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Bill Carlson has been creating natural formulas for numerous products since 2003. In his travels around the world, he has seen and heard the horror stories of bed bugs. Discovering that most products contained unsafe chemicals, he became determined to find what natural products were on the market to kill these blood sucking pests and if there were none he’d develop one.
After not finding any effective natural alternatives, he began research and development on a product that would be natural AND effective at killing bed bugs. Thus Bed Bug Patrol® was born, making it the first all natural, ready-to-use bed bug killing spray on the market, and just in time before the big bed bug epidemic hit. That was over 8 years ago.
“Eight years ago, I started hearing rumblings that bed bugs were becoming a big problem again and the only way to get rid of them was with chemicals that contained carcinogenic ingredients. In 2004, I decided to come up with a formula using only 100% EPA exempt natural ingredients. After a year of laboratory testing and reformulating, I developed Bed Bug Patrol, a natural alternative to traditional pesticides that proved in extensive laboratory testing to work.”
“Humans and animals aren’t affected by the active ingredients at these concentrations, but bed bugs are.”
“Traveling is the number one way to bring bed bugs home with you and more and more people are getting bitten in hotels, planes, cruise ships or just about anywhere these days. From 5-star hotels, resorts, and cruise ships, to your local motel, bed bugs can easily invade your luggage and belongings while traveling. We not only sell larger sizes for the home, we have sold a 3 oz. travel size for several years as well. However, there was a need for a smaller more convenient size, so we produced a refillable pen sprayer that can easily be packed in a suitcase, briefcase or purse and can be taken everywhere you go.”-Bill Carlson
I was brought up in a well-traveled natural nutrition and health focused family in rural Virginia, I have always had an interest in natural health, science, biology and environmental sustainability. Even as a teenager my brother and I would be in the high school science lab or in our own home built laboratory making concoctions of various sorts. As my professional career progressed in another scientific field (computers) I still found myself drawn to research and the science of naturally solving problems.
As I spent time in places such as Turkey, France, China, Japan, South and Central America, I noticed a trend in each country I would visit, natural and herbal pesticides were the norm, not the exception. From what I had seen and learned from my travels, I was prompted to begin to deeply study the possibilities of using herbal plant extracts in pest control.
Beginning research in 2004 I was able to launch Bed Bug Patrol™ in late 2005. This Bed Bug Patrol brand was developed with the goal of providing a natural pest control solution for the bed bug market. My goal was based on five basic principles:
1. No testing on animals
2. All formulas are small-batched and hand-crafted
3. Use organic botanicals whenever possible from the most reputable farms and suppliers in the world
4. Support worthwhile humanitarian efforts
5. Develop formulas that just plain work!
Each Bed Bug Patrol™ product has been researched meticulously adhering to the EPA's 25b guidelines along with herbalist conventions laid out by the gold standard American Institute of Homeopathy's Committee On Pharmacopeia, The Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of The United States published in 1897. Essential oils are the most widely and longest used form of pest control.
I regularly attend and speak at herbalist, homeopathic, natural and organic product conferences around the globe, including Europe, Australia, South Africa, and Asia. This not only gives me the opportunity to present our industry findings, but also allows me to meet with each botanical farm we get our ingredients from. At home I continue to study with groups such as The Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy to further my knowledge and skills as a certified homeopathic and natural practitioner and products expert.
Due to the success of our products, we have been able, as a company, to continue to support humanitarian efforts around the world including Haiti, Indonesia, and Africa. We donate our time, products and funds to these efforts around the globe. Most recently we partnered with Women for Women International® to provide women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. We are honored to contribute and work with this amazing organization.
Please join me in experiencing our natural products developed to kill bed bugs, naturally and in turn, you’ll be helping others around the world.
CEO & Founder
Nature's Innovation, Inc
Developer of Bed Bug Patrol™