What is the best way to get rid of bed bugs?
We recently had an infestation of bed bugs in our apartment (one side of a duplex) and it took us six months to get rid of them completely. I want to make sure they never come back. Which product should I use? Have you had experience with any of these products?
Bed bugs are a challenge in the fumigation business. The skin of the insect is not permeable so, even if you manage to have your sprayed insecticide touch the bed bug. still it may not kill it. The only way is to make the poison go into the lungs of the bed bug.
In order to have the bed bug inhale the pesticide, use Poison Gas Tablets. Seal the whole premises, then an experienced and professional fumigator carefully puts the tablets in trays on the floor at different locations (dosage according to instructions) and leave the premises before inhaling. He then closes the door and use masking tape to even seal the door. The tablets release gas which kills any living thing present inside the premises at that time. The premises is left for around 24 hours. Opening the door also requires same precautions. This is a dangerous procedure and should always be applied by professional person.
Hi Eric, I am glad to hear that you got rid of your bed bug infestation. In all truthfulness, getting rid of them in 6 months is pretty good. Now that they are gone you should Incorporated bed bug prevention in to your lifestyle. Currently my favorite pesticide is Suspend SC. I am going to put up a blog (with pictures) on how to use it sometime this week. If you prefer to go the natural way you might want to try Bed Bug Bully. I have not tried it but it has come highly recommended. Of course preventing re-infestations is about more than spraying.You will need to make a small investment in glue traps. For prevention, I suggest the type that slides under the mattress or couch cushion. Also, be in the habit of regularly drying bed linens. Also, if you travel, get yourself one of those nifty travel kits, especially if you need to stay in a hotel.
My suggestion is TAKE PROFESSIONAL HELP. Bed bugs are very tricky, and they tend to hide almost everywhere! U cud use the pesticides and all, but if not used properly you'll just drive them away to ur neighbors. Now that wouldn't be wise, would it? :-(
Sanjida, your right that driving them to your neighbors is not nice. What is sad is that only SOME professionals properly do outdoor spraying. I have seen other landlords hire professionals who did exactly that, drove them to the neighbors.
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