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Need help to get your kids back to school?

Things to do:

  • Summer reading list for the kids, Check!
  • Packed away summer clothes Check!
  • Bribed the kids to get them away from the swimming pool long enough to have them try on fall wardrobe, Check!
  • Cashed-in on back-to-school supply sales, Check!
  • Made arrangements for all parent teacher conferences and penciled in the back to school night on the calendar, Check!
  • Ahead of the game; preparation for the school year in tact!

One evening, as you are tucking the kiddies in bed, your youngest is complaining about redness on their skin, while the other child is scratching away. The first thought that goes through your head, oh no, poison ivy! Oh, how you implored the kids to stay away from brush in the backyard.

On closer examination, you rule out the heinous rash in exchange for something just as sinister, bed bug bites. The red welts and swelling on one child’s leg and the flat, reddish blisters found along your other child’s arm points to bed bugs being the culprit.You ask the children if they have noticed any bugs crawling around their bedroom at night. They give affirmative answer and you plunge full-on into a thorough investigation. The kids had visited several friends during their summer recess and were invited to a sleepover or two.

Of course, you don’t want to rule out any possibilities; the family did stay 1-night at that road-side motel where cleanliness was not ideal. Maybe a stowaway snuck into the luggage and made themselves at home. Maybe, as the host of several weekend barbecue shindigs, perhaps a party guest brought them over to your home as an unintended gift.

Regardless, of where the bed bugs came from, if you don’t act quickly you could have a major problem on your hands, legs, arms, and other body parts. Anxiety has returned – you cannot send the children back to school when they will likely get nibbled on as they slumber.

Good thing you know all about Eco Raider products. Their all natural and non-toxic bug killers are very easy to use. The Eco Raider bed bug spray can extinguish bed bugs on contact and has an extended residual that is sure to combat all those insects lurking in the dark.The spray is child and pet friendly, which is such a relief. And eco raider’s extended protection will bring you peace of mind to focus on enjoying your remaining days of summer together with the family.

Once you applied eco raider, signs of the bugs disappear, the children’s bites start healing, and you adjust back to normalcy. However, other challenges await you, like disciplining the family back into school-year mode. Conducting the eco raider cleaning process will seem like a walk in the park compared to getting the kids back to bed-time schedules and waking them up early again to catch the school bus, along with enforcing home work and study time. Finish off one check list just to begin the next.

 

EcoRaider is now a USDA Certified Biobased Product

Consumers now have another reason to use EcoRaider – the safest and most effective green bed bug control solution – as the USDA has announced that it has certified the product as Biobased as part of its BioPreferred Program!

Being a Biobased product means that EcoRaider has achieved third-party verification as containing renewable plant, marine, or forestry-based resources.

“This is indeed a proud stepping stone in the continuing growth of our product, to be certified by the USDA,” said Todd Zon, Reneotech Vice President. “There are very few products that are certified by the USDA and none with the performance of EcoRaider as a green bed bug and insect control solution. Families can lean on EcoRaider and know that the USDA name is now behind it, certifying it has been made with natural and organic ingredients.”

EcoRaider is a plant-based bio-insecticide that formulated with botanical extracts as active ingredients. It does not contain any chemical pesticide and all of the ingredients are generally recognized as safe and bio-degradable.

The BioPreferred program is a USDA-led initiative designed to assist in the development and expansion of markets for bio-based products. Created by the 2002 Farm Bill and expanded as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, BioPreferred is transforming the marketplace for biobased goods through mandatory purchasing requirements for federal agencies and contractors, as well as voluntary product certification and labeling.

The new Biobased seal will start to appear on product package in summer 2017. For more information, visit http://ecoraiderusa.com/ or call 1-800-338-0212. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Don’t Bring Back Gym Bed Bugs!

Realistically, though many gym enthusiasts won’t want to think about this, if you really take a look at it there’s no great surprise that with all of the gym bags, towels, and dirty clothes lying around locker rooms and workout areas there would be bed bugs. Just like public places such as hotels, hospitals, schools, club houses, etc. bed bugs travel back and forth from your home to your gym and back again quite nicely. Truth be told, one of the nicest gyms in New York had a bed bug problem a number of years ago. And whereas this may be a great excuse to avoid the gym, you’re not going to get off the hook that easily. There are ways to protect yourself from gym bed bugs.

Don’t Bring the Problem to the Gym

You can’t blame the gym for your bed bug problem if you were the one that brought them into the facility in the first place. Make sure that bags, clothing, and other workout accessories do not carry creatures from your home into the gym. You may not even be bringing them from home. You may bring them from work, school, or some other stop throughout your day.

Doing Laundry? Use a Bug Proof Bag

Yes, there is such a thing. They are specially made laundry bags and can easily be found online. They contain a fabric that is bed bug resistant and are perfect for carrying your dirty towel and gym clothes after a good workout. Put the dirty contents from the bag directly into the washing machine and use the hottest water possible. This is sure to kill any freeloading bed bugs.

Pick a Locker That Is Higher Than the Others

Even though you might trust the people you are working out with, you’re still going to want to use a locker in which to keep your belongings at the gym. That way, you don’t have to put things on the floor where the bed bugs are crawling around. As long as you can reach it, use the highest locker that you can and absolutely use the hooks provided inside. Bed bugs are apparently lazy – they don’t like to climb. Placing your belongings along the bottom of the locker is just asking for trouble. But hanging your clothing on hooks will at least help discourage lazy bed bugs. Of course, it won’t hurt to do a quick scan of the inside and outside of the gym lockers before putting your belongings inside.

If perhaps you should discover a bed bug problem in your home, there are powerful bed bug bio-insecticides such as EcoRaider on the market that work well in the fight against the pesky little varmints and other creepy, crawly creatures. Even pest professionals are relying on EcoRaider to solve bed bug infestations for many homes, so you can have complete peace of mind using it.