Infested furniture and bedding can bring bed bugs into your home. Before bringing such items into your home, you should check them thoroughly. If you buy furniture from second-hand stores, be careful not to leave it out on the curb because it may contain bed bugs. Take the infested items to a dump or trash can and clearly mark them as such. You can also use Insecticide dusts to kill these bugs.
Insecticide dusts for bed bugs are safe and effective treatments that can be applied in hard-to-reach areas and last for as long as the insects are in their habitat. Insecticide dusts can also be made from organic ingredients, like Silica gel, which is extracted from microscopic fossils from water plants. Diatomaceous Earth is a natural pesticide that works by damaging bed bug exoskeletons and causing them to dehydrate.
A simple home remedy for bedbugs is to mix household bleach with hot water. Dip a washcloth in the solution and wipe down surfaces to be treated. Apply the solution to the box spring and mattress seams. If necessary, prevent these items from being used for several weeks until the smell of bleach has dissipated. For sensitive people, diatomaceous earth is an alternative. Use it sparingly on the affected area.
There is an interesting correlation between alcohol and bed bugs. In fact, alcohol is so effective at killing bed bugs that it is often mixed with other ingredients and used as a body rub. But rubbing alcohol is not a good way to kill bed bugs because it is not effective for killing their eggs. However, it will repel them from coming back to a room after they hatch. The most important thing to know is that alcohol can only kill the bugs when it comes in direct contact with them.
‘Bug bombs’ (foggers)
Foggers can be effective in controlling bed bugs. However, they can cause additional problems when they spread the infestation to neighboring units. Most of these pesticides contain pyrethrin, a substance that works against flying insects but not crawling ones. It is also possible for a fogger to accidentally start spraying when it is not intended. This can lead to toxic fumes in the air.
Other methods of control
Fortunately, there are other methods of bed bug control besides pesticides. A bedbug infestation is difficult to spot without proper identification. They are flat, wingless creatures with six legs. Females lay three to five adhesive eggs a day. The eggs are translucent and later turn red. After feeding, the bedbug will retreat to its hiding place for three to five minutes. Then, it will return to its hiding spot to digest its meal. Bedbug infestations may last anywhere from three to 10 days.
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