Aprehend; the silver bullet for bed bug control?
There's been a lot of talk about the "silver bullet of bed bug control". Many products have come to the market stating that they will change the way we market and treat Bed Bugs. I believe that Aprehend will truly succeed where others have not. I say that not based on what I've read but based on almost 3 years of treatment using this product in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
At one point we owned three 150 kW generators, several million BTUs of heaters, and fans that almost filled our warehouse. I still own one 150 KW generator and a 30 KW Temp – Air trailer system (it's for sale- if anyone wants it please contact me) and about 30 fans. My heaters are down to 1/3 of what we once owned. Part of this may be because of the pandemic and having our hotels shut down but the general call for thermal remediation drops when you can offer your client a no-prep solution that is organic and also has a three-month residual.
We no longer offer traditional treatments. It doesn't make sense. We don't have clients living out of bags for a month. We don't have tenants or owners prepping for days. We don't have clients that are concerned about traditional pesticides being applied in their home. And this product truly offers a three-month residual. The only drawback that we have found is in units that are not air-conditioned, during the warmer summer months the residual does drop off somewhat. In three years we have probably had less than five callbacks and that is probably because we offer a 3-month warranty.
I do not count a return visit as a home or apartment that has home healthcare or in a multi-family unit where we do not get to inspect surrounding units. In certain cases we have put clients on a quarterly treatment schedule and we do not guarantee that they will have no Bed Bugs. But we have happy clients and that is the most important aspect of our treatment program.
If you have been considering using Aprehend in your program I suggest you try it. I am not a celebrity endorser but I speak from experience when I tell you that if you implement this product into your Bed Bug program you will be very happy with the results.
Jeff Klein; ACE
Owner A3 Superior Pest Control