If you have been trying to get rid of bed bugs for a while now and have tried several products, then you have, very likely, also tried the bed bug spray. This is the most common type of bed bug repellent in the market and is quite effective provided you invest in a good quality, all-natural bed bug spray.
Synthetic versus natural bed bug spray
Most synthetic bed bug sprays are harmful to kids and pets. Moreover, many have been over used so much that the bed bugs have probably developed resistance to them. Furthermore, the FDA has banned several chemical bed bug sprays for household use. Hence, it is very important to research and choose the best bed bug spray that is safe, organic and FDA approved.
Bed bugs hide in hard-to-reach spaces, which make it difficult to spot them. It also takes a great deal of time, patience and efforts to find and terminate the bugs for good. Hence, most cases of severe infestations need the expertise of a professional exterminator. However, this can be a costly process amounting to thousands of dollars, depending on the size of your home and the extent of infestation. Moreover, one might need to repeat the process several times to completely get rid of the pests.
DIY bed bug extermination
It is no wonder that homeowners are opting for DIY solutions in the form of bed bug powders and sprays. Today, there are several all-natural alternatives to pesticides and chemicals. Many of the good quality bed bug spray products contain natural essential oils like tea tree oil or lavender oil. These ingredients have been used since centuries to get rid of parasites. Given the plethora of bed bug repellents in the market, it is important to read all of the inactive ingredients on the manufacturer labels before purchasing them.
Many synthetic types of bed bug sprays that are available in the market contain d-phenothrin and alcohol. The former is a common flea and tick repellent and can be easily purchased from online retailers. However, it is best to opt for all-natural tried and tested solutions which are less toxic for humans. Serious infestations naturally need you to call a professional exterminator however, if you are looking to prevent further bed bug infestations and want peace of mind, then the all-natural bed bug spray is ideal for you.
Steps for using bed bug spray for targeting bugs
Most of the bed bug spray products come with detailed instructions regarding their usage. The sprays should not be used directly on the bed as their fumes can sometimes cause allergies in humans. However, one can use the all-natural bed bug spray liberally on headboards, closets, dresser drawers, baseboards and all other furniture.
- Buy enough quantity of bed bug spray bottles to treat all of the affected areas.
- Before treating the room, have the fabrics cleaned, washed and/or vacuumed. When washing the bed sheets and covers, use the hottest setting on the laundry unit. If possible, dispose the infested mattresses and invest in new ones.
- Now star spraying the bed bug spray on the baseboards and below the carpets.
- Make sure that you cover all areas especially the entry points from where the bugs are likely to enter into your home. These include cracks and crevices in the windowsills, electrical outlets and the overhead curtain fixtures. Ensure spraying the bathroom windows as well.
- Treat the bed box springs liberally with the bed bug spray.
- Now you can place sticky glue boards in the room once the treatment is over. If the board does not catch any bugs it is likely that you have eliminated them. (This does not guarantee it, but you can be assured of having decreased their population.)
- Continue to monitor the room for two weeks before treating it again with the bed bug spray.
The bed bug spray is certainly one of the best methods to get rid of these annoying pests however, for the more severe infestations, it is best to call professional exterminators for guaranteed peace of mind.