In this kinder, gentler world, we strive to live and let live. Everything has an ecological purpose, right? Wrong.
Even roaches contribute to the planet’s survival. Their feedings release nitrogen into the atmosphere, which can help plants grow. Bed bugs, however:
“…eat nothing but blood, don’t feed on other pests…They never do anything but feed, digest, and produce eggs. The ecosystem wouldn’t suffer if bed bugs were gone,” said one information-sharing website.
If you want to kill bed bugs, don’t feel guilty. Instead, learn about the best way to kill bed bugs.
Safe Ways To Kill Bed Bugs
There may be hundreds of natural home remedies to kill bed bugs.
Herbal remedies – You can sprinkle, pour, or douse the infested area with these healthy herbal remedies:
- Bean leaves
- Beauvaria bassiana
- Black walnut tea
- Cayenne pepper
- Indian lilac
- Peppermint leaves
- Sweet flag
- Tea tree oil
… but do your research. For example, cats are extremely sensitive to pyrethrum and its effects can be deadly. Undiluted tea tree oil supposedly works best to eliminate bed bugs but in its undiluted form is also dangerous to humans and can poison pets.
Home remedies – Well…do what you can do to treat infested rooms and clothing. Try:
- Baking soda
- Diatomaceous earth
- Double-sided tape
- Fabric softener sheets
- Hairdryer heat
- Rubbing alcohol
- Silica gel
- Steam clean
- Wash everything
None of these fixes is particularly hazardous to pets but always keep foreign substances out of children’s reach.
Herbal and home remedies share one thing in common:
They don’t work!
They rarely, if ever, make a dent in a bed bug infestation. You will surely kill bed bugs, but you won’t get all of them or their eggs.
These DIY (do-it-yourself) fixes involve an enormous time commitment, during which time you’ll feel stressed out and unclean. You’ll have to repeat the process one or more times to see real results.
Tips To Prevent Bed Bugs
Not getting bed bugs in the first place is the best-case scenario. Sometimes you can’t avoid them. Your pet, other packages/deliveries, or luggage are major bed bug transports.
Be sure to follow these tips to keep your home bed bug free:
- Avoid buying used beds, upholstered furniture, etc.
- Follow tips to avoid bed bugs on vacation.
- Frequently check your pets’ fur.
- Get rid of clutter.
- Seal cracks and crevices in walls.
- Vacuum regularly.
Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination of Arizona Has the Best Way To Kill Bed Bugs
No one wants toxic chemicals in their homes. And that’s exactly what most exterminators use; toxic bombs or chemical sprays. Those methods leave a big carbon footprint, endanger family members, and aren’t always effective.
Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination uses the safest guaranteed-to-kill-bedbugs treatment. Professional high-heat bed bug treatments are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Here’s how it works, at 115°, the treatment will kill bed bugs at all stages.
Because IAQ (indoor air quality) has become a focal point for diligent homeowners, our Budget Brothers bed bug high-heat treatment is a win-win. It also kills airborne allergens, bacteria, mold spores, and viruses.
We’re eager to share our knowledge about pest control because it’s based on training and experience. And because we live here too, we know what’s best for Arizona properties.
Please contact us for more information.