Nuvan ProStrips


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Nuvan ProStrips

NUVAN PROSTRIPS utilize controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces for up to 4 months. The clean, odorless vapor is evenly distributed throughout the enclosed treatment area, killing visible and hidden insects on contact and preventing new insect infestations (while you are away). Each Nuvan Prostrip is supplied with a convenient plastic cage that may be placed or hung in enclosed areas. Each pack of Nuvan Prostrips comes with 12 x 16 gram strips. Each strip treats about 100 to 200 cubic feet of space for 4 months. Only use one strip per 100-200 cubic foot of enclosed area.

Pests don’t have a chance near Nuvan Prostrip. They are the only product containing DDVP available to the professional pest management market for residential use. Simply place this effective strip in an enclosed area and the slow-release vapor controls flying and crawling pests including flies, moths, roaches and more. It works continuously for up to four months with no odor and no mess.

How Nuvan ProStrips Work

Nuvan Prostrips are insecticidal strips constructed of resin plastic impregnated with DDVP (also called Dichlorovos) for control of crawling and flying pests. Nuvan prostrips work through vapor action: vapors emerge slowly over time and control pests exposed to the vapors. The active ingredient DDVP, or 2,2-Dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate, is a cholinesterase inhibitor that acts on a pest’s central nervous system to cause paralysis and death. When the foil packet is opened, the DDVP in the resin strips interacts with the moisture in the air. The active ingredient degrades quickly on surrounding surfaces; the strips slowly release the active ingredient so that a consistent level of DDVP is released into the treatment area. This level is high enough to kill target pests, while being low enough not to pose a risk to humans and other mammals.

Each Nuvan Prostrip treats 100-200 cubic feet of space for up to four months. After application, it may take several hours for the effective DDVP concentration to be reached in a treated area. Do not use in areas where people will be present for extended periods of time.

Target Pests

Ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, bees, mosquitoes, spiders, pantry pests

PESTS CONTROLLED: Flies, gnats, mosquitoes, moths, silverfish, cockroaches, spiders, beetles, earwigs, ants, fire ants, wasps, bed bugs, bedbug eggs, centipedes, fleas, crickets, sow bugs, scorpions, ticks, other flying and crawling insects

Target Uses

Nuvan Prostrips provide effective, long-lasting control of flies in garbage cans and dumpsters, control of mosquitoes in catch basins, and control of fire ants, wasps and other insect pests which commonly infest enclosed utility boxes, conduits, junction boxes, enclosed electrical panels and motor control rooms. They are ideal for control of moths infesting bulk-stored raw grains, and flies, mosquitoes and gnats in horse barns, calf and hog parlors, poultry houses, dog kennels and dairy milk rooms. They may also be used in reptile houses and terrariums, boathouses, and to protect museum collections from moths and other flying and crawling insects. 

Nuvan ProStrips for Bed Bugs:

Nuvan Prostrips are being used for bed bugs in a number of different situations.  One use of the product is to take any infested equipment, radios, bags, books or other household items and place them in a large trash bag.  Put one Nuvan Strip in the bag and leave the items enclosed for about 1-2 weeks.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: DDVP, 2,2-Dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate

Nuvan ProStrips Application Instructions

Always read the product label completely before use.

*Remove Nuvan Prostrips from sealed bag when ready to use. Place in desired location and out of reach of children and pets. Drafts, weather and other conditions may affect the performance, but treatment usually lasts 4 months. Each strips treats 100-200 cu. ft. of space. Use the appropriate number of strips for the space intended to be treated. Place strips uniformly in the area to be treated to facilitate a uniform treatment of the space. Record the date of installation and replace with a new, fresh, full-strength strip at the end of 4 months or when effectiveness diminishes.

*Do not use in food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments.

*Within homes, use only in closets, wardrobes, and cupboards.

*If all the strips contained in the foil packet aren’t used, contain the remaining unused strips in the foil packet. Squeeze out as much air as possible from the foil packet, fold over the opened end at least twice and seal with tape to sufficiently protect your unused Nuvan Prostrips. The shelf life of Nuvan Prostrips may be diminished by as much as a month or more if left unused. It is not recommended to store Prostrips in zip lock plastic bags. The efficacy of Nuvan Prostrips is better protected in a foil-lined packet.

Each package contains 12 strips. Each strip treats 100-200 cubic feet for up to 4 months.

Standard Application Rates

*Use one strip to treat up to 100-200 cubic feet

*Use one strip per enclosed area, such as storage bins or trash bins with lids

For use in the following areas:

Indoors in areas including garages, sheds, attics, crawl spaces, pantries, cupboards, closets, museums, museum collections, animal buildings, barns, storage units, trash bins, grain bins, pest traps, utility boxes, vacation homes, cabins, out houses, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, boats, farm houses, and ranch houses. Also use around non-perishable packaged, bagged or bulk raw and processed agricultural commodities (including corn, soybeans, grains, cocoa beans, and peanuts). Within homes, use only in closets, wardrobes, and cupboards. Also for use in storage units, garages, attics, crawl spaces, boathouses, museum collections, garbage cans, trash dumpsters, animal buildings, milk rooms, catch basins, bulk raw grain, storage bins, enclosed utility boxes, reptile houses, and terrariums. Use only in non-food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments, such as garbage rooms, lavatories, floor drains (to sewer) entries and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, utility equipment, garages, mop closets, and product storage (after canning or bottling).


Household, Industrial, and Commercial Uses:

Garages, Storage Units, Attics, Crawl Spaces, Boathouses: NUVAN PROSTRIPS kills flies, mosquitoes, gnats and other insects as listed for up to four (4) months. Remove from foil pouch and hang or place, out of reach of children and pets, in an open space of an enclosed area, away from windows.

Garbage Cans, Trash Dumpsters and Trash Receptacles: For control of flying and crawling pests, place the appropriate number of strips within the trash receptacles such as compactors, garbage chutes, garbage rooms, garbage bins, and others.

Animal Buildings: Use NUVAN PROSTRIPS to control pests in animal buildings including stalls, barns, milk rooms, kennels, pens, poultry houses, manure storage and other such areas. Do not contaminate milk. Place strip in manure collection areas such as beneath egg layers and broilers but do not allow strip to be placed in areas directly occupied by poultry.

For Control of Bedbugs and Bedbug Eggs: Nuvan Prostrips may be used to control crawling bedbug nymphs and adults exposed to product vapors for 48 hours. In difficult to treat areas, a minimum treatment time of 72 hours will provide better results. Strip may be used to control bedbugs that have entered various items in an infested structure including, but not limited to: electronics, appliances, footwear, art work, collectibles, plush toys, clocks, radios, wall hangings, telephones, computers, printers, mattresses, box springs, books, lamps, furniture and similar items. Place infested items in a suitable plastic bag, poly sheeting, container or room that is closed to contain the strip treatment. Plastic bags or poly sheeting should be at least 2 mm thick. Take care to avoid direct contact of the strip with the surface of items being treated. Seal items in the containment for a minimum of 48 hours to kill bedbug nymphs and adults. To kill any bedbug eggs, if suspected to be present, seal items in the treated space for seven days. Seal plastic bags and poly sheeting with as much air space around the treated article as is practical as this will enhance the exposure to the product vapors. When treatment is completed, remove treated items from the treatment in a well ventilated area and air out for a period of not less than two hours.


Nuvan Prostrips are not intended for use outdoors.

Nuvan Prostrips Features

*Effective against many common pests including bed bugs.

*Works up to 4 months.


*Cost effective application

*Convenient packaging is easy to use.

*Can treat items such as electronic equipment which cannot be treated with other insecticides

*Use in museum collections or reptile houses where other products cannot be applied.

Extra Tips

*It’s best to use strips once the foil packet has been opened. The foil packet may be resealed to prolong the useful life of unused Nuvan Prostrips. However, if not thoroughly sealed, the useful life of the remaining strips may be diminished.

*Do not use in areas where people will be present for prolonged periods of time, such as in offices, bedrooms, or kitchens. Within homes, use only in closets, wardrobes, and cupboards.

*Do not place strips less than four months old in the trash. If strips have no remaining useful life, wrap in paper, plastic or other suitable material and place in the trash or offer for recycling.

*Wear gloves when handling strips or wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.

*Do not use in closets and wardrobes of rooms where infants, children and the sick or aged are or will be present for any extended period of confinement.

*Do not use in kitchens, restaurants, or other areas where food is prepared or served.

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  • 67 of 74 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Finally Bed Bugs are Gone!!!
    By Kathy in NJ on 05/24/2010
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    After trying everything and I mean everything, the only thing that got rid of them completely was the Nuvan Pro Strips. They saved me and my sanity. They truly are a life saver. I wish I would have tried them before everything else. I would have gotten rid of those miserable creatures quicker and saved some money in the process.

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  • 44 of 45 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Nuvan ProStrips
    By Nellie in Corinth, KY on 08/09/2010
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    Love them!! We had bedbugs and ever since I put them out I have not seen one bug!! Even flies die and the wasps that fly in the upstairs, thank you thank you thank you!!!

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  • 42 of 44 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Nuvan ProStrips Used for Bedbugs
    By Martha in Metairie, LA on 10/23/2010
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    My son spent a month in New York city, & brought bed bugs to his home in Miami. He had many items that could not be washed, heated, frozen, sprayed with insecticide, or covered with powder. The Nuvan ProStrips were great for those items. He put items in the 3ml contractor trash bags as recommended. He will continue to use the strips after travels to avoid re-infestation. We had been joking about bed bugs after reading about them, but believe me, they are nothing to joke about.

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  • 36 of 43 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Nuvan Prostrips kills bedbugs!!!
    By Brad in Rex, Ga on 12/11/2010
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    Worked as advertised. I put some in my small bathroom upstairs which we didnt use and in less than a week I saw five dead bedbugs. The bathroom isnt much bigger than a closet and I sealed the bottom of the door to keep the vapor in. I wish the EPA hadn't banned the foggers that used the same chemical in the 1990's. It would be awesome to fog your house with this stuff. The vapors are deadly to the bedbugs and they can't detect it. It would save people time, trauma and treasure if the EPA would just let us use the stuff that works!!! Brad

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  • 35 of 36 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Nuvan Prostrips
    By Sam in Springfield, OH on 10/18/2010
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    The Nuvan Prostrips are very effective and easy to use. The only caution is that you can't have them in a room that people are using.

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  • 19 of 19 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Finally
    By Chris in Philadelphia, Pa on 01/05/2016

    After eight months. Whole house heating which is very expensive and difficult because you have to take many things off your walls and out of your pantries. Professional spraying monthly. Powders, sprays, oils, and a lot of research. I know just about all there is to know about bedbugs their lifecycle how they reproduce how they eat when they eat how often they eat and how they hide. With the a platform bed, I was told to throw it away it was the only way because of too many hiding spaces even with heat. I had spent $3000 on a beautiful king size platform bed with drawers. It was breaking my heart to have to throw it away. I used a clear caulk to seal as many spaces as I could. And finally I bought Nuvan strips. Put them in every drawer and a large one in the room. After two and a half weeks of using Nuvan strips and sleeping in another room, we are finally after eight months sleeping in our bed for two weeks with no sightings. Which is the longest we've gone in eight months.

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Used By A Pest Control Operator
    By Jim in Perrysville, Ohio on 12/04/2014

    Nuvans are a very useful tool that we place in customers' bagged belongings. We specify that they use 2 mil or thicker bags;twist-tie the bags so they can be opened without ripping them; and leave them in for two weeks AT ROOM TEMPERATURE 65 degrees or higher. Any failure I see here I attribute to a homeowner trying to treat one area and not the whole house. The 16 gm. strips are only rated to fumigate 300 CUBIC FEET. Thisproduct works great if used properly.

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  • 27 of 27 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Nuvan ProStrips For Treating Car Infestation
    By Amanda in Alexandria, VA on 08/13/2012
    Verified Purchase

    I've had an on going problem with either bird mites or bed bugs in my automobile. Vacuuming and cleaning the inside did not help, due to them getting inside the steering column and air vents (and other tight places.) I also sprayed store bought bed bug and flea spray on the carpet to no avail. They are inside the trunk as well. I purchased the Nuvan Prostrips and left one inside the car (hung from the steering column and the other inside the trunk (hung from the inside top). I left them both there for one week while I went on a short vacation. The problem seems to have gotten 90% better. I'm going to do another treatment in 2 weeks to see if I can eliminate them completely. I park my car outside on a tree lined street and live very close to a bird sanctuary, so there are lots of birds. One thing I would recommend to anyone having the same problem, be sure to always drive your car with the windows up and the sunroof closed with the air conditioning on interior recirculate. The mites/bugs look like little white specks, but they do bite and are very difficult to get rid of...thank heaven for these Nuvan Prostrips! A local Northeren Virginia Pest Control company charges $600 to treat a vehicle (with no guarantees). I was so desperate to get rid of these things, I almost went that route. I'm so glad a decided to try these ProStrips first. I would highly recommend them. * I'm also going to start treating my suitcase and tote bag with the ProStrips after traveling:)

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  • 7 of 14 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Bed Bugs
    By Ted in peoria, Az on 08/12/2012
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    While this product comes with all kind of promises and even exciting warnings of it's potency all it seemed to have accomplished is making the little bastards mad and bite even more. I live alone and I live clean , I followed all the instructions given to the T and still all that seemed to happen was they got worse.

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Relief At Last
    By Maureen in Charleroi, PA on 06/26/2012
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    I can not tell you how happy I am to have discovered Nuvan Pro Strips! I have tried for years to find a product to rid my basement of drain flies (fruit flies), but to no avail. I have contacted pest control "experts" but no one gave me advice that worked. Finally, last year when I was having my annual termite warranty done, this Ehrlich serviceman gave me some pest strips to try, practically guaranteeing me they would eliminate the problem. To say I was sceptical is putting it mildly!!! However, within one week I did not see any of the dreaded pests. He provided me with some extras, and when they were gone, I went on the internet to see if I could order some more. I cannot thank you sufficiently enough for your wonderful product! As much as I love summer, I hated to see the return of these dreaded bugs. You have been a "lifesaver"!!!

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  • 8 of 15 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Bed Bugs
    By Andrew in Gilbert, Arizona on 03/22/2012
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    I used these on a home where we knew that the furniture was infected and closed off/tapped and sealed one room with said furniture. The label says something like 72 hours. We kept them secluded for TWO WEEKS, and after we cleared the room, we had another outbreak not two days later and nymphs/adults and eggs were found in places they had not been previous to the inspection.

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  • 22 of 23 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  This is great!
    By Michelle on 09/21/2011
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    OK, This worked great! We have a small bedroom that only gets used one month a year when my boyfriends kids are here in the summer. I suspect they are the ones who brought these things in here, but we will never know. Anyway, I set 2 of these in the bedroom, one hanging on the bunkbed and one hanging in the closet, and put a towel in the vent and towel under the door, so no vapor would leak out and just let it set for a month or so. Yesterday, I very nervously looked in the room, and found about 20 dead bedbugs all around the walls of the room. I still plan on treating that room, but it bought me some time and made the clean out of that room so much easier. It was the first proof I had that these work. I have them in all the closets and in a bag but hadn't seen a dead one till yesterday. I looked all over and couldn't find a live one anywhere. Before they were crawling all over the futon mattress. These work!!

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  • 15 of 16 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Nuvan Prostrips Work Fast!
    By Sharon in Charlotte Hall, MD on 09/03/2010
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    After searching for several weeks for the source of the moths in my craft room, I realized it was the wheat-based kitty litter used for my cats! By then, the moths had infested several clean comforters I had brought from the laundry in plastic bags and they were into my grapevine wreaths I had stored and my clothing. I tried some old-fashioned moth hangers in lavender scent and the smell was so overpowering I had to throw it away. My husband suggested this product after searching and when it arrived, I immediately hung them around the entire room. After a couple of days I didn't see any moths flying anywhere! And I have not seen any in several weeks. I am amazed they worked so fast and so completely. I put one in every closet just for good measure. I no longer will use the grain-based cat litters as now I know they are a magnet for moths. But I especially liked the product was odorless and that my cats couldn't bother the hanging strips.

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  • 13 of 17 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fast Delivery of Nuvan ProStrips
    By Rose in Orange, CA on 08/10/2010
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    Ordered these to treat clothing, baby items, and books for our bed bug problem. I have wrapped these in double bagged and zip tied trash bags for 2 weeks. I hear that this will kill the bugs and the eggs. Very quick shipping and easy to use instructions. I have used the entire package and will be ordering more. I have heard great reviews from PCO's about this product.

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  • 16 of 25 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  BB's be gone....
    By Sara in Jersey City, NJ on 05/12/2010
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    Heard many good reviews on using this product against a battle of bed bugs. Had no other way of treating certain things, and everything pointed me towards this product, I am very hopeful my worries will soon be put to rest.

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07/27/2011 Lisa

QIf I use one Nuvan strip in an 10 by 7 storage space, will the other strips in the package stay good?
Or will they all offgas continually (not good since where will I be able to store the remaining strips?) and be less effective as time goes by? Is there a protective packaging that will keep the gas inactive until I open it?

AThe Nuvan ProStrips come in a thick foil zipper pouch that will keep the strips sealed and inactive until you are ready to use them.

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07/16/2011 D.

QCan I place Nuvan strips in a plastic bag with clothing, then wash and wear clothing?
I rent my apartment and do not own my own washing machine or dryer. I am afraid to wear most of my clothing because of a bedbug infestation in my bedroom. I read about the application where household item and stuffed animals can be bagged for 2-4 weeks. I read under the first aid measure instructions for skin irritants that exposed clothing should be washed before reuse. Given the a fore mentioned information, I was wondering if I can bag the items with the strips then wash the items?

AYou can bag clothes with a nuvan strip and then wear them once washed, that is not a problem.  However, it is worth mentioning that even without placing your clothes in a bag with a nuvan stip for 2 to 4 weeks, anything that will go in a dryer for about 15 minutes on even low heat will kill all stages of bed bugs instantly.  So if you are going to wash them anyways and you didn't want to wait for 2 weeks before wearing something, you could wash and dry it and be assured there were no bed bugs when it came out of the dryer.

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06/04/2011 Ashley

QWhere can the Nuvan Prostrips can be used?
Can it be used in bedrooms? How does it work? If it is put in the bathroom would it kill any bed bugs that are in other parts of the apt or just the bathroom?

ANuvan Prostrips utilize controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces for up to 4 months. The clean, odorless vapor is evenly distributed throughout the enclosed treatment area, killing visible and hidden insects on contact and preventing new insect infestations. Nuvan Prostrips can only be used in small enclosed areas such as closets (no air vents can be present), cupboards, boxes, bags or small storage areas. Nuvan Prostrips would not be appropriate for treating a bathroom. You would need to use bedbug sprays and dusts to properly treat a bathroom that may be infested. Please refer to our Bed Bug Kits for the appropriate products to treat a bedbug infestation.

21 of 21 people found this answer helpful.
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08/24/2010 Cindy

QI ordered the bed bug kit. What is the best way to treat books and shoes for bed bugs?

AThere are a couple of different ways to treat books and shoes. Heat treatments work quite well. Shoes and some books can be placed on the rack in your dryer for about an hour or so on high heat. This will kill the bedbugs and their eggs. You can also place books and shoes in large trash bags or rubber tubs that have a top with Nuvan Prostrips. Nuvan Prostrips utilize controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces. The clean, odorless vapor is evenly distributed throughout the enclosed treatment area, killing visible and hidden insects on contact and preventing new insect infestations

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10/18/2011 Bedbugged from Fort Worth, Tx

QIf you are treating a closet or cupboard should you avoid opening it?
I'd like to treat a storage closet, my walk in, and a small coat size closet. Should I seal them up and avoid opening for a length of time? I can remove enough to survive until it is safe. I want to treat for long enough to be effective.

AYou want to allow the vapors in an enclosed area to build up to a level that will be lethal to the insects that your are trying to eliminate. Opening and closing the doors to these enclosed spaces may result in poor efficacy. Depending on the insect you are trying to eliminate and the amount of things in the space you will most likely need to keep the Nuvan strips in place for about 2-4 weeks. It is best to make sure things are loosely packed into the areas to insure that the vapors can adequately circulate through the items that need to be treated.

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02/11/2015 Maggie from New York, Ny

QHow long should a Nuvan treated sleeper sofa remain wrapped for bed bugs?
My exterminator placed 2 nuvan strips in my sleeper sofa and wrapped the sofa in a plastic wrap which I assume is air-tight as he said it would be. How long should the sofa remain wrapped to ensure all the bed bugs have been killed?


You want to leave the Nuvan Strip with the sleeper sofa sealed up for at least 1-2 weeks.

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08/08/2014 Nick from Denver, Co

QCan I use Nuvan ProStrips to treat vinyl records for a bed bug infestation?
I have a collection of about 200 vinyl records that I need to treat for a bedbug infestation. Can I put them in a sealed thick plastic container to be treated with Nuvan ProStrips, the same way I would treat books or shoes? Will the ProStrips damage the records? And would I need to remove the records from their cardboard and plastic sleeves, or can they just be treated as is? Thank you!

AYes, you can put the Nuvan Prostrips in the bag with the vinyl records inside of the plastic encasement. Per the manufacturer, it will not damage the records. You will need to leave them in for at least 72 hours. We would recommend leaving them in their sleeves inside the bag. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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07/10/2014 Marsha from San Jose, Ca

QIs it okay to cut Nuvan strips in half and use in a small box?
We have a lot of boxes and bags to treat as my son has a lot of electronics, etc. in his room. We're wondering if we can stretch our dollar by cutting strips and putting them in the smaller boxes we are usung. Thanks.

AYou can cut Nuvan strips in half. Be sure to take in to consideration that cut in half they will only treat half the space.

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11/20/2013 Roy from Philadelphia,pa

QWill it work on a tv in a trash bag?
If I put my flat screen tv in a heavy duty trash bag with the strips will it work and how many strips would I need to put in there?


Nuvan Prostrips are being used for bed bugs and other pests in a number of different situations. One use of the product is to take any infested equipment, radios, bags, books or even a television and place them in a large trash bag.  Put just one Nuvan Strip in the bag and leave the items enclosed for about 1-2 weeks.

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06/12/2012 Pamela from Chicago, Il

QCan you wear clothing (items that cannot be washed or dryed) after they have been treated with Nuvan ProStrips
I want to put the Nuvan ProStrips in my closets where my clothing is but most of the items cannot be washed or dryed in a clothes dryer. Can you wear the clothing after it has been treated without dry cleaning them since they cannot be washed. Is it safe to wear the clothes without washing, drying or dry cleaning them first?

AYou do not have to wash clothing or other items that have been in a bag or bin with Nuvan strips. You should air the clothing out a for a few days prior to wearing it. You should also note that most dry cleaners agree that even though dry clean only clothing cannot be washed it can go through the dryer (do not wet clothing first) on med high heat to kill the bedbugs and bedbug eggs without harming the clothing.

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06/11/2012 Mj118 from Chicago, Il

QCan I reuse the same Nuvan Prostrip?
I plan to use Nuvan Prostrips to treat items that can't be laundered or washed easily. I know that the strips last for up to 4 months, and I know that to treat items, they should be exposed to the strips in a sealed 2 mil bag or duct-taped plastic container for 2-4 weeks. I would like to know if, after the 2-4 weeks, I can put new items to be treated in the same bag or container with the same strip (using it a 2nd and 3rd time, etc.) until 4 months has passed. Thank you.

AYou can alternate the objects in the closed bag or bin and keep using the same Nuvan strip for up to 4 months.

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04/14/2012 Erin

QWould it be safe to put a nuvan strip inside of a rubbermaid storage container (the 50 gal), tape the seams of the container, and then place it inside of our bedroom closet?
We keep the door to the closet closed since our clothes aren't in there anymore. Should we tape around the closet door as well as the tote, or just move the container to the basement? We have a pet that lives full time in our room, and I want to be sure that nothing we do to get rid ourselves of these pests will harm her.

AYou can indeed safely use the Nuvan strips in the rubbermaid container the way you described without any issues for your pet or yourself.

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11/04/2011 Hanna

QCan it be used to treat a car? If so, should I be worried about corroding anything?

ANuvan strips are labeled for use in vehicles and as long as you follow the Nuvan product label they should work very well for your use and should not cause any damage.

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12/27/2010 Vi

QWhat is the minimum amount of time required to seal up things with Nuvan strips to kill bed bugs?

AIt really does depend on what you are treating. Some items require at least 2 weeks while others may require up to one month. Remember to loosely pack items into tubs or bags for treatment as the Nuvan Prostrip vapors need to be able to reach all areas to work.

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06/06/2010 Dana

QUsing Nuvan ProStrips on Stuffed animals and electronics
Is this safe to put in a plastic bag with some stuffed animals that can not be washed and dried on high and hot? Also is it safe for electronics? Also we have 1 tv 56 inches and can not be in a bag but is at a storage unit. If i hang some of these up near tv but not in air tight space will it work?

AYes, Nuvan ProStrips are made for those items you cannot wash or treat with pesticides.  They are perfect for stuffed animals and electronics.  For larger items you can place nuvan strips (1 strip per 200 cubic feet) in a closet or storage unit.  Typically the items you are treating would need to be enclosed for at least two weeks to ensure elimination of bugs. 

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