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Yuen writes,

Can you steam the mattress after you treat it with the Phantom spray for bed bugs?

I recently bought some phantom spray and also Amerivap steamax from your company to treat bedbugs. I wonder whether I can steam the mattress after treating it with phantom spray. If so, when can I do it after phantom spray? Should I do it immediately or wait for some time. IF so how long? Or should I just steam my mattress and then use the spray after?


You should steam the mattress and all other surfaces first before applying any insecticide.  This is because it is very difficult for any insecticide, cleaning product, or anything else really to withstand that type of steam and at that temperature.  Chances are the steam would instantly remove any traces of Phantom or any other product you have applied.  So for this reason, we always recommend steaming first and then applying the product.

Answer last updated on: 07/17/2011

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