Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about Scabies

"Do natural products really work to kill bed bugs?"

Yes, natural treatments are extremely effective in killing bed bugs.* We have the lab results and thousands of customer testimonials saying how well our bed bug treatments work.

"Why should I use Bed Bug Patrol over less expensive bed bug killers?"

Bed Bug Patrol only uses premium natural ingredients that are proven to kill bed bugs and are safe to use around children and pets. Less expensive chemical bed bug killers can be dangerous to your environment and your loved ones. Bed bugs evolve quickly and become immune to traditional chemical treatments wasting your time & money.

"Why should I trust you?"

We have been selling natural products online for over ten years with thousands of positive five star reviews. We have an A+ BBB rating for customer satisfaction, plus our 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee the best guarantee in the industry. 

"When should I order and how long does it take to see results?"

You should order immediately. The faster you treat the bed bugs the less time they have to reproduce and create a bigger problem of them spreading. Bed Bug Patrol is a kill on contact spray so you will see instant results and along with the crawling insect dust it will keep killing the bed bugs even while you sleep.

"Do you have a live person I can ask about my Bed Bug problem?"

Yes, we do. You can reach us Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm EST and we’ll be happy to answer any question you have. Just call us at 1-866-371-2499 

"How fast can bed bugs crawl?"

Bed bugs are able to get around quickly by crawling anywhere from 3 to 5 feet per minute.

Being that bed bugs are wingless they cannot fly. They also cannot jump. They make their way onto beds by crawling up the legs of bed frames.  They can also crawl up bed skirts, blankets or any other bedding that touches the floor.  

Bed bugs also like to hide behind cracks and crevices in walls and will eventually crawl onto headboards and mattresses to get closer to their food source.

Bed bugs also prefer natural and textured surfaces to crawl on and don’t travel as well on slick surfaces.

"How do bed bugs detect humans?"

There are two things that attract bed bugs to humans.

Bed bugs are attracted to our body heat and it only takes a matter of seconds for them to feel your body heat and begin to feed off of you.

Bed bugs are also attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale.  As soon as bed bugs detect the presence of carbon dioxide, they will come out from hiding to begin feeding.

"How can I prevent bed bugs in my home?"

Bed bugs are on the rise and according to recent headlines, they can appear just about anywhere. With such a resurgence of bed bugs, the biggest thing you want to avoid is accidentally bringing one home with you.

Here are several precautions you can take to help prevent bed bugs from entering your home:

Bed Bug Prevention

The best thing you can do is keep an eye out for bed bugs in your home before it becomes an infestation. You will want to look for signs of bed bugs where you sleep or rest (beds, recliner, sofa).

Bed bugs are very good at hiding in all kinds of cracks and crevices so you will want to grab a flashlight and check behind wall paper, picture frames, under the edges of carpeting, any cracks in wood floors, and inside of all furniture.

If you travel, you’ll want to check your luggage and the area where you store it for signs of bed bugs.

"How do I avoid bringing home bed bugs when traveling?"

The greatest risk of bed bugs is when traveling.  This is where most people tend to pick up bed bugs and bring them back home. Regardless of the type of accommodations you have, you should always inspect your room. You’ll want to pull back the sheets and for signs of bed bugs.  Check behind the headboard, in the seams of upholstered furniture, etc.

If you see any signs of bed bugs, let the hotel management know immediately and ask for another room, in another part of the hotel.

If you do not see any obvious signs of bed bugs, it is still advisable that you do not leave any luggage on the bed or the floor and avoid placing your belongings inside dressers. Place your clothing on hangers in hang them in the closet. Store your luggage off the floor and on luggage racks away from the walls.

When returning home from a trip, keep your luggage in the garage and carefully inspect it for signs of bed bugs. Place all washable items in a plastic bag and immediately wash your clothes in very hot water and place in the dryer on high heat to disinfect clothing from possible bed bugs.

Thoroughly vacuum luggage or steam heat luggage.  Carefully inspect all seams and luggage lining before bringing luggage into your home.

"What do bed bugs look like?"

It’s important to know what bed bugs look like so that you don’t confuse them for a different type of insect and are able to determine quickly whether or not you have bed bugs.

Bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed.  They are wingless and have a flat, oval shaped body if they have not recently fed. They will be reddish brown in color.  If they have recently had a blood meal, their shape will be more elongated and full, and they will be darker brown in color.

Young (nymph) bed bugs are smaller than adults and are about the size of a pinhead.  They are translucent or a whitish-yellow color.

"Will bed bugs come back?"

We know that bed bugs are really good at hiding, so if you’ve had your home treated for bed bugs, it is possible that you may see them after treatment.  It is also possible that if some of the eggs survived the treatment, you will see more bed bugs.

Another reason why you may see bed bugs after treatment can be caused by reintroduction of infested items. A reputable pest management company will include a follow up visit 30 days after treatment to make sure bed bugs are gone and re-treat if necessary.

After your home has been treated for bed bugs: Here are some tips to help prevent a re-infestation:

  • To help ensure you don’t have bed bugs, place a bed bug trap under the legs of your bed. You can also use bed bug traps when you travel to make sure you don’t bring any bed bugs home with you.
  • Place encasements on your box spring and mattress which will prevent any surviving bed bugs to escape the encasement.
  • Vacuum daily in the first few weeks after treatment. Immediately dispose of the vacuum bag after cleaning. Even if you do not see signs of bed bugs, the eggs could still be around.

Protect yourself from bringing bed bugs home with you when you travel:

Bed bugs are expert hitchhikers, latching on to your luggage and clothes when traveling and winding up in your home.

  • Before making travel plans, you can visit the bed bug registry to make sure your hotel isn’t infested with bed bugs.
  • Protect your luggage from bed bugs with luggage protection covers.
  • Protect yourself from bed bug bites when sleeping in hotel beds with a travel size, TSA approved, all natural bed bug killer spray.  You can also spray down your luggage. bags and clothes to protect yourself from bringing bed bugs home with you.
  • Upon your return, immediately wash all your clothing in very hot water and dry your clothes on high heat to kill any bed bugs.
  • Be sure to examine the seams and zippers of your luggage before bringing luggage into your home.

Purchasing furniture:

If you’re buying new or used furniture, inspect all furniture before bringing it into your home.  A bed bug detection UV light can help you spot signs of bed bug droppings and eggs preventing an infestation.

Never ever bring home discarded furniture, mattresses, bed frames or headboards.  There’s a good chance they are infested with bed bugs and have been discarded for a reason.

"Which pesticide kills bed bugs?"

There are more than 300 products registered with the EPA for use against bed bugs.  Most of these products can be used by consumers, while a select few are registered for use only by trained professionals because they can be hazardous.

Bed bugs are now becoming immune to the most common pesticides, so the EPA requires that any product that claims to kill bed bugs must be supported by data showing that the product will kill bed bugs when applied according to the label. Although the data may show that the pesticide can kill bed bugs, how effective the pesticide works will depend on other factors.

According to the EPA, not all treatments will work in all situations so you’ll want to carefully weigh all your options.

While hiring a professional to treat bed bugs can be quite costly and beyond and beyond the means of most people, many people opt for a DIY solution.

All natural, cost effective pesticide that kills bed bugs

Fortunately, there is an a safe, cost effective, all natural pesticide that has been proven to kill bed bugs.

Bed Bug Patrol Bed Bug Killer is an all natural, cost effective pesticide that kills bed bugs.  Not only works, it is safe to use around pets and children.  Bed Bug Patrol contains natural essential oils  that kills bed bugs on contact within 30 minutes to 24 hours.

Unlike many of the pesticides on the market, bed bugs are not resistant to Bed Bug Patrol Bed Bug Killer.

"Which hotels have bed bugs?"

Hotels have a high turnover of people and have had their fair share of dealing with bed bug infestations.  

Bed bugs don’t care how clean or dirty you are so even the swankiest of hotels can be infested with bed bugs.

Bed bugs are always on the hunt for a human host to feed off of.  Where there are people, there are bed bugs – especially in areas where there is a high turnover of people because bed bugs love to hitchhike and infest new places.

They generally tend to infest public places and spread to new locations via purses, backpacks, clothing or coats.

When staying at any hotel, particularly located in a major metropolitan city, there is a good chance you may encounter bed bugs during your stay.

If you are staying at any of the hotels that are in popular tourist cities, here are some tips to help prevent being bitten by bed bugs or transporting them:

  • Check hotel headboards, mattresses and box springs for live bed bugs, their exoskeletons and/or dark blood spots.
  • Hang all clothing. Leave nothing lying on the bed or furniture.
  • Avoid storing clothing in a hotel’s furniture drawers.
  • Store suitcases on a luggage rack as far away from the bed as possible.
  • Vacuum suitcases when returning home, and immediately wash clothing in hot water.
  • Between trips, store luggage in a sealed plastic bag in a garage or basement, away from bedrooms.
  • If you suspect you have bedbugs, you can eliminate them safely with all natural Bed Bug Patrol Spray.
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