Frequently Asked Questions
Bed Bug FAQs
Bedbugs are small insects that are considered parasites since their food source is solely derived from feeding on warm blooded animals. The most common found species is the Cimex lectularius.
An adult bedbug is usually a brownish red color and paper thin in appearance. Their total size is usually 4-7 mm at maturity, while babies which are called nymphs, are around 1.5 mm.
A bedbug bite can happen within 5 minutes while you are sleeping. Bites are usually not felt until several hours after the bug has already attacked. The bites create lesions on your skin (similar to a mosquito bite) due to an allergic reaction to the bug's saliva. It is not uncommon to confuse a bedbug bite with a typical spider bite or poison ivy at first. Early detection can save your skin from painful bites and non-stop itching.
It takes about 5 weeks total for a bedbug to reach full maturity.
Female bedbugs can lay multiple eggs per day and over several hundred during their lifetime. This is why early detection is so crucial in helping to contain an outbreak. EcoBuggy Bed Bug Killer is laboratory-proven to kill bed bug eggs, as well as bed bugs and pyrethroid-resistant bugs.
The most obvious place an infestation can be found is on your bed. Bedbugs hide in the seams, along the edges, underneath your bed, in the box spring, headboard and frame. Bedbugs can thrive in many other places besides your bed such as the dressers, nightstands, chairs and couches. They can also be found in your carpeting especially along the edges, cracks in wooden floors and moldings, behind wallpaper, inside closets, inside many electronics, and anything that generally has cracks and crevices. They will travel up to several hundred feet to feed.
There are many different ways your home and life can become infested with bedbugs. Bedbugs are very adept at traveling through clothes, luggage, automobiles, and anything that has fabric on it. Infestations can also occur by bringing infested items into your household such as mattresses, furniture, laundry, dry cleaned clothes, etc. Moving into a new home or apartment, hotel or motel that seems "clean" can also create an infestation. Bedbugs are able to lay dormant for many months without feeding and therefore can be "waiting in the walls" for new hosts.
No. EcoBuggy Bed Bug Killer Spray is all-natural and 100% plant-based. It’s completely free of toxins and harsh chemicals such as pyrethroid – a synthetic chemical-based active.
EcoBuggy is the only early detection trap with a unique patented design. This passive bed bug monitor is ready to use right out of the box. The crushproof design allows bugs easy access, and the clear viewing area makes it easy to see if any bugs have been captured.
Compared to other natural bed bug killers, EcoBuggy is the only killer spray with HTR Technology, is 100% plant-based and is laboratory proven to outperform other natural sprays given EcoBuggy has a higher level of actives than other natural sprays.
While all of our EcoBuggy products are 100% plant-based and non-toxic, we suggest calling poison control at (800) 222-1222.
Yes! EcoBuggy insect repellent is safe and effective for the whole family, including children 3 and over. Since our Bed Bug Killer is 100% plant-based it is safe to use around your children and pets when used as directed. When applying the Bed Bug Killer Spray be sure to have the room well-ventilated and exclude any people or pets during the application. As soon as the product has dried, it is safe for any member of your family to return to the space.
Hydrogel-Time-Release (HTR) Technology is a breakthrough patent-pending technology. HTR Technology steadily releases the 100% plant-based actives over time for longer-lasting protection than many family DEET and essential oil mosquito repellents.
Yes. Our EcoBuggy products are 100% plant-based and free of toxins and our insect repellents are free of DEET. Recycle when done!
If you have any questions, please call VCM Products LLC at 888.685.9610. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EcoBuggy is made in the USA and its components are recyclable and sourced domestically.
EcoBuggy repellents are long-lasting thanks to our breakthrough HTR—Hydrogel Time Release technology. With 3 hours (Family) and 6 hours (Max) before the need to reapply, you can enjoy your family time and outdoor adventures uninterrupted. The formula is 100% plant-based and non-irritating so it feels great on your skin.
EcoBuggy Family provides up to 3 hours of mosquito protection and repels ticks for up to 8 hours from treated skin and clothing.
EcoBuggy MAX is extra long-lasting, providing up to 6 hours of mosquito protection and repels ticks for up to 8 hours.
Shake well before using. Hold bottle 4-6 inches from skin or clothing and spray with a slow sweeping motion, then gently rub into your skin. Use enough product to cover exposed skin (and clothing, if desired). Do not spray directly on or near your face. Children should not apply the product to themselves. Instead, for your face and children, apply product directly to your own hands and apply on your face or child, being careful to avoid eyes, mouth, and child’s hands. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after applying. Reapply as directed on the EcoBuggy Family & EcoBuggy MAX Directions for Use.
Our insect repellent is dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested and non-irritating. Its light, fresh fragrance and formula feels pleasant after applied and works great for sensitive skin.
EcoBuggy is non-staining and safe to use on fabric and gear.
Yes. Do not spray directly on or near your face or allow children to handle the product. Instead, for your face and children, apply product directly to your own hands and apply on your face or child, being careful to avoid eyes, mouth, and child’s hands.
Absolutely not. EcoBuggy is an effective, toxin-free and natural alternative that performs like DEET to repel mosquitoes and ticks.
EcoBuggy Insect Repellent provides protection against mosquitoes and ticks.
At this time, we do not ship internationally.