Aprehend® is the highly-effective biopesticide guaranteed to eliminate bed bugs

We effectively exterminate bed bugs using a biopesticide called Aprehend®. It is a specially formulated to target bed bugs only that contains a  naturally occuring fungus called Beauveria bassiana that is lethal to bed bugs, but harmless to humans and pets.

Technician applying Aprehend biopestice treatment against bed bugs

How does Aprehend® kill bed bugs? (The most effective bed bug control method)

  • Aprehend®, a non-toxic biopesticide is sprayed strategically around bed frames, box springs, and furniture where bed bugs are likely to walk, creating a barrier of Beauveria bassiana fungal spores.
  • Bed bugs become carriers transferring Aprehend® to other bedbugs they contact.
  • The fungal spores germinate within 20 hours of contact and then penetrate the cuticle of the bed bug and colonize inside, creating toxins and depleting the bed bug of nutrients until it dies.
  • Bed bugs of all life stages, sex, or feeding status are killed within four to ten days following short-term contact with a treated surface.

Why we recommend Aprehend® to eliminate bed bugs?

  • Excellent proven results.
  • Provides up to three months of protection.
  • 100% safe for humans and pets.
  • Eliminates nymphs and adults within two weeks of contact.
  • No chemicals, no odours.
  • Only one application is required to treat an infestation.
  • Ideal for single-family homes, multi-family housing, senior living facilities, shelters, campgrounds, hotels and more.

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Q: Is Aprehend safe to use in my house?

A: Aprehend biopesticide is considered safe for humans when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It is made from a naturally occurring fungus called Beauveria bassiana, which specifically targets bed bugs and other pests. It has been extensively studied and found to have minimal to no harmful effects on humans or pets. In fact, it is even used in organic farming practices as a safer alternative to chemical pesticides. However, as with any pest control product, it is important to handle Aprehend biopesticide with care and keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Q: How long is the stay away time after the treatment?

A: The recommended stay-away time after Aprehend biopesticide has been applied in your house is typically around 4 hours. During this time, it is advised to keep children, pets, and anyone with respiratory sensitivities away from the treated area. This allows the product to dry and adhere to the surfaces properly, maximizing its effectiveness against bed bugs and other pests. After the designated stay-away time has passed, it is safe to re-enter the treated area. It is important to always follow the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure the safe and effective use of Aprehend biopesticide.

Q: Is it safe to clean or sweep after Aprehend has been applied?

A: It is generally recommended to wait at least 7 days after the application of Aprehend biopesticide before cleaning or sweeping treated areas. This allows the biopesticide to fully establish and adhere to surfaces, maximizing its effectiveness against bed bugs. During this time, any disturbed residues or particles may reduce the efficacy of the treatment. After the 7-day period, it should be safe to resume normal cleaning and sweeping activities. However, it is essential to follow the specific guidelines provided by the manufacturer to ensure the safe and effective use of Aprehend biopesticide.

Q: If I have respiratory issues, can I still treat my house with Aprehend? Are there any health risks for me?

A: As with any pesticide or biopesticide, individuals with respiratory issues should take precautions when using Aprehend. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before applying Aprehend in your home if you have respiratory sensitivities or other health concerns. While Aprehend is considered safe for use around humans and pets when applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions, some individuals may be more sensitive to certain ingredients or aerosolized particles.

To minimize potential health risks, it is important to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a mask, gloves, and long sleeves, during the application of Aprehend. Additionally, proper ventilation and air circulation in the treated area can help reduce exposure to airborne particles. If you experience any adverse reactions or symptoms during or after the application of Aprehend, it is recommended to leave the treated area immediately and seek medical attention if necessary.

Ultimately, it is essential to carefully follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer and take necessary precautions to ensure the safe and effective use of Aprehend in your home, especially if you have respiratory issues.

Q: Are there any risks if you apply Aprehend with children living in the house?

A: When using any pesticide product, including Aprehend, it is important to consider the potential risks to occupants, including children and pets, in the treated area. While Aprehend is considered to be a low-toxicity biopesticide that is generally safe for use around humans and pets, there are still some precautions that should be taken when applying this product in households with children present.

Here are some key considerations for pest control technicians when applying Aprehend in households with children:

  1. Ensure that children and pets are kept out of the treated area during the application process and for the recommended re-entry period specified on the product label. This may involve temporarily relocating children to another part of the house or arranging for them to be away from home during the treatment.
  2. Follow all label instructions and safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when applying Aprehend. This includes wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), using the product in accordance with recommended application rates, and taking precautions to prevent direct contact with treated surfaces.
  3. Communicate with parents or caregivers in the household about the application of Aprehend and any necessary precautions to be taken to protect children. Provide clear instructions on how to minimize exposure to treated areas and ensure that children do not come into contact with the product or treated surfaces.
  4. Educate parents or caregivers about the low toxicity of Aprehend and its minimal impact on human health when used as directed. Address any concerns they may have about potential risks to children and provide reassurance about the safety and effectiveness of the product.

Overall, when used responsibly and in accordance with label instructions, Aprehend can be an effective tool for controlling bed bug infestations while minimizing risks to children and other household occupants. Pest control technicians should always prioritize safety and communicate clearly with clients to ensure that appropriate precautions are taken to protect children during the application of Aprehend.

Q: You mention Aprehend has long-lasting residual effect, can you please specify?

A: Aprehend is a biopesticide that contains a fungal strain called Beauveria bassiana, which is specifically formulated to target and control bed bug infestations. One of the key features of Aprehend is its long-lasting residual effect, which sets it apart from traditional chemical pesticides.

When applied correctly, Aprehend forms a thin, invisible layer of fungal spores on surfaces in the treated area. As bed bugs come into contact with these spores, they can become infected and spread the infection to other members of the infestation. The fungal spores remain active for an extended period of time, providing ongoing protection against bed bugs for up to 3 months.

This long-lasting residual effect of Aprehend allows for continuous control and suppression of bed bug populations over time, even after the initial application. Regular monitoring and reapplication of Aprehend as needed can help maintain its efficacy and keep bed bug infestations under control in treated areas.

Q: Can Aprehend trigger any allergic reactions?

A: Aprehend is generally considered to be safe for use around humans and pets when applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions. However, as with any pesticide or biopesticide, there is a potential for allergic reactions in some individuals, especially those with preexisting sensitivities or allergies.

The active ingredient in Aprehend, Beauveria bassiana, is a naturally occurring fungus that is commonly found in the environment. While rare, some people may be allergic to fungal spores and could potentially experience allergic reactions when exposed to Aprehend. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to Aprehend or its ingredients may include skin irritation, respiratory issues, eye irritation, or other allergic responses.

To minimize the risk of allergic reactions, it is important to follow proper safety precautions when applying Aprehend, such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensuring adequate ventilation in the treated area. If you have a known allergy to fungal spores or have experienced allergic reactions to similar products in the past, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before using Aprehend.

If you or anyone in your household experiences any unusual symptoms or reactions after the application of Aprehend, it is important to seek medical attention promptly. It is always best to err on the side of caution and take necessary precautions to protect yourself and others from potential allergic reactions when using any pesticide product.