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Nuvan Prostrips Vapona Insecticide

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Nuvan Prostrips with Dichlorvos or DDVP Vapona, are for the control of listed insects in household, industrial, and commercial applications. Prostrips control flying and crawling insects by utilizing controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces for up to 4 months.

Target Pests

Nuvan Prostrips are use for the control of flies mosquitoes gnats ants (including fire ants) spiders wasps hornets reptile mites bedbugs and bedbug eggs moths silverfish and cockroaches.

For Use In

Nuvan Prostrips can be used in places such as garages sheds attics crawl spaces pantries cupboards closets museums museum collections animal buildings barns storage units trash bins grain bins pest traps utility boxes vacation homes cabins outhouses mobile homes recreational vehicles boats farm houses and ranch houses.


For the general use of Nuvan Prostrips in household, industrial, and commercial listed areas. Remove the Prostrips from the foil pouch and hang or place, out of the reach of children and pets, in an open space of an enclosed area, away from windows.

Replace Nuvan Prostrips every 4 months or as needed for the control of listed insects.

Coverage Area

Each 16 gram strip will treat an area up to 200 cubic feet of space.

Time to Kill

Nuvan Prostrips begin to kill immediately and your will notice results within hours.

Mix Rate

Each Nuvan Strip is 16 grams Treats 100 to 200 cu. ft. Approximate Equi Area 8' x 8' x 3’ = 192 cu. ft.

Active Ingredient

Dichlorvos 18.6%

Nuvan Prostrips Vapona Insecticide

Product Q & A

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Can i use this is in a car to control roaches?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can also spray or bait for roaches in your car, we do have a great publication on getting rid of them.

will this kill fleas too?
Linda N on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No fleas are not on the Nuvan Prostrip labels, you will want to take a look at Novacide for flea control.

Can I use these in a false ceiling of a hospital to deal with cluster flies and boxelder bugs?
Digger on Jan 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No not if the space is actively being used below.
How many strips is in the 12x 16? Is it 12?
A shopper on Dec 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are 12 strips of Nuvan Pro Strips in the 12x16 pack, please let me know if I can assist you any further.
How COLD weather resistant are the strips?
Stephen L on Nov 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They should not be allowed to freeze.
I would like to try to use this product on some house plants and place them in a plastic bag for a few days to kill scale and spider mites. Will it harm my plants?
Shelley G on Nov 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It has only some testing on plants, but is labeled for use in Use NUVAN PROSTRIPS to control mites on reptiles and other pests in
reptile enclosures, displays, reptile houses, and terrariums. Place strip
such that the reptile and desired animals within the enclosure or terrarium
will not come in direct contact with the strip. Do not over treat. Strip is NOT
intended for treatment of aviaries or birdcages. Place the appropriate number
of strips in a suitable place to provide control. Strip must be removed
after the 48 hour treatment interval.

So I would assume it is fine to house plants.
How is nuvan vapona prostrips different from regular nuvan prostrips?
Doris on Nov 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are only Nuvan Prostrips, Vapona was a different brand that is no longer available.
Can I use Nuvan Pro Strips in a rarely used bedroom where there are some items stored?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would not be recommended to use in a room of a house that you are living in, unless it could be completely sealed up. Better to apply the Nuvan Strips, and leave for the weekend, then remove when you return.
Can these be used in a commercial kitchen?
MAC on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, sorry the Nuvan Prostrips are not labeled for that type of application.
Can I store electronics with a strip for over the weekend to treat for bed bugs? or should I leave them in longer?
Beth on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Use NUVAN PROSTRIPS to control ants (including fire ants), spiders, wasps,
hornets and other pests within electric junction boxes, plumbing control boxes,
pump houses and other such utility boxes as needed. Place the proper number
of strips for the space to be treated. Strip will control pests for up to four months.
2 to 3 days will be fine.
I am going to be putting it kind of hidden in the living room, does this have any scent to it?
Ted on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is no extreme smell, but is not meant to be used in areas that will be occupied by people or animals. if you are trying to control a pest this way then you should leave the home for a couple of days and dispose of the Nuvan Prostrips on arrival. These are perfect to use in second homes that are left vacant for extended periods of time.
How heat resistant are the strips?
Bruce on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Nuvan Prostrips can handle high heat, they can be used in attics spaces to control insects in that part of the house.
Can I place Nuvan strips in a plastic bag with clothing, then wash and wear clothing?
Katie on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For Control of Bedbugs and Bedbug Eggs
NUVAN PROSTRIPS may be used to control crawling bedbug nymphs and
adults exposed to product vapors for 48 hours. In difficult to treat areas, a
minimum treatment time of 72 hours will provide better results. Strip may
be used to control bedbugs that have entered various items in an infested
structure including, but not limited to: electronics, appliances, footwear, art
work, collectibles, plush toys, clocks, radios, wall hangings, telephones,
computers, printers, mattresses, box springs, books, lamps, furniture and
other such items. Place infested items in a suitable plastic bag, poly sheeting,
container or room that is closed to contain the strip treatment. Plastic
bags or poly sheeting should be at least 2 mils thick. The closed volume
for treatment should not exceed the volume to be treated for the size of
the strip used. Take care to avoid direct contact of the strip with the surface
of items being treated. Seal items in the containment for a minimum
of 48 hours to kill bedbug nymphs and adults. To kill any bedbug eggs, if
suspected to be present, seal items in the treated space for seven days.
Seal plastic bags and poly sheeting with as much air space around the
treated article as is practical as this will enhance the exposure to the product
vapors. Proper seal can be attained by any appropriate manner such
as the use of tape, twist ties or other means. Professionals should test for
adequate seal by testing for the escape of air from the sealed bag. Identify
sealed treatment by a label indicating a pesticide treatment is in process
that should not be disturbed by unauthorized persons. The label should
include the date, pest professional person or company responsible and
contact telephone number. When treatment is completed, remove treated
items from the treatment in a well ventilated area and air out for a period of
not less than two hours.
After trying everything and I mean everything, the only thing that got rid of them completely was the Nuvan Pro Strips. They saved me and my sanity.
Mike on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Very glad to hear that the Nuvan Prostrips worked so great for you issue, checkout this other Nuvan product.


Hi there,
I just move to studio apartment, so living room, kitchen & bed room are in one open room (it is pretty small room 4x7- enough for myself). So can I hang the nuvan on my small apartment? It said odorless so do you think it saves for me to breath?
Betty on Jun 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No you should not use the Nuvan strips in areas where you are existing in, this is something that is used in areas that are closed up.

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Used It for Bed bugs
I was miserable with a bed bug infestation so I sought out all the best products in my attempt to get rid of them. I was told to use Nuvan Prostrips and placed them on my furniture and wrapped them in a furniture bag. Lo and behold, the bed bugs are dead and gone! Highly recommend!
August 18, 2017
I hate mosquitos more than anything. this helps so much!!
May 4, 2017
Quick Results
Got rid of bugs quickly. Very happy with this product, will order again
May 4, 2017
The Nuvan Prostrips are very effective and easy to use. The only caution is that you can't have them in a room that people are using.
May 4, 2017
Nuvan Prostrips
I have used the Nuvan Prostrips for years. I find the material to be acceptable and does what it states. Will always have this product on my shelf.
May 19, 2015
I had a deer head mounted and it was being taken over by moths I ended up taking it off my wall and placing it inside a large bag and having it sit there with a Nuvan strip inside of it for a couple of days. When I recovered it, I didn't see one live moth inside. It was great!
February 23, 2015

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