Shown above are the porous barrel-like containers that store the formula for future introductions.
Bed bugs disturb these jagged reservoirs and then parish.
From pillows to teddy bears, use this long-term solution on the most important places.
An excellent augmentation to heat, freezing or fumigation.
Cimi-Shield is crib-to-carpet safe.
Its “mechanical” rather than “chemical” method makes this possible.
Active Ingredient: Derived from Soybean Oil · 0.78%.
Kills bed bugs on contact while leaving behind a 365-day family-safe barrier for future bed bug introduction.
Available in quart or gallon ready-to-use sizes.
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Cimi-Shield® Testing Report · August 2018
· Six carpeted arenas utilized (10 gallon enclosures)
· Six (control) untreated carpets in tanks.
· Six Cimi-Shield Knock-Out treated carpets in tanks.
Ameya D. Gondhalekar; PhD, · Department of Entomology · Purdue University
After treatment, bed bugs released into carpet at four intervals of:
· Day one, month one, month two & month three.
The Data Shows that at 10 days:
· 20% of bed bugs died in untreated arenas.
· 80% to 100% of bed bugs died in Cimi-Shield arenas.
1. Cimi-Shield residues affect the ability of bed bugs to actively walk or move after about 72 hours of exposure.
2. Aging of Cimi-Shield residues for 1- to 3-months slightly lowers its speed of kill, however, 83-87% bed bug mortality (by day 14) is still achievable.
3. Although Cimi-Shield is a 25 (b) category natural product that is exempt from EPA registration, it displays very high residual efficacy against bed bugs.
These results are in contrast to other published reports that show that natural compound products do not posses residual activity against bed bugs or other insects.
Consider hotel and hospital rooms, dormitories, etc. Treat rooms near infestations.
2. Use alone to remove an infestation in a controlled setting like hotel rooms (Cimi Shield Knock- Out).
Charge based on cost of material and labor.
3. Use as a top dressing for heat, cold or other approaches (Cimi Shield Protect).
These treatments work, but there’s nothing to protect against a reinfestation, or if eggs hatch. Include the service into the total proposal, and offer a guarantee. Consider adding a percentage to the total price to cover the Cimi Shield application.
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 Cimi-Shield use. Contact with other chemicals or chemical residue will neutralize Cimi-Shield. 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. Cimi-Shield is temperature sensitive and needs to be stored in a controlled climate.
Q. Can I tank mix other products such as IGRs with Cimi- Shield?
a. No. Cimi-Shield will be neutralized by the other materials in the tank. Cimi-Shield 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 Cimi-Shield safe for all surfaces?
a. Cimi-Shield is safe for all surfaces, but not all surfaces are appropriate for treatment. On hard, smooth surfaces, Cimi-Shield has a “tiling” effect which allows the bed bug to walk over treated areas without making essential abdominal contact. Cimi-Shield 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. Cimi-Shield 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 Cimi-Shield. 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 Cimi-Shield fit into my program?
a. Cimi-Shield Protect is the ideal top dressing after a temperature treatment. The non-toxic, odorless residual continues to safeguard your customer for up to 12 months.