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EPA-Registered Bed Bug Products

EPA has developed a search tool that can help you choose an EPA-registered bed bug product that meets your needs. The products listed in this search tool are those that can be purchased by any consumer. There are other products that are only available for purchase and use by specially trained individuals. You can search for a product by its:

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Enter the information as described in each section.  The results will depend on how broadly or narrowly you define your categories. 

As with all pest control situations, be sure to use a product that fits your needs, never use products indoors that are not approved for indoor use, and ensure that label directions are followed. For example, be sure to consider where you want to treat your bed bug infestation.

Foggers and bug bombs should not be used as the only method to attempt to control bed bugs.

Where do you want to use this product?
(Check one or more, if applicable. If you don't check a box, your search will
return all types of bed bug products.)

  Whole Home
  Whole Room
  Crack/Surface/Void (e.g. open spaces inside structures such as walls or floors)

You can refine your search by specifiying one or more of the following options:

Which product are you interested in?

You can leave blank to get a list of all products which fall under your criteria
Are you interested in a particular active ingredient?
Are you looking for a specific company name?
Do you know the EPA registration number of the product you are looking for? Info
You can leave blank to get a list of all products which fall under your criteria.

When Treatments Don't Work

Information Bed Bug Pesticide Alert
If the goal is to eliminate bed bugs, the job has to be done correctly. Bed bugs are so small that they can live in a crack the width of a credit card, increasing the control challenge. Using pesticides as part of a control strategy must be done properly for the treatment to work. When a pesticide treatment does not completely control the bed bugs, there may be many reasons for this failure, including:

Resistance is only one of many possible causes of a treatment failure.  While there is evidence of resistance in some populations to certain types of pesticides, pesticide resistance can only be verified in laboratory tests.  Researchers are currently trying to determine the scope of the resistance problem, which will vary from community to community.  This research will support the development and use of effective control strategies.

Because of the potential for resistance, it is always important for homeowners and others trying to control bed bug infestations to use pesticides appropriately and according to the label.  It is also important to be vigilant in surveillance, identification, and monitoring efforts, to hire trained, experienced, and reputable pest management professionals, and to use a comprehensive approach.  For example, you may wish to choose different types of pesticides from the list of currently labeled ones for sequential treatments or you may wish to use pesticidal materials that insects have not yet been reported to become resistant to, such as diatomaceous earth, in combination with other control techniques.

For Additional Information:

To learn more about bed bugs and how to control them, please visit EPA's main Bed Bug information page.

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