Traveling? Get some Pronto Plus! (up for grabs)

by Pam on December 29, 2011

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It’s a traveler’s nightmare. Small bugs that hide themselves in your suitcases and travel into your home, infesting the house. Until a few years ago I never worried about bedbugs. Then my husband, a frequent traveler, began staying at a nice motel in a major city. When he would return at the end of the week he would toss his suitcase on the bed. Unfortunately, he brought some unexpected visitors.

Because I was severely allergic to bedbugs we caught the problem in the early stages. Our pest control service, owned by a very nice man, used us as his “test control” case since we were regular customers and he was seeing a major resurgence of bedbugs among travelers. (Otherwise bedbug treatment from an exterminator is around $3000). The cost still wasn’t cheap since I replaced our mattress and box springs and had to throw away everything stored under my bed.

I decided to be safe rather than sorry. Whenever I travel I carry (and use) Pronto Plus Travel Size. It doesn’t have a chemical odor and can be used where ever I go. Pronto Plus household spray effectively kills bedbugs, bedbug eggs, dust mites, lice, ticks and fleas that might have gotten on couches, beds or other non-washable items in your home.

Pronto Plus® uses the active ingredients 3-phenoxybenzyl-(1RS, 23RS,21RS,23SR)-2, 2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylprop-1-enyl) cyclopropanecarboxylate, also known as Phenothrin, and N-Octyl2bicycloheptene dicarboximide. Phenothrin is a natural occurring pesticide that can be harvested from the chrysanthemum plant. The chemical works by entering the nervous system of the bedbug and paralyzing it a few minutes after the application.

Enzymes within the insect have the ability to detoxify the Phenothrin over time, which is why most bedbug treatments fall short and are ineffective. Pronto Plus’® second active ingredient, N-Octyl 2 bicycloheptene dicarboximide, comes into play to prevent the detoxification of the spray. This chemical synthesizes with the Phenothrin, and increases its potency, giving Pronto Plus® the ability to effectively kill bedbugs.

Since that horrible experience I learned how to prevent bedbug infestations. Here’s some tips to help you:

1. Check out your room before you bring in your luggage. I always check the bed for signs of dried blood or for the nasty little critters themselves.

2. Move to another room—or hotel. Do not take the room on either side of the infested room or the room above or below it.

3. Put your luggage on a luggage rack. Don’t set it on the bed, the floor, or on any chairs or couches in the room.

4. Wash or dry clean clothes back home. Use hot water. I always take the clothes straight to the washer and drier. The rest stay in the garage until I am ready to wash them.

5. Spray your suitcases with Pronto Plus® just to be sure that bedbugs aren’t lurking in the edges and seams.

Traveling? Get a coupon for Pronto Plus. Pronto Plus® household spray can be found in both the first aid and household aisles of your favorite stores, including Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond and is available in a 10-ounce container or a 3-ounce travel size.

Win It!
One person will receive Pronto Plus. (Take it on your next trip!)

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Jessica December 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Costa Rica :)

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BethElderton December 29, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Our next trip will likely be to Galveston, TX to see my son graduate from medical school. Other trips might be to Missouri to see other family.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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Jennifer December 29, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I am planning on traveling around March or whenever we get out income tax!

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tarter95 December 29, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I would like to stay closer to home this year, however, the beach would be really nice, too…not exactly sure right now.
tarter95 at hotmail dot com

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Fawn December 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm

We are going to Las Vegas in June
alsmalu at hotmail.com

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sarah shult December 31, 2011 at 12:46 am

Disney World! sheshult@hotmail.com

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sammie111 January 1, 2012 at 1:25 am

We are planning a trip to Yellowstone with our grandchildren.

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Kelly January 1, 2012 at 1:46 am

My next vacation will be to Atlanta!
kgkiml at yahoo dot com

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karenmed409 January 1, 2012 at 1:54 am

Missori to see Mother in law and family reunion

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tweetyscute January 1, 2012 at 3:02 am

We are going to Hawaii in April

theresa j

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Maryea January 1, 2012 at 4:20 am

Las Vegas. We had to cancel once already but we plan to go by spring.

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Anonymous January 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm

we will be going to a dog show.
gabflab at live.com

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3 Giggly Monsters January 2, 2012 at 6:07 am

We are planning our next vacation to Disney World.
megankayden@yahoo.com

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Caitlin McClure January 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Australia

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slb3334 January 3, 2012 at 2:37 am

Probably California.

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bored2quickly January 3, 2012 at 9:34 am

We are planning to go visit our Grandparents next month. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters
Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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Linda January 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

We plan to travel around our state since we just moved here last year.
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wigget January 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

i’m hoping it’ll be costa rica

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A Roach January 4, 2012 at 7:39 am

i’m hoping the london olympics!

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Ashley rexrode January 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Virginia beach. I checked one of the bed bug websites and even the Hilton had bed bugs last year :(

Facebook- Ashley turicik

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mverno January 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm

we will visit my brother in vermont
mverno@roadrunner.com

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Laura January 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm

North Carolina to visit family

pd6914 at gmail dot com

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Gladys M January 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Los Angeles to visit my parents
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desertgirl January 7, 2012 at 12:32 am

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beth bayer January 7, 2012 at 12:33 am

We are planning a trip to the East Coast this summer. This will definately come in handy as we are going to be traveling and staying at different hotels.

luckydesertgirl at ymail dot com

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Jennifer January 7, 2012 at 3:02 am

Louisiana!

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mrsshukra January 8, 2012 at 7:18 am

NYC so I need Pronto Plus!

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jenzen69 January 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

Vegas- 2 weeks

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sweetsue January 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm

We will be going to Las Vegas in May. Can’t wait!
(Susan Chester)

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Anonymous January 10, 2012 at 5:24 am
Karen January 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I’m planning a trip to Jamaica in November. Thanks for the giveaway.

President(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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yyeres January 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

toronto

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maria g January 12, 2012 at 12:46 am

Up to New Hampshire.

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maria gabriel

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey January 12, 2012 at 1:39 am

Disney
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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Anonymous January 12, 2012 at 1:43 am

Unfortunately we can’t take a vacation this year but if we could, it would be DisneyWorld. Karen, kjsbristol@comcast.net

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amy16323 January 12, 2012 at 3:13 am

daytona beach florida
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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joyfulheart26@hotmail.com January 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

this summer when school is out

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pinklady705 January 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Our next trip will be to Colorado.

2liv2laf2luv at gmail dot com

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Tylerpants January 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm

We’re going to Amish country in Lancaster, PA in March. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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sottovoce January 13, 2012 at 4:01 am

I will visiting family in Oregon…can’t wait! :-) Thank you.
jaquerichards at yahoo dot com

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trixx January 13, 2012 at 4:10 am

Our next trip will be to Disney World, can’t wait!

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/\Heather/\ January 13, 2012 at 4:52 am

Ireland, Wales, Scotland!
heatherpooh (hotmail)

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