CIRKIL® Rag in a Bag® Protocol for Treating Bed Bugs Featured in WIRED Magazine


Vancouver, BC (June 9, 2014) – AgBiotech company Terramera today announced their Rag in a Bag® protocol to treat bed bugs in electronics and other clutter was featured in Wired Magazine.  The article reported on work done by Dr. Dini Miller to validate the new protocol in her labs at Virginia Tech.

Gwen Pearson, entomologist and WIRED contributor wrote “The worst has happened: you’ve got bed bugs. There are good methods (though expensive!) to control bed bugs in and on furniture and luggage, and you can wash clothing and bedding. But what about all your STUFF?”  She described the testing done to validate Rag in a Bag to treat bed bugs and reviewed Dr. Miller’s findings.

“The results of Miller’s tests were spectacular; 100% mortality for eggs, nymphs, and adults after 7 days in bags containing shoes, purses, electronics, toys, and paperback books. The only exception to that perfect control record was hard-cover books. Bindings of books apparently provided a good enough hiding space that only 70% of bed bug adults were killed after one week.  That’s still pretty good, and additional tests are being done to see if leaving hard-cover books in the bag for an additional week can finish off the stragglers” wrote Pearson.

People with bed bug infestations can throw out thousands of dollars of personal items that harbor these pests.  “Having bed bugs is a painful experience, having to throw away thousands of dollars of your possessions is like adding insult to injury” said Karn Manhas, CEO of Terramera.  “It is rewarding to have developed a way to use CIRKILand Proof allowing people to effectively treat bed bugs hiding in their possessions and saving people with bed bugs the added financial pain of throwing out and replacing  infested items.”

Terramera’s patent-pending technology allows CIRKIL and PROOF to kill bed bugs in infested items like electronics, shoes, purses, toys and other items.  Its plant based formula is the smarter safer way to treat bed bugs. For more information visit: www.bugproof.com.

About Terramera: Terramera is a leader in developing revolutionary plant-based products that are highly-effective, minimal-toxicity means of pest management. The company’s flagship products CIRKIL and PROOF are EPA-registered for control of bed bugs and other pests. CIRKIL and PROOF work against all stages of a bed bug’s life cycle including eggs. 


Terry Taciuk, Marketing
Telephone: 1.604.343.6180

CIRKIL, PROOF, Rag in a Bag and Terramera are trademarks of Terramera, Inc.

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