How Will Bed Bug Spray Help?

Bed bugs have made a fast comeback in many unsuspecting places. One of those places could be your home. When you have already discovered an infestation do not panic. There are many products available on the market to choose from. Most will be at your local hardware store.There are also many websites that have a vast array of products as well. First you will need to do a little pre treatment of your home before using any insecticides. You must move all furniture from the walls. You should leave enough space so you can get to the baseboards. Bag up all your clothing so you can prepare to dry every cloth item that you possibly can in your dryer. You will also need to go through your home and fill in any cracks or crevices.

Also, if your furniture comes apart take it apart and look for nests of these bugs. Vacuuming is also recommended, however a shop-vac will be simpler for this situation. The tiny larvae of it are clear and undetectable by the eye. You will need to thoroughly clean a vacuum after use. A shop-vac would be simpler to clean and are generally stronger than vacuum cleaner. There are many chemicals in insecticides that are just not safe for furniture or bedding. One home remedy for this is putting 91% Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol in a spray bottle and using that for beds and furniture. It does not smell very nice but it is safe. There is also the Sprayway Good Night Dust Mite and Bed Bug Spray that is for the killing all of them that’s on the mattresses, pillows, bed frames, box springs and surrounding carpets.

This spray will be in most hardware stores. Pyrethrins are an organic compound; the pyrethrins contained in the seed cases of the perennial plant pyrethrum are very effective. Pyrethrins affect the insects nerve cells causing them to die. Pyrethrins are found in many insecticides that are effective in killing all of them. This is an ingredient that in itself is not toxic. However, other ingredients in the spray could not be safe. Always read the labels and directions when choosing a bed bug spray. Temprid SC is another chemical spray that you may use to kill your bed bugs. Temprid SC is not for use on an area that you will be preparing food on, or on any bedding or furniture. You are able to use it under furniture and beds. Temprid SC is very strong follow instructions and mixing directions carefully.

There Are Many Options With Bed Bug Spray. The One Thing You Must Do Is Get Rid Of The Bed Bugs In Your Bed.

They have made such a drastic reappearance that you can walk into your local hardware store and get expert advice from any sales associate. You can even find your local pest supply store and get bed bug information from them as well. There are many agencies that are popping up now specifically to discuss bed bug issues that could prove useful to you as well. The life cycle of a bed bug from birth to adult hood is around 32-48 days. During the life cycle the bed bugs need to feed during every stage of life to survive. Also an adult female bed bug lays five eggs everyday. If you treat your home and think you are free and clear, think again.

If you miss just one bed bug in 35 days you could have 175 of them from just one that wasn’t seen or sprayed with the chemicals. When you have spotted bed bugs in your home, remember that there are many more you have not seen. Do not be fooled by the name of it because they can hide anywhere. They love to hide under the folds and in the corners of carpeted areas. So be sure to lift the carpet and spray under it. Anything that is near your bed could be harboring a bug too. They could be under your bed side lamp or even in book you read before bed. You must also spray every base board and crevice in your home. It is also a good idea to remove the light switch plates and give a little spray behind there as well. There is plenty of good bug killer around too. Look for areas in your home that have droplets of dark rusty looking spots.

You won’t notice these spots until you actually inspect areas of your home. Hallways are another place that you will need to spray well. Hallways are high traffic areas and bugs are known as hitch hikers and will ultimately end up in the most unsuspecting place in your home. Before you run out to buy any bed bug spray, do your research. The prices and selections vary from place to place. Often times you can buy in bulk for cheaper rates from the store website. You may even be able to pick it up and save on shipping. No matter what you decide, be sure to do your research and know what sprays are safe for furnishings and which or not. Once you have completely exterminated your home, do a follow-up treatment in a two weeks. Then continue to treat bed bug once a month for the next twelve months. If you still have bed bugs after this, you will need to call a professional.

What’s Bugging You? Bed Bugs – What You Should Know

Bedbugs are a very old problem. It was first mentioned in Medieval European texts dating back to the time of Aristotle. Subsequent the improvement in hygiene and use of DDT, it was essentially eliminated in the US after WWII. However, it persisted in many other regions of the world and over the last couple years, it is making a strong comeback. It has been found all over the US and recently in areas of New Jersey and New York. Proposed reasons for the resurgence is increased international travel, immigration, use of used furniture and changes in pest control measures. In most cases, bed bugs are transported from infested areas to non-infested areas. They can cling onto someone’s clothing, or crawl into luggage, furniture or bedding that is then brought into homes.

What are they? Bedbugs are red-brown wingless insects that can grow to 1/4 inch long. They are visible to the naked eye and can be size of a small lentil or apple seed. Bedbugs are parasites which feed on the blood of humans or animals. They are nocturnal and are most active 1 hour prior to dawn. They are attracted by warmth and carbon dioxide, but not to dirt. Usually they seek food every 5-10 days, but can live up to 18 months without feeding. Bites are usually on any exposed area of skin and usually are multiple in a certain area. As a result, the bites are usually in clusters.

In general, bedbug bites do not transmit blood borne disease, and don’t carry any diseases. As a result of the allergic reaction to the bedbugs’ saliva, people bitten by bedbugs will have redness, swelling and itching. The swelling and redness usually lasts 4 days. Not all people are allergic. Sometimes, the bites may lead to secondary skin infections, most often from scratching. Usually topical ointments such as calamine, aloe, benadryl creams or hydrocortisone (only if bite not infected) will relieve the itching and help with the swelling. If the possibility of infection is present, please consult your doctor.

Like mentioned previously, bedbugs are not attracted to dirt. However, any cluttered and dirty areas allow bedbugs to hide. If one suspects a bedbug infestation, it is best to check in every nook and cranny. They tend to hide in dark places such as any tiny crevice, mattress seams/interiors, bed frame, box spring, carpeting, baseboards and any nearby furniture. They care travel up to 100 feet to feed. So, make sure you check every room aside from the bedroom. A clue to where they may reside is finding black or reddish stains from the bedbugs’ fecal matter on a surface.

Getting rid of bedbugs is an enormous undertaking. It is essential to first find out where they hide. It is important to remove all clutter. All surfaces should be scrubbed to remove eggs and a powerful vacuum should be used to remove bugs from cracks and crevices. Bed frames should be dismantled and drawers removed and cleaned. All holes around wires and pipes should be caulked and sealed. Anything that can’t be cleansed such as box spring, mattress, etc should be sealed in a vacuum bag. Remember, these insects can survive up to 18 months without feeding, so these insects have to be sealed for a long time. Furniture that is to be thrown out (because it cannot be cleaned or not wanted) should be sealed it in a plastic bag, so any possible bedbugs residing there won’t find their way to someone else’s home. All clothes and bed sheets should be laundered in hot water. After all is said and done, as a precaution, be very careful inspecting any old items you are bringing to your house. Bedbugs are not a neighbor anyone would like to have.

The following are suggestions from the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services regarding insecticides:

“The NJDHSS recommends that homeowners hire a pest control professional licensed by the NJDEP to evaluate what type of pest is present, and to exterminate them. Pesticide products labeled for bed bugs may be available at drug, hardware or home improvement stores that adults can apply themselves. If you choose to use a pesticide, or if a licensed exterminator suggests you use one, follow these precautions:
• Only use pesticides clearly labeled as intended for bed bug extermination. Never use a cockroach spray, ant spray, or any other pesticide that does not list bed bugs on the label for bed bug extermination.
• Make sure you read, understand and follow the instructions on the pesticide’s label.
• Never spray pesticides on mattresses or sofas, or in areas where children are present.
• Never purchase or use a product without a manufacturer’s label and never buy pesticides from street vendors. Use insecticides to get rid of bed bugs that are hiding in walls and other large objects. (Choose insecticides with “pyrethrins” as an active ingredient on the label. Only use insecticides labeled for household use because some insecticides can damage or stain your furniture, wallpaper, etc. Use care when applying insecticides, especially around children, the elderly, immuno-compromised people, and anyone else who may be sensitive to insecticides. Always follow label directions carefully.)”