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How BugGoBy Works on Bed Bugs
As a result of limited laboratory testing and considerable active site testing we have determined that bed bugs are in fact very sensitive to chlorine dioxide (CLO2) to the extent that both the juvenile and adult bed bugs as well as the eggs can be easily oxidized with gaseous CLO2
Using Bug Go By CLO2 Gas
The gas needs to be in excess of 1 part per million in air and a fan needs to be used to stir the air off the floor in the area being treated so that the gas does not just lay on the floor. The gas must be directed into areas where the bed bugs and eggs are hiding so that the oxidization process can proceed and kill the bugs and eggs.
Using BugGoBy CLO2 Gas Dissolved in Water
The CLO2 dissolved in water product must be strayed directly on to the bugs and eggs because the active ingredient (CLO2) is in fact dissolved in the water and must come in contact with sensitive ares on the bed bug and on the shell of the egg in sufficient quantity to oxidize the both.
Chlorine dioxide must come in direct contact with the bugs and eggs in sufficient quantities for the oxidization process to be effective. The major advantages of the chlorine dioxide is that it leaves not poisonous residue and the bugs and eggs do not appear to develop any resistance to the product. However, the bugs do seem to be smart enough to make a significant effort to evade the product by hiding in small crevasses in furniture, cushions, and mattresses where there is little to no air circulation. Using the liquid product in a hand held steam generator materially improves the penetration of the CLO2 that is dissolved in the water as well as injecting steam (which is hot enough to kill the bugs and eggs) hiding in these hard to get to places.
Using BugGoBy CLO2 In The Field
If it has not been clear up to now, I would like to make it very very clear. Killing bed bugs in the real world is nothing like killing them in a laboratory environment. These bugs are difficult to find and kill, and though chlorine dioxide had been shown to be an effective for bed bugs and other bugs, in human occupied spaces, it is imperative that the product be used in a way that gets the product to the bugs where they are hiding. Further, unlike standard poisons, there is no residue left behind other than the unused CLO2 gas which needs to be flushed out of the treated area after treatment by opening the windows for a few minutes. This is a double edged sword at best. There is no residual action on bugs that move into the area after treatment and there is no residual poison residue to negatively affect the human occupants after treatment.
How BugGoBy Kills Bed Bugs
Scientific study and analysis has not yet determined exactly what the mechanism that CLO2 uses to kill insects and insect eggs, however, oxidization is the only reasonable explanation of the process.
There are several sensitive areas on insects one of which is their antenna and the other is the respiratory system. There is no evidence either way but looking at the overall picture the respiratory system seems to be the most vulnerable.
There is some evidence that there is a age factor with regard to the sensitivity of the eggs to CLO2. Here to further lab based research needs to be done to determine if this is a reliant issue and if so, what can be done to make the issue irrelevant.