Bed bugs have had a major population boom in the UK over the past couple of years. More and more of us are travelling, meaning we’re bringing more bed bugs from our destinations than ever before. With bed bugs being such a stressful pest control problem, many people turn to home remedies as a quick fix for this bloodsucking pest issue.
One of the most common home remedies people have been using is rubbing alcohol to kill bed bugs. This is a highly flammable and toxic chemical which is dangerous in high dosages. Spraying a group of bed bugs with this sort of chemical will only leave around half of them dead, and also is a danger to you and your family.
Another DIY bed bug treatment method that’s going round at the moment is the use of mothballs. While these have been shown to be slightly effective on male bed bugs, they’re not going to get rid of the problem at all.
Bed bug repelling devices are another popular DIY bed bug control treatment. These devices have been debunked a lot over the past few years. Ultrasonic devices were proven to not have any affect against bed bugs. They merely move to a different area of your home, so really it makes the problem worse.
All professional pest controllers agree that DIY bed bug extermination doesn’t typically work for bed bug infestations. Home and business owners need to keep a keen eye out for bed bugs, and make sure to call in a professional bed bug exterminator to eliminate the infestation.
The most effective and efficient way of getting rid of bed bugs, and the method that we use, is heat treatment. Now don’t reach for the hairdryer or the radiators to get the job done. Very high temperatures have to be used to destroy bed bugs. But the good news is you normally only need one treatment and the problem should be sorted.
If you are having a problem with bed bugs in your home or business, give Catch-it a call today.