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"I turned over my wooden bed frame and the entire underside was covered with bed bugs. I sprayed them with your Bed Bug Spray and they were all dead within a minute. And now my bed frame has a nice smell of cedar. Next, I have to treat my carpets with your Bed Bug Powder."
"I took my Mom to the Senior Center and the nurse was picking bed bugs off a man's shirt. I told the nurse they had to wash everything with the Cedar Laundry Additive or else I would not bring my Mom in again. i think if everybody washed their clothes with the Laundry Additive they wouldn't be spreading bed bugs."
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Q. Do I really need to treat every room?
A. Yes, treating every room is the safest and surest way to eliminate Bed Bugs. However, if you catch the problem very early and are convinced that Bed Bugs are confined in one or more rooms in your home, usually bedrooms, you might get away with treating only in those rooms. It’s been done. However, Bed Bugs are easily transferred from room to room, and if there are Bed Bugs in untreated rooms they will be free to breed and multiply, making it impossible to end the infestation, so you’ll have to use your best judgment. If you want to be sure you’ll be Bed Bug free as fast as possible, then treating every room is for you.
Q. Should I eliminate clutter before treating for Bed Bugs? What should I do with all these items? Should I store them on my porch or garage?
A. You definitely need to eliminate clutter. Bed Bugs hide everywhere and clutter is a perfect hiding place for Bed Bugs. All those items need to be treated: clothes should be washed with Cedar Bug-Free™ Laundry Additive and the other items should be fogged or sprayed with Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Spray. Then they can be bagged (be sure to close the bag tightly) and put in another area. If you have a lot of clutter you might consider hiring help for this step. In large cities there are even companies specializing in the Preparation stage of Bed Bug treatments.
Q. Do I need to wash all my clothes, curtains and bedding?
A. Yes. The water in our homes and the heat of our clothes dryers are not hot enough to kill Bed Bugs. And many of our fine clothing and linens would be ruined in hot water. The solution is to use Cedar Bug-Free™ Laundry Additive. It works in any temperature, even in cold water.
Q. Can I bag up my clothing in plastic and set it out in the sun to kill the Bed Bugs?
A. That won't work. Even in the desert in the middle of summer, all of the clothes inside the plastic bag will not get hot enough to kill the Bed Bugs.
Q. I heard the attic or inside the car would get hot enough to kill the Bed Bugs?
A. Nope. You need to get all the clothes over 140° F to kill the Bed Bugs.
Q. Will Cedar Bug-Free™ Laundry Additive stain my clothes?
A. No. The Laundry Additive is safe for all washables.
Q. Will Cedar Bug-Free™ Laundry Additive leave a bad smell in my clothes?
A. There is a slight scent of cedar that fades after a few days.
Q. Can I use Cedar Bug-Free™ Laundry Additive for my floors?
A. Many of our customers have found that adding one ounce of Cedar Bug-Free™ Laundry Additive per gallon of mop water kills Bed Bugs and mites on their floors. It is safe for any floor that may be cleaned with a water based product. It’s not suitable for some wood floors. Check with the manufacturer. Two to four ounces per gallon is recommended.
Q. Can I use Cedar Bug-Free™ Laundry Additive for anything else?
A. Some customers mix it with water and use it as a bug spray; others use it as a flea dip by adding it to their pet's rinse water after a bath. Two to four ounces per gallon is recommended.
Q. Can Bed Bugs fall from the ceiling?
A. Yes, it happens more often than you think. Bed Bugs like to climb up the walls! You can stop them by using the Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Powder where your walls meet your baseboards and on the tops of your baseboards. You can also spray walls and ceilings with Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Spray or use the Spray in a fogger on walls and ceilings. It won’t stain.
Q. Is there a way to know if furniture will need to be discarded?
A. If you can get to every surface of the furniture and you can treat it, then you’ll be fine. That usually means that your wooden furniture is easily treated. However, upholstered furniture is very difficult to treat effectively because Bed Bugs can hide in the stuffing. There are covers for upholstered furniture that claim to be effective, but unless it's expensive furniture or you are really attached to it, you may want to get rid of it. If you do get rid of it, be kind to your neighbors by wrapping it in heavy plastic (plastic drop clothes work well and are available at any hardware store) and labeling it ‘Infected with Bed Bugs’ so others won't take it home.
Q. Can I treat in stages? Would it still be effective?
A. It's best to treat all areas at the same time. If some infested areas are left untreated, the Bed Bugs will continue to multiply and spread, even back into your treated areas.
Q. How long will it take to get rid of the Bed Bugs?
A. If you follow the 4 Step Program outlined on this website the usual elimination period is about five to six weeks. You can expect to experience a dramatic change immediately following the treatment. Then over the next weeks you can expect to see stragglers come out of hiding. You can spray them as you find them.
Q. What are the most likely problems I can face as I go through this process?
A. The two main reasons you might fail to get rid of your Bed Bugs are 1) that you don’t follow instructions – that you fail to do all the steps, and 2) if you have a lot of clutter where Bed Bugs can hide and where you can’t treat effectively. Otherwise the process works. I and my staff have seen it work over and over again, thousands of times.
Q. Can I get Bed Bugs again?
A. In dense housing situations like apartments it’s easy for Bed Bugs to spread, so the answer is, Yes. Your best defense is to keep those Bed Bug Covers in place and replace them if they get torn. If you have carpeting or area rugs you can retreat with Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Powder at least once a year and after each shampooing to maintain your protection. The Cedar Bug-Free™ Laundry Additive will continue to kill anything you carry home on your clothing. And of course, when you travel spray your luggage and follow the travel tips on the About Bed Bugs page.
Q. Is this product safe to use around children and pets?
A. Yes, Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Powder is less toxic than table salt and safe to use around children and pets. However, during the application dust will float into the air. It’s best to have children and pets out of the area while applying the Powder, and you should wear a dust mask to keep from inhaling the dust. Children and pets can come back in as soon as the powder has settled.
Q. Can this product be used by pregnant women?
A. This product is very mild and non-toxic, but if you are pregnant you should always consult your personal physician before using any product.
Q. Can this product be used if there is no carpeting?
A. Yes. Treat the baseboard areas (cracks and crevices) of your non-carpeted rooms, between the mattress and box spring (after installing Bed Bug Covers), where the Box Spring touches the bed frame and under the bed. Many customers buy rugs to hasten the elimination period. Big box stores and carpet stores usually carry hemmed remnants and other inexpensive options. In cases of severe infestation customers sometimes opt to spread the Powder evenly over their hard floors and live with it through the elimination period.
Q. Will this stain my carpets, furniture, etc.?
A. No, but dark colored carpets may look lighter after application due to the fact that you are applying a white powder. As the powder works its way down into the carpet, and after vacuuming, the original color will return.
Q. Will this powder kill any other bugs?
A. Yes. Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Powder kills most bugs that live and breed in carpets such as: fleas, ticks, mites, ants, roaches, silverfish and others.
Q. Can I use this on my pet?
A. No. This product is strictly for use in your home. Please visit www.CedarBugFree.com to purchase safe and effective products for your pets.
Q. Can I apply this product right after shampooing my carpet?
A. Water is the ruin of any powder, so apply only after the carpets are completely dry.
Q. Is it really necessary to treat under beds and furniture?
A. Yes. It is very important. Bed Bugs seek darkness and will crawl under beds, furniture, etc. to escape the light.
Q. When can I shampoo my carpets after treatment?
A. It’s best to wait at least 8 weeks because shampooing will remove the powder from your carpets. When you do shampoo it’s best to re-apply the carpet powder to protect against future infestations. Many of our customers make keeping the carpets treated a priority.
Q. How do I clean powder from furniture or hard floors?
A. A damp paper towel or cloth works on hard surfaces; dusting removes the powder from wood furniture.
Q. Can I clean up spills on my carpet?
A. You can spot clean small areas of the carpet without significant impact to your treatment results.
Q. How is Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Powder different from other powders?
A. Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Powder is Natural and non-toxic to humans and animals. It is not poisonous like many other powders and is not dangerous to your lungs in the way Diatomaceous Earth products are. Most powders last only a couple of days or until you vacuum your carpet, but Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Powder continues to work for up to one year, yet is safe for you and your family because it contains no toxic chemicals. Read this article for a more detailed explanation.
Q. What are the best bed covers?
A. You want to use high quality Bed Bug proof mattress and box spring encasements. If the covers are not rated for Bed Bugs they may allow the Bed Bugs to enter along the zipper or the stitching. Good Bed Bug covers are made to prevent Bed Bugs from entering or escaping through the fabric, the stitching or the zipper. Visit our Bed Covers Page for more information.
Q. I bought bed covers at a local store; how do I know if these are the right kind?
A. If they are Bed Bug proof encasements then they are the right kind. Visit our Bed Covers Page for more information.
Q. What do I do if the bed encasements rip or tear during installation?
A. If it is a very small rip or tear, you can repair it with duck tape. If it is a large rip or tear, you will need to replace it.
Q. How long do I leave them on the beds?
A. Once you install them, you never take them off. The right bed encasements will protect your beds from future infestations.
Q. What will happen if I don't purchase encasements?
A. All the treatments in the world will not get rid of your Bed Bugs if the mattresses and box springs are infested and are not permanently encased. If you don't encase your mattress and box spring, the Bed Bugs that are hiding and breeding in your bed will be biting you every night.
Q. What’s the difference between using the spray bottle and using a fogger?
A. Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Spray kills on contact and then repels Bed Bugs. It can be used as a spray (we sell it in 32oz spray bottles) or it can be used with a hand-held fogger (we sell it by the gallon too). A fogger can be purchased or rented. The difference is that a fogger put smaller particles of the product into the air and is able to penetrate into tiny areas where Bed Bugs like to hide. The spray method works just as well, but spraying requires you to be careful to mist every surface, crack and crevice. If you spray you need to set the sprayer to mist and be very through in your application. With either method you need to treat behind, under and inside furniture, boxes, bookcases, anywhere Bed Bugs can hide.
Q. Do I have to leave my house? Do my pets have to leave also?
A. If you use the spray method you need to keep kids and pets away from the area you are treating. Even a non-toxic product is best kept out of our eyes and lungs. If you use the fogger method, then yes, you and your family and pets should plan on being out of your house for 3 to 4 hours after fumigation, and the house should remain closed to allow the fog to remain in the air. Once you return you can open up the house and air it out before bringing in the family.
Q. If it's not poisonous, then why do I have to leave my house?
A. If you do this right, there will be a cloud of fog inside your house and you will not be able to breathe comfortably without a respirator. Breathing a lot of that concentrated cedar can make you dizzy and be dangerous to your health.
Q. Will the fumigation kill all the Bed Bugs in my home?
A. No. Bed Bugs live and lay eggs inside your walls and the fumigant will not penetrate the walls enough to kill all those Bed Bugs. But combined with the other treatment steps you will have hit the Bed Bug population hard. Then you can expect to see some stragglers as they come out of hiding. It feels great to hit these stragglers with the spray!
Q. Will my house smell of cedar after fumigation?
A. Yes, it will smell like a cedar closet, but the cedar smell will slowly diminish over the next two to three days.
Q. How often do I need to fumigate?
A. Some customers fumigate every week, others fumigate every two weeks and then others only once. If you can afford it, the more often you fumigate the faster your Bed Bug problem will be over.
Q. Is it a good idea to spray around my bed every night?
A. I don’t recommend you wet the powdered areas, but you can spray your headboard, curtains above your bed, sides of the beds, even bedding before sleep. Bed Bugs come out at night looking for a blood meal. You want to kill them and keep them from biting you so they won't start the next generation.
Q. What if I don't have carpets, do I have to spray more?
A. Yes. You should spray any areas where you don’t have the powder, like furniture in infested rooms, bed frames, sides of beds, and other areas where you have seen Bed Bugs.
Q. How long do I have to spray? Days, weeks, months?
A. As long as it takes; until your Bed Bug problem is over. If you closely follow the 4 Step Program it should be a matter of about six weeks since Bed Bugs have a five to six week reproductive cycle. But remember, the heavy hitting was in your first full treatment – Powder, Bed Bug Covers, washing with the Laundry Additive and Spray. The ongoing spraying and laundry care is to take care of the stragglers and new hatchings.
Q. Can I use Cedar Bug-Free™ Bed Bug Spray for anything else?
A. You can use it on yourself as a repellent. You can use it to kill any kind of bug. Some customers use it to clean metals and plastics.
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