Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need any special equipment?
A. We recommend a simple hand pump type sprayer (like a B&G) that has never been used and will be dedicated only to Green Guardian use. Contact with other chemicals or chemical residue will neutralize Green Guardian. To prep the sprayer, flush the tank and hose line with distilled water and remove all filters and screens. To clean up, flush with distilled water ONLY.
Green Guardian is temperature sensitive and needs to be stored in a controlled climate.
Q. Can I tank mix other products such as IGRs with Green Guardian?
A. No. Green Guardian will be neutralized by the other materials in the tank. Green Guardian is very sensitive to contact with other chemicals including soaps, surfactants, IGRs hard water deposits, etc. Mix only with distilled water. It is essential that surfaces to be treated are completely dry before application.
Q. Is Green Guardian safe for all surfaces?
A. Green Guardian is safe for all surfaces, but not all surfaces are appropriate for treatment. On hard, smooth surfaces, Green Guardian has a “tiling” effect which allows the bed bug to walk over treated areas without making essential abdominal contact. Green Guardian is designed for textile and crack and crevice treatment and resists vigorous vacuuming for up to 12 months. Laundering and shampooing will remove the application.
Q. What is the prep work required for treatment?
A. Green Guardian works best in sites with regular sanitation—hotel rooms, dressing rooms, out patient areas of health care facilities and theaters are just a few examples. As with any bed bug treatment, if clutter accumulates in front of treated areas, the bugs will settle into the clutter and never reach the treated area. Areas to be treated should be thoroughly vacuumed, then any desired cleaning process (washing, shampooing, etc.) and allowed to dry completely. Drapes, furniture, wheel chairs, mattresses etc. need an especially thorough vacuuming before spraying with Green Guardian. After treatment, sometimes a white powdery residue will appear. It is harmless and easily wiped away with a dry car mitt (found in auto stores).
Q. I use heat/Cryonite treatments—how does Green Guardian fit into my program?
A. Green Guardian SafeGuard is the ideal top dressing after a temperature treatment. The non-toxic, odorless residual continues to safeguard your customer for up to 12 months.