Treating Bedbugs

Bedbugs can be tough to get rid of because they’re so good at hiding. But once you find them, your best course of action is to get out your cleaning supplies and Pronto Plus® Household Spray.

Experts say avoid using “insecticide bombs” and “foggers.” These spread hazardous chemicals throughout your home and are not likely to be effective against bedbugs.

Starting cleaning

Once you determine you have bedbugs you must act quickly— females can lay hundreds and hundreds of eggs. They go through a life cycle every 30-50 days.

Make sure you do a thorough cleaning: (1) wash bedding and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting, (2) scrub infested surfaces with a stiff brush to dislodge eggs, and (3) thoroughly vacuum floors and carpets with a HEPA filter. When you’re done, put the vacuum cleaner bag in a sealed plastic bag and dispose of it in an outdoor container.

Encase mattresses and box springs with special mattress bags. Any bugs trapped in these bags will eventually die.

Using Pronto Plus®

Follow these simple directions for using Pronto Plus® Household Spray on couches, beds or other non-washable items in your home:

Step 1: Spray in an area that’s not clearly visible to test for possible staining or discoloration. Inspect again after drying, then proceed to spray entire area to be treated.

Step 2: Hold container upright with nozzle away from you. Spray from a distance of 8 to 10 inches. Spray each square foot for 5 seconds or until damp. Make sure you spray around tufts and seams of mattresses. Take beds or any infested furniture apart and spray in all joints. Spray only those garments, parts of bedding, including mattresses and furniture that cannot be either laundered or dry-cleaned.

Step 3: Allow sprayed articles to dry thoroughly before use.

Keep bedbugs out of your house with Pronto Plus®.