/pet shops
  • Locker rooms etc

Vaportek offers a safe alternative to Ozone and other methods!

No evacuation of people, pets or plants necessary during treatment.

  • No respirators, special equipment or training necessary to operate.
  • Does not harm textiles or remove pigment from leather.
  • Does not cause oxidation.
  • Does not decompose or disintegrate rubber and rubber-based fabrics and materials.
  • Does not introduce moisture into the area.
  • No danger of combustion.
  • Has no potentially dangerous re-entry or recovery period

Rent this system – Restorator * Call 480-831-9328 for pricing.

It is fantastic on removing cigarette smoke, dead body smells (rats or birds), mold and mildew smells. Don’t just mask those odors remove them. actually neutralize, not mask, odors using this new system. The company accomplished this by controlling the emission of dry vapor from a replaceable plastic membrane which contained a special compound of aromatic and modified natural oils. The safely emitted dry vapors combined with malodourous molecules on contact, neutralizing them without actually changing their nature. Not Ozone – Ozone is a regulated toxic gas often touted as a solution to all types of indoor pollutants and interior contamination after disasters. You can find out more about the whole story of ozone generators from the U.S. government’s EPA website ( Ozone oxidizes everything it contacts. People are advised not to be around running ozone generators for health reasons (see our Products page for more information). Our system does not oxidize; instead, our products emit a dry vapor, composed of natural oils, to control odors in the air and odors embedded in porous surfaces (see Technology page for more information).

Heavy-duty electrical unit quickly eliminates odors. Replaceable cartridges provide up to 270 hours of service. 110-volt version available. Durable steel case with convenient carrying handle.  refill cartridges (sold separately).

odor restorator

odor restorator

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