PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer Spray
What is PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer?
PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer is a bed bug and dust mite spray that packs a punch – killing bugs at the source. It can be used on sofas, floorboards, furniture, carpets, cracks, and crevices to target bugs where they hide and eliminate infestations. It is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Reg. No. 88760-6) and extensively lab-tested.
What is in PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer?
PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer is a water-based spray made up of 5.5% neem oil as the active ingredient and 94.5% inert ingredients.
Neem oil is a tropical plant oil which has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine and natural pest control. The inert ingredients in the spray allow the oil to mix with water, helping it to be sprayed evenly and effectively.
How much does PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer cost?
The cost varies by retailer, but PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer is typically sold for $15 to $20 before tax.
How should PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer be stored?
Store PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer in a cool dry place out of reach of children and pets and away from direct sunlight, windows, flames, and other sources of heat or ignition. Keep containers stored upright, tightly closed, indoors and in the original container when not in use. Do not store exposed to ultraviolet light (sunlight) or moisture. Refer to the bottle label for full details.
How does PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer work?
PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer pairs the power of cold-pressed neem oil with patented Actigate™ Targeted Performance Technology which increases the performance and consistency of the active ingredient by delivering it directly to the target.
Where should I spray PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer?
For best results, treat the whole room, not just the bed. Concentrate on any room where bugs or eggs were seen, or where bites occurred. This is usually rooms where people spend a lot of time stationary on a bed or couch. Focus spraying on the cracks and crevices surrounding the bed or sleeping area, the perimeter of the room where the walls meet the floor, gaps under the wallpaper, and other tight places bed bugs may be hiding. Keep in mind that absorbent surfaces like carpet or porous woods will soak up more product and emit a heavier scent than other materials.
Do NOT spray directly onto electrical outlets or devices plugged into electrical outlets due to the risk of electrical shock.
All loose items in treated areas should be laundered where possible.
The spray is water-based, so items prone to water damage should not be sprayed, such as cardboard and books.
How much should I spray?
The application amount is highly dependent on the type of material and area being sprayed. For areas that include flooring or other hard surfaces, one 16 fl. oz. bottle should be sufficient for treating around 96 square feet, or approximately one bedroom. The application amount is equivalent to one fluid ounce per 1.5 to 6 square feet of surface depending on material treated. Refer to the bottle label for full details.
How long do I need to wait before sleeping on a treated mattress?
You may sleep on a mattress once it had dried after being treated with PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer. Make sure to place clean sheets or a mattress encasement on the mattress prior to sleeping. If the scent is still strong it is recommended that you wait until PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer has fully evaporated.
Is this safe to use on my furniture/wood floors/fabrics?
As with any spray product, always use a small amount first and do a fabric spot test on an unseen location to check for discoloration, colorfastness, and other damage prior to use. The spray is water-based, so items prone to water damage should not be sprayed, such as cardboard and books. Refer to the bottle label for full details.
Is this smell normal?
The ingredients in PROOF® have a characteristic odor. The smell will dissipate as the products evaporate. It smells strong, but it works!
How long does the PROOF® Bed Bug & Dust Mite Killer scent last?
Typically, the scent will last anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on the material’s level of absorption of the product and the amount applied.
How do I eliminate lingering smell?
Ensure that the product has been allowed to work sufficiently by leaving it undisturbed for at least four hours. For heavier infestations, reapply the product as needed.
Once you feel confident the bugs are gone, wipe down any hard surfaces that were sprayed with warm soap and water. Note that fabrics, cloth, and carpet will absorb more product and hold the scent longer. Any loose items that can be laundered should be washed with mild detergent and carpets and furniture can be steam cleaned.
After washing, spraying an unscented odor-eliminating spray and increasing ventilation in the area can help eliminate any leftover scent.