The Aprehend team reports that many pest management professionals (PMPs) are enjoying easy and profitable bed bug preventative and quarterly servicing work with their product, which is a fungal biopesticide based on an oil formulation of Beauveria bassiana, a natural fungal disease of insects. Now, free proactive protocols are available for Aprehend professionals who want to start or fine-tune this service for their clients. Hotels, apartment buildings, long-term-care facilities, libraries and more can be challenging environments to treat — and quote! The protocols discuss these topics and more, even including how to tackle a quarterly servicing rotation while treating an active infestations. Most of the downloadable PDFs are available in English, Spanish and French. Check them out online or contact the Aprehend team at 800-891-8610.
Aprehend is manufactured by ConidioTec, a privately held company based in Centre Hall, Pa. Its initial product, Aprehend, was launched in 2017 based on technology licensed from Pennsylvania State University. Aprehend is now sold throughout the U.S. and Canada and is increasingly relied upon for challenging infestations in residences, multi-unit housing, rental properties, long-term care facilities and commercial properties.
In October 2023, Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse, a Swiss-based Andermatt Group subsidiary, announced that it has partnered with ConidioTec to introduce Aprehend biopesticide for the control and prevention of bed bugs in the European market. Per the agreement, Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse will formulate Aprehend with a highly effective B. bassiana strain of the South African sister company Andermatt PHP and will undertake biocide registration for the European Union. Read more about this partnership here.