Product Education   |   November 22, 2023

Treating bed bugs with new innovations from Envu

treating for bed bugs

Confidence. Control. Coverage. Have it all when it comes to treating bed bugs with new innovations from Envu.

Bed bugs are an elusive, ever-evolving threat. Along with being difficult to detect — especially with low-level infestations — they can also develop resistance to treatments. It’s for these reasons that they can cause a lot of stress for customers and pest management professionals alike.

So what is the answer to controlling these pests? A combination of industry expertise and innovation. That’s why Envu Professional Pest Management has developed a suite of revolutionary bed bug solutions that you can use seamlessly and strategically to effectively detect and treat even low-level bed bug infestations.

One of the newest additions to this suite is the TruDetx™ Bed Bug Rapid Test, a science-based detection product that can identify even low-level infestations with more than 90% accuracy.* Plus, it’s discreet and easy to use. All you have to do is swab, activate and wait five minutes for results. The results appear much like a COVID-19 at-home test. One line indicates that bed bug residue is not present, whereas two lines indicate that bed bug residue is present. Since there is currently nothing else like it on the market, it’s one of the best ways to eliminate uncertainty and bring peace of mind to anxious customers.

When it comes to treatment, Temprid® FX insecticide remains the #1 product** on the market for controlling bed bug infestations. Since it’s a spray, it is easily applied indoors and outdoors, is compatible with heat treatments, and delivers dual action with blended technology that can kill bed bug eggs and even bed bugs that are resistant to pyrethroids. Not to mention, it can prevent infestations from recurring for up to six months.

Of course, one of the best ways to ensure proper control of bed bugs is to diversify the solutions used. That’s one of the reasons Envu is introducing a new treatment solution to its portfolio: a dust product coming in 2024. This new dust product starts eliminating bed bugs in 10 minutes.*** It not only works on common surfaces but it also excels in hard-to-reach areas like outlets, baseboards and under large furniture, perfectly complementing Temprid FX insecticide spray and delivering more complete coverage.

All three of these solutions were created with you and the challenges you face every day in mind. They’re easy to use, highly effective and seamlessly connected. And with your expertise behind them, no bed bug infestation, however small, will go untreated.

*Ko, Alexander & Choe, Dong-Hwan. Development of a lateral flow test for bed bug detection. Scientific Reports 10:13376 (2020).

**Based on the percent of respondents who mention Temprid FX. Source: 2015.pdf.

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