INDOORS: Bed Bug Bully is designed for use on beds, carpets, rugs, stuffed chairs and sofas. Bed Bug Bully has a residual of up to 30 days and should be re-applied to keep future outbreaks from re-occurring. We have had cases of bed bug problems reduced up to 3 months, although each case is different. The product was also 3rd party tested by AAES.
The spread of bed bugs is assisted by the growth in long distance travel and the concentration of humans in urban centers. International travelers pick up bed bugs when traveling in countries where the pest has always been present.
The bugs will undergo five nymphal stages (,,,,), each one requiring a blood meal before molting to the next stage, with the fifth stage molting into an adult. Nymphs, although lacking wing buds, resemble smaller versions of the adults. Nymphs and adults take about 5-10 minutes to obtain a full blood meal.
Prevent, identify, and treat bed bug infestations using EPA's step-by-step guides, based on IPM principles. Find pesticides approved for bed bug control, check out the information clearinghouse, and dispel bed bug myths.
Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs in Shelters and Group Living Facilities Cdc-pdf [PDF - 1 MB] External (New York State IPM Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University) - publication on bed bug prevention, management and control, education and awareness for public agencies and private or public housing
Bed bug powders are considered better than most bed bug products since they have a mechanical action as opposed to the insecticidal action of bed bug sprays. Thus, the chance of bed bugs developing resistance to these powders is lowered greatly. Bed bug sprays and liquids are also usually 'contact killers' having no residual action.