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Raptor for bedbugs: why it doesn’t help

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Today, there are many methods and devices to combat bedbugs. Among the popular recommendations you can find advice on the use of a variety of aromatic agents, the use of physical and mechanical methods, as well as the destruction of insects using various temperature influences. All of these methods can require significant effort, and their effectiveness is not always worth the time and energy required. While chemical agents are more effective means of fighting bedbugs, the drug Raptor is popular among them.

Universal remedy Raptor for bedbugs

The Raptor brand offers a variety of products designed to effectively control insects, including bedbugs. All products are produced on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Each product and drug from Raptor is based on a unique formula, developed taking into account many years of research. You can also choose the appropriate type of insecticide. Raptor provides reliable protection for your home.

Advantages of the Raptor line of insecticides

"Raptor" is a case where one product can solve all problems. It will provide you not only with protection from bedbugs, but also from other crawling and flying insects.

The main advantages of the Raptor line of insecticides:

  1. Product availability: An effective product at an affordable price, which can be easily found in any hardware store or ordered online on specialized websites.
  2. Safe composition: Products under the Raptor brand do not contain substances harmful to humans and fully comply with the standards for safe household use in the Russian Federation.
  3. No pungent odor: The unique formula of "Raptor" eliminates the unpleasant odors inherent in many insecticides, replacing them with light, unobtrusive floral aromas.
  4. Optimal weight and volume of packaging: Balanced proportions ensure economical consumption of the product while maintaining high effectiveness of protection against insects.
  5. Ease of use: Raptor products are ready to use without the need for complex preparatory measures. High ease of use for all users.

Products from Raptor are quite universal, but each form of release has its own characteristics.

Insecticidal products "Raptor" and their disadvantages

As with other household insecticides, Raptor products have their limitations. For example, despite its versatility, each type of pest requires selection of the optimal form of the drug.

In case of severe contamination of the premises, some household products may not be effective enough. When the insect population is high, some users notice that complete destruction of bedbugs is only possible by directly spraying the aerosol directly on individual insects.

The main limitation of Raptor insecticides is their inability to kill bedbug eggs and larvae. This explains the reappearance of insects even after successful treatment. To reliably get rid of parasites, several treatments are often required.

Forms of release of "Raptor" funds

Products from Raptor are presented in several convenient forms. When choosing, it is worth considering that certain forms of the drug are effective only against certain types of parasites and may be completely ineffective for others.

Raptor products and their release forms include:

  1. Aerosol “Destruction of crawling insects”: The aerosol formula includes light and unobtrusive fragrances for effective use against crawling insects.
  2. Fumigator: Suitable for controlling mosquitoes and other flying insects.
  3. Traps.
  4. Gels.
  5. Plates.
  6. Aquafumigator: A new product from Raptor that fights parasites using water vapor.

It is important to note that maximum effectiveness in the fight against bedbugs is achieved by using an aquafumigator and treating the room with an aerosol. Gels and traps cannot attract these pests, since bedbugs react exclusively to human odor. The plates work great against mosquitoes and flies, but are ineffective against bedbugs.

Spray aerosol Raptor against bedbugs

The Raptor aerosol bottle has a standard volume of 350 ml; information about the weight of the product and other details are indicated on the packaging. The production of this drug is carried out in Russia.

The active components of the drug affect the digestive system of pests and penetrate the chitinous shell, causing a lethal effect on insects.

The aerosol is effective in the fight against fleas, ants, cockroaches and bedbugs. Users rate it highly due to its effectiveness and ease of use.

The main advantages of the Raptor aerosol:

  1. Safety: Does not contain toxic substances that are not harmful to humans.
  2. No pungent odors: Odorless formula with added light fragrances.
  3. Economy: The bottle volume is optimal for a room up to 50 square meters.
  4. Ease of use: Does not require preliminary preparation and treats hard-to-reach areas.
  5. Mass availability: Widely available in stores and supermarkets, and can also be ordered online.
  6. Instant action and mass destruction of parasites: Provides quick results.
  7. Ability to penetrate hard-to-reach places: Effectively affects hidden corners of the room.

Among the disadvantages are the effect only on adult bedbugs and the high degree of adaptation of parasites to the components of the drug. To improve effectiveness, it is also recommended to use the Double Strength aerosol, specially designed to combat bedbugs, with a bottle volume of 225 ml.

How does the aerosol act on bedbugs?

The drug contains substances that have a contact-intestinal effect. Considering that bedbugs feed exclusively on human blood and cannot be attracted by bait, the poison from Raptor aerosols enters their body through the air and surfaces, interacting with the chitinous shell.

The mechanism of action of aerosols is as follows:

  1. Upon contact with the aerosol, particles of poison remain on the chitinous shell and legs of the bug.
  2. The toxic substance enters the insect's body through the outer integument.
  3. Once inside, the insecticide affects the nervous system.
  4. Tissue tone increases, the conduction of nerve impulses is disrupted, and paralysis occurs.
  5. Insects are deprived of the ability to feed and move, and ultimately die.

The death of the insect occurs on average within a day, and the timing may vary depending on the dosage of the poison. By carrying insecticide particles on their legs and shell, bedbugs can infect other individuals, even if the latter have not been in direct contact with the drug.

Information on the use of aerosol

Before you begin the procedure of freeing your apartment from bedbugs using the Raptor aerosol, it is important to carefully study the attached instructions.

Rules for using the Raptor anti-bed bug aerosol:

  1. Follow the recommended dosage of the product, and usually the volume of one cylinder is sufficient to treat a room of 50 square meters.
  2. Close doors and windows carefully before starting the process.
  3. Before use, shake the can thoroughly and spray the product in places where bedbugs accumulate in the greatest numbers.
  4. During processing, hold the can vertically, at arm's length.
  5. After completing the treatment, leave the room for at least one and a half hours.

For maximum effectiveness, it is recommended to spray the drug in those places where the presence of insects has been noticed.

Aerosol "Raptor": after treatment

As noted earlier, after using the aerosol you should leave the room for half an hour. Upon return, thoroughly ventilate for an hour. The effect of the aerosol will last for two to three weeks and is harmless to people.

Three weeks after treatment, perform general cleaning, remove dead insects, and wash off any remaining product from surfaces. Perform detailed cleaning of baseboards, floor and wall joints, seams of upholstered furniture, etc. Prepare a soap solution to wash all surfaces.

Aerosol "Raptor" is effective in rooms where insects have recently appeared. It is important to remember that the product only affects adults. If the pests have already begun to reproduce, re-application or use in combination with other products may be required.

Aquafumigator "Raptor"

An innovative product in the field of insecticides. Its action is similar to the principle of a smoke bomb, but has a high level of safety, since the treatment is carried out with steam, and not with real smoke.

How does an aquafumigator work?

The delivery set includes a metal container with the active substance, a plastic container, a bag of distilled water and instructions for use. Water enters the aquafumigator through special holes, causing a chemical reaction and the release of steam.

The characteristics of steam allow it to penetrate the most difficult to reach places, such as ventilation holes, cracks in the floor and walls, baseboards, etc. The drug contains cyphenothrin, a substance that has a detrimental effect on the nervous system of the parasite.

The active substance is effective against adult bedbugs and their larvae, but has no effect on their eggs. To achieve full effectiveness, it is recommended to re-treat after a few days.

Rules for the safe use of an aquafumigator

To start processing, cut a bag of water, pour it into a plastic container and place a metal container with the active substance in the water. Once the chemical reaction starts, the steam will spread throughout the room, eliminating bedbugs.

When processing, follow the following rules:

  1. Turn off smoke detectors if installed (to avoid accidental reaction);
  2. To enhance the effect, place the aquafumigator in the center of the room on a flat, stable surface;
  3. Remove all food and utensils from open surfaces before processing;
  4. Temporarily remove your pets from the house, cover the aquarium with a lid and turn off the filters;
  5. Protect indoor plants with film;
  6. Close windows and doors;
  7. All family members are advised to leave the premises during treatment;
  8. Calculate the dosage of the drug (one package is enough for a room of up to 30 sq. m.);
  9. After treatment, thoroughly ventilate the room.

The aquafumigator is effective against adults and larvae. However, if eggs are left in the room, new larvae may emerge within a week, developing into adults in about 40 days. Reapplying after two to three weeks is an important step to ensure full effectiveness. The processing process will take approximately two hours.

Features of the aquafumigator

Among the advantages of the aquafumigator, one should highlight its high efficiency, safety and ease of use. You do not have to pre-treat or prepare the apartment; you just need to install the container with the drug and leave the room for a few hours.

It is important to take into account some of the disadvantages of this tool. While your home is being treated, there will be a pungent mist and a pungent odor present. Residues of aroma and smoke may remain for some time even after pest control is completed. Therefore, thorough ventilation of the room after the procedure is important. In addition, as already noted, the aquafumigator is not effective against pest eggs.

Be sure to read the instructions before use. If you follow all the recommendations, bedbugs will soon leave your apartment.

How to properly treat an apartment for bedbugs

Regardless of your choice of bedbug remedy, it is important to follow a number of rules to increase the effectiveness of the drug and ensure safety for your health.

How to properly prepare for bedbug extermination:

  1. Carry out a thorough general cleaning, clean all surfaces from dust and dirt, since the preparations are more effective in a clean room.
  2. Move furniture away from the walls and into the center of the room so that the active ingredients can reliably penetrate into hard-to-reach places, especially where bedbugs often hide, for example, under baseboards, wallpaper and on the back walls of cabinet furniture.
  3. Remove toys, clothes, bedding and personal items from closets.
  4. Hide food and utensils.
  5. Do not neglect the use of personal protective equipment (PPE); After treatment, wash your clothes thoroughly and wash your hands and face.
  6. After finishing the treatment, close the windows and doors tightly, and then leave the apartment.
  7. Upon returning to the room, open the windows and ventilate all rooms. Do a wet cleaning, wash off any remaining drugs from contact surfaces, but avoid contact with the baseboards.
  8. For the safety of family members and pets, remove them from your home temporarily. Repeat all procedures if necessary.

When Raptor may not help

Despite the high effectiveness of household insecticides from this company, there is a possibility that they will not lead to the desired result.

Possible reasons for processing failure:

  1. Incorrect choice of drug form. It is important to remember that only aerosol and aquafumigator are effective against bedbugs. The plates will be completely useless.
  2. The optimal time has been missed, and eggs and larvae of bedbugs have already appeared in the room, leading to a significant increase in the population. Household insecticides are effective only against adult insects (the aquafumigator is also effective against bedbug larvae) in a lightly infested room. If the number of insects is significant, more serious measures may be required.
  3. The dosage of the drug was calculated incorrectly. Carefully read the description of the drug, which indicates the optimal dosage and area for which the volume of the bottle is designed.
  4. The bugs have adapted to the active ingredient of the drug.

When bedbugs or other pests appear, it is important to take action immediately, as otherwise it becomes almost impossible to deal with them on your own.

What to do if you couldn’t cope with bedbugs on your own?

After following all the instructions in the instructions, if the bedbug attacks have not stopped, it is recommended to immediately contact a professional fumigation company.

Raptor professional bed bug extermination

F.A.Q.

How to use Raptor for bedbugs correctly?

To achieve maximum effectiveness, it is important to strictly follow the instructions. Please note that the insecticide works best in a clean room, so do a wet cleaning first. During treatment, it is recommended to use a mask and gloves, and after the procedure, change clothes, wash your hands and face.

When using the aerosol, hold the bottle vertically at arm's length. If you select an aquafumigator, place it in the center of the room on a flat and stable surface.

Is it possible to completely get rid of bedbugs using Raptor?

Raptor insecticides are really effective against bedbugs. However, several conditions must be taken into account. First, choose the right form of the drug, since not all forms are designed to kill bedbugs. It is recommended to choose an aerosol or aquafumigator. In addition, remember that even powerful insecticides, such as those from Raptor, may not help if there is a significant pest infestation in the apartment.

What is the best remedy for fighting bedbugs?

Despite different opinions and attitudes towards chemicals, it is difficult to find a more effective remedy against bedbugs than chemical insecticides. Traditional methods often require a lot of effort and, at the same time, do not always bring results. Household insecticides can be effective at the initial stage of infection of an apartment. However, if time passes and the bedbug population grows, it is better to contact professional specialists who use more powerful insecticides.

What ensures instant killing of bedbugs?

When choosing a form of insecticide from Raptor, keep in mind that aerosols have a prolonged effect and are active for two to three weeks. If you need to achieve instant destruction of pests, preference should be given to an aquafumigator, a new product from Raptor.

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