BedBug Sprays

Retail BedBug products…. and consumer advice sites that support them

Hello My Tasty-Human Friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

I was recently sent a link to a major manufacturer’s web site, where a writer ask a question [below], since the BedBugs didn’t DIE and the 1-800-talk-in-circles customer service rep offered no real help, [except to buy more product], They contacted me, seeking real help.

Here’s the original web posting on [famous brand name you know] web site.

I bought the [brand-name] bed bug and flea spray and completely sprayed my couches with this stuff. After a few hours they seem to be coming out in full force, are moving very fast and don’t seem to be dying. I managed to drown 3 of them in a container with this spray, but the ones on my couch just seem very hyped up like it just made them mad.

Did I do something wrong or does it take longer than 5 hours for them to die?

ArizonaAge: 25 to 34 Gender: Female Level of expertise: Beginner Town:Phoenix,

The written response [before the call to 1-800-talk-in-circles was:

We do recommend waiting a day or so to evaluate the final results of a treatment. Please call us at 1-800-talk-in-circles, if you’re not seeing fewer Bed Bugs at that point and we’ll be happy to help you troubleshoot. Good Bye.

When I got this email, I had to call “Phoenix” because she included more info in the e-mail to me than appears of the web site, but info she shared with the [major-name-brand] company rep.

Here’s why I [*the Famous Mr BedBug] […]

How do I know if I have Bedbugs? MrBedBug answers his e-mail

I saw a bug, but I’m not SURE if it was a Bedbug. Now I’m paranoid.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

I get LOTS of mail to Some of it is so instructive that I share it here, [without the personal details, that humans often “over-share”.] Let me take this example of a common e-mail I received… take it apart and go through –what you need to know about Bedbugs—one step and one comment at a time. [with inserted #reference points, because there is a lot to learn and some common myths that we need to talk about. Here we go:

Dear Mr BedBug,
If I saw one bed bug does that mean I should worry about an infestation? [#1] Yesterday at about four o’clock in the morning, as I was about to get into my freshly made bed, I saw a bed bug! [#2] Yep .it was a bed bug. I had a friend over and he took the bed bug, put it in a Ziploc bag and gave it to the doorman. [#3] I had a breakdown! I cannot deal with any kind of bugs. I had to take a tranquilizer to sleep and I slept in my recliner, in the living room for two nights [#4] and today we treated my entire house with diatomaceous earth and we steamed EVERYTHING! [#5] Pillows, mattress, box spring, chairs, night stand, etc. We put the double sided tape on the bed frame legs and […]

Morehead Mn is the latest place where BedBugs, Public Housing and “dumb” makes headlines.

If ever there was a classic news story about BedBugs and the poor response from a public housing administration officials the folks at KVLY-TV /KXJB-TV “Valley LIVE”, the NBC TV station in Moorhead Minnesota /Fargo/Grand Forks, North Dakota have it. We post a LOT of press coverage about BedBugs. We do it so YOU can learn from the mistakes of others…..
WoW ! Today we are going to learn a LOT.

I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and Editor of the BedBug News
As I always say, we don’t NOT post these articles to point-fingers or make fun of public officials. We only know what is reported [fully or not] by the local newspapers or TV stations. Our goal is to help you understand that BedBugs are different than ants, roaches, ticks, spiders, mosquitos and other household [or public nuisence] pests. Lets take this situation apart, one piece at a time and see what we can learn.

#1 > Moorhead Minnesota residents in the Sharp View Apartments aren’t too happy. Residents have captured and documented over 10 BedBugs.
If you have more than one resident with BedBug complaints, you need to plan for cleaning the infestation of the entire facility. City/Municipal Housing Directors HATE THIS, and don’t want to do it, because it is expensive, but when an infestion is so imbedded [no pun intended] that residents can “catch” BedBugs…There are a LOT OF BEDBUGS.

#2 > We are sorry that the lady missed Thanksgiving with her 100 year old grandmom. Public misunderstanding of BedBugs is common, but […]

If DDT killed BedBugs in the 30s, 40s and 50s, why can’t we bring it back to kill Bedbugs today?

The history of DDT has gotten worse, as the years go by. Its reputation is “colored” by what we now know were the hugely toxic effects left behind long after “treatment”, plus the residual effects. With that in mind, it is very interesting to see pockets of “demand” for the return of DDT, to help in the war against BedBugs.

I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and the Editor of the BedBug News Reports .com

BedBugs are an ongoing nuisance for homeowners, landlords and businesses across the globe, but when municipal officials start to feel the heat to “do something” about BedBugs [usually in relation to some public / municipal owned housing] then the crazy “solutions” tend to pop up. I won’t name names today, because the level of stupidity to this idea is pretty high, [and memories are short, when politicians are involved], but lately this suggestion has been offered in several widely scattered municipalities. Usually the [logical?] argument is: “when DDT was legal, the Bedbugs were exterminated. Now it’s a “banned” substance and the Bedbugs are back, worse than ever”

While this is [sort of] true, what’s missing from the story is the concentrated efforts put forth by cities and municipalities to “win the war against BedBugs”. In the 1950s, a city would make a concentrated effort to eradicate BedBugs, and they were generally successful, not because of the DDT [although it did KILL BedBugs DEAD, along with everything else], but because of the coordinated effort.

The world of 2014, is very different. Look at the Ebola “scare” in the […]

BedBug heat treatment caused an apartment fire [again]

BedBugs seem to create a level of panic and stupidity that no other creature can. In the “big list” of life-threatening dangers of the world, Bedbugs don’t make the top 1,000, yet here we are reporting another house fire caused by improper BedBug treatments. There is something important you can learn from this article about BedBugs in Des Moines, and I’ll tell you what it is.

I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and the Editor for the Bedbug News

We created these pages so you can learn from the mistakes of others. BedBugs DO NOT spread disease. They are annoying, hard to kill, itchy and embarrassing, but they do NOT create any life-threatning situations. That is, unless you bring in a flame-thrower and burn down your house/apartment complex to the ground.

I’ve written over and over [on these pages and in syndicated articles] that BedBugs are creatures of habit. If you learn how BedBugs move, breed, feed, and what will kill them, you CAN clean a Bedbug infestation all by yourself.
Is it “easy? Not just NO!, but Hell NO.
Is it true that the national franchise pest control companies would prefer you write them a BIG$ check? Yes, it is, but that’s only neccesary in the worst cases…. and you would NOT have a “worst case”, if you just paid attention and took action early.

First and foremost, take action BEFORE the BedBugs are a HUGE problem. [I address much of this in detail at, but BedBugs like to be near […]

Who is the creepiest BUG at Halloween? It’s not the Bedbug

Who is the creepiest BUG at Halloween? It’s not the Bedbug
I’m MrBedBed, the Chief Spokes-Bug for FLfresh LLC, the national distributor of EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. Because I’m a celebrity-bug, I get notes, questions and e-mails about my BedBug family anytime we pop-up in the news.

Today the Fort Myers News-Press has an expose’ on BUGS. Which one is the creepiest? Just in time for Halloween, they are throwing some “hate” my way. As I often say on the pages of BedBug News, we BedBugs just want to be your friend. BedBugs do NOT spread disease [it’s true!! Look it up]. We just want a tiny, tasty meal. Unlike other household pest, we don’t like grime and filth any more than you do. BTW,The same can’t be said for those disqusting cockroaches. Those guys are just gross.
So the good news is my Bedbug community isn’t the #1 most scary bug, but being #2 isn’t helping in my PR campaign. Thanks Fort Myers News-Press !!

Who were the scary bugs?
#1 is the Brown Recluse Spider. This guy is just no fun at a party. He’s sneaky, hiding in dark places and biting anyone who disturbs him. The bite [like a vampire] injects a venom that starts eating tissue and causes a huge puss-filled bump the size of a quarter. That will get your attention. I’m curious though. If teenage human girls like Vampires on TV and in movies, why aren’t they HOT for BRS?

#3 and #4 are bad guys too. The Flesh Flies have a […]

Survey SAYS: What is an apartment renters worst fear? [it is the same as the landlords] FYI

There’s a new survey of apartment renters, and it’s no surprise to anyone here at Bedbug News that the results show: BedBugs are #1 on the list of “the most feared insects”. What we found interesting is: People fear what they know, not what is a real danger.

I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and Editor of the BedBug News I’m also a HUGE fan of Richard Dawson, host of Family Feud, after he spent years in Col. Klink’s “Stalag 13”.

Because we see all the press coverage about Bedbugs, here at the BedBug News, we know “my” family gets a lot of bad press, but what is interesting is what you discover deeper in the results of these popular media surveys. [Just like on Family Feud, the #1 answer may not be the logical one] While it is true that Bedbugs pop-up as the No#1 fear of apartment renters, the most common complaint is roaches and ants. In an odd way that’s good. Roaches and ants are relatively easy to deal with. They die from common low-grade insecticides and a strong “barrier” spray will keep them out of view. What I [the famous Mr BedBug] find interesting is that house flies are way down the list of worries.

What most homeowners and apartment renters don’t know is: Houseflies are seriously NASTY. They are dirty, carry serious disease and transmit germs to every surface they touch. Ants are [relatively] clean, and while roaches are dirty too, they don’t deposit grim onto every […]

BedBugs in Philadelphia research shows when they are most/least active

I am Mr BedBug, [chief spokesBug for] and the Editor of BedBug News We follow the news so you can learn from the mistakes [and hopefully, successes] of others.

There is new information about a 4 year study of BedBugs in Philadelphia. Since Philly is one of the “Top 10 Most BedBug infested Cities”, it’s a good place to do research. The data is based on self-reported complaint calls to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. There wasn’t any “field” work, just the data of calls, geo-location reports and mapping migrations. [I’ve got comments about “self-reports” below, but let’s look at the news.

Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, based in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. Michael Z. Levy, PhD, an assistant professor in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Penn, and was the leader of the research team.

The “seasonality” of BedBugs may offer another way to control them more effectively. If it could be shown that BedBugs in Philadelphia were more vulnerable during certain times of the year, that could be helpful. Dr. Levy [and his team] tracked calls to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health between 2008 and 2012. Those reports were “mapped” to show when these Bedbug reports were occuring and where the BedBugs were in the Philly metro. BedBugs were Philadelphia’s most common complaint. From 2008 to 2001, just about 50% of the calls received were about BedBugs. “South Philadelphia” was the location of the greatest number of Bedbug reports .

The Penn Medicine research shows trends of two peak times,[August […]

Mr BedBug Predictions for 2013 with Sidney Friedman

I’m Mr BedBug, [Chief SpokesBug for] and as I sit here reviewing the top BedBug News Reports of 2013, I came across a career-changing opportunity.

I discovered a “tasty-human” by the name of Sidney Friedman. He has a barrage of press releases claiming that he is a psychic – futurist. I’m not real sure what that means in the way of work-hours, office schedule or benefits package, but I think I can pass the “experience” requirement.

I reviewed the work-load from 2013, and as the “tasty-human” kids say: “I got this”. You see he is predicting the future, but I can do it too. Now you might think: “WoW, that would be tough”, but appearently it’s not.

He is predicting ….[hold your breath and prepare to be amazed]

>> The new Pope will visit North America. The fact that EVERY “new” Pope visits the USA, make this a real risky prediction.

Here’s an amazing prediction that NO ONE but a trained psychic would guess… Umm, I mean predict…
>> Kanye and KimK’s wedding will be televised live, and they will donate some $$ to charity.
I am a BedBug, not a celebrity-crazed 13 year old teenage human girl, but I’m thinking this is a low-risk prediction too. Didn’t the LAST wedding that this sex-tape Princess have end up on TV too?

Up next….
>> Snow will fall in Florida. OK, this one is a challenge, but has enough loop-holes to drive a truck thru. One little crystal could qualify as “snow”. Come to think of it, as a back-up, Remember that the special effects people […]

Heat treatments will kill BedBugs, so how about trying -COLD-?

I am MrBedBug Chief “SpokesBug” and Editor of the BedBug News I see all kinds of crazy, wacky “remedies” people try as BedBug Treatments and remedies. The internet is full of myths and folk-lore about BedBugs. That’s why we created this website, so you can learn from the mistakes [and successes] of others.

NBC News has a new report about “freezing” as an effective BedBug treatment. Read it here. One of the most widely advertised “alternative” BedBug treatments is HEAT. Before I discuss both of these treatment options in detail, Let’s talk about “pet BedBugs” and those in your home.

Many universities are doing BedBug research, [including the one on my resume] What consumers need to know is: BedBugs in the research lab act differently than BedBugs “in the wild”. They are entomologically “the same”, but captive BedBugs, [we called them “pets” in school] react differently, because of the living environment. University BedBug researchers feed their BedBugs on a regular schedule. Lab “pets” live in a stable temperature/humidity environment and have plenty of “space”.

BedBugs “in the wild” have a tougher life environment. They are constantly seeking the next “blood-meal” feeding. They are prolific breeders, but each succesive generation make the “host” [that’s YOU, by the way], more likely to flee, removing the dependable, reliable “tasty-human” food source. BedBugs have adapted to prefer our human environment, so they like 72 degree office buildings and 68 degree dark bedrooms, as much as you do. In the lab, BedBug researchers have seen “my BedBug community” live as long […]